Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis

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

A list made up of bands like Prince and The Replacements.

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Replacements Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock The Replacements are an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979, and are considered pioneers of alternative rock. The band was composed of the guitarist and vocalist Paul ...more

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music Ali Douglas Newman, better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective.

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Atmosphere Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie Atmosphere is an American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant. Since its formation in 1989, the group has released seven studio albums and ...more

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Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Soul Asylum Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in 1981, and officially in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. The band originally formed in 1981 under the name Loud Fast Rules, with ...more

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Slug is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Slug Hip hop music Sean Michael Daley, better known by his stage name Slug, is an American rapper from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Slug is best known as one half of the hip hop group Atmosphere, which he founded with ...more

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Son Volt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Son Volt Folk rock, Alternative country, Country Son Volt is an alternative country group formed by Jay Farrar in 1994 after the breakup of the band Uncle Tupelo.

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The Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Time Minneapolis sound The Original 7ven is an American funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in Minneapolis in 1981. They are close Prince associates and arguably the most successful artists who have worked with him.

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Kat Bjelland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Kat Bjelland Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock Katherine Lynne Bjelland is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist. Bjelland rose to prominence as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the punk rock band Babes in ...more

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Semisonic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Semisonic Pop rock, Power pop, Post-grunge Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson, John Munson, and Jacob Slichter. They are perhaps best known for ...more

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The Jets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Jets Teen pop, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music The Jets are an American family band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed of brothers and sisters who specialize in pop, R&B, and dance music, particularly Latin freestyle. The group ...more

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Lori Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Lori Lewis Gothic metal, Classical music, Symphonic metal Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and soprano currently residing in Salem, Oregon graduate in the University of Kansas, she was a vocalist and official member of the Swedish symphonic metal ...more

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Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Jonathan Edwards Folk music, Country Jonathan Edwards is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single "Sunshine".

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Vanity 6 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Vanity 6 New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s.

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The Revolution is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Revolution Rock music, Heavy metal, Rhythm and blues The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated pop, funk, R&B and hard ...more

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Steve Marker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Steve Marker Rock music Steve Marker is an American musician and record producer, best known internationally as the guitarist of the Madison, Wisconsin-based alternative rock band Garbage.

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Monte Moir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Monte Moir Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music Monte Moir is an American songwriter, producer and musician best known as the keyboardist of Prince's band The Time and songwriter of many notable American artists.

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Susie Allanson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Susie Allanson Country Susie Allanson is an American country music singer and actress. Susie was raised in Burbank and lived in Las Vegas from 1963-71. Before beginning her singing career in the mid-1970s, she toured ...more

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Mazarati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Mazarati New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Mazarati was an American R&B band formed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution bassist Brownmark. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, they are now defunct as a group. The ...more

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Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Babes in Toyland Riot grrrl, Grunge, Alternative rock Babes in Toyland is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The band was formed by Oregon native Kat Bjelland, with Lori Barbero and Michelle Leon, who was later ...more

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Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Motion City Soundtrack Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997. The band consists of founding members Justin Pierre and Joshua Cain, along with keyboardist and moog ...more

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Bash & Pop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Bash & Pop Pop rock, Alternative rock Bash & Pop was an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the breakup of the Replacements. It released one album before breaking ...more

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Dillinger Four is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Dillinger Four Pop punk, Punk rock Dillinger Four is an American punk rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have released four full-length studio albums. Since 1996, the band's lineup has been Patrick Costello ...more

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The Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Family New Wave, Pop music, Dance music The Family is a band formed by Prince, and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. The band reformed as fDeluxe in 2009.

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Sara Groves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Sara Groves Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Sara Groves is an American contemporary Christian singer, record producer, and author. Groves received her Bachelor of Science degree in history and English in 1994 from Evangel University, a ...more

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Michael Bland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Michael Bland Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music Michael Bland is best known as a drummer for Prince starting in 1989. He was with Prince during The New Power Generation era and played with him live and on albums for 7 years. From 1995 to ...more

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American Head Charge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
American Head Charge Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal American Head Charge is an industrial metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The band has earned two nominations at the Kerrang! Awards.

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Four Letter Lie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Four Letter Lie Pop rock, Screamo, Post-hardcore Four Letter Lie is an American post-hardcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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New Power Generation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
New Power Generation Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music The New Power Generation, also known as The NPG, is the backing group of musician Prince.

