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Girls Against Boys - 64% 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

The Jesus Lizard - 64% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts 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

Soul Coughing - 59% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, this experimental US rock band comprised M. Doughty aka Mike Doughty (10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA; guitar/vocals), composer Mark De Gli Antoni (b. 20 June 1962, San Francisco, California, USA; keyboards/samples), Sebastian Steinberg (b. 20 February 1959, New York City, New York, USA; double bass) and Yuval Gabay (b. Israel; drums). Their o Read more

Firehose - 58% 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

Mission of Burma - 55% 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

The Fall - 55% 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 Coathangers - 54% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The female garage-rock quartet the Coathangers emerged from the same Atlanta club scene that gave birth to the Black Lips. The Coathangers share the Black Lips’ endearingly snotty attitude and minimalist approach towards pre-Beatles rock & roll. After forming in 2006, they quickly gained a following on the Georgia rock circuit. They began to garner wider attention foll Read more

Throwing Muses - 54% 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

Alice Donut - 53% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Luscious Jackson - 53% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The New York, USA-based band Luscious Jackson enjoyed almost universal press acclaim in the 90s with their spacious, bass-driven hip-hop/rock crossover. Their sound sampled New York life first-hand, with breakbeats married to traffic noise and overheard conversation, coupled with a slouching bass and guitar that managed to effect a Brooklyn drawl of its own. They were actually Read more

Sonic Youth - 51% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Frank Black - 50% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, 6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA. This US vocalist/guitarist led highly influential Boston-based alternative rock band the Pixies under the name Black Francis. When that band underwent an acrimonious split in 1993, Francis embarked on a solo career as Frank Black. His self-titled debut featured assistance from Nick Vincent (dru Read more

The Breeders - 50% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Restless with her subordinate role in Boston, USA guitar band Pixies, bass player Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; guitar, vocals, synthesizers) forged this spin-off project with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The name Breeders, a derogatory term used by homosexuals to describe heterosexuals, Read more

The Wedding Present - 50% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Forthright and briefly fashionable indie band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in 1985, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas by David Gedge (23 April 1960, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; guitar/vocals) with Keith Gregory (b. 2 January 1963, Co. Durham, England; bass), Peter Solowka (b. Middleton, Gt. Manchester, England; guitar) and Shaun Charman (b. Brighton, East Sussex, Engl Read more

Camper Van Beethoven - 49% 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


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