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Originally treated like a side project for Lorelei bassist Stephen Gardner, Chessie was his method of experimenting with your guitar while involving his desire for trains. Gardner began documenting in 1994, toying along with his six-string and assorted loops to generate exclusive instrumental noise-pop. After Lorelei found a finish in …

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Bloodgood was an ’80s Christian (or “white colored”) metallic music group hailing from Seattle, Washington. Created in the first ’80s by vocalist Les Carlsen (previously a cast person in a Broadway creation of Locks), guitarist David Zaffiro, bassist Mike Bloodgood, and drummer J.T. Taylor, they adopted in the footsteps of …

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Smart Went Crazy

Easily probably the most cynical from the D.C. Dischord rings, Wise Went Crazy combine the Psychedelic Furs-like ironic and honest portraits of the surrounding picture with well-orchestrated, edgy punk within the vein of Shudder to believe. The band began as a studio room task with Chad Clark (vox, electric guitar, …

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Rollkicker Laydown

Rollkicker Laydown was a post-hardcore edition of the Vacationing Wilburys. Well, probably not quite, however the short-lived group do feature former associates of Government Concern, Grey Matter, and Wool. Guitarist Tom Lyle (the Jeff Lynne of the group?), bassist/vocalist J. Robbins (after that of Jawbox), drummer Peter Moffett, and history …

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Fed up with the cheeky pop noises of Green Day time as well as the monumental achievement of mid-’90s post-grunge, the indie punk trio Frodus wished to revisit the attitude that went with the punk from the ’70s. The people — vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca, drummer Jason Hamacher, and bassist Howard …

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