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14 Nerdy Bands That Actually Rock

Updated September 7, 2018 1.6k votes 312 voters 4.8k views14 items

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Many nerdy bands exist that actually rock. While not every musician possesses the rock star swagger of Keith Richards or Axl Rose, plenty of the biggest artists can rock a huge crowd and still be geeks. 

What exactly makes a musician nerdy? Is it their particular style of music, lyrics, or look? The answer depends on the artist. Nerdy musicians in modern history might make prog music, while others border on math rock - and some just possess a nerdy persona. But that doesn't mean they can't still rock.

Let's take a look at the nerdiest artists to ever rock the house.