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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)

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

  • Good list! I can only think of two more:

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

  • John Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog?

    I am not sure.

  • Finny & Katie McConnell, The Mahones

  • what about wife and wife teams?? katie and vee from VAG HALEN.

    • Fantastic point. Same thing about husband-and-husband teams. Sigur Ros? Sugarcubes?

  • You’re forgetting the greatest husband-and-wife team ever (or at least in punk)…John Doe & Exene Cervenka of X.

  • Also Mike Watt & Kira Roessler of Dos. Not only were they spouses, they were both bassists.


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