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List of Famous Bands from Gainesville

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

Examples of bands on this list: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Less Than Jake and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Gainesville?" or "What is a list of Gainesville bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (22 items)
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the primary vocalist and guitar player, Mike Campbell as ...more
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Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska
Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida, formed in 1992. The band consists of Chris DeMakes, Roger Lima, Vinnie Fiorello, Buddy Schaub and Peter "JR" ...more
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Against Me! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Folk rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Against Me! is a punk rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida, in 1997 by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace. Since 2002 the band's lineup has also included guitarist James Bowman and ...more
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Hot Water Music is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Blues-rock, Emo, Stoner rock
Hot Water Music is a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida. The members of the band are Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard, Jason Black, and George Rebelo. HWM first formed in 1993. In 1998, after ...more
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Mudcrutch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Rock music, Country rock, Southern rock
Mudcrutch is a Southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida best known for being the forerunner of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
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i hate myself is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Emo, Screamo, Indie rock
I Hate Myself, stylized as "i hate myself", was a band formed by Jon and Jim Marburger in Gainesville, Florida during 1996. I Hate Myself use elements of post punk and indie in their
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Salem is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Indie, Shoegazing, Emo
Salem was formed in Gainesville, Florida, August 2002 by former members of the post-hardcore band As Friends Rust. Shortly after forming, the band had managed to tour worldwide as well as appear ...more
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Orange Hat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Psychedelic pop, Power pop
Orange Hat is an American rock and psychedelic pop band from Atlanta, GA.
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For Squirrels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Alternative rock
For Squirrels was an alternative rock band based out of Gainesville, Florida, founded in 1992 and changing their name to Subrosa in 1996 before disbanding in 2001. Although their 1995 single ...more
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Gene Austin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Jazz
Gene Austin was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road"
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Beverly Crawford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Gospel music
Beverly Crawford is an African American gospel vocalist who is best known for singing with the New Life Singers on Bobby Jones Gospel on the Black Entertainment Television and for having ...more
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As Friends Rust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Emo, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
As Friends Rust is a punk band from Gainesville, Florida.
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Rumbleseat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Folk music, Acoustic music
Rumbleseat was the acoustic-folk side project of Hot Water Music frontmen Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard, and Bitchin' frontwoman Samantha Jones. Formed in 1998, Rumbleseat released four 7" ...more
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The Mercury Program is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Post-rock
The Mercury Program is an American musical group composed of Dave Lebleu on drums, Sander Travisano on bass guitar, Tom Reno on guitar, and Whit Travisano on vibraphone and piano. They are based ...more
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Holopaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Holopaw Indie rock
Holopaw is an American indie band from Gainesville, Florida. The band was named after the town of Holopaw in Osceola County, Florida, although none of the members of the band have ever lived ...more
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The Draft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
The Draft Punk rock, Post-hardcore
The Draft are a band featuring Hot Water Music members Jason Black, George Rebelo and Chris Wollard. The band also features guitarist Todd Rockhill of Black Cougar Shock Unit, Discount and a ...more
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Culture is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Metalcore, Hardcore punk
Culture was a Florida-based vegan/straight edge hardcore band. They formed in 1992, and lasted until 1998, when Damien Moyal merged the remaining members into the second incarnation of As ...more
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Karen Peck and New River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Karen Peck and New River Southern Gospel
The name of multi Grammy nominated Karen Peck and New River has become synonymous with Southern Gospel Music. Karen's flawless, delightful soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of ...more
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Papercranes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Papercranes Alternative rock
Papercranes is a Los Angeles-based band which features actress/singer Rain Phoenix on vocals. Her younger sister Summer Phoenix also occasionally plays piano/keyboards with the band. Their debut ...more
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Rehasher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Rehasher Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock
Rehasher is a punk rock band based in Gainesville, Florida. They are currently signed to their vanity label, Moathouse Records and have released a second album. Rehasher is the side project of ...more
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Assholeparade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Assholeparade Hardcore punk
Assholeparade is a hardcore band from Gainesville, Florida. They have release two LPs and an EP for No Idea Records, as well as some compilation appearances. They have short aggressive songs. ...more
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Karen Peck Gooch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Gainesville
Karen Peck Gooch Southern Gospel