Bands/Musicians Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster

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List of Alternative Tentacles artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Alternative Tentacles roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Alternative Tentacles bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Alternative Tentacles band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Alternative Tentacles.

This list contains artists like Dead Kennedys and Hüsker Dü.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Alternative Tentacles bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Alternative Tentacles?"

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16 Horsepower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Neofolk, Alternative country 16 Horsepower was an American alternative country music group based in Denver, Colorado. Their music often invoked religious imagery dealing with conflict, redemption, punishment, and guilt ...more

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7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore 7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band from Reno, Nevada. Formed on January 17, 1980 by two sets of brothers; the Marvelli brothers, who used the punk rock names "Kevin Seconds" ...more

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Akimbo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Hardcore punk Akimbo is an American hardcore band from Seattle, Washington. The band was founded by its two original members, Jon Weisnewski and Nat Damm. The two met in 1995 in a high school gym class after ...more

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Al Jourgensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Synthpop, New Wave Alejandro Ramírez "Al" Jourgensen, is a Cuban-American musician best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metal band Ministry. He is sometimes credited as Alain ...more

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Alice Donut is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Alice Donut Psychedelia, Alternative rock, Punk rock Alice Donut is a punk rock band from New York City.

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Amebix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Anarcho-punk, Black metal Amebix were an English Crust punk/Heavy metal band. Formed as "The Band with No Name", Amebix's original run was from 1978 to 1987, during which time they released three EPs and two ...more

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Andy Kerr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Progressive rock, Punk jazz Andy Kerr is a Canadian-born musician, originally from British Columbia and currently residing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kerr is best known as the former guitarist, frequent vocalist, and ...more

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Ani Kyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ani Kyd Heavy metal, Punk rock, Blues Ani Kyd is a Vancouver musician, actor, and life coach.

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Ara Babajian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ska, Reggae, Punk rock Ara Babajian is an American drummer who has been a member of such bands as Leftöver Crack and The Slackers. Ara is of Armenian descent, and is named after Ara, an Armenian king. Together ...more

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Blatz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock Blatz was a punk band formed in 1989 in Berkeley, California. Blatz came out of the 924 Gilman Street Project scene during the late '80s, and early '90s along with bands like Operation Ivy, ...more

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Blowfly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Comedy, Soul music Clarence Reid appeared in the 2010 documentary film The Weird World of Blowfly.

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Brutal Juice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Progressive rock, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Brutal Juice is a self-proclaimed "acid punk" band from Denton, Texas. The band formed in 1990. Brutal Juice officially disbanded in February 1997, although they held several reunion ...more

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Burning Image is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Burning Image Burning Image are an American deathrock band formed in Bakersfield, California in 1982. Burning Image first released a 7" single with the songs "The Final Conflict" and ...more

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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, ...more

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Buzzov-en is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Sludge metal Buzzoven is a sludge metal band from North Carolina, formed in 1991. The band was known for being one of the founders of the sludge genre along with NOLAs Eyehategod and Acid Bath, and also for ...more

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Citizen Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ska punk, Punk rock Citizen Fish is a ska punk band that has been together since 1990. The band often makes strong social and political statements, dealing with themes such as anti-consumerism, vegetarianism, ...more

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Comets on Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Punk blues, New Weird America Comets on Fire is an American noise rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist and vocalist Ethan Miller and longtime friend bassist Ben Flashman, who were ...more

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D.O.A. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, The Germs, Negative ...more

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Dash Rip Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ska punk, Rock music, Alternative country Dash Rip Rock is an American musical trio known for their high-octane roots rock. The New York Times stated that Dash Rip Rock combines “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of ...more

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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk Dead Kennedys is an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large ...more

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Dicks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Queercore Dicks are an American punk rock band from Austin, Texas, originally formed in 1980. They initially disbanded in 1986 before reforming in 2004. Dicks are considered influential in introducing the ...more

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Doc Corbin Dart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Doc Corbin Dart Folk music, Alternative rock, Punk rock Doc Corbin Dart is an American punk rock singer. He was lead singer, founder, and lyricist of the Lansing, Michigan 1980s punk rock band The Crucifucks. As of the early 2000s, he is also known ...more

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Dog Faced Hermans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Anarcho-punk, Art punk, Post-punk The Dog Faced Hermans were a four-piece band whose style could be described as anarcho-punk incorporating folk and noise influences as well as unorthodox instrumentation.

