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The Lawrence Arms - 100% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mr. T Experience - 88% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Saves The Day - 82% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Princeton, New Jersey, USA, emo pop band Saves The Day formed in 1997, when founding members Christopher Conley (vocals/guitar) and Bryan Newman (drums) were still attending high school. Enamoured by acclaimed indie rock acts such as Superchunk, Sunny Day Real Estate, Archers Of Loaf, and Jawbreaker, they began jamming and playing out locally, first under the name Indiffere Read more

Screeching Weasel - 78% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jawbreaker - 76% 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

The Get Up Kids - 76% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Kansas City, Missouri, USA-based outfit was formed in October 1994 by Matthew Pryor (USA; vocals/guitar), Jim Suptic (b. 14 October 1977, Milford, Delaware, USA; vocals/guitar), Robbie Pope (b. USA; bass) and Nathan Shay (drums). Their unusual name is taken from a song by Pryor’s former band Secular Theme, ‘Suburban Get Up Kids’. Shay was replaced by Ryan Read more

The Hold Steady - 74% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in New York City in 2000, this US indie rock band initially comprised Minnesota natives Craig Finn (guitar/vocals) and Tad Kubler (guitar), both formerly of Minneapolis-based art-punk band Lifter Puller, and Galen Polivka (bass) and Judd Counsel (drums). Their debut, Almost Killed Me, was released on the New York-based label Frenchkiss Records in early 2004. The album di Read more

Face to Face - 72% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Chixdiggit! - 71% 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

Bayside - 68% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dillinger Four - 67% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Queers - 67% 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

The Weakerthans - 66% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This leftist and erudite, self-effacing 1997-formed Winnipeg, Canada act were dubbed folk punk when their debut, Fallow, appeared on G7 Welcoming Committee, a label set up by Propagandhi founders Chris Hannah and Jord Samolesky. The Weakerthans’ kingpin and former Propagandhi bass player John K. Samson (John Kristjan Samson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; guitar, vocals) d Read more

Reggie and the Full Effect - 63% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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The Ataris - 58% match to Smoking Popes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the many radio friendly US pop punk bands to emerge in the late 90s, the Atari’s roots lay in a demo tape that Anderson, Indiana native vocalist/guitarist Kris Roe (Kristopher Lee Roe, 12 January 1977, Anderson, Indiana, USA) handed to Vandals bass player Joe Escalante in 1995. It resulted in a recording contract with Escalante’s label, Kung Fu, as well as R Read more


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