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Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Years Active: 1997–2003, (Partial reunions: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Genres: Emo, Post-punk, Indie Rock

The Sheila Divine were a Boston based rock group from 1997 to 2003. Critics compared their sound to the band's own heroes, mainly early 1980s post-punk. The band was most often noted for its loud/soft musical dynamic and Aaron's Perrino soaring vocals, screaming in key one moment and howling a falsetto the next. The band had a large die hard fan base in what was often called "the three Bs": Boston, Buffalo, and Belgium. The band most often explained that they took the name from the Australian term "sheila", which denotes an effeminate man or wimp - thus making them in a literal sense, the sacred wimps. However there is also, in fact, a real live woman named Sheila Devine who Aaron, Jim, and ... Continue Bio >>


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