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Jawbreaker - 49% match to Smoking Popes

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

Superdrag - 46% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Led by singer-songwriter John Davis, Superdrag were formed in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, in summer 1993. However, the seeds of the band had already been sown two years earlier, when Brendan Fisher (guitar) began dating Davis’ cousin. Fisher brought along his friend, bass player Tom Pappas, to jam sessions, and the trio initially formed a punk band with both Pappas and Davi Read more

The Sidekicks - 46% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Dillinger Four - 43% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Cobra Skulls - 42% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Methadones - 41% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dead To Me - 39% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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None More Black - 38% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Queers - 38% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Though often derided by punk aficionados as little more than a Ramones tribute band, the Queers have always embraced this implied criticism, proud to emulate the band that vocalist Joe (King) Queer venerates above all others. Formed in New Hampshire, USA, in 1982, the band’s original line-up comprised King, Wimpy, Tulu and Jeff Useless, though this incarnation was soon sup Read more

Bayside - 37% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Braid - 37% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Along with Sunny Day Real Estate, one of the more popular and copied emo (emotional hardcore) bands to emerge in the early to mid-90s was Braid. Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, the band originally formed in 1993, when singer/guitarist Bob Nanna (who was a member of another unit, Friction, and was attending the University of Illinois), hooked up with Kate Reuss (vo Read more

Lifetime - 37% match to Smoking Popes

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

Alkaline Trio - 36% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based punk band was formed in 1996 by Matt Skiba (Matthew Thomas Skiba, 24 February 1976, Chicago, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals), Glenn Porter (drums) and Rob Doran (bass/vocals). This line-up recorded a demo CD and the ‘Sundials’ 7-inch single, released on Johann’s Face Records, prior to Doran’s departure. He was replaced by D Read more

Teenage Bottlerocket - 36% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Chixdiggit! - 35% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The idea for Canadian alternative rock band Chixdiggit developed in 1990 when high-school friends Mike, Mark and KJ began selling T-shirts for their fictional band of the same name. When the T-shirt sales escalated, it was decided to put the band on a proper footing. Mike took up bass guitar, KJ moved from drums to vocals and Mark learned guitar. With KJ’s defection from t Read more


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