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The Gories - 100% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising three Detroit, Michigan, USA natives - Mick Collins (18 December 1965), Dan Kroha (b. 30 May 1965; guitar) and Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ O’Neill (b. 29 July 1967; drums) - lo-fi garage rock group the Gories formed in 1986, taking their name from a mock band featured on the popular 60s era television series, Gidget. Despite having little experience playing Read more

The Detroit Cobras - 63% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Best known for Motown Records and its car manufacturing companies, Detroit, Michigan, USA is also famous for pumping out a vast legion of garage rock outfits over the years. While the Detroit Cobras posses a certain familiarity to their garage rock godfathers, the band’s cover versions of old time rock ‘n’ roll and R&B songs sets them apart. The idea for the Read more

Reigning Sound - 50% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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King Khan And BBQ Show - 36% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal
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The Fuzztones - 31% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Obsessed with the psychedelic punk sound of the late 60s, the Fuzztones emerged from New York in the mid-80s. The group consisted of Rudi Protrudi (vocals, guitar, ex-Tina Peel and Devil Dogs), Deb O’Nair (organ, also ex-Tina Peel), Elan Portnoy (guitar), Michael Jay (bass) and Michael Phillips (drums, ex-Polyrock). They had formed during 1980 after the break-up of Tina Pe Read more

New Bomb Turks - 30% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A loud but melodious US alternative punk band, New Bomb Turks’ manifesto was to rid their genre of its more dour concerns, re-establishing the sheer adrenaline rush and hedonism of the music. They met while studying at Ohio State University, where each of the members - Eric Davidson (vocals), Jim Weber (guitar), Matt Reber (bass) and Bill Randt (drums) - read English. They Read more

Radio Birdman - 30% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly rated Australian band was formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1974. Its Detroit/ MC5 guitar-based sound was propelled by two American medical students, Deniz Tek (Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Phillip ‘Pip’ Hoyle (guitar/keyboards), plus Rob Younger (vocals), Warwick Gilbert (guitar), Ron Keeley (drums), Carl Rourke (bass) and, joining later, Ch Read more

The Sonics - 29% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Black Lips - 28% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Atlanta, Georgia-based garage rock revivalists the Black Lips established their reputation in the early 00s with a live act that bordered on the fringes of legality, and indeed led the band to being banned from several venues in their home state. Forming in 2000, the original line-up comprised Cole Alexander (vocals/guitar), Ben Eberbaugh (1980, USA, d. 1 December 2002, Read more

The Bellrays - 28% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Bellrays merge soulful female vocals with vibrant garage rock straight out of Detroit from the late 60s, uncannily similar at times to Blue Cheer. Originally formed during the early 90s and hailing from Riverside, California, USA, the Bellrays started off as more of a straight ahead R&B/blues outfit, featuring Lisa Kekaula on lead vocals. By the time guitarist Bob Vennu Read more

Holly Golightly - 27% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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England. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Holly Golightly (she insists it is her real name) has always been a fan of classic Britpop from the 60s British Invasion era, as evidenced by her work as a member of Billy Childish’s spin-off group Thee Headcoatees, and as a solo recording artist. While with Thee Headcoatees, Golightly was present for underground favourites such Read more

The Fleshtones - 27% match to The Dirtbombs

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

Jay Reatard - 23% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Real Kids - 23% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US quartet, originally from Boston, gained recognition amid the punk rock explosion in New York during the late 70s. Formed by vocalist/guitarist and part-time Modern Lover John Felice in 1975, they predated the punk movement, but jumped on the bandwagon as soon as it started to roll. With bass player Allen ‘Alpo’ Paulino (1956, USA, d. 7 February 2006, Falmou Read more

The Von Bondies - 23% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The new millennium saw an underground musical movement erupt from Detroit, Michigan, USA, as bands such as the White Stripes, Bantam Rooster, Soledad Brothers, and the Von Bondies followed in the same high energy, minimalist punk rock direction that propelled 60s Motor City titans such as the Stooges and the MC5. The first line-up of the Von Bondies comprised Jason Stollsteimer Read more


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