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Indie / Pop Punk / Powerpop

"Smoochknob Myspace site"

Portland, Oregon
United States

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Last Login: 2/17/2006
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Member Since5/6/2005
Band Members

Donnie Rife - Lead vocals & Drums
Shayne Green - Bass Guitar
Pauly Lawrence - Guitar & jager
javier canteras - Lead Guitar
Sounds LikeBlood Hound Gang, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Chixdiggit
Record LabelPast Labels - Breakneck, Pinchhit, LSI,
Type of LabelNone


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Feb 17 2006 8:00P
DANTES portland, OR

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[GAY-CORE] Gay-core proponents Smoochknob are "out" to reclaim punk rock not only for weirdos and outcasts, but also for the queerly cheery bubblegum-pop fan among us, gay and straight alike. This Portland quartet's catchy tongue-in-cheek songs garner comparisons to similarly infectious and clever punky bands like Weezer and Presidents of the U.S.A. Smoochknob is led by drummer-vocalist and founder Donnie Rife formerly of Midwest garage rock legends the Meanies whose Elton John-on-Rivers Cuomo stylings offer lyrics with truly intelligent and subversive social commentary. The band's forthcoming album, Jr. High Anthems, promises ever more potent smooch for your hard-earned scratch. Willamette Week 12.23.05

Gay-Core is: Punkish Rock, catchy, sometime silly (I wanted to say retarded), fun music that pisses you off because you can't get the hooks out of your head. Gay Core is a club full of people singing along with the band. Even if it's their first time... It's that damn infectious! It is not depressing music or music that makes you want to punch someone.

******************** BREAK-NECK RECORDS BIO SHEET
Driving full speed ahead, Stump-town's high -octane quartet Smooch Knob is raising pulses throughout the West Coast and beyond... Despite preconceptions formed by the bands name, Smooch Knob's energy-laden, punk-infused pop is taking the air-waves by storm. They've enjoyed excellent drive time exposure on 94.7 KNRK (an Entercom Radio Group modern rock station in Portland, Oregon). Plus a myriad of college & commercial radio stations across the country. Reminiscent of early Green Day / Weezer meets NOFX, Smooch Knob's tongue-in-cheek lyricism and tight, catchy songs generate an infectious energy, as witnessed by the capacity crowds they draw at some of the Northwest's largest venues. Edgy, spirited, entertaining, their radio-friendly songs are shifting this ambitious band quickly into overdrive.

******************** PRESS
Oregonian A & E
While the band may lament all the "preconceptions" attached to it's name, Smoochknob can't help to be pleased to be among select few locals that get into rotation on KNRK & KUFO. It's punk-pop confections are as well fitted to the current radio climate as they are to spontaneous fan singalongs at shows.

(Help Music)
"Smooch Knob is a rare find in the NW. They actually have fun in a music scene full of grunge and pretentious indie bands. Compared to Nerf Herder, Presidents of USA, Bloodhund gang and Chixxdiggit -Smooch Knob is having a blast playing music they love!

Willamette Week JH
Smoochknob embraces an achingly personal nerd rock aesthetic, taped glasses at the ready, with lilting anthems of romantic desperation, nervy ballads of romantic desperation and, um, songs about wolverine. Possessed of a pop sensibility and geek-pride fervor that make Weezer & Nerfherder sound like Boss Hog. They deserve groupies who will fund an ever-escalating jones for X-men memorabilia.

Willow Music
Brilliant Portland Oregon Band! Very America, teen inspiring, snowboarding cross-over.

******************** BIO
Smooch Knob was formed in late 1997. Lead singer & drummer Donnie Rife pilots Smooch Knob from front center stage behind the trap set. After his band, Midwest favorites The Meanies, dissolved in 1995, Donnie relocated to Portland from his Iowa City home-town. Disillusioned, Donnie took a two-year hiatus from performing to write and record, Re-emerging in 1997 with a batch of new songs. Christening his new project Smooch Knob (in reference to Midwest slang for the steering knob featured in '40s and '50s era automobiles), Donnie drove onto Portland's music scene, cultivating a devoted fan-base with his brand of melodic, infectious tunes.

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Angela D...

2/17/2006 12:55 PM

so a little bird told me that you guys will be on 101.1 KUFO again this after noon... I love it when you guys are on the air! It's like you're my own personal rockstars... er, wait, i guess you kind of are. silly me... ;)

can't wait to watch you all rawk out tonight at Dante's for Pauly's Birthday!!!

*cornflake girl*

2/14/2006 3:10 PM

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*cornflake girl*

2/11/2006 6:49 AM

you know what you guys need on this page to help people like me promote your band in the midwest? Those banners that you copy and paste the code and you can add the banner to your on that and talk amongst yourselves.....cuz lemme tell here in the bible belt, we need cool music and no one around here has heard of you, but that could all change....sign your soul over and we will work out the schematics....hope you had a great night last night!

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2/8/2006 7:57 PM

I heard you on the Marconi show today! Hells Ya!

2/8/2006 6:50 PM

Herd my baby on the raido AGAIN today! I'm soo proud of yous guys! Donnie, remind me to get plastered at your next show... o_O.... It will be "entertaining" for everyone

Can't wait to hear "Total Eclipse of the Heart" LIVE!
Too Forward, Way Too Physical.

2/8/2006 4:59 PM

I just heard you guys on 101- it was wkd!

2/8/2006 4:32 PM


rawk awn broz!

right arm!
The Freemartins

2/8/2006 1:48 PM

See you guys at the Pauly Lama's birthday show!!
Claire Marie

2/8/2006 10:16 AM

I'll be sure to say hi! I'll be the one with the mohawk too! Just kidding, but I'll try to do something wicked cool with my hair too :)
Claire Marie

2/8/2006 7:53 AM

I can't wait to see your show! I have been listening to your music nonstop so the concert will be awesome. Come over to the couve sometime, I know we have a lame rep, but the downtown is raging awesome. See you soon!
*cornflake girl*

2/7/2006 6:28 PM

i look forward to it!

