American power pop groups

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  1. We the Kings

    We the Kings

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    We the Kings is an American rock group from Bradenton, Florida. Their self-titled full-length debut album released in 2007 which included the Platinum single "Check Yes Juliet" went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the US. Their second album Smile Kid (2009) included Top 40 singles "We'll Be A Dream" (featuring Demi Lovato) & "Heaven Can Wait". The band's third album Sunshine State of Mind was released in 2011 and featured the MTV Music Award winner for Most Innovative Music Video Of The Year for their interactive music video and song "Say You Like Me". The band then completed a worldwide tour with Canadian band Simple Plan has performed across the US as a main stage headliner on the Vans Warped Tour. Their fourth album "Somewhere Somehow" was released in late 2013 and includes "Any Other Way" and "Just Keep Breathing".


  2. The All-American Rejects

    The All-American Rejects

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    The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of lead vocalist, bass guitarist, and pianist Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist Mike Kennerty, and drummer and percussionist Chris Gaylor.


  3. The Summer Set

    The Summer Set

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    The Summer Set is an American pop rock band from Scottsdale, Arizona. The band consists of Jessica Bowen (drums), Brian Logan Dales (lead vocals), John Gomez (guitar, piano, backing vocals), Stephen Gomez (bass, backing vocals), and Joshua Montgomery (guitar, backing vocals).


  4. Plain White T's

    Plain White T's

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    Plain White T's (read as "plain white tees") is an American pop punk band from Villa Park, Illinois Formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio, Ken Fletcher and Steve Mast. The group had a mostly underground following in Chicago basements, clubs, and bars in its early years.


  5. Bracket

    Bracket

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    Bracket is an American rock band from Forestville, California formed in 1992. The lineup consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Marty Gregori, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Charlos, drummer Ray Castro and guitarist and backing vocalist Angelo Celli, who replaced Larry Tinney in 1998. Although their sound has grown increasingly diverse over the years, it could most easily be defined as power pop influenced punk rock with a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies.


  6. Justin York

    Justin York

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    American guitarist

  7. Motion City Soundtrack

    Motion City Soundtrack

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    Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997. The band consists of founding members Justin Pierre (lead vocals and guitar) and Joshua Cain (lead guitar and backing vocals), along with keyboardist and moog synthesist Jesse Johnson, bassist and backing vocalist Matthew Taylor, and drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist Claudio Rivera. Motion City Soundtrack has released five studio albums and sold almost 600,000 records throughout their career, including over half a million in the United States alone.


  8. Cute Is What We Aim For

    Cute Is What We Aim For

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    Cute Is What We Aim For is a pop punk band from Buffalo, New York. The band formed in 2005, and since have released two albums: The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch and Rotation. The band was previously signed with record label Fueled by Ramen for their two releases, but are currently unsigned.


  9. OK Go

    OK Go

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    OK Go is an American alternative rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, but now residing in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan. They are known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.


  10. Hawthorne Heights

    Hawthorne Heights

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    Hawthorne Heights is an American rock band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2001. Their lineup currently consists of JT Woodruff (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Micah Carli (lead guitar, unclean vocals), Matt Ridenour (bass guitar, backing vocals), Eron Bucciarelli (drums, percussion), and Mark McMillon (rhythm guitar). On November 24, 2007, rhythm guitarist and unclean vocalist Casey Calvert died, leaving the band as a four-piece. The band, who were originally named A Day in the Life after the eponymous song by The Beatles, have released three studio albums on Victory Records since changing their name to Hawthorne Heights.


  11. Cheap Trick

    Cheap Trick

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    Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar) and Daxx Nielsen (drums), who replaced founding member Bun E. Carlos on drums. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame".


  12. Stellar Kart

    Stellar Kart

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    Stellar Kart is a pop punk band from Phoenix, Arizona signed to Inpop Records and Capitol Records. The band released their first album, All Gas. No Brake, in February 2005. Most of their singles have been accepted exclusively on Christian radio stations such as Air 1. Their song "Me and Jesus" from their 2006 album "We Can't Stand Sitting Down" hit No. 1 for 7 weeks on the Hot Christian Songs chart and won the 2007 Dove Award for "Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song". Their song "Something Holy" from their 2010 album "Everything Is Different Now", an album which adopts a more "worshipful" flavor charted at No. 23 on Billboard Magazine for eighteen weeks. Their latest full-length album, "All In", was released on August 27, 2013.


  13. Weezer

    Weezer

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    Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals). The band's line-up has changed four times since its formation in 1992. They have released nine studio albums, six EPs, and a DVD.


  14. Ben Folds Five

    Ben Folds Five

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    Ben Folds Five are an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group's members are Ben Folds (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, melodica, principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass, contrabass, synthesizer, backing vocals), and Darren Jessee (drums, percussion, backing vocals, songwriter). The group achieved mainstream success in the alternative, indie and pop music scenes. Their single "Brick" from the 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen gained airplay on many mainstream radio stations. During their seven years together, the band released three proper studio records, one retrospective album of B-sides and outtakes, and eight singles. They also contributed to a number of soundtracks and compilations. Ben Folds Five disbanded in October 2000.


