28 Days! 28 Bands! 29 years of The Point! It’s our Birthmonth all February long and today’s Birthmonth Artist Of The Day is: WEEZER
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Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. The band has played numerous St. Louis shows during their career, including Pointfest in 2001, a Point HoHo Show in 2015, The American Theater in 1994 and many more. Since 2001, the band has consisted of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards).After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer released their self-titled debut album, also known as the Blue Album, in May 1994. Backed by music videos for the singles “Buddy Holly”, “Undone The Sweater Song”, and “Say It Ain’t So”, the Blue Album became a multiplatinum success.
Weezer has been described as alternative rock, power pop, pop rock, pop punk, emo, indie rock, emo pop, geek rock, melodic metal, and pop. The members of Weezer have listed influences including Kiss (with direct references in the song “In the Garage”), Nirvana, the Pixies, the Cars (whose member Ric Ocasek produced several Weezer records), Cheap Trick, Pavement, Oasis, the Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Wax. Cuomo credited the Beach Boys as a major influence, specifically Pet Sounds; Bell described Weezer’s sound as “Beach Boys with Marshall stacks”. Operas and musicals such as Madama Butterfly (1904) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) influenced Pinkerton and Songs from the Black Hole. Artists such as Fun., Pete Wentz, Panic! at the Disco, Blink-182, Charli XCX, Real Estate, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Cymbals Eat Guitars, DNCE and the Fall of Troy list Weezer as an influence.