bands/musicians List of Famous Bands from San Francisco

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List of San Francisco bands, listed by their level of fame. This San Francisco musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous San Francisco bands are included, as well as many San Francisco musicians of underground status. This list of San Francisco musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous San Francisco bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List includes Grateful Dead, Journey and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from San Francisco?" or "What is a list of San Francisco bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (260 items)

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Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Grateful Dead Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Faith No More is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Faith No More Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Santana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

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Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Dead Kennedys Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

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Sly & the Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Sly & the Family Stone Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Steve Miller Band Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Lindsey Buckingham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Lindsey Buckingham New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Huey Lewis & the News is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Huey Lewis & the News Doo-wop, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
NOFX Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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Testament is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Testament Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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Phil Lesh and Friends is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Phil Lesh and Friends Rock music, Folk rock, Jam band

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4 Non Blondes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
4 Non Blondes Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge

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Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Third Eye Blind Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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Huey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Huey Lewis Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Moby Grape is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Moby Grape Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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Devendra Banhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Devendra Banhart Psychedelic folk, Folk music, New Weird America

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Exodus Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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The Call is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
The Call New Wave, Rock music

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The Dodos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
The Dodos Psychedelic folk, Noise pop, Indie folk

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Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

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Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Jello Biafra Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk

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Graham Central Station is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Graham Central Station Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Death Angel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Death Angel Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Big Brother and the Holding Company Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Flamin' Groovies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Flamin' Groovies Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Rock music, Psychedelic rock, Blues

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Jerry Garcia Band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Jerry Garcia Band Rock music

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Paul Desmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Paul Desmond Cool jazz, West Coast jazz

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Mike Bordin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Mike Bordin Grunge, Funk metal, Heavy metal

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Mink DeVille is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Mink DeVille Doo-wop, Rock music, Cabaret

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Forbidden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Forbidden Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Psychedelic folk, Shoegazing, Rock music

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Bill Kreutzmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Bill Kreutzmann Rock music, Folk rock, Psychedelic rock

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Possessed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Possessed Thrash metal, Rock music, Black metal

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco

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Set Your Goals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Set Your Goals Pop punk, Rock music, Melodic hardcore

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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Michael Franti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Michael Franti Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music

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Paul Kantner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Paul Kantner Folk rock, Acid rock, Psychedelic rock

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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American Music Club is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
American Music Club Americana, Shoegazing, Lounge music

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Mickey Hart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Mickey Hart Rock music, World music

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Heathen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Heathen Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Quicksilver Messenger Service is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
Quicksilver Messenger Service Rock music, Acid rock, Jam band

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MC Frontalot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Francisco
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