  15. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn

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    American musician

  16. Hey Monday

    Hey Monday

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    Hey Monday is an American rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida, formed in 2008 and were on a hiatus as of December 2011. They released their debut album Hold on Tight in 2008 which produced singles "Homecoming" and "How You Love Me Now". The album was followed up with their 2010 EP Beneath It All, which achieved moderate commercial success, and Candles EP in 2011. The Christmas EP came on December 6 later that year. The group has toured extensively both as supporting acts and headliners, and have appeared on Warped Tour. Hey Monday has toured with bands such as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Yellowcard and We The Kings. Hey Monday is on hiatus and claims to not be "broken up". Lead singer Cassadee Pope pursued a solo career and subsequently won season three of The Voice.


  17. Cold

    Cold

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    The Cold were a new wave band that formed in New Orleans in 1979. The band were hugely popular in their home city and throughout the southeastern U.S. during their existence, but did not find national success. The members of The Cold were Barbara Menendez (vocals and keyboards), Vance DeGeneres (bass), Chris Luckette (drums), Kevin Radecker (guitar) and Bert Smith (guitar). Influenced by British punk bands as well as American act Blondie, the band released several independent singles between 1980 and 1982, then split up. They reunited in 1984 for an LP and new single release, and released another album in 1985. In 1997, a compilation of their early singles entitled Three Chord City was released. The band reunited for some live performances in 1999 and 2001. In 2005 a CD of outtakes from the band's original incarnation was released.


  18. The Rembrandts

    The Rembrandts

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    The Rembrandts are an American pop rock duo formed by Phil Solem and Danny Wilde in 1989. They had previously worked together as members of Great Buildings in 1981. The Rembrandts are best known for "I'll Be There for You", which was used as the theme song for the television sitcom Friends premiering in 1994.


  19. Everclear

    Everclear

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    Everclear is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991. The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band's lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band's height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records, Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales. However, sales suffered with Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, leading Montoya and Eklund to leave the band in late 2003.


  20. Artful Dodger

    Artful Dodger

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    Artful Dodger (formed in 1973 in Fairfax, Virginia) are an American power pop rock band, noted for their tight rock compositions, deft lyricism, vocal harmonies, and live shows. The group was heavily influenced by The Beatles, Faces, and The Rolling Stones and drew frequent comparisons to Raspberries. Artful Dodger's studio releases received high critical praise, but the band was unable to penetrate the charts.


  21. Forever The Sickest Kids

    Forever The Sickest Kids

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    Forever the Sickest Kids is an American pop punk band from Dallas, Texas. The band first signed with Universal Motown Records and released their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, on April 29, 2008. Their second album, Forever the Sickest Kids, was released on March 1, 2011. Universal Motown Records was later shut down in 2011 and the band was left unsigned for over a year until signing to Fearless Records in late 2012. The band released their third studio album, J.A.C.K., on June 25, 2013. In an Alternative Press article, the band was placed number one underground band of the "22 Best Underground Bands".


  22. The Dandy Warhols

    The Dandy Warhols

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    The Dandy Warhols are an American rock band, formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994 by singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and guitarist Peter Holmström, who were joined by keyboardist Zia McCabe and drummer Eric Hedford. Hedford left in 1998 and was replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer. The band's name is a play on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.


  23. Enuff Z'nuff

    Enuff Z'nuff

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    Enuff Z'Nuff (a pronunciation respelling of "enough's enough"), is an American hard rock band from Blue Island, Illinois. Founded by singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z'Nuff, this Chicago area band is best known for their charting singles "Fly High Michelle" and "New Thing". Enuff Z'Nuff has continually recorded and toured throughout their career of more than 25 years, releasing 12 studio albums and a total of 19 CDs to date. Their songs have been recorded by several other musicians, some of which include Paul Gilbert, The Wildhearts, and Nelson. The band has a cult fan-base around the world which includes radio personality Howard Stern.


  24. American Hi-Fi

    American Hi-Fi

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    American Hi-Fi is an American pop punk band that formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. The band consists of vocalist Stacy Jones, guitarist Jamie Arentzen, bassist Drew Parsons, and drummer Brian Nolan. Prior to the group's formation, Stacy Jones was well known for being a drummer in the successful alternative rock bands Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo. American Hi-Fi has a close relationship with Miley Cyrus, whose band shares three quarters of the same members as American Hi-Fi. The group has a mixed musical style that includes influences from pop punk, alternative rock, and power pop.


  25. Fountains of Wayne

    Fountains of Wayne

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    Fountains of Wayne is an American power pop band that formed in New York City in 1996. The members are Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter and Brian Young.


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