A rundown of familial band names from youngest to most elder
Sophie Allison's Soccer Mommy continues a recent trend of artists with family-member names appearing in the pages of Alive's music section. In that spirit, we take a look at some of these familial musical monikers, from youngest to oldest (as they'd appear in your family tree). Actual families (the Isley Brothers, Kings of Leon) need not apply.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band/
Sly and the Family Stone
Sort of an honorable mention for these two acts that brought the entire family tree together.
In which Juliana Hatfield's career was also in its infancy.
Assuming, for the purposes of this piece, that Kenny Edmonds was, in fact, actually a baby, and not merely possessed of young-ish features.
In which Beyonce's career was also in its formative years.
Bonus points for this alt-country band formed after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo.
Call this current indie-folk act Daughter.
Activist/rapper and probably the youngest sibling.
Little sis didn't want to cause a ruckus, so bland jangle pop it is.
My Sister's Machine
Short-lived Seattle metal band probably doesn't get invited to reunions.
Middle child acts out, doesn't get it.
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
Learned from big brother how to rock out, clearly picked up some of big daddy's R&B records, too.
Big Brother and the Holding Company
More than just Cheap Thrills.
Indie tunesmiths just trying to figure this whole adulting thing out.
2018 Alive Band to Watch got its inspiration (in a roundabout way) while attending a concert by the aforementioned Juliana Hatfield. Name sounds like a pops still tryna be cool. (Wouldn't know anything about that.)
Mother Love Bone
Featuring actual eventual grunge dad Stone Gossard, MLB helped give birth to Pearl Jam.
Big Daddy Kane
Influential MC the perfect patriarch for this collection of creative kinfolk.
Father John Misty
Nobody's sure exactly which side of the family he's on, but he keeps showing up around the holidays.
The Mothers of Invention
The cool mom – all the neighborhood kids wanted to hang out at her house.
Electronica collective is the quirky uncle everyone wanted to hang out with but no one wanted to introduce to their friends.
Kicked out of the family for working with Kid Rock.
Oft-overlooked '90s alt-rock act lives on primarily in old family stories.
Callow Seattle rock outfit will share a festival bill with Father John Misty this summer, so expect to see Misty at the Labor Day cookout again this year.