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Southern Culture on the Skids - 42% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The 90s saw a mini-movement of US bands that mixed the authentic sounds of blues, rockabilly, and country with the energy of punk rock, as bands such as Jon Spencer And The Blues Explosion, Revered Horton Heat, and Southern Culture On The Skids emerged. The latter outfit has been around the longest however, formed in Chapel Hill, South Carolina, during the mid-80s by vocalist/g Read more

Jello Biafra - 32% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Boucher, 17 June 1958, Denver, Colorado, USA. It took a little time for Biafra to launch his solo career after being emotionally and financially sapped by the demise of his former band, the Dead Kennedys. The drain was primarily due to the torturous legal process after the group were charged with ‘distributing harmful matter to minors’ over H.R. Giger’s p Read more

The Dead Milkmen - 31% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US crypto-punk band came from the active Philadelphian underground scene of the mid-80s and drew members who rejoiced in the unlikely names Joe Jack Talcum (Joe Genaro; guitar/vocals), Rodney Anonymous Melloncamp (b. Rodney Linderman; vocals), Dave Blood (b. David Schulthise, 1957, USA, d. 10 March 2004, Westchester, New York, USA; bass), and Dean Clean (b. Dean Sabatin Read more

Camper van Beethoven - 16% match to Mojo Nixon

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

Jason & The Scorchers - 14% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country/rock ‘n’ roll styled US band was formed by Jason Ringenberg (22 November 1958, Kewanee, Illinois, USA; vocals, guitar, harmonica) who left his parents’ farm in Sheffield, Illinois in 1981 to travel to Nashville. There he teamed up with Warner Hodges (b. 4 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar) and Jeff Johnson (b. Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Read more

The Fleshtones - 14% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 in the Queens district of New York City, the Fleshtones were first heard on British shores as part of a ‘package’ tour in 1980 with the dB’s, the Raybeats and the Bush Tetras. Each band was different, drawing energy from punk but ideas from a myriad of other musical forms. In the Fleshtones’ case, Keith Streng (guitar), Peter Zaremba (vocals/k Read more

Firehose - 13% match to Mojo Nixon

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

Matthew Sweet - 13% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 October 1964, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Before the success of his third album, 1991’s Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet had been best known for his work in the late 80s with the Golden Palominos. Before that, in the early 80s, he had recorded under the name Buzz Of Delight, based in Athens, Georgia, issuing a mini-album entitled Sound Castles which was produced by Don Dixon. Tw Read more

Paul Westerberg - 13% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1959, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Westerberg had been planning a solo project even before his band, the Replacements, imploded in 1991, but his first work under his own name comprised two tracks on the soundtrack of the 1992 ‘slacker’ movie Singles. This was followed by 14 Songs, perceived by some critics to be a return to the punked-up glory days of B Read more

Cracker - 12% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A rowdy update of the 70s Californian folk rock fraternity, Cracker are fronted by Redlands natives David Lowery (10 October 1960, San Antonio, USA; formerly the founder of skewed rock architects Camper Van Beethoven) and fellow guitarist Johnny Hickman. Vocalist Lowery had been recording offbeat pop songs from the age of 16, issuing a number of tapes before joining covers b Read more

Supersuckers - 12% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally from Tucson, Arizona, USA, the Supersuckers were formed by Ron Heathman (Rontrose Heathman; guitar), Eddie Spaghetti (b. Edward Carlyle Daly III, bass, vocals), Dan ‘Thunder’ Bolton (guitar), Eric Martin (vocals) and Dan Seigal (drums). They have recorded for a variety of outlets since their formation (as the Black Supersuckers) in 1988, using eMpTy for Read more

Wayne Hancock - 12% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1965, Rockne, Texas, USA. Starting to write songs at the age of 12, Hancock was soon singing and playing guitar around Texas and at 18 won the Wrangler Country Showdown. He then went into the US Marine Corp for six years after which he came back to show business, starting out with 1994’s Chippy, in which Terry Allen, Joe Ely and Robert Earl Keen also appeared. Cle Read more


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