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List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee

Updated June 8, 2017 27.9k views28 items

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

    Alternative rock, Punk rock
    {{Infobox musical artist | name = Violent Femmes | image = Violent...  more

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    Al Jarreau

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues
    Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician....  more

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    Woody Herman

    Cool jazz, Swing music
    Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist,...  more

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    Eric Benét

    Pop music, Neo soul
    Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1966), known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American...  more
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    Def Jef

    Hip hop music, Rap music
    Def Jef is the stage name of Jeffrey Fortson (born September 27, 1970), an American...  more
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    Hip hop music
    Todd Thomas (born October 25, 1968), better known by the stage name Speech, is an American...  more

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    Davey von Bohlen

    Indie pop, Emo
    Davey von Bohlen (born August 11, 1975) is an American musician and songwriter, best known for...  more
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    The Promise Ring

    Indie pop, Rock music
    The Promise Ring was an American emo band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They gained an...  more

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    Lights Out Asia

    Downtempo, Shoegazing
    Lights Out Asia is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based post-rock and Electronic band that formed in...  more
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    Rico Love

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Richard Preston Butler, Jr. (born December 3, 1982), better known by his stage name Rico Love,...  more
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    The Frogs

    Folk rock, Acoustic music
    The Frogs were an American rock music band founded in 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by...  more
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    Pop music
    Kelly Ann Keedy (born July 26, 1965), known by the stage name Keedy, is an American freestyle...  more
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    Coo Coo Cal

    Hip hop music
    Calvin Bellamy (born 1970), better known as Coo Coo Cal, is an American rapper from Milwaukee,...  more
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    T. J. Racer

    Glam metal, Heavy metal
    T.J. Racer (born Anthony Brehmer) is a bassist born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Racer was the...  more
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    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...  more
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    Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader. ...  more
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    All Envy Aside

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    All Envy Aside, formerly known as Envy, is a five-piece rock band formed in Platteville,...  more
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    Rusty Ps

    Hip hop music
    The Rusty Ps is a hip hop/rap group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially known as the...  more
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    Indie pop, Folk rock
    Maritime is an indie pop band formed in 2003 after the break up of The Promise Ring and The...  more
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    Since By Man

    Rock music, Mathcore
    Sincebyman was a five-piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin founded in 1999. Their debut full...  more
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    Die Kreuzen

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Die Kreuzen is a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin formed in 1981. The name, which was taken...  more
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    7 Angels 7 Plagues

    Progressive metal, Mathcore
    7 Angels 7 Plagues was a metallic hardcore band from Milwaukee, WI, United States....  more
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    Northern Room

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Northern Room was a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. In 2006, Northern Room were the...  more
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    Folk music, Indie rock
    Decibully was an indie rock band based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin that formed in 2001 and...  more
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    Pop music, Folk music
    exiledfromVerona's line-up is fueled by Milwaukee music veteran Adam Santiago (21st Place /...