The Austin, Texas-based rock band, Lo-Pan, is named after a character in the 1986 action/comedy, Big Trouble in Little China. Comprised of four guys who share a mutual love of classic and psychedelic rock, the group has toured the United States a few times and made followers out of individuals who have caught its live performances. Formed in 2005, the quartet has a distinctively modern hard rock sound that never really panders for sympathy from folks who might consider the group's music to be too indigent.
With her distinctive voice, wild ambition and talent for R&B, Fantasia created a popular following for herself that lasted several years after winning American Idol in 2004. Since her American Idol debut, Fantasia has achieved major success in not only the music industry, but also on television and Broadway.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an American national institution. Though the team does not play on the NBA, its knack for performance flair and on-court theatrics has always gone over well with crowds that are looking for nothing more than an enjoyable basketball spectacle. The team was founded in Chicago in the mid 1920s and ever since the group of talented hoop shooters has been touring and entertaining audiences around the world.
Fireworks is a pop punk band that emerged out of Detroit, Michigan, in the mid-2000s. Offering a delicate balance of pop appeal and alternative rock grit, the band signed with Triple Crown Records and released its debut album,We Are Everywhere, in 2009. Produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, the record performed well among preexisting emo and pop punk audiences, particularly after Fireworks toured the US, Europe and Australia with acts like NFG and Saves the Day. Fireworks dropped its follow-up LP, Gospel, in 2011.