List of Austin hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard rock solo artists from Austin are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Austin music that you've never heard before. The hard rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Austin. If you think the best Austin hard rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
List bands include Janis Joplin, Eric Johnson and many additional bands as well.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from Austin?" and "Which hard rock bands started in Austin?" then this list will answer your questions.