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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

Reigning Sound - 69% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Detroit Cobras - 66% 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

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The Hentchmen - 55% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Although bands such as the White Stripes and the Hives got the majority of the credit for leading the garage rock revival in the early twenty-first century, quite a few other outfits were specializing in the same approach beforehand, such as the Detroit, Michigan, USA-based the Hentchmen. The band formed in October 1992 and the founding duo of Johnny Volare (vocals/organ) and T Read more

Soledad Brothers - 46% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This bluesy garage rock unit was formed by guitarist/vocalist and qualified doctor Johnny Walker (Johnny Wirick, USA) and drummer Ben Swank (b. Ben Smith, USA). Coming from Maumee, Ohio, USA, the pair first met as members of a previous band, Henry And June, which split-up in 1996. Walker carried on with drummer Doug Walker in the blues outfit Johnny Walker, but reunited with Read more

Bantam Rooster - 44% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Who knew that just a few years after Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first burst on the scene, that they would spawn countless similarly styled offspring, such as the White Stripes, Von Bondies, and Bantam Rooster. The latter outfit was formed by Tom Jackson Potter (guitar/vocals) and Eric Cook (drums), and like the other aforementioned groups, originated from Michigan, USA (the to Read more

Andre Williams - 38% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Blues Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Zeffrey Williams, 1 November 1936, Bessemer, Alabama, but raised in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Williams has made his lasting mark in the R&B industry as a recording artist, songwriter, and producer of the first doo-wop vocal groups and then soul acts. He is noted for his sly streetwise songs in which he basically talks (with a rhythmic feel) the lyrics rather than sings the Read more

New Bomb Turks - 38% 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

Heavy Trash - 37% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US band was formed in 2005 as a collaborative venture between Jon Spencer (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA) of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Matt Verta-Ray (b. USA) of Madder Rose and Speedball Baby. The project was intended to be a continuation of the two men’s fascination with American roots music and punk, and the common ground to be found between the two genr Read more

Thee Mighty Caesars - 36% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK band formed in 1985, Thee Mighty Caesars were fronted by Billy Childish (William Charlie Hamper, 13 December 1958, Chatham, Kent, England), previously of the Pop Rivets and (Thee) Milkshakes. This new venture subscribed to the ethos that music should be immediate and unpolished. Each of their releases boasted a rough and ready sound akin to US garage bands and noted guita Read more

The King Khan & BBQ Show - 33% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Holly Golightly - 29% 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 - 29% 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

The Milkshakes - 29% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK, Chatham, Kent-based band was originally conceived in the late 70s by the Pop Rivets roadies Mickey Hampshire and Banana Bertie as Mickey And The Milkshakes. Often appearing on the same circuit as fellow Medway town bands the Dentists and the Prisoners, they performed as a ‘psychobilly’ outfit, supporting the Pop Rivets from time to time with Wreckless Eric co Read more

Demon's Claws - 27% match to The Dirtbombs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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