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Jason & the Scorchers

A nation/hard rock-band shaped by Illinois local Jason Ringenberg in 1981, Jason & the Scorchers came careening onto the indie rock and roll scene seemingly from nowhere (truth was, it had been Nashville) having a debut EP whose most killer monitor (among a slew of killer songs) was a fire-breathing …

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Filthy Thievin’ Bastards

The Filthy Thievin’ Bastards were originally a side project come up with by members from the Swingin’ Utters. Acquiring impact from folk-rock, in addition to Celtic drunkards the Pogues, Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski (both of the Utters) composed an EP’s worthy of of music in 2000 and finally released …

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Fish Karma

Fish Karma may be the name of the one-person folk-rock musician who combines the nasally angst of Violent Femmes using the spaced-out guitar of Frank Zappa. Even though true name of Seafood Karma’s exclusive member continues to be a well-guarded key, what’s known is certainly he started his career on …

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Curt Kirkwood

Besides Dark Flag’s Greg Ginn, the Meats Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood was among the best guitarists to emerge from the ’80s U.S. punk rock and roll movement. However in truth, Kirkwood’s playing and composing have little regarding punk (besides getting filled with punk’s energy and unpredictability) — he’s generally listed such …

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Country Dick Montana

Best appreciated by many for his period seeing that vocalist and drummer for the music group Defeat Farmers, and his rowdy, fun-filled live shows, Nation Dick Montana remaining a legacy of origins rock music at the rear of him. Montana was created in Carmel, CA, in 1955. The name directed …

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Chickasaw Mudd Puppies

A primitive swamp-rock duo made up of Ben Reynolds (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Brant Slay (vocals, harmonica, washboard), the Chickasaw Mudd Young puppies were proteges of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, a fellow Athens, Georgia citizen who teamed with John Keane to co-produce their 1990 debut Light Dirt. Chicago blues tale Willie …

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The Long Ryders

Like their peers within the LA Paisley Underground movement from the ’80s, the Long Ryders were a band who swore allegiance towards the sounds from the ’60s, but unlike the Wish Syndicate, the Rain Parade, or Green on Red, psychedelic rock and roll performed a miniscule role within their music …

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Blood on the Saddle

Among Los Angeles’ more well known music group of hillbilly thrashers, Bloodstream in the Saddle was originally formed by vocalist and guitarist Greg Davis with bassist Ron Botelho and Hermann Senac, who all alternated focus on drums and vocals. A few months after they started playing shows, Bloodstream in the …

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Beat Farmers

The Defeat Farmers enjoyed a cult following through the entire 1980s and early ’90s before untimely passage of lead singer/drummer/guitarist Nation Dick Montana in November 1995. He was simply 40, and he collapsed following a massive coronary attack on the Long Horn, a club in Whistler, United kingdom Columbia, in …

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Shootin’ Pains

Merging two rich traditions of Texas music — ranting punk rock and roll and rootsy acoustic country — Shootin’ Aches and pains feature two members from the legendary Austin strap the Dicks, Buxf Bird and Pat Deason, with acoustic guitars and banjos running their tales of like gone wrong, a …

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