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Drunk Injuns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Drunk Injuns Skate punk, Punk rock The Drunk Injuns is a skate punk band formed in 1983. The band members wear masks that resemble Indian ghost warriors. They claim to believe the masks allow them to channel the spirit world to ...more

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Ezra Kire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ska punk, Punk rock Ezra Kire is an American musician with the punk band Morning Glory, and is an ex-member of punk bands Leftöver Crack, Choking Victim and InDK. He currently resides in New York City.

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F-Minus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Crust punk, Punk rock, Thrashcore F-Minus was a punk rock band formed in 1995 in Huntington Beach, California, started by Jen Johnson and Brad Logan. F-Minus was known for their dueling male and female vocals in songs that were ...more

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Filth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Filth Crust punk, Hardcore punk Filth is a hardcore punk band from East Bay, California.

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John Wright is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Progressive rock, Punk rock John Wright is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer, keyboardist, occasional vocalist and co-songwriter in the progressive punk rock/punk jazz band NoMeansNo, as ...more

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Fish Karma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk rock, Punk rock Fish Karma is an American punk rock/comedy rock/folk rock musician from Tucson, Arizona.

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Fleshies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Fleshies are a band from Oakland, California signed to Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles. They are known for their outlandish stage presence, their left-wing politics and their non-stop world ...more

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Flipper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Sludge metal, Punk rock Flipper is an American punk and noise rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1979, continuing in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. The band influenced ...more

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Gina Mainwal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Gina Mainwal Alternative rock, Punk rock Gina Mainwal is an American rock musician and filmmaker. She is best known as the drummer for Sweet 75, a band formed by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic after Nirvana disbanded. Mainwal has also ...more

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God Bullies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Psychobilly, Industrial music God Bullies were an American noise-rock band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. They were active from 1986–1995, briefly reunited in the early 2000s and most recently in the summer of 2010 to coincide ...more

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Grady is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Texas blues, Southern rock Grady is a cowboy metal band based in Austin, Texas.

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Grotus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Industrial rock, Experimental music Grotus was an experimental, politically charged rock band from San Francisco, California, active from 1989 to 1996. Their unique sound incorporated industrial rock, sampled ethnic instruments, ...more

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Hard‐Ons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Power pop, Punk rock The Hard-Ons are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1981. Founding members included Keish de Silva on guitar, vocals and Peter "Blackie" Black on guitar, Ray Ahn soon joined ...more

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Hissanol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Hissanol Experimental rock, Indie rock Hissanol were a two-piece experimental indie rock band based in both Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada active between 1994 and 1998. The band was a studio-only ...more

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Hüsker Dü is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist ...more

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Jad Fair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock Jad Fair is an American singer, guitarist and graphic artist, most famous for being a founding member of lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese.

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Jarboe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Industrial music Jarboe is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist who came to prominence as a member of the New York City-based band Swans in 1985. Having played the organ since childhood and had years of ...more

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Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk Jello Biafra is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys, and is currently a musician and spoken word artist. After he left the Dead Kennedys, he took ...more

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Jello Biafra and The Guantanam... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine Punk rock, Hardcore punk Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine is a punk rock band led by Jello Biafra. They released their debut album, The Audacity of Hype in October 2009.

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Ken Kempster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ken Kempster Pop punk, Punk rock Ken Kempster is a Canadian musician. Kempster has played drums in the Canadian punk rock bands wedontdomuch, Shovlhead, Swell Prod., The Showbusiness Giants, The Hanson Brothers, and NoMeansNo

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Lard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock Lard is a hardcore punk/industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra, Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, and Jeff Ward. Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the ...more

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Leftöver Crack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Ska punk, Ska, Anarcho-punk Leftöver Crack is an American punk rock band formed in 1998, following the breakup of Choking Victim. The band is currently signed to Fat Wreck Chords for CD releases, and Alternative ...more

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Leslie Mah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Hardcore punk Leslie Mah is an American musician and performer. Mah first began performing with Anti-Scrunti Faction, a hardcore punk band based in Boulder, Colorado which she co-founded with Tracie Thomas. ...more

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Life After Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Life After Life Folk rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock Life After Life was a self-described gypsy punk band, active from 1993–1998 and based in San Francisco, California. The group featured Jim Čert, an accordion-playing folk singer originally from ...more

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Ludicra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Black metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal Ludicra was a metal band from San Francisco. They originally formed in 1998 as a quartet and later expanded to five members. On July 26, 2011, the band announced on their official website that ...more

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
M.I.A. M.I.A. was a 1980s punk rock band from Orange County, California. The band's sound was generally hardcore and thrasher, though they produced more melodic and progressive sounds in their later ...more

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Matt Lukin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Alternative Tentacles Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Grunge, Alternative rock Matt Lukin is an American musician, best known as a bassist and founding member of the Melvins and Mudhoney.