Tuscadero playing a reunion show in 2010
|Origin||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Past members||Melissa Farris
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.
The band broke up in 1999, but reunited in February 2005 for a one-off performance at TeenBeat's twentieth anniversary celebration. They reunited once again in 2013 for the 20th anniversary of Washington, DC's Black Cat club.
- Melissa Farris – vocals, guitar, organ
- Margaret McCartney – vocals, guitar
- Phil Satlof – bass guitar, piano
- Jack Hornady – drums
- "Mount Pleasant" 7" (TeenBeat Records, April 1994)
- "Angel in a Half Shirt" 7" (TeenBeat Records, July 1994)
- The Pink Album (TeenBeat Records, November 1994 / Rereleased by Elektra Records, 1996)
- The Mark Robinson Remixes 7" (TeenBeat Records, March 1995)
- Step Into My Wiggle Room EP (TeenBeat Records, September 1995)
- "Tickled Pink" split 7" (with Jetlag) (Duchess Records, July 1996)
- My Way or the Highway (Elektra Records, May 1998)
- Eric Brace (November 20, 1998). "Nightwatch - Live". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
- Richard Harrington (February 18, 2005). "Teenbeat Records Comes Of Age". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
- 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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