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Bill Callahan - 100% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Silver Jews - 34% match to Smog

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

Will Oldham - 25% match to Smog

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 December 1970, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside Bill Callahan of Smog, Oldham is a pioneer of the lo-fi movement in American independent music, garnering critical acclaim for his astute, eloquent lyrics and assured songs documenting anxiety and emotional repression.Oldham originally worked as an actor, starring in John Sayles’ low-budget 1 Read more

Songs: Ohia - 21% match to Smog

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The creation of US artist Jason Molina, a prolific singer-songwriter who also records under the Magnolia Electric Co. name. Molina’s folk rock sound and introspective lyrics draw on songwriting icons such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. The young Molina split his time between West Virginia and Lorain, Ohio, before he began performing in the Cleveland area as a member of l Read more

Jim O'Rourke - 19% match to Smog

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

Papa M - 17% match to Smog

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

Cass McCombs - 14% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1977, Concord, California, USA. Baltimore-based singer-songwriter and guitarist McCombs signed to the indie Monitor label shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century. McCombs and his backing band, featuring Trevor Shimizu (bass), Natalie Conn (keyboards), and Tim DeWitt (drums), issued a six-song EP, Not The Way, in 2002. During the same year McCombs appeared on stage Read more

Low - 13% match to Smog

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Yo La Tengo - 13% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This New Jersey, USA-based band has crafted a formidable reputation within the US alternative rock community with their succulent, Velvet Underground -inspired melodicism. Comprising the central husband and wife duo of Ira Kaplan (vocals/guitar) and Georgia Hubley (drums/vocals), plus various associates including regular member James McNew (bass), the band has built a strong re Read more

Destroyer - 12% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Loose Fur - 12% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Merging respective inclinations for free improvisation and country rock, Loose Fur is an alliance between avant rock guru Jim O’Rourke (1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA), and two members of Wilco, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy (b. 25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA) and drummer Glenn Kotche. The mildly provocative Loose Fur moniker formalises prior collaborati Read more

Royal Trux - 12% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The drug-addled, chemically-fuelled dirty rock habits of Neil Hagerty (USA; vocals/guitar) and Jennifer Herrema (b. 1972, USA; vocals/sundry instruments) did much to brighten up the US alternative rock scene during Royal Trux’s prolonged existence. Royal Trux was formed in 1985 while Hagerty was still playing guitar in Pussy Galore. He was responsible for the latter Read more

Scout Niblett - 12% match to Smog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Emma Louise Niblett, 29 September 1973, Staffordshire, England. This UK artist carved out a niche market in her homeland during the early years of the new millennium, crafting a series of intense albums that revealed a songwriting depth lacking in many of her contemporaries.Niblett grew up in Staffordshire but relocated to Nottingham in her late teens Read more

Califone - 11% match to Smog

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

Gastr del Sol - 11% match to Smog

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


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