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2013 Artists to Watch

JFP's 2013 Artists to Watch

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The StoneCoats

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The StoneCoats, a Brandon-based indie-rock band, spends hours every week pushing its practice space, a barn outside of Brandon, to its sonic (and electrical) limits.

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The Weekend Kids

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Honesty, exuberance and joy come through in the work of The Weekend Kids, a Flowood-based collective of five high-school friends.

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Aaron Coker

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For singer-songwriter and Pearl native Aaron Coker, 33, standing out in a crowded music field took dedication and good old-fashioned showmanship.

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Noelle “Gahdis” Gee

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Jackson-based singer and rapper Noelle "Gahdis" Gee, 22, stays current with her sound while addressing social issues in her music. "Mi Girlz," for example, is a shout-out to all women—from CEOs to stay-at-home moms.

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Rozay Mo

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From hours of studio sessions to opening for countless hip-hop superstars, rapper Rozay Mo is definitely chasing his dreams of stardom in the music industry.

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Trademark

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Although Carthage-based, country-rock band Trademark formed in 2005, the band decided in 2011 to either get serious about its music or hang it up.

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Tightrope Escapade

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After answering the same Craigslist post seeking musicians to play with in December 2011, Jacquelynn Pilcher and Clay Keith started dating and made their own band, Tightrope Escapade, by January.

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Wolf Cove

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Indie-rock band Wolf Cove recorded its first EP in one member's basement. The aptly titled "Ben's Basement" came out in April.

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Filter the Noise

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While cover songs have been the primary focus in recent months, Filter the Noise didn't set out to be a cover band.

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AJC and the Envelope Pushers

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Adam Jerrell Collier, 28, aka AJC, is fully aware of Mississippi's reputation, good and bad. He loves living in Jackson, but at one point in his life he was embarrassed to admit that his home state is Mississippi to others.