The Sundowners Similar Artists

Will Oldham - 83% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 December 1970, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside Bill Callahan of Smog, Oldham is a pioneer of the lo-fi movement in American independent music, garnering critical acclaim for his astute, eloquent lyrics and assured songs documenting anxiety and emotional repression.Oldham originally worked as an actor, starring in John Sayles’ low-budget 1 Read more

Smog - 47% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The creation of Bill Callahan (Silver Springs, Maryland, USA) and an ever-changing cast of musicians, Smog are important pioneers of the lo-fi revival in American independent music during the early 90s, influencing acts as diverse as Pavement and Will Oldham’s Palace. Callahan’s albums are characterized by their sparse, often discordant instrumentation, and his sel Read more

Harpers Bizarre - 36% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving from Santa Cruz band the Tikis, the original Harpers Bizarre emerged in late 1966 with a line-up comprising Ted Templeman (Theodore Templeman, 24 October 1944, Santa Cruz, California, USA; lead vocals/guitar), Dick Scoppettone (b. 5 July 1945, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Dick Yount (b. 9 January 1945, California, USA; vocals/bass), Eddie James (b. California, U Read more

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The Critters - 36% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This US group was founded in 1964 by guitarists Jim Ryan and Don Ciconne. Kenny Gorka (bass), Chris Darway (organ) and Jack Decker (drums) then completed the line-up, which was initially based in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. ‘Children And Flowers’, a Jackie DeShannon song, was their first release on Kapp Records, but it was a follow-up single, ‘Younger Girl’ Read more

Bill Callahan - 22% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
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David Grubbs - 21% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Alongside his sometime colleague Jim O’Rourke, Grubbs is one of the leading figures on America’s independent music scene. He first came to prominence as a founding member of the Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based hardcore outfit Squirrel Bait. When that influential band split-up in 1987, Grubbs formed Bastro and recorded three albums for Hom Read more

Spanky & Our Gang - 21% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original line-up of this engaging US harmony group - Elaine ‘Spanky’ McFarlane (19 June 1942; tambourine/washboard), Nigel Pickering (12-string guitar) and Oz Bach (stand-up bass/kazoo) - began performing together in Chicago’s folk clubs. Within months they were joined by Malcolm Hale (guitar/vocals) and John George Seiter (drums) and this restructured lin Read more

The Cowsills - 21% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Billed as ‘America’s First Family Of Music’, the Cowsills originally featured Bill (William Joseph Cowsill Jnr., 9 January 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 17 February 2006, Canada; guitar/vocals), Bob (b. Robert Paul Cowsill, 26 August 1949, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; guitar/vocals), Barry (b. 14 September 1954, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, d. 28 Decemb Read more

Sagittarius - 20% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1967, Sagittarius was a studio group created by singer-songwriter Curt Boettcher and Byrds’ producer Gary Usher. Its close-knit harmony sound and lush orchestration was similar to that of the Millennium, a concurrent project whose members provided the instrumental backing on Present Tense. Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher added the Read more

The Buckinghams - 19% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1966, the Buckinghams originally comprised Dennis Tufano (11 September 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Carl Giammarese (b. 21 August 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA; lead guitar), Dennis Miccoli (organ), Nick Fortuna (b. 1 May 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Jon Poulos (b. 31 March 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 March 198 Read more

Silver Jews - 18% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Silver Jews started off as essentially a vehicle for poet David Berman (4 January 1967, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA), with the backing of co-writers Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich from Pavement. The trio had first played together while studying at the University Of Virginia. The lo-fi ambience of two EPS, Dime Map Of The Reef (1990) and The Arizona Record (1992), preced Read more

Songs: Ohia - 18% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The creation of US artist Jason Molina, a prolific singer-songwriter who also records under the Magnolia Electric Co. name. Molina’s folk rock sound and introspective lyrics draw on songwriting icons such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. The young Molina split his time between West Virginia and Lorain, Ohio, before he began performing in the Cleveland area as a member of l Read more

Don Costa - 17% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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10 June 1925, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 19 January 1983, New York, USA. The youngest of five children, Costa taught himself to play the guitar by the age of eight, and at 15 was a member of the CBS radio orchestra in Boston. In his spare time he loved to dance the jitterbug. After starting as a musical arranger in radio in the 40s, Costa moved into the recording busines Read more

Papa M - 16% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This lo-fi rock outfit has gone by numerous other names thus far in its career, but despite the name changes, multi-instrumentalist and founder David Pajo (1968, Texas, USA) has been in attendance for all. A veteran of the Louisville, Kentucky-based alternative rock scene, by 1995 Pajo was ready to launch his own band, what would eventually become Papa M. In addition to Pajo Read more

The Association - 16% match to The Sundowners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most attractive sunshine pop harmony bands of the mid-60s, the Association was formed by Gary Alexander (25 September 1943, USA; vocals/guitar), Russ Giguere (b. 18 October 1943, USA; vocals, percussion, guitar), Brian Cole (b. 1942, USA, d. 2 August 1972; vocals/bass), Ted Bluechel (b. 2 December 1942, USA; drums/vocals), Terry Kirkman (b. 12 December 1939, Salin Read more


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