Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Berkeley

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

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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock Green Day is an American rock band formed in 1986. Green Day's members include Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool. Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY ...more

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Rancid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk Rancid is an American punk rock band formed in Berkeley, California, in 1991. Founded by 80s punk veterans Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, who previously played in the highly influential ska ...more

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Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement.

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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to ...more

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Why? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Psychedelic pop Why? is an American alternative hip hop and indie rock band. The band was founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan "Yoni" Wolf, who had been using 'Why?' as his stage

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Blake Schwarzenbach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Indie, Emo, Alternative rock Alexander Blake Schwarzenbach is an American musician. He was the singer and guitarist of Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, and Forgetters. Although experiencing little mainstream ...more

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The Rubinoos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Rock music, Power pop The Rubinoos are an American power pop band that formed in 1970 in Berkeley, California. They are perhaps best known for their singles "I Think We're Alone Now", "I Wanna Be Your ...more

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Kevin Cadogan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Alternative rock Kevin Rene Cadogan is an American singer/songwriter, producer and rock guitarist. He is a founding member of the band Third Eye Blind. He performed with the band from 1993 to 2000. Cadogan ...more

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Phil Lesh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock Phillip Chapman Lesh is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career. After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh ...more

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Charlie Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Jazz-funk, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion Charlie Hunter is an American guitarist, composer and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter has recorded 17 albums. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string ...more

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Matt Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Ska punk, Street punk, Psychobilly Matthew "McCall" Freeman is an American musician. He is best known for his bass guitar work with the punk rock bands Operation Ivy, Rancid and as the frontman of Devil's Brigade.

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The Motels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock The Motels are a new wave band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer," each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot ...more

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MC Lars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Hip hop music, Ska punk, Rapcore Andrew Robert MacFarlane Nielsen is an American rapper, producer, writer, cartoonist and Stanford University alumnus, known by his stage name MC Lars. He is the self-proclaimed originator of ...more

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Ceschi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Alternative hip hop, Heavy metal, Indie folk Julio Francisco Ramos, better known as Ceschi Ramos, or mononymously as Ceschi, is a rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer associated with numerous alternative hip hop ...more

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Claytoven Richardson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Claytoven Richardson is an American singer, instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and author.

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Samiam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore Samiam is a punk/emo band from Berkeley, California, active since 1988.

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Black Lab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Black Lab is an alternative rock band founded in Berkeley, California and currently based in Los Angeles and Montana. They released one album on Geffen Records, entitled Your Body Above Me, and ...more

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Susannah McCorkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Jazz Susannah McCorkle was an American jazz singer much admired for her direct, unadorned singing style and quiet intensity.

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Devil's Brigade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Psychobilly, Punk rock Devils Brigade is an American rock band formed as a side project by Rancid bassist Matt Freeman in 2000. In Devils Brigade Freeman performs a mix of punk rock and psychobilly styles, singing ...more

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Blatz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
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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The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Pop punk, Punk rock The Mr. T Experience is an American punk rock band formed in 1985 in Berkeley, California. They have released ten full-length albums along with numerous EPs and singles and have toured ...more

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The Pack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Hyphy The Pack is a hip hop group from Berkeley, California. The group consists of Damonte "Lil Uno" Johnson, Brandon "Lil B" McCartney, Lloyd "Young L" Omadhebo, and ...more

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Go Sailor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Indie pop Go Sailor was a short-lived Berkeley based twee pop band. Its members included Rose Melberg of Tiger Trap and the Softies, Paul Curran of Crimpshrine and Amy Linton of Henry's Dress. They ...more

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Kaura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Rock music, Modern rock, Alternative rock Kaura is an American, progressive, alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Kaura is a band formed in 2005 by Malcolm Guess and Benjamin Jones. The band has been invited to open for ...more

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Michael Valladares is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
New Wave, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Basic Radio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Ska punk, Pop rock

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Dealership is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Indie pop, Noise pop, Indie rock Dealership is an American indie rock band based in Berkeley, California. The band featured all their original members since their inception in 1995. The band is thought to be disbanded.

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Dory Tourette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Dory Tourette Punk rock

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Nebulae is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Tech house, Electronic music, Breakbeat

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Walter Herbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Walter Herbert Rhythm and blues, Soul music Walter James "Herbie" Herbert II is the former manager of rock band Journey, The Storm, and a vocalist for the Sy Klopps Blues Band. Born and raised in Berkeley, Herbert is a ...more

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Rebecca Riots is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Rebecca Riots Folk music Rebecca Riots is a female “radical folk” trio founded in 1993 by its members, Andrea Prichett, Lisa Zeiler, and Eve Decker. From 1993-2001 they released four CDs, were signed to Appleseed ...more

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Necropolis of Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Berkeley
Synthpop, New Wave, Gothic rock Necropolis of Love was a new wave/synthpop band which formed in 1981 in Berkeley, California. The group was often categorized as gothic rock or new wave; however, in a conversation with the ...more