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The Post-Punk Revivalists

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The band’s fame was hardly secured when the members posted up in Brooklyn by way of Cincinnati in the mid-’90s. And it’s hard to forget that the group—six albums in and one of North America’s most successful rock bands—only hit big after years toiling in Brooklyn, playing gig after gig, nothing coming easy. The National proved to the country that Kings County—as opposed to Los Angeles, Seattle or even Manhattan—is the place to be to make your mark in music.


The Post-Punk Revivalists
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The Imitated
Grizzly Bear

The Scene Makers
The So So Glos

The Hip-Hop Linchpin
Wes Jackson

The Bookers
Billy Jones, Zachary Mexico

The Royal She

The Truth Teller
Angel Haze

The Indie Promoter
Todd Patrick

The Glamorizer
Peter Shapiro

The Annotators 
Tom Lehman, Mahbod ‘Maboo’ Moghadam, Ilan Zechory

The Afropunks
Matthew Morgan, Jocelyn Cooper


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