Stereotyperider is a post-hardcore/punk band from Phoenix, Arizona.


Stereotyperider was formed in 1999 by former members of ManDingo and Adams Alcoholics. It was known as a pop-punk band that incorporated significant amounts of post-hardcore and indie influence into their music.

The band's name came from a friend in Mandingo. According to Mike Germinaro, in its earliest days, the band would always get trouble for " looking like dirty hippies and playing what was considered pop-punk." People were "riding the stereotype" that they had given the band, so the band decided to keep that as its name.

During its heyday, Stereotyperider could be found touring the United States with the likes of The Suicide Machines, Big Wig, Ensign, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Nebula, and many others. Their success led them to become longest running act of Suburban Home Records, a respectable independent record label based in Denver, Colorado.

After going through five different guitarists during their ten years of existence, and never earning the respect that they felt they deserved, the band decided that it was time to call it quits during the summer of 2009. Stereotyperider played its final show on June 27, 2009 at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, Arizona.