The Four Electric Cows
A group of self-described "singers and seers and poem-sayers and milkers of language and givers of language" mentioned in Bharati Mukherjee's first novel, 1975's Wife. The Cows, who are "four fat young men with suety shoulders and long hair tied in ponytails" apparently straddle the line between performance poetry and music.
You might think "hey, that sounds like The Last Poets." But based on the sample of the Cows' work included in the novel, The Last Poets have nothing to fear.