Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee

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List of Milwaukee bands, listed by their level of fame. This Milwaukee musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Milwaukee bands are included, as well as many Milwaukee musicians of underground status. This list of Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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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Violent Femmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk Violent Femmes are an American alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, initially active from 1980 to 1987 and again from 1988 to 2009. As of 2013, they are active again. The band has ...more

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Al Jarreau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is an American jazz singer.

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Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Cool jazz, Swing music, Big band Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman ...more

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Eric Benét is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Eric Benét Jordan, known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date for his

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Def Jef is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Hip hop music, Rap music Def Jef is the stage name of Jeffrey Fortson, an American alternative hip hop musician and rapper of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. His ...more

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Speech is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Hip hop music Todd Thomas, better known by the stage name Speech, is an American rapper and musician. He is a member of the progressive hip hop group Arrested Development and has released a number of solo

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Davey von Bohlen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Indie pop, Emo, Folk rock Davey von Bohlen is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his roles as guitarist and vocalist in Cap'n Jazz, The Promise Ring, Vermont, and currently, Maritime. He is well known ...more

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The Promise Ring is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Indie pop, Rock music, Emo The Promise Ring was an American emo band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They gained an underground cult following and are widely regarded as one of the pioneers of second wave emo. Formed in 1995, ...more

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Lights Out Asia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Downtempo, Shoegazing, Rock music Lights Out Asia is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based post-rock and Electronic band that formed in February 2003.

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Rico Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music Richard Preston Butler, Jr., better known by his stage name Rico Love, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Love wrote and produced hit records such as Usher's ...more

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The Frogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Folk rock, Acoustic music, Pop folk The Frogs were an American rock music band founded in 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion. The brothers mainly wrote and performed short, catchy pop songs, but ...more

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Keedy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Keedy Pop music Kelly Ann Keedy, known by the stage name Keedy, is an American freestyle singer–songwriter best known for the 1991 Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit, "Save Some Love", from her only major ...more

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Coo Coo Cal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Hip hop music Calvin Bellamy, better known as Coo Coo Cal, is an American rapper from Milwaukee, WI. He is perhaps best known for his number-one rap single "My Projects". Coo Coo Cal's first album, ...more

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T. J. Racer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Glam metal, Heavy metal T.J. Racer is a bassist born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Racer was the original bass player for glam metal band Nitro, and appeared their first album, O.F.R.. Racer appeared in their first two ...more

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Yolanda ''La La'' Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Yolanda ''La La'' Brown Rhythm and blues Yolanda La La Brown was an American R&B singer best known for being featured on the track S.E.X. with Lyfe Jennings.

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Lynne Arriale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Jazz Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader who has been critically praised by the New York Times: “Lynne Arriale’s brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her ...more

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All Envy Aside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
All Envy Aside Rock music, Alternative rock All Envy Aside, formerly known as Envy, is a five-piece rock band formed in Platteville, Wisconsin, USA, in 2001. The band came to national attention after winning MTVu's Best Band on Campus ...more

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Rusty Ps is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Rusty Ps Hip hop music The Rusty Ps is a hip hop/rap group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially known as the Rusty Pelicans after forming in 1995, its membership currently consists of Phantom Channel, Count ...more

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Pele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Rock music, Experimental rock, Jazz Pele is an instrumental post-rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The group formed in the summer of 1997 by guitarist Chris Rosenau, bassist Scott Schoenbeck and drummer Jon Mueller. ...more

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Maritime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Indie pop, Folk rock, Acoustic music Maritime is an indie pop band formed in 2003 after the break up of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. Eric Axelson of The Dismemberment Plan and Davey von Bohlen and Dan Didier of The ...more

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Since By Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Rock music, Mathcore, Screamo Sincebyman was a five-piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin founded in 1999. Their debut full length album, We Sing The Body Electric, was released on November 30, 2002. This was followed by A ...more

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Die Kreuzen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-hardcore Die Kreuzen is a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin formed in 1981. The name, which was taken from a German Bible, is grammatically incorrect German for "the crosses". The band ...more

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7 Angels 7 Plagues is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore 7 Angels 7 Plagues was a metallic hardcore band from Milwaukee, WI, United States.

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Northern Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Northern Room Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Northern Room was a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. In 2006, Northern Room were the winner, among over 100 bands, of a contest to open for Bon Jovi at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. ...more

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Decibully is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Decibully Folk music, Indie rock Decibully was an indie rock band based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin that formed in 2001 and played their final show early in 2011. The band was signed to Polyvinyl Records. However, Decibully's ...more

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exiledfromVerona is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
exiledfromVerona Pop music, Folk music, Acoustic music exiledfromVerona's line-up is fueled by Milwaukee music veteran Adam Santiago (21st Place / Silver Screen Heroes / Taken Flight) and Michael Gerrity (Silver Screen Heroes). Together the two ...more

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Classical music The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The orchestra performs primarily in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, in Uihlein Hall. ...more

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Fever Marlene is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Fever Marlene Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Fever Marlene is a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Hailing from Wisconsin, Fever Marlene calls Milwaukee home. Originally a two-piece, made up of Scott Starr and Kevin Dunphy the band ...more

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Wisconsin Cream City Chorus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee
Popular music, Choral music, Vocal jazz The Wisconsin Cream City Chorus was founded on April 1, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Originally formed as a chorus of gays, lesbians and their friends, the chorus now strives to celebrate the ...more