If you liked early Replacements (Stink/Sorry Ma) or early Soul Asylum (yes. they were also great once) the first three Goo Goo Dolls albums will right up your alley. Midwest rock infused with Metal and Punk. I know they are from Buffalo.
Fun, catchy and intense. Great live show. Then somewhere along the line they lost the plot, they wanted to be taken seriously. They obsessed over Paul Westerburg the same way he obsessed over Alex Chilton. It ruined them and made them huge. Now 40+ Bon Jovi Moms love them. Oh well.