The Expendables' distinctive live performances and unique brand of music, described as an eclectic mix of genre-bending rock, reggae and surf, have charmed audiences far and wide. Rapidly approaching status as a full-time touring act, the band is a rising star on the West Coast. To date, The Expendables has performed with in-demand musical acts such as Slightly Stoopid and reggae legend Eek-A-Mouse; appeared live on the Vans’ Warped Tour; and hosted its own radio show on The Santa Cruz X 103.
Archers were formed in 2010 in Portland, OR by brothers Mike and Chris Cantino. influences: television/neon boys, the wipers, new zealand, lou reed/tvu, the soft boys, pavement, the fall, the clash, the who, twisted village, shoes, the feelies, sonic youth, rich hell, gbv, dino jr, kinks, mayo thompson, C86, mahler
There is more than 1 artist called Bored Games: 1 - Bored Games are a power pop punk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin comprised of members from Lefty Loosie. So far they've released a 10" ep on Repulsion called "Party 'til You Puke". 2 - Bored Games was a short lived but legendary early 80's outfit from the musically influential city of Dunedin, New Zealand. They released one great EP (which is now incredibly hard to track down) which contained the classic track - Joe 90. Shayne Carter - later of the successfull Dunedin band Straightjacket Fits - was the vocalist.
The Stones - named cheekily after The Rolling Stones - were a band from Dunedin in New Zealand. One of the earliest bands to record on the Flying Nun label, they helped form the style of music known as the Dunedin Sound. The Stones split up not long after its release, although all members of the band went on to success in other local bands. Most important of these was Wayne Elsey's time in The DoubleHappys, a band which itself led to the formation of Straitjacket Fits.
This blistering instrumental three-piece from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2006.
Described variously as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments, the trio have carved out a unique brand of dark rock that is scattered with melodic hooks. Their catchy, sometimes ambient brand of molten-core will appeal to fans of Swans and Bailterspace, but discerning listeners will know the trio peddle a uniquely atmospheric take on angular rock.
A band who have featured many of Dunedin's musical alumni in the line-up over the past three years, Chug's membership includes Norma O'Malley on organ and vocals (she was in Look Blue Go Purple) Alf Danielson on bass (of Goblin Mix and Stephen), Sean Broadley on drums (he's a scientist) and 3Ds guitar-dementist Dave Mitchell on six string stretching. Their sound is a mix of forceful rhythms and sweet Dunedin pop that blend into smart and chunky songs.
The origins of New Zealand's Verlaines can be traced back as early as 1979, with the group's founder Graeme Downes took direct inspiration from fellow Dunedin group, the Clean to form a band of his own. It wasn't until 1981 that the group made their first public appearance with their initial five-piece line-up. The band have so far released seven full-length albums on three different labels, one mini album, three singles and two compilations.
The Axemen is a New Zealand band formed around 1981 in protest against the South African Springbok rugby team tour of New Zealand, a tour which created great controversy, especially as was in contradiction to New Zealand’s obligations under the Gleneagles Agreement. The Axemen played in Chch Cathedral 1981 in response to the Springbok tour. They also played at the protests for homosexual law reform in 1983, with member Little Stevie McCabe being severely beaten up in the Cathedral Square, Christchurch, toilets.
The Clean were an influential band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, inspired by punk filtering through to the relatively isolated New Zealand, as well as the classic '60s influences. Led through a number of early rotating line-ups by brothers Hamish and David Kilgour, the band settled down to the well-known line-up with bassist Robert Scott. Early incarnations of the Clean included Peter Gutteridge, later of the Chills, Snapper and others, and who wrote "Point That Thing"...
The 3Ds were an alternative pop/rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand, together from 1988 to 1997. The band was made up of: * Dominic Stones — drums, tea
* Denise Roughan — bass, keyboards, tambourine, vocals
* David Saunders — guitar, vocals
* David Mitchell — guitar, mandolin, vocals All had been in other New Zealand bands, Stones was in Snapper and Roughan had been in Look Blue Go Purple. The band drifted apart after releasing their final album, Strange News from the Angels in 1997. Mitchell and Roughan soon moved to London, where they went on to form the Ghost Club.