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Tuscadero playing a reunion show in 2010
Background information
Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1993-1999
Labels Teenbeat, Elektra
Past members Melissa Farris
Margaret McCartney
Jack Hornady
Phil Satlof

Tuscadero was an indie rock band from Washington, DC, one of the most prominent on the Washington-based TeenBeat Records roster. The band, which took its name from the Happy Days character Leather Tuscadero, crafted a blissful pop punk influenced by girl groups and the pop culture of its members' 1970s childhoods. Formed in late 1993, Tuscadero released several 7" singles, an album, and an EP on TeenBeat before signing to Elektra Records in 1995.

The band was dropped by Elektra after the release of their second album, My Way or the Highway, in 1998.[1]

The band broke up in 1999, but reunited in February 2005 for a one-off performance at TeenBeat's twentieth anniversary celebration.[2] They reunited once again in 2013 for the 20th anniversary of Washington, DC's Black Cat club.[3]




  1. ^ Eric Brace (November 20, 1998). "Nightwatch - Live". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Richard Harrington (February 18, 2005). "Teenbeat Records Comes Of Age". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lavanya Ramanathan (June 5, 2013). "Black Cat Turns 20 With Shudder to Think, Ted Leo, Mary Timony and more". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

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