Tom Prendergast started Bar/None in early 1986, having previously worked in pirate radio and booked and promoted bands in his native Ireland, Prendergast moved to Hoboken in 1982.

The first release on Bar/None was by Rage To Live, whose leader, Glenn Morrow, soon became a partner in the label. Morrow had already built a network of contacts in the alternative music community having toured nationally with his previous band, The Individuals, and had also worked in the A&R department of Warner Bros. and as the managing editor of New York Rocker magazine.

The Bar/None debut album of They Might Be Giants sold more than 100,000 copies and their follow-up, Lincoln, more than doubled those sales.

Other artists that started on Bar/None and went on to the major record labels include Luka Bloom, Yo La Tengo (Atlantic/Matador), Freedy Johnston (Elektra) and Tindersticks (London/Polygram).

DRGN King Announce Album 'Baltimore Crush' on Bar None Records

DRGN King Announce Album Baltimore Crush

The Philadelphia based duo DRGN King has announced the October 28th release of their sophomore full-length album on Bar None Records. Titled Baltimore Crush, the new LP has front man Dominic Angelella telling his story of growing up in Baltimore, MD. The narrative takes the listener on:

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Eros And The Eschaton Add New Dates

North Carolina duo, Eros and the Eschaton, have added more dates to their already month-long U.S. tour in support of their debut album, Home Address For Civil War, released in August on Bar/None Records.

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