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Crimson Thorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Crimson Thorn Thrash metal, Black metal, Blackened death metal Crimson Thorn is an American Christian death metal band. According to Allmusic, they are "surely one of the world's most extreme-sounding Christian metal bands". Crimson Thorn has ...more

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Apollonia 6 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Apollonia 6 New Wave, Disco, Pop music Apollonia 6 was a 1980s female singing trio created by Prince.

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Powermad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Powermad Thrash metal, Power metal, Speed metal Powermad has been called "An innovative and often forgotten speed metal band...who infused progressive metal styles and European styles into abstract American speed metal." The band's ...more

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Minnesota Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Minnesota Orchestra Classical music The Minnesota Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1903, the Minnesota Orchestra plays most of its concerts at Minneapolis's Orchestra Hall. Osmo ...more

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Don Moen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Don Moen Christian music, Contemporary worship music, Contemporary Christian music Donald James "Don" Moen is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music. Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts ...more

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Morris Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Morris Day Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music Morris E. Day is an American musician, composer and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time.

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Next is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Next Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Next is an American R&B musical trio, popular during the late 1990's and early 2000's. They are best known for their hit singles "Too Close", "Wifey", and "I Still ...more

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Doctor Fink is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Doctor Fink Pop music, Alternative dance, Rhythm and blues Matthew Robert "Matt" Fink, better known by the stage name Doctor Fink, is an American keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as a member of The Revolution, the ...more

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Kristen Pfaff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Kristen Pfaff Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock Kristen Marie Pfaff was an American musician, best known as the bassist for alternative rock band Hole from 1993 to 1994. Prior to Hole, Pfaff also served as the bassist and backing vocalist for ...more

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Quietdrive is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Quietdrive Pop punk, Emo, Alternative rock Quietdrive is an alternative rock band based in Hopkins, Minnesota that formed in 2002. Quietdrive released their debut album When All That's Left Is You on May 30, 2006 on Epic Records. In ...more

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This World Fair is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
This World Fair Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock This World Fair was an American rock act based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The line-up included the singer-songwriter Chris Kalgren, along with a touring band consisting of Alexander Young ...more

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The Soviettes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Soviettes Pop punk, Punk rock, Indie rock The Soviettes are a punk rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 2001. The group is composed of Annie, Sturgeon, Susy, and Danny, all of whom share singing duties.

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Dosh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Dosh Indie, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music Martin Chavez Dosh, better known mononymously as Dosh, is a multi-instrumentalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Tapes 'n Tapes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Tapes 'n Tapes Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia, Indie rock Tapes 'n Tapes is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Golden Smog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Golden Smog Rock music, Alternative country, Blues Golden Smog is a loosely connected group of musicians comprising, at various times, members of Soul Asylum, The Replacements, Wilco, The Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, The Honeydogs and Big Star. ...more

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Martyr A.D. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Martyr A.D. Metalcore Martyr A.D. was a metalcore band formed in late 1999 from former members of the band Disembodied. Joel Johnson, Tara Johnson and Justin Kane joined with newcomers Charlie Johnson and Mike ...more

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Psykosonik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Psykosonik Techno Psykosonik was an American techno music group. The band had four Billboard charted Top 40 hit singles. Psykosonik was featured on the Mortal Kombat: Annihilation soundtrack. The band's lyrics ...more

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Natural Selection is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Natural Selection Pop music, Rhythm and blues Natural Selection was a U.S. pop group, best known for their 1991 hit "Do Anything" that reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Grant Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Grant Young Rock music, Alternative rock Grant Young was the drummer for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum from 1984-1995. He replaced Pat Morley shortly after the release of Soul Asylum's debut album, Say What You Will, ...more

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Fog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Fog Alternative hip hop, Indie, Electronic music Fog was a band fronted by Andrew Broder, which includes members Mark Erickson and Tim Glenn. Most of Fog's releases have been put out by Lex Records or Ninja Tune.

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Kill Sadie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Kill Sadie Indie, Emo, Experimental rock Kill Sadie was a Minneapolis-based post-hardcore band who formed in 1997 and eventually split in 2001 after a large number of line-up changes. It proved to be a launching ground for several ...more