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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. {#nodes}
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers1

    AlbumsThe Last DJ, Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Southern Accents, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Less Than Jake2

    Less Than Jake

    Pop punk, Ska punk

    AlbumsHello Rockview, Pezcore, GNV FLA, Anthem, Borders & Boundaries

    Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida, formed in 1992. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • Against Me!3

    Against Me!

    Folk rock, Alternative rock

    AlbumsNew Wave, The Acoustic EP, Reinventing Axl Rose, White Crosses, Crime as Forgiven By

    Against Me! is an American punk rock band formed in 1997 in Gainesville, Florida, by singer... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hot Water Music4

    Hot Water Music

    Blues-rock, Emo

    AlbumsThe New What Next, BYO Split Series Volume I, Caution, A Flight and a Crash, Finding the Rhythms

    Hot Water Music is a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida. The members of the band are... more on Wikipedia
  • Mudcrutch5


    Rock music, Country rock

    AlbumsMudcrutch, Extended Play Live

    Mudcrutch is a Southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida best known for being the... more on Wikipedia

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  • i hate myself6

    i hate myself

    Emo, Screamo

    Albums10 Songs, 3 Songs, 2 Songs, 4 Songs, i hate myself / Strikeforce Diablo

    I Hate Myself, stylized as "i hate myself", was a band formed by Jon and Jim Marburger in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Salem7


    Indie, Shoegazing

    AlbumsKing Night, Love It or Leave Me

    Salem was formed in Gainesville, Florida, August 2002 by former members of the post-hardcore... more on Wikipedia
  • Orange Hat8

    Orange Hat

    Psychedelic pop, Power pop
    Orange Hat is an American rock and psychedelic pop band from Atlanta, GA.
  • For Squirrels9

    For Squirrels

    Alternative rock

    AlbumsExample, Baypath Road

    For Squirrels was an alternative rock band based out of Gainesville, Florida, founded in 1992... more on Wikipedia
  • Gene Austin10

    AlbumsYa Gotta How to Love / Bye Bye Blackbird, Someday Sweetheart / Forgive Me, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue / Sleepy Time Gal, When You're Lover Has Gone / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, My Blue Heaven

    Gene Austin (June 24, 1900 – January 24, 1972) was an American singer and songwriter, one of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Beverly Crawford11

    Beverly Crawford

    Gospel music

    AlbumsLive Family and Friends, Beverly, Now That I'm Here

    Beverly Crawford (born Beverly Renae Camps; August 31, 1963) is an African American gospel... more on Wikipedia
  • As Friends Rust12

    As Friends Rust

    Emo, Punk rock

    AlbumsA Young Trophy Band in the Parlance of Our Times, As Friends Rust / Discount, The Fists of Time, Won, As Friends Rust

    As Friends Rust is a punk band from Gainesville, Florida.
  • Rumbleseat13


    Folk music, Acoustic music

    AlbumsIs Dead, Trestles/Restless, California Burritos/Walk Through the Darkness, Picker/Moonshiner, Saturn In Crosshairs/Cursing Concrete

    Rumbleseat was the acoustic-folk side project of Hot Water Music frontmen Chuck Ragan and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Mercury Program14

    The Mercury Program

    Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsA Data Learn the Language, All the Suits Began to Fall Off, The Mercury Program, From the Vapor of Gasoline, Chez Viking

    The Mercury Program is an American musical group composed of Dave Lebleu on drums, Sander... more on Wikipedia
  • 15


    Indie rock

    AlbumsQuit +/or Fight, Academy Songs, Volume I, Holopaw, Oh

    Holopaw is an American indie band from Gainesville, Florida. The band was named after the town... more on Wikipedia
  • The Draft16

    The Draft

    Punk rock, Post-hardcore

    AlbumsIn a Million Pieces, The Mid-Curver E.P., The Draft, Face Off

    The Draft are a band featuring Hot Water Music members Jason Black, George Rebelo and Chris... more on Wikipedia
  • Culture17


    Metalcore, Hardcore punk

    AlbumsHeteronome, Culture Split With Roosevelt, Deforestation, Culture Split with Kindred, XXX

    Culture was a Florida-based vegan/straight edge hardcore band. They formed in 1992, and lasted... more on Wikipedia
  • Karen Peck and New River18

    Karen Peck and New River

    Southern Gospel

    AlbumsTurn It Loose, A Taste Of Grace, Hymns from the Heart, Ephesians One, Live at Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River

    The name of multi Grammy nominated Karen Peck and New River has become synonymous with... more on Wikipedia
  • Papercranes19


    Alternative rock

    AlbumsLet's Make Babies in the Woods, Vidalia, Dust Season (Javelin remix)

    Papercranes is a Los Angeles-based band which features actress/singer Rain Phoenix on vocals.... more on Wikipedia
  • Rehasher20


    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore

    AlbumsOff Key Melodies, High Speed Access To My Brain

    Rehasher is a punk rock band based in Gainesville, Florida. They are currently signed to their... more on Wikipedia
  • Assholeparade21


    Hardcore punk

    AlbumsStudent Ghetto Violence, Embers, Say Goodbye

    Assholeparade is a hardcore band from Gainesville, Florida. They have release two LPs and an... more on Wikipedia
  • Karen Peck Gooch22

    Karen Peck Gooch

    Southern Gospel

    AlbumsTurn It Loose, A Taste Of Grace, Hymns from the Heart, Ephesians One