Style: lo-fi, indie rock
Sample these songs: “Echoes Myron”, “My Precious Hunting Knife”, “Hold On Hope”, “Class Clown Spots a UFO”
Status: Sole founding member Robert Pollard broke up the band several times and revived it. He is currently playing shows with a new lineup supporting Guided By Voices’ recently released double album, “August By Cake”.
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Style: modern rock
Sample these songs: “Cannonball”, “Divine Hammer”, “Full on Idle”, “Bang On”
Status: The Breeders have had several lineup changes over the years, but core members Dayton’s sisters Kim and Kelley Deal are currently working on the band’s new album using the lineup that made the album a hit, ” Last Splash” (1993).
Style: electro punk
Sample these songs: “I, Fuzzbot”, “Sexual Frustration”, “Vincent Come on Down”, “Flash Ram”
Status: The band was planning to sign a major label deal when tragedy struck in May 1997. Brainiac’s career was cut short when singer-guitarist Tim Taylor died in a car accident a few blocks from his Dayton home.
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Sample these songs: “Ohio is for Lovers”, “Saying Sorry”, “Nervous Breakdown”, “Golden Parachute”
Status: Although guitarist Casey Calvert died in 2007 and drummer Eron Bucciarelli and lead guitarist Micah Carli left in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Hawthorne Heights remains active. Founding members, vocalist JT Woodruff and bassist Matt Ridenour, continue to keep the band on the road.
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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Style: metal core
Sample these songs: “Dogs Can Grow Beard Anywhere”, “Born to Lose”, “Key to Evergreen”, “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?”
Status: Some members changed but founding members Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar) and Andy Trick (bass). This summer, The Devil Wears Prada are on tour with Anthrax and Killswitch Engage.