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Jim O'Rourke - 82% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a guitarist, composer and producer he is a leading figure on the American avant garde scene. O’Rourke has been exploring the boundaries of the jazz, rock, ambient and classical fields since the late 80s, and his prolific work rate as solo artist, collaborator, producer and engineer is only hinted at in his discography. A preco Read more

Golden Smog - 76% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A side project for members of Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, Wilco and the Honeydogs, the real names of those involved in the ‘alt country supergroup’ Golden Smog were kept a closely guarded secret on the release of their debut album in 1996. However, the pseudonyms David Spear, Michael Macklyn, Raymond Virginia, Scott Summitt, Jarret Decatur-Lane and Leona Read more

The Minus 5 - 72% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Upon relocating to Seattle, Washington, USA in the early 90s, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck soon became involved in several side projects with local musicians, including the jazzy Tuatara and the warped Beach Boys / Beatles -influenced outfit, the Minus 5. While the band has seen various musicians pass through their ranks since their inception in 1993, the only other member to ac Read more

The Autumn Defense - 57% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Essentially a side project of Chicago, USA-based Uncle Tupelo and Wilco bass player, John Stirratt (26 November 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; guitar, bass, vocals, ex-Hilltops) and Brooklyn, USA-based, alt country journeyman and producer Pat Sansone (b. 21 June 1969, Meridian, Mississippi, USA; guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals), the Autumn Defense started life in New Or Read more

Wilco - 54% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US quintet was initially viewed as part of the ‘No Depression’ movement of neo-country rock acts in the early 90s - one of a clutch of bands eschewing the melancholia and sentimentality associated with the genre but retaining its musical traditions. The band was formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, a unit with similar musical inclinations and one that also accr Read more

Gastr del Sol - 53% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Gastr Del Sol is the creation of David Grubbs (Louisville, Kentucky, USA; guitar, piano, vocals), a former member of the Louisville-based hardcore outfit Squirrel Bait. When that influential band split-up in 1987, Grubbs formed Bastro and recorded three albums for Homestead Records that gradually moved away from the noise-rock squall of Squirrel Bait towards avant garde expe Read more

Uncle Tupelo - 38% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Belleville, Illinois, USA in 1987, Uncle Tupelo revolved around childhood friends and songwriters Jeff Tweedy (25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA) and Jay Farrar (b. 26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA). Primarily influenced by punk, then the blue-collar folk and country of Gram Parsons and John Prine, they specialized in grizzled bar-room laments to Read more

David Grubbs - 33% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside his sometime colleague Jim O’Rourke, Grubbs is one of the leading figures on America’s independent music scene. He first came to prominence as a founding member of the Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based hardcore outfit Squirrel Bait. When that influential band split-up in 1987, Grubbs formed Bastro and recorded three albums for Hom Read more

Son Volt - 31% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Led by singer and guitarist Jay Farrar (26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA), this contemporary US band has been widely applauded for their irreverent but clearly fond approach to the country tradition. Additionally comprising bass player Jim Boquist, brother and multi-instrumentalist Dave Boquist and drummer Mike Heidorn, the band made its debut in 1995 with Trace, Read more

Califone - 23% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From the ashes of Red Red Meat has risen Califone. One of alt rock’s best kept secrets from the 90s, Red Red Meat built a name for themselves in their home town of Chicago, Illinois, USA with their bluesy and ragged style, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Rutili. Shortly after the release of their 1997 album, There’s A Star Above The Manger Tonight, Red Red Read more

Papa M - 20% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This lo-fi rock outfit has gone by numerous other names thus far in its career, but despite the name changes, multi-instrumentalist and founder David Pajo (1968, Texas, USA) has been in attendance for all. A veteran of the Louisville, Kentucky-based alternative rock scene, by 1995 Pajo was ready to launch his own band, what would eventually become Papa M. In addition to Pajo Read more

Smog - 16% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The creation of Bill Callahan (Silver Springs, Maryland, USA) and an ever-changing cast of musicians, Smog are important pioneers of the lo-fi revival in American independent music during the early 90s, influencing acts as diverse as Pavement and Will Oldham’s Palace. Callahan’s albums are characterized by their sparse, often discordant instrumentation, and his sel Read more

Centro-Matic - 14% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Centro-Matic was formed in Denton, Texas, USA, in 1995, when drummer Will Johnson quit the band Funland and decided to become a frontman (handling vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties) for a new project. Indeed, in subsequent years it has been hard to tell at times if Centro-Matic is merely a solo vehicle for Johnson (as evidenced by the band’s one-man early singles, or s Read more

Silver Jews - 13% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Silver Jews started off as essentially a vehicle for poet David Berman (4 January 1967, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA), with the backing of co-writers Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich from Pavement. The trio had first played together while studying at the University Of Virginia. The lo-fi ambience of two EPS, Dime Map Of The Reef (1990) and The Arizona Record (1992), preced Read more

Blue Mountain - 11% match to Loose Fur

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Blue Mountain has been compared to similarly styled US outfits such as Uncle Tupelo and Wilco over the years, owing to their knack for penning memorable roots rock-based compositions. Blue Mountain’s roots lay in another outfit, the Hilltops, founded in 1988 in Oxford, Mississippi by eventual husband and wife Cary Hudson (Sumrall, Mississippi, USA; vocals/guitar) and La Read more


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