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Anchorage Nebraska / Bio


yes, if you wanna book us we do expect to be paid.
what should you pay us?
pay us in Grunge!

our influences are dinosaur jr, sonic youth, nirvana, mudhoney, milf, sebedoh, sunny day real estate, hum, mudhoney, the melvins, son house, the beatles, and the velvet underground and the al beaman band.

we have played:
buffalo, albany, syracuse and will be doin so again. invite us to your town anchorheads!
we have played, basements, bars, fests and partys and will be doin so again.

our favorite venue of all-time to play is the bug jar.

we have played with bands like, Helmet, the Toadies, the Dopamines, Jeff the Brotherhood, Heavy Cream, fledgling death, Neurolepsy, Stolen bikes, Cheetah Whores, the Clockman, the Lustkillers, Velvet Elvis, Handsome Jack, the Emersons, Inugami, Pink Elephant, the Fake Boys, among others.

We wanna play with every rochester band! please contact us immediately if we have yet to gig together!

Giant Panda Guerrila Dub Squad and Melia still refuse to play a show with us. If you are a fan of these bands and us, please inform them that you also wanna see us play with them.

we have been aired on 90.5 wber, 98.9 wbza, 94.1 wzne, 91.3 wbny, and others

" Local band Anchorage, Nebraska is a focused tantrum. A wild electricity leaks and threatens to dominate the group's grungy focus. This is what keeps it interesting, and what kept the show interesting last Thursday night at the Bug Jar, as Anchorage tore its way through a short set on a shared triple bill with Heavy Cream and JEFF The Brotherhood. Tonally, Anchorage is sharp and bright with a lyrically impish streak and muscular threat lurking just bellow the surface, a la Mudhoney. It's too detailed and stylized to be branded punk, too frenetic to be called simply rock 'n' roll " - frank de blase - city newspaper

"Anchorage Nebraska doesn't seem to care that grunge music is dead. And as good as the Rochester band sounds, neither should you. Every song in Anchorage's catalogue plays like a tribute to its grunge influences. The methodical guitars and distorted noise of "Don't Mind" combine elements of Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth. On "Who Loves the Sun," singer Phil Tharp's voice howls like a more polished version of Kurt Cobain from Nirvana's Unplugged performance. And on the blunt "Anthem," Anchorage embodies the true spirit of grunge, belting out "Well, Anchorage Nebraska doesn't give a shit. We don't give a shit." Unlike post-grunge acts such as Shinedown and Nickelback, which have taken aspects of grunge and worked them into what amounts to generic (and annoying) cock rock, Anchorage Nebraska is for grunge purists. The band makes songs without concern for generating mainstream success, which makes them all the more appealing."
- Troy l. Smith, the insider - rochester democrat and chronicle



2009- barn - assorted demo packinging(200 press)out of print
2011 - so what so whut -100 press(out of print)

General Info

Band Members
dusty west - dave the deville - phil tharp - matt tharp - tuggz
Artist Name
Anchorage Nebraska
Profile Page
Active Since
Metal / Grunge / Alternative

Contact Info

Rochester, NY
dusty west

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