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Five Eight giving yet another one of its many memorable live performances.
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October 29, 2012 These aren't sad cases of completely unknown bands. They may even have the respect of critics and a decent fan base. But for whatever reason haven't made it to the majors. Weigh-in on the latest nerd debate at our office.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (top left), Low (bottom left), Timber Timbre's Taylor Kirk (right).
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April 5, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, industry veterans and newcomers alike prove their staying power, while Robin Hilton keeps the flame burning for a great band that never got as far as its fans thought it should.
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February 7, 2008 We continue our Band to Call Your Own series this week with more music picks from NPR listeners. It all started a couple of weeks ago on the All Songs Considered blog when we asked people to tell us about their favorite band that few people have ever heard. We got so many great suggestions we decided to feature more of the standouts this week.
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December 18, 2005 Rob Hilton reports from Athens, Georgia, on Five Eight, a promising local rock band who's yet to make it big. But that could change with the band's latest release, The Good Nurse. It's a personal album for one of the band members, who wrote most of the songs after suffering a nervous breakdown and later surviving several illnesses in his family. The first pressing of the album sold out in a week.
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