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List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

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

A list made up of bands like Goo Goo Dolls and Brian McKnight.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Buffalo?" or "What is a list of Buffalo bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (34 items)
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Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Black Balloon, Let Love In, "Name", Goo Goo Dolls, Dizzy Up the Girl, + more

Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the ...more

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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Pop music, Contemporary R&B & Quiet storm; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Anytime, Bethlehem, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Brian McKnight, Gemini, + more

Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and ...more

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John Rzeznik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Rock music, Grunge & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: I'm Still Here

John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik (; born December 5, 1965) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. He became known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, ...more
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Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Butchered at Birth, Kill, Gallery of Suicide, Tomb of the Mutilated, Eaten Back to Life, + more

Cannibal Corpse is a death metal band from Buffalo, New York, now based in Tampa, Florida. Formed in December 1988, the band has released fourteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums, ...more

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Gym Class Heroes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: The Papercut Chronicles, As Cruel as School Children, ...For the Kids, Patches from the Quilt, Clothes Off!!, + more

Gym Class Heroes are an American rap rock group from Geneva, New York, United States. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class. The ...more

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moe. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Wormwood, Sticks and Stones, Dither, Headseed, Tin Cans and Car Tires., + more

Moe (commonly stylized as moe.) is an American jam band, formed at the University at Buffalo in 1989. The band members are Rob Derhak (bass, vocals), Al Schnier (guitar, vocals, keyboard), Chuck ...more
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Jim Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Cool jazz, Post-bop & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Unreleased Sessions, Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, Concierto, Free Association, Jim Hall & Basses, + more

James Stanley Hall (December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar ...more
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Black Rob is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Life Story, Game Tested, Streets Approved, The Black Rob Report, Whoa!, + more

Black Rob (born Robert Ross; July 12, 1969) is an American rapper who was formerly signed to Bad Boy. He is best known for the 2000 single "Whoa!", which reached the Billboard Hot

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Robby Takac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Rock music, Grunge & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Robert Carl Takac Jr. (born September 30, 1964) is an American rock bassist and vocalist. Takac is one of the founding members of the Goo Goo Dolls, along with Johnny Rzeznik.
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Malevolent Creation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Envenomed, Retribution, Eternal, In Cold Blood, Joe Black, + more

Malevolent Creation is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987. The band’s original members were vocalist Brett Hoffmann, guitarists Phil Fasciana and Jeff Juskiewicz, ...more
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Willie Nile is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Rock music, Folk rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Willie Nile, Streets of New York, House of a Thousand Guitars, Places I Have Never Been, The Innocent Ones, + more

Willie Nile (born Robert Noonan; June 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter. In 1980, Nile released his self-titled debut album. His early career was interrupted by various problems, but he ...more
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Patrick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Pop punk, Rock music & Emo; Nationality: United States of America
Patrick George Wilson (born February 1, 1969) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer and co-founding member of the alternative rock band Weezer, with ...more
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Cute Is What We Aim For ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: The Same Old Blood Rush With a New Touch, Rotation

Cute Is What We Aim For is a rock band from Buffalo, New York. The band formed in 2005, and since have released two albums: The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch and Rotation. The band was ...more
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Copper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: The Fragile Fall, Drag Queen

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Dyke & the Blazers ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: So Sharp!, Dyke's Greatest Hits, Runaway People / I'm So All Alone, Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man / Uuh, Funky Bull

Dyke and the Blazers was an influential American funk band led by Arlester Christian. The band was formed in 1965 and recorded until 1971, when Christian died. Among their most successful ...more
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The Bloody Hollies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Who to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love, Got It Where It Counts!, Yours Until the Bitter End, + more

The Bloody Hollies are an American punk rock band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 2000. Their lineup comprised three art school students. Their debut record, Got it Where it Counts!, came out ...more
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Ray Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: What a Way to Go

Ray Kennedy (born May 13, 1954) is an American country music artist. He has recorded two albums for Atlantic Records. His two Atlantic albums produced a total of four singles on the Hot Country ...more
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Stacy Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Pop music, Folk music & Acoustic music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Meanwhile..., Movement, Apples and Oranges, Connect the Dots

Stacy Clark (born September 21, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter born in Buffalo, New York.
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Every Time I Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Gutter Phenomenon, Last Night in Town, Hot Damn!, New Junk Aesthetic, The Big Dirty, + more

Every Time I Die is an American hardcore punk band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998. They have garnered acclaim for their energetic and intense live shows. They announced on July 14, 2008 ...more

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Snapcase is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Lookinglasself, The California Takeover... Live, Progression Through Unlearning, End Transmission, Bright Flashes, + more

Snapcase is a hardcore punk band from Buffalo, New York. Their records were released on the Chicago record label, Victory Records. During the course of the band's initial run of fourteen years, ...more
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Patrick Cowley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Synthpop, Electronic music & Hi-NRG; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mind Warp, School Daze, Megatron Man, 12 by 12: The Patrick Cowley Collection, The Ultimate Collection, + more

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. Besides Giorgio Moroder, he is often credited as a ...more
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Aaron Trubic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Genre: Americana, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America
As an experienced studio and touring musician, recording engineer, producer, vocalist, cellist and writer, Aaron Trubic has proudly garnered numerous commercial recording credits for both major ...more
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Sam Noto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Sam Noto Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Sam Noto is an American jazz trumpeter born in Buffalo, New York, perhaps best known for his work with Stan Kenton during the 1950s.
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Seth Horan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo
Seth Horan

Albums: notwithstanding, ...this is the session, Conduit

Seth Horan is an American bassist/singer-songwriter from Buffalo, New York who started a successful solo career after stints with Darwin's Waiting Room and Vertical Horizon. His songwriting ...more
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The Reign of Kindo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

Albums: Rhythm Chord & Melody, Play With Fire, The Reign of Kindo EP, This Is What Happens

The Reign of Kindo is a band from Buffalo, New York, currently signed to Candyrat Records.