Decades: 1990s 2000s


The Pixies influenced countless bands with their raw yet melodic brand of quirky alt rock, including the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA-based punk pop outfit Weston. Formed in the early 90s, Weston was originally comprised of Dave Weston (guitar/vocals), Chris Benner (guitar), Chuck (bass/vocals), and Jeremiah Attanasio (drums). Supposedly, the band’s name came about as a ‘tribute’ of sorts for the front man’s parents, who allowed the band to rehearse at their house early on. It took the trio a few years to build up steam and although several singles were released along the way, it was not until 1994 that they issued a proper debut, A Real Life Story Of Teenage Rebellion. Next up was a compilation of these aforementioned early singles, Splitsville, before the band made further progression on late 90s releases such as 1996’s Got Beat Up and 1997’s Music From The Soundtrack Matinee. In the process, they toured alongside the Descendents,...

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