Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Athens

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List of Athens bands, listed by their level of fame. This Athens musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Athens bands are included, as well as many Athens musicians of underground status. This list of Athens 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 Athens 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.

Bands here include everything from R.E.M. to The Black Crowes.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Athens?" or "What is a list of Athens bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (60 items)

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R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
R.E.M. Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular ...more

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes nine studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American ...more

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Drive-By Truckers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Drive-By Truckers Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, though two out of five current members are originally from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama, and ...more

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The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The B-52's New Wave, Pop music, Rock music The B-52s are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland. ...more

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Matthew Sweet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Matthew Sweet Grunge, Pop rock, Power pop Sidney Matthew Sweet is an American alternative rock/power pop musician. He was part of the burgeoning Athens, Georgia, music scene in the early and mid-1980s before gaining commercial success ...more

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Widespread Panic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Widespread Panic Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo ...more

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Of Montreal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Of Montreal Synthpop, Psychedelic folk, Dance-punk Of Montreal is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman "of Montreal." The ...more

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The Olivia Tremor Control is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The Olivia Tremor Control Indie pop, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia The Olivia Tremor Control is a psychedelic rock band that was prominent in the mid-to-late 1990s. It was, along with The Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel, one of the three original ...more

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Colt Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Colt Ford Country rap Jason Farris Brown known professionally as Colt Ford, is an American rapper, musician, and songwriter. He has released four albums via Average Joes Entertainment, which he co-founded. Ford has ...more

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Sakis Rouvas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Sakis Rouvas Hip hop music, Ballad, Blues-rock Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas, known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on ...more

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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Rotting Christ Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within this region, as well as a premier act within the European ...more

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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Madeline Folk music Madeline is a folk singer/songwriter from Athens, GA, USA. Lately she has been on tour backed by "The White Flag Band" composed of Jacob Morris and Caleb Darnell on Bass/Banjo/Guitar, ...more

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Nightfall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Nightfall Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal Nightfall is a Greek heavy metal band from Athens. Formed by vocalist/bassist Efthimis Karadimas in 1991, the group is currently signed to Metal Blade Records. They are widely considered the ...more

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Astarte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Astarte Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal Astarte was an all-female black metal band from Athens, Greece, named after the goddess Astarte.

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Bob Katsionis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Bob Katsionis Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Babis "Bob" Katsionis is the rhythm guitarist and keyboard player for the heavy metal/power metal bands Firewind, Revolution Renaissance and Outloud. He is considered to be Greece's ...more

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Necromantia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Necromantia Black metal, Heavy metal Necromantia is a Greek black metal band that was founded in 1989 in Athens, Greece.

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Ravencult is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Ravencult Black metal, Heavy metal

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The Fountains is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The Fountains Jangle pop, Rock music, Power pop

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Vic Chesnutt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Vic Chesnutt Folk rock, Alternative country James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt was an American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia. His first album, Little, was released in 1990, but his breakthrough to commercial success didn't ...more

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Katy Garbi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Katy Garbi Laïko, Pop music, Dance music Katerina 'Katy' Garbi is a Greek singer active in Greece and Cyprus, with some popularity in Turkey. Her career has spanned over 20 years and is marked by several multi-platinum releases. Garbi ...more

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Elli Kokkinou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Elli Kokkinou Laïko, Pop music, Folk music Elli Kokkinou is a Greek singer who was born in Athens, Greece. Kokkinou is among the most popular singers in Greece today. She has performed together with Greek music stars such as Anna Vissi, ...more

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Elf Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Elf Power Indie pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop Elf Power is an indie rock band that originated in Athens, Georgia. Currently, the line-up consists of guitarist/vocalist Andrew Rieger, keyboardist Laura Carter, guitarist Jimmy Hughes, bassist ...more

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Cindy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Cindy Wilson New Wave, Alternative rock Cynthia Leigh Wilson is a vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. She was born in Athens, Georgia.

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Socrates Drank The Conium is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Socrates Drank The Conium Blues-rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock Socrates Drank the Conium, known also as Socrates, is a Greek rock band that formed in 1969 and achieved success in the 1970s. Influenced by heavy blues and rock bands like The Jimi Hendrix ...more

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Memorain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Memorain Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Memorain is a speed/thrash metal band from Greece, formed by guitarist/vocalist Ilias Papadakis in 1999.

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Matisse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Matisse Pop rock, Alternative rock, Glam rock Matisse is an English language-singing alternative rock band from Athens, Greece formed in 1999. They took their name from the famous French painter Henri Matisse.