2/7/2006 1:54 PM

You silly coment whores!!

2/7/2006 1:46 PM

You silly coment whores!!
*cornflake girl*

2/7/2006 12:11 PM

comment for comment really? hmmmm.....

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♥Running on Faith♥

2/6/2006 11:25 AM

hey i ove ur guyz music! ur guys are AWSOME!!!

x0x ginny
Ever Lasting Dream

2/6/2006 2:12 AM

Your Music speaks for its self
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Redemption Matt

2/6/2006 12:06 AM

Thanks for letting us borrow your amps all the time. You guys are the muther-lovin' shizznit. And the coolest freaking band in P-town. Stay hard playaz.
Swamp Miner

2/5/2006 11:56 PM


Hey I was at Marconi's studio, on his last day at NRK. Yous guys were there. When we mooned you guys from outside, my ass was the one last on the right.

oh, and your acoustic sounds that day in the studio, kick ass!!
Too Forward, Way Too Physical.

2/5/2006 10:10 PM

Okey, here's a comment for a comment.

Why do you only play at Dantes? I'm not 21. I can't come see you guys.

This is horrible... first you add me to your friends list, then you break my heart.

Good job. Good effin' job, 'Knob!

2/5/2006 9:30 PM

Just be glad your net this kid...
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Atlantis Showgirls

2/5/2006 9:27 PM

One big "SMOOCH" from the Atlantis ShowGirls!

2/5/2006 9:01 PM

oh my gawd... i love you guys sooo much!!! i dont live in portland anymore... so, if you ever come out to the east coast (like philly) youll have to let me know.
Gold RD

2/5/2006 8:49 PM

hey awesome music, good luck with everything

2/5/2006 8:38 PM

Hey guys you'll be seein me and a few friends at Dante's for sure! I love your music. Keep turnin 'em out baby!!! ;-)

~ Mynx
Mrs. Tiller - Palumbo (the wife)

2/5/2006 8:28 PM

I LOVE 300LB STRIPPER! That song rocks my socks off!

2/5/2006 8:26 PM

you want a comment? :)

you got a comment.

=] hi.
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2/5/2006 1:00 AM

im hopin for it one day. it would be super cool because, i drew and all. be like hey look! i drew that! bitches!!

2/4/2006 9:28 PM

Killer- see you at Dante's!
The Real Wiley B. Trusty

2/4/2006 9:11 PM

There wouldn't be any 300 pound strippers if NOBODY wanted to see them. Wouldn't you be curious? I know I'd go get a drink and a roll of quarters. Yay for strippers. The best strip clubs have half hot dancers and half uglies... you need them there to set the bar and it seems like they are willing to work a LOT harder. So yay for ugly strippers as well.
The Skirtchasers

2/2/2006 12:39 PM

Thanks for the add. Great music too.
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2/1/2006 11:40 PM

wassup dood how thangs
The Freemartins

2/1/2006 4:33 PM

We finally made it on myspace!!

Pissed Off Paul

2/1/2006 4:25 AM

Smoochknob - The only music I listen to when I'm on way to see my therapist. - Pissed Off Paul
The Redemption

1/31/2006 1:26 AM

Up with Gay-core. Rock on y'all.
Sasha Sparks

1/30/2006 1:16 PM

Jenna Ryan

1/30/2006 12:07 AM

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Bec Hollcraft

1/29/2006 9:51 AM

Ahhh I love your stuff! And your name! haha, that's so awesome. Best of success, and thumbs up for PORTLAND

1/29/2006 8:15 AM



1/27/2006 11:07 AM

Thank you for adding me, i use to love you guys when i was like a freshman in high school....not that im old but seriously, it is so cool you are still around!!!!
YAY FOR SMOOCH KNOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/21/2006 9:31 PM

Hey what's up guys, you guys fucking rock! Very creative music, hope when you guys make it big, you make a stop in Kansas City!
I wish all of you the best on your journey to fame, your gonna make it! Much love and respect!

Keep it real!

1/20/2006 10:23 AM

Oooo, the birthday draws near.
You guys rock and I love you!

1/16/2006 11:47 PM

I love Smoochknob!!!!! We had good times didn't we? If I can make it off this island I'll DEFINITELY plan it around your show! I would be honored to be a part of it again too!!!! Rock on you bad boys of music history!!!!


1/15/2006 12:55 PM

Many, Many thanks for the add Smoochknob! Rock the Fuck on!

Matthew w/BULLY

1/15/2006 4:00 AM

What's up Smoochknob? Dig your songs.
Gothyc Designs

1/15/2006 12:04 AM

Hey guys, You music is pretty catchy. I've heard you for a long time on Marconi show when he was on 94.7, now that he is on FUFO, hope he has you on quite a bit. Good Luck and Thanks for the add.

*cornflake girl*

1/14/2006 3:19 PM

aww, thanks for the invite....i live in oklahoma, so just fly me out there, btw, i only fly first class, so get yer wallets out!! bet it will be a great party, so there is plenty of time to save money to fly me out -k-?

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12 Gauge Fuse

1/14/2006 1:27 PM

Hope to see you at the show tonight if you can make it back down in time.

Say hello if you do.
Would You Give Someone Your Last Sean?

1/9/2006 2:03 PM

I love all the music you play and i just wanted to thank you for making my day go by so much faster then if i was snorting salt all after noon!
Jack the *PiratE* is in Jail

1/8/2006 11:06 PM

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