Guided by Voices
Location: Dayton, Ohio Estimated Population: 141,527
Alongside the Breeders, another notable band of Daytonites, Guided By Voices almost became synonymous with the eastern Ohio city. Robert Pollard's guitar lines are working class and soaked in cheap beer–generally descendant from the legion of classic rock-aping bar bands that populate the town. With a couple of landmark '90s indie rock acts, you might think that Dayton would have ended up on the map, or at least on the general touring circuit, but as the sixth most populous city in Ohio, bands are far more likely to stop elsewhere. Pollard wasn't born from a scene, but straight out of classic rock radio and dingy bars.