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Marianta Pieridi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Marianta Pieridi Laïko, Pop music, Dance music Mariada Pieridi, is a Greek pop singer.

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Pylon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Pylon Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music Pylon is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The band's danceable jangle pop sound influenced the Athens music scene and the 1980s American pop underground. Allmusic wrote that Pylon's ...more

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Harvey Milk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Harvey Milk Doom metal, Noise rock, Experimental rock Harvey Milk are an American experimental rock/noise rock band that formed in Athens, Georgia in the early 1990s. While Harvey Milk invariably draws comparisons to the Melvins, due to their ...more

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Vigilantes of Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Vigilantes of Love Rock music, Christian rock Vigilantes of Love is a rock band fronted by Bill Mallonee with a large number of secondary players drawn from the musician pool in and around Athens, Georgia. In its later manifestations in the ...more

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Lou McGarity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Lou McGarity Jazz Lou McGarity was an American jazz trombonist, violinist and vocalist born in Athens, GA, perhaps most noteworthy for his works with Benny Goodman throughout the 1940s. During this period and ...more

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Eleni Vitali is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Eleni Vitali Eleni Vitali is a Greek popular singer and composer the last 30 years.

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Servotron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Servotron Indie rock Servotron was a science fiction-influenced rock band active from 1995 to 1999. Members portrayed a collective of robots whose chosen medium for dissemination of ideas was music. They claimed to ...more

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Japancakes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Japancakes Post-rock, Indie rock Japancakes is an American indie rock group based in Athens, GA.

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Bain Mattox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Bain Mattox Folk music, Indie rock Bain Mattox is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, based out of Athens, Georgia. Having self-released albums in the past with a backing band simply under the name 'Bain Mattox', his band now ...more

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Astyplaz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Astyplaz Indie, Pop music, Electronic music Astyplaz is an Athens-based 4 piece electronica/synthpop outfit.

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Innerwish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Innerwish Power metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal Innerwish is a power metal band from Greece, formed by guitarist Thimios Krikos and vocalist Yannis Papanikolaou in 1995.

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Wastefall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Wastefall Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Wastefall is a progressive rock/metal group from Greece. They formed in 2003 and disbanded on August 1, 2008. They reunited in 2010.

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Septicflesh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Septicflesh Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal Septicflesh are a symphonic death metal band from Greece, founded in 1990.

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Birthmark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Birthmark Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Progressive rock Birthmark are a pop electro band from Athens, initially formed in 2001 under the name Cuore Nero.

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Keith Strickland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Keith Strickland Keith Strickland is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and one of the founding members of the The B-52s. He was born in Athens, Georgia. Originally the band's drummer, Strickland ...more

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Active Member is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Active Member Hip hop music, Low Bap Active Member is a Greek hip-hop/low bap group, founded in 1992 by Michalis Mitakidis,Nikitas Klint and Dimitris Kritikos.

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The Mendoza Line is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The Mendoza Line Alternative country, Indie rock The Mendoza Line were a rock and roll band whose members began playing together while in college in the mid-1990s in Athens, Georgia, USA, and who eventually settled in Brooklyn. Their name ...more

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Dreams So Real is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Dreams So Real Rock music, Alternative rock Dreams So Real were an alternative rock band from Athens, Georgia, who gained national exposure in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They recorded three albums, including two releases on Arista

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I Am the World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
I Am the World Trade Center Synthpop, Electronic music, Indietronica I Am the World Trade Center is an American synthpop duo consisting of musician Daniel Geller and vocalist Amy Dykes. Geller creates almost all of the music using his laptop, occasionally using ...more

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The Whigs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
The Whigs Garage rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival The Whigs are an American garage rock band from Athens, Georgia, consisting of lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux.

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Jet by Day is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Jet by Day Post-rock, Indie rock Jet by Day is a post-rock band from Athens, Georgia.

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Masters of the Hemisphere is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Masters of the Hemisphere Indie pop, Pop music Masters of the Hemisphere are an American indie pop group, founded by Bren Mead and Sean Rawls. The two moved to Athens, Georgia, to attend college in 1996. There they met Ryan Lewis, co-founder ...more

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Neatly Real is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Neatly Real Pop rock, Indie rock Neatly Real is an American Pop/Rock / Indie Rock band formed in Austin, Texas by Gary Vandelay. The band consists of Gary Vandelay (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jason Toll (drums, vocals), and ...more

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Azure Ray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Athens
Azure Ray Dream pop, Indie rock Azure Ray is an American dream pop duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. The pair met at the age of 15 at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. They fronted a band called Little ...more