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List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

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List of Chapel Hill bands, listed by their level of fame. This Chapel Hill musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Chapel Hill bands are included, as well as many Chapel Hill musicians of underground status. This list of Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
Genre: Blues-rock, Disco & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sweet Baby James, A Christmas Album, James Taylor at Christmas, Never Die Young, Hourglass, + more

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one ...more

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Squirrel Nut Zippers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Hot, Christmas Caravan, Perennial Favorites, The Inevitable, Bedlam Ballroom, + more

The Squirrel Nut Zippers are an American band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, by James "Jimbo" Mathus, Katharine Whalen, Chris Phillips on drums, Don ...more

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Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Whatever and Ever Amen, The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, Ben Folds Five, The Sound of the Life of the Mind, Naked Baby Photos, + more

Ben Folds Five are an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group's members are Ben Folds, Robert Sledge, and Darren Jessee. The group achieved mainstream ...more

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Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Icky Mettle, Vee Vee, All the Nations Airports, Archers of Loaf vs. the Greatest of All Time, South Carolina, + more

Archers of Loaf is an American indie rock band originally formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1991. The group toured extensively and released four studio albums, a collection album, ...more

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Livingston Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
Genre: Folk rock, Soft rock & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Liv, Livingston Taylor, Bicycle, Over the Rainbow, Good Friends, + more

Livingston Taylor (born November 21, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he is the brother of ...more
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Southern Culture on the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Plastic Seat Sweat, Dirt Track Date, Mojo Box, Ditch Diggin', Too Much Pork for Just One Fork, + more

Southern Culture on the Skids, also sometimes known as SCOTS, is an American rock band that was formed in 1983 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The band consists of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman, and ...more

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The Comas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Spells, A Def Needle in Tomorrow, Conductor, Wave to Make Friends, Bumblebee / Shining Eyes / 1:30

The Comas formed in Chapel Hill, NC, in March 1998 as a joke country band, a sort of counterweight to the hyped No Depression movement. Before long, however, both the "joke" and the ...more
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Valient Thorr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Immortalizer, Legend of the World, Total Universe Man, Stranded on Earth, Stranger, + more

Valient Thorr is an American Southern rock/heavy metal band from Greenville, North Carolina.
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Flat Duo Jets is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Flat Duo Jets, Safari, Wild Blue Yonder, Lucky Eye, Introducing, + more

Flat Duo Jets is an American psychobilly band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Athens, Georgia. They were a major influence on several bands of the 1990s and 2000s, including The White ...more

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The Kingsbury Manx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Let You Down, Bronze Age, The Fast Rise and Fall of the South, The Kingsbury Manx, Aztec Discipline, + more

The Kingsbury Manx are an American indie rock group from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Sorry About Dresden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
Sorry About Dresden

Albums: The Mayor Will Abdicate, The Convenience of Indecision, Live at the Dotmatrix Project, How the Cold War Began, Let It Rest

Sorry About Dresden is a four-man indie rock band from Chapel Hill, N.C. Since forming in 1997, the band has made a modest splash in the national indie scene. Combining elements of traditional ...more
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The Old Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
The Old Ceremony

Albums: Tender Age, Our One Mistake, The Old Ceremony, Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide, Walk on Thin Air

The Old Ceremony is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina pop-noir musical group fronted by Django Haskins. Formed in 2004, the group has released five full-length albums, Our One Mistake, on sonaBLAST! ...more
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Classic Case is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Black Unicorn Split, Losing at Life, Dress to Depress, It's Been Business Doing Pleasure With You

Classic Case was an American rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina formed in 2002.
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Collapsis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
Collapsis

Albums: Dirty Wake, The Chartreuse EP

Collapsis is a band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The band's name can be traced back to a Dillon Fence song of the same name. Collapsis can loosely be categorized as late-90s post-grunge, ...more
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Polvo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Exploded Drawing, Today's Active Lifestyles, Shapes, Cor-Crane Secret, In Prism, + more

Polvo is an American indie noise rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The band, formed in 1990, is fronted by guitarists/vocalists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski. Brian Quast plays drums, ...more
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Kerbloki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill

Albums: Poisonous Plants

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The Never is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
The Never

Albums: The Never, Antarctica: A Storybook Record, Tour EP

The Never is a Chapel Hill-based indie band. They have released two albums, both of which include both folk metal and R&B sensibilities. They have toured throughout the South and the East ...more
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Shinola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chapel Hill
Shinola was a rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, that existed from 1994 to 1997, and was a regular mainstay in the burgeoning local indie-rock scene of the time. ...more