College/Alt/Indie Rock from the 80s to Today by DougB

Champion(s):

HulkaE
Find what you like and let it kill you


Runner(s)-Up:

cruzich
Knowledge adds, wisdom lets slide


Quiz Description

Given the demise of the LL 90s alt-rock quiz I decided to make one of my own, and though there's still a distinct 90s flavor to this quiz, I've broadened it to include artists from the 80s to the present! So headbangers and hipsters, I hope you enjoy this quiz!

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1 HulkaE 496 99 15
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2 cruzich 480 97 15
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3 Matto 475 95 15
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4 FitzgeraldC 449 93 00
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5 gregariouschinchilla 440 90 00
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5 BarthR 440 90 15
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7 thorsleyd 439 87 15
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8 SochackiA 422 85 15
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9 SorensonG 418 83 15
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10 DixonD 411 82 15
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11 lehmanns 399 80 15
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12 KroegerJ 378 77 15
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12 CorriereC 378 77 15
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14 JeziorskiM 377 74 00
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15 JohnstonCJo 347 71 15
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15 EdwardsT 347 71 00
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17 BoyerA 341 68 15
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18 FournierM 335 66 15
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19 DoyleE 330 65 15
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20 quarterrican 329 63 00
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21 HoH 324 61 00
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22 akambour 308 59 00
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23 twarner50 304 57 15
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24 VaccaD 288 55 15
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25 osxpert 272 53 00
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31 SlumdogSquarepants 256 42 00
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Questions:

Early college rock darlings Camper Van Beethoven and 90s alt-rockers Cracker were (and are) both fronted by what guitarist-singer-songwriter who is currently an advocate for artists' rights in the streaming economy?

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David Lowrey

James Mercer leads what indie-rock band, founded in Albuquerque in 1997, that came to prominence when its song 'New Slang' was featured in the 2004 film "Garden State"?

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The Shins

The Swedish indie-folk artist Kristian Mattson has released four albums since 2008 under what (certainly inaccurate) name?

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The Tallest Man on Earth

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Jay Farrar of Son Volt belonged to what seminal alt.country band from Belleville, IL that released four albums between 1990 and 1993?

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Uncle Tupelo

What still active Seattle-based record label is generally credited with helping to popularize the grunge sound of 90s alternative rock?

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Sub Pop

Josh Tillman, who released at least 6 solo albums in the first decade of this century as J. Tillman, and who also was the drummer for Fleet Foxes from 2008-2012 has released two critically acclaimed albums (in 2012 and 2015) under what new moniker?

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Father John Misty

What iconoclastic English rocker was a member of the Soft Boys in the 1970s and then with his band The Egyptians released six albums in the 80s and 90s and had a college rock radio hit with the song "Balloon Man?"

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Robyn Hitchcock

What 90s alternative band from Chicago which had an alternative hit with the song "Seether" off of its first album is named after a character from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?"

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Veruca Salt

When Rolling Stone named REM "America's Best Band" in 1987, REM Drummer Bill Berry famously said that this OTHER band, also from Athens, GA, was actually the best? A cover of this band's song "Crazy" appears on REM's compilation album 'Dead Letter Office.'

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Pylon

Recently divorced, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon founded (along with Lee Ranaldo) what influential New York noise rock band that released 15 albums including, among other notable ones, 1988's "Daydream Nation."

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Sonic Youth

This Hoboken-based band comprised (primarily) of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew has released 14 albums between 1986 and 2015. Earlier this year, they released a sublime cover of The Cure's "Friday, I'm in Love."

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Yo La Tengo

Hope Sandoval provided the moody vocals for what Southern California alternative band that had a minor radio hit in 1994 with the song "Fade into You" which reached #44 on the Billboard Hot 100

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Mazzy Star