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Thurston Moore - 96% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Amps - 87% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Originally conceived as a solo project by the Breeders’ Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), this US indie rock band was formed in 1994. Deal soon enlisted the Breeders drummer Jim MacPherson (b. James Carl MacPherson, 23 June 1966, Dayton, Ohio, USA), later headhunting Luis Lerma (bass) from local band the Tasties, and Nate Farl Read more

Alice Donut - 74% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Jesus Lizard - 68% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1989, the Jesus Lizard originally comprised David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals), David William Sims (bass) - both formerly of the Austin, Texas act Scratch Acid - and Duane Denison (guitar), with the help of a drum machine. Pure, their abbreviated debut, maintained the uncompromising style of their former incarnation with its ponderous basslin Read more

Mission of Burma - 67% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Once cited as ‘the ultimate collision of punk and pop’, this Boston, Massachusetts, USA-based band was compared by other commentators to the UK’s art terrorists Wire. Certainly, they invoked a similar level of rapture among US critics and, much like Wire, self-consciously avoided the glare of the mainstream. The original line-up of Clint Conley (bass/vocals), Pet Read more

Sonic Youth - 66% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A product of New York’s experimental ‘no-wave’ scene, Sonic Youth first recorded under the auspices of avant garde guitarist Glenn Branca. Thurston Moore (25 July 1958, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (b. 3 February 1956, Glen Cove, New York, USA; guitar) performed together on Branca’s Symphony No. 1. With the addition of Kim Gordon (b Read more

Throwing Muses - 66% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Kristin Hersh (7 August 1966, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar), Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar), Elaine Adamedes (bass) and David Narcizo (drums), Throwing Muses added an entirely new perspective to the pop model of the late 80s. The band was formed by step-sisters (who had previously Read more

Firehose - 63% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This propulsive US hardcore trio (usually titled fIREHOSE) was formed by two ex-members of the Minutemen, Mike Watt (20 March 1957, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; vocals/bass) and George Hurley (drums), following the death of the latter band’s founding guitarist, D. Boon, in 1985. Ed Crawford aka eD fROMOHIO, completed the new venture’s line-up, which made its debut in Read more

Girls Against Boys - 63% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Evocative US alternative rock band Girls Against Boys formed originally in Washington, DC, in 1990, but soon relocated to New York. A quartet of Scott McCloud (vocals/guitar), Alexis Fleisig (drums), Eli Janney (bass/keyboards) and Johnny Temple (bass), had all formerly been part of Dischord Records recording artists Soul Side (Janney was that unit’s sound engineer). Havin Read more

Superchunk - 63% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Superchunk, formed in North Carolina, USA, are an energetic, prolific pop punk band who faced first acclaim and then derision as a reaction to the number of Hüsker Dü -influenced outfits of that time. Laura Ballance (22 February 1968; bass), Jim Wilbur (b. 22 December 1966, New London, Connecticut, USA; guitar), Jon Wurster (b. 31 October 1966; drums) and Ralph  Read more

Killdozer - 61% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Killdozer were formed in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the music of the area was regularly celebrated in their primal country blues. The original line-up featured Michael Gerald (bass, vocals), plus the brothers Dan (guitar) and Bill Hobson (drums). From their formation, the trio released a steady stream of albums that often highlighted their distaste at what they saw as the soc Read more

The Fall - 61% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1977, the Fall is the brainchild of the mercurial Mark E. Smith (Mark Edward Smith, 5 March 1957, Salford, Lancashire, England). Over the years, Smith has ruthlessly utilised a battalion of musicians while taking the band on a personal odyssey defined by his wayward musical and lyrical excursions. His truculent press proclamations, by turns Read more

The Jesus and Mary Chain - 61% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland, this indie quartet originally comprised William Reid (28 October 1958, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Jim Reid (b. 29 December 1961, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Douglas Hart (bass) and Murray Dalglish (drums). In the summer of 1984 they moved to London and signed to Alan McGee’s label, Creation Records. Their debut, ‘Up Read more

Camper Van Beethoven - 59% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A band for whom the term ‘alternative’ might first have been coined; in fact, principal songwriter David Lowery suggests that is exactly the case: ‘(We) were arguably the prototypical alternative band. I remember first seeing that word applied to us. The nearest I could figure is that we seemed like a punk band, but we were playing pop music, so they made up the Read more

Clinic - 58% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Drawing on a diverse range of musical sources, but paying particular mind to the work of the Velvet Underground and Suicide, this Liverpool, England-based art rock band’s inventive ‘cut-up’ approach to music making provides a welcome relief to the grey mediocrity of the post-millennial independent music scene. Formed in Liverpool in 1997 by Ade Blackburn (guitar, Read more


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