The 1988 comedy/horror movie Killer Klowns From Outer Space was written and produced by Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo. After becoming fans of the cult film, a group of musicians from Davison, Michigan (a suburb of Flint) decided it was necessary to name their band after the Chiodos brothers--an homage of sorts. Since taking up the Chiodos name, the post-hardcore band has been busy releasing material and touring the country in search of a wide fan base.
The indie pop band Belle & Sebastian are one of Scotland's proudest musical exports. The group managed to build a reputation for itself as a noteworthy acts from the 1990s and has been compared to such celebrated acts like The Smiths and Nick Drake. Helmed by Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian make music that's extremely tasteful and finely crafted--ideal listening material whilst in an extended cerebral mood.