Husband-and-Wife Teams in Alternative Rock

[Another list from frequent contributor Adam Morrison. – AC]

Here are eight examples of partners in romance (the kind with contracts) that have also worked as musical partners. Please list any more you can think of in the comments.

1-2. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufV_Lkine8

3. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)

4. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

5. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland (Whitehorse)

6. Drew and Danielle McTaggart (Dear Rouge)

7. Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas (The Besnard Lakes)

8. Jack and Meg White (The White Stripes)

Who are we missing?

10 thoughts on “Husband-and-Wife Teams in Alternative Rock

  • November 28, 2015 at 9:26 am
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    Good list! I can only think of two more:

    Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert, New Order
    Trent Reznor & Mariqueen Maandig, How to Destroy Angels

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  • November 29, 2015 at 9:07 am
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    John Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog?

    I am not sure.

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  • November 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm
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    Finny & Katie McConnell, The Mahones

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  • November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm
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    what about wife and wife teams?? katie and vee from VAG HALEN.

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    • November 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm
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      Fantastic point. Same thing about husband-and-husband teams. Sigur Ros? Sugarcubes?

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  • November 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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    You’re forgetting the greatest husband-and-wife team ever (or at least in punk)…John Doe & Exene Cervenka of X.

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  • November 30, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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    Also Mike Watt & Kira Roessler of Dos. Not only were they spouses, they were both bassists.

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