'''Dwarves''' is an American punk rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, in the mid-1980s. They are currently based in San Francisco, California.Gentile, John (2009) "[,26509/ Interview: Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves]", ''A.V. Club'', April 13, 2009, retrieved 2010-02-07 Formed as a garage punk band, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction before settling into an eclectic punk rock sound emphasizing intentionally shocking lyrics. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age"."[ The Dwarves]", ''Time Off'', 2009, retrieved 2010-02-07