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All - 100% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the ashes of the Descendents, All originally comprised Bill Stevenson (drums), Stephen Egerton (guitar), Karl Alvarez (bass) and Dave Smalley (vocals, ex-Dag Nasty). Those familiar with the Descendents’ brand of poppy punk were not disappointed with this continuation of a highly successful, albeit stylized, formula (not Read more

Adolescents - 54% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The first line-up of the early 80s hardcore band the Adolescents, from Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, comprised Frank Agnew (rhythm guitar), Rikk Agnew (lead guitar), Casey Royer (drums/vocals), Tony ‘Montana’ Brandenburg (vocals) and Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass/vocals). Brandenburg formed the band, enlisting the Agnews and Royer, who were all for Read more

Dag Nasty - 51% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dag Nasty was one of the first bands to temper hardcore music with melodicism, a style that would eventually infiltrate the US charts in the late 90s courtesy of disciples such as Blink-182 and the Offspring and the new wave of emo (emotional hardcore) bands. The Washington, DC, USA-based outfit originally formed in the mid-80s, when Brian Baker (guitar; ex-Minor Threat) and Sh Read more

Black Flag - 49% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Circle Jerks - 43% match to Descendents

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1980, this powerful hardcore band featured vocalist Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag) and guitarist Greg Hetson (ex-Redd Kross, later Bad Religion). Roger (Dowding) Rogerson (bass) and Lucky Lehrer (drums) completed the line-up featured on the quartet’s forceful debut album. Their second, Wild In The Streets, was initially issued on Po Read more

H2O - 41% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Minor Threat - 40% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most influential US punk bands of the 80s, Minor Threat’s highly idealistic message, similar to that of Crass and the anarcho-punk bands of the UK, proved inspirational to a young audience disaffected with its political choices. Based in Washington, DC, the band was formed in 1980 from the ashes of local band, Teen Idles. The main spokesman Ian MacKaye (16 Ap Read more

Jawbreaker - 39% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Critically lauded throughout their career, Jawbreaker ran the gamut from independent hardcore to major label pop punk, while maintaining a strong songwriting ability and propensity to dark poetic lyrics. Formed as Red Harvest in Santa Monica, California, USA, by guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach and drummer Adam Pfahler, the band came together formally when Schwarzenbach met bass p Read more

Bad Brains - 38% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This black American hardcore punk and dub reggae outfit originated in 1978, when the band members were all playing together in an early fusion outfit. They moved from Washington, DC, to New York where they established a reputation as prime exponents, alongside the Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, of the new ‘hardcore’ hybrid of punk, based on a barely credible speed of m Read more

NOFX - 38% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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NOFX was formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1983. Immediately, it was obvious that they were one of the few bands on the hardcore scene to embrace humorous lyrical fare to genuinely amusing effect. The original trio of Fat Mike (Mike Burkett; vocals/bass), Eric Melvin (guitar/ vocals) and Erik Ghint/Groggy Nodbeggar/Erik Shun/Smelly (b. Erik Sandin; drums), was joined b Read more

Screeching Weasel - 37% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Bouncing Souls - 34% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Of the multitude of pop punk bands that emerged during the 90s, the majority seemed to come from the west coast of the USA, but there was a number of east coast counterparts during this era, such as the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Bouncing Souls. The band has been going strong in one form or another since 1989, when Greg Attonitoi (vocals), Pete Steinkopf (guitar), Bryan Ki Read more

Lifetime - 33% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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At a time when greater New York hardcore was awash in macho theatrics, New Jersey’s Lifetime set their own course. Formed in 1990, the band adopted the melodic leanings of D.C. punk to record a series of emotional, intelligent albums that helped define the fledgling “emo” sound. HELLO BASTARDS (1995) and JERSEY’S BEST DANCERS (1997) saw them continue to evol Read more

Hot Water Music - 30% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The success during the mid-90s of US bands such as Green Day, Rancid, and the Offspring seemed to open up the floodgates for similarly styled hardcore pop punk acts, as evidenced by the emergence of the Gainesville, Florida, USA-based quartet Hot Water Music. Originally formed late in 1994, Chuck Ragan (vocals/guitar), Chris Wollard (vocals/guitar), Jason Black (bass) and Georg Read more

Agent Orange - 29% match to Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the chemical defoliant so chillingly used by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange were one of a number of bands formed in the highly active ‘So-Cal’ hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange County, Los Angeles. The original line-up comprised Mike Palm (vocals, guitar), Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass) and Scott Miller (drums). However, Rodgers left ear Read more


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