The Murder City Devils Similar Artists

Rocket From The Crypt - 40% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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With a visual image denoted by 50s silk shirts, tattoos and sideburns, Rocket From The Crypt formed in 1990 in San Diego, California, USA. Led by John ‘Speedo’ Reis (1969, California, USA; vocals/guitar), who had played with hardcore outfits Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu, the original band comprised Reis, Petey X (b. Pete Reichert; bass), N.D. (b. Andy Stamets; gui Read more

Lucero - 28% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Jawbreaker - 27% match to The Murder City Devils

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

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Avail - 25% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Part hardcore and part thrash metal, the Richmond, Virginia, USA-based Avail has been releasing hard-hitting albums since the early 90s. Originally formed by Joe Banks (guitar), Tim Barry (drums), and extra member Beau Beau (often credited as the band’s dancer), during the late 80s in Washington, DC, Avail did not truly get going until its members relocated to Richmond in Read more

Dwarves - 24% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Though never quite matching G.G. Allin’s ability for outraging moral decency, this Chicago, Illinois, USA-based outfit has managed to continually offend and confuse throughout their career. Originally formed by frontman Blag Dahlia as Suburban Nightmare, the band’s earliest incarnation was as a garage outfit, and the first full Dwarves album, 1986’s Horror Storie Read more

Dillinger Four - 22% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Coliseum - 18% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Small Brown Bike - 16% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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It is hard to make out if Small Brown Bike was a hard rock or an emo band at heart, but ultimately, it is that exact conflict that set the band apart from their competitors. The quartet originally formed in Marshall, Michigan, USA in 1996, when brothers Ben Reed (guitar/vocals) and Mike Reed (bass/vocals) began jamming with friends, Travis Dopp (guitar/vocals) and Dan Jaquint ( Read more

The Hope Conspiracy - 15% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Proving that direct straight ahead hardcore can always flourish despite the changing trends of the scene, the Hope Conspiracy’s sound can be traced back to Minor Threat, through later acts such as Sick Of It All, and contemporaries Cast Iron Hike and Snapcase. Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in the late 90s, the band originally comprised Adam Patterson (drums), Jonas Read more

The Mummies - 15% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Taking their cue from the Misfits (and their ghoulish stage attire), the band members of the raucous garage rock outfit the Mummies obscure their identities by covering the majority of their bodies with gauze, and like the staunchest punk rockers, the Mummies champion vinyl over CDs - they did not officially release an album on the CD format until nearly 15 years after their fo Read more

The Spits - 15% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Fear - 14% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most entertaining and influential of the punk bands that emerged in the late 70s in Los Angeles, California, Fear consisted of Lee Ving (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Philo Cramer (guitar), Derf Scratch (bass) and Johnny Backbeat (drums). Formed in 1978, the band’s sarcastic, almost nihilistic, stance, captured on Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civ Read more

Leatherface - 14% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although little known outside of punk circles, Leatherface has produced a highly impressive body of work and had in vocalist/guitarist Frankie N.W. Stubbs a sublime lyricist and, in conjunction with original second guitarist Richie Hammond, an outstanding songwriting team. Formed in Sunderland, England, in 1988, the band in addition to Stubbs and Hammond comprised drummer Andre Read more

Naked Raygun - 14% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly Negro Commander, a band whose life span extended to a single show, Chicago, Illinois, USA’s Naked Raygun were their city’s premier hardcore band of the early 80s. Despite appearances to the contrary, their name was chosen prior to the election of US President Ronald Reagan. Dropping bass player Marco Pezzati for Camilo Gonzalez of the Wayouts at the same time Read more

Off With Their Heads - 14% match to The Murder City Devils

Genres: Pop / Rock
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