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Southern Culture on the Skids - 53% 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

The Dead Milkmen - 38% 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

Jello Biafra - 24% 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

Camper Van Beethoven - 19% 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

Hank Williams III - 18% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul Westerberg - 18% 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

Matthew Sweet - 17% 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

Supersuckers - 17% 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

Jason & The Scorchers - 16% 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

Lee Rocker - 15% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Leon Drucker, 3 August 1961, Long Island, New York, USA. Rocker was raised on Long Island, New York, in a musical atmosphere; his father played clarinet with the New York Philharmonic. From the age of six Leon played cello but on taking an interest in rock ‘n’ roll he switched to electric bass, eventually moving on to upright acoustic bass in order to achieve the s Read more

The Blasters - 15% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1979, the Blasters were one of the leading proponents of the so-called US ‘roots rock’ revival of the 80s. Originally comprising Phil Alvin (vocals), his songwriter brother Dave Alvin (11 November 1955; guitar), John Bazz (bass) and Bill Bateman (b. 16 December 1951; drums), the band’s first album in 1980 was American Read more

The Fleshtones - 15% 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

The Smithereens - 15% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

Fishbone - 14% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Funk metal hybrid band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA, which has never managed to achieve the commercial success its critical reputation deserves. Five of the original members met through the Los Angeles School Bussing Program, a scheme that encouraged black and white children to visit each other’s schools. Although their recorded output is sparse given the Read more

Robbie Fulks - 14% match to Mojo Nixon

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1963, York, Pennsylvania, USA. Fulks is one of the best of the many artists to emerge from Chicago’s mid-90s alt country community, which centred on the city’s home-grown Bloodshot Records label. Like fellow Bloodshot artists the Old 97’s and the Waco Brothers, Fulks works primarily in the country milieu but is also comfortable with rock, pop, and jaz Read more


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