Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Olympia

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

Bands include everything from Sleater-Kinney to The Gossip.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Olympia?" or "What is a list of Olympia bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (20 items)

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Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge Sleater-Kinney is an American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington, in 1994. The band's lineup features Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss. Sleater-Kinney is a key part of ...more

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The Gossip is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
The Gossip Punk blues, Dance-punk, Garage rock Gossip is a three-piece American indie rock band formed in 1999 in Olympia, Washington. The band consists of singer Beth Ditto, guitarist Brace Paine and drummer Hannah Blilie. After releasing ...more

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Corin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Corin Tucker Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock Corin Lisa Tucker is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney.

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Bikini Kill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Bikini Kill Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock Bikini Kill was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington in October 1990. The group consisted of singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi ...more

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Barrett Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Barrett Martin Grunge, World music, Alternative rock Barrett Martin is an American drummer, upright bassist, composer, producer, writer, and Zen artist. He was the drummer for the Seattle, Washington groups Skin Yard and Screaming Trees, as well ...more

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Wolves in the Throne Room is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Wolves in the Throne Room Doom metal, Dark ambient, Black metal Wolves in the Throne Room is an American black metal band formed in 2003 in Olympia, Washington. According to the band, one of the founding concepts of WITTR is to channel the "energies of ...more

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The Spinanes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
The Spinanes Indie rock The Spinanes were an American indie rock band, primarily active during the 1990s. Originally founded by and consisting only of singer-songwriter/guitarist Rebecca Gates and drummer Scott Plouf, ...more

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Team Dresch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Team Dresch Riot grrrl, Queercore, Punk rock Team Dresch is an American punk/riot grrrl band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in Olympia, Washington, which was initially active from 1993 until 1998. The band made a significant ...more

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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Calvin Johnson Indie pop, Punk rock, Indie rock Calvin Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and disc jockey born in Olympia, Washington, US. Known for his uniquely deep, droning singing voice, Johnson was a ...more

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Anna Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Anna Oxygen Synthpop Anna Jordan Huff is an American singer-songwriter, producer, composer, multi-media artist, and actress best known by her stage Anna Oxygen. After starting her music career as a member of the ...more

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Earth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Earth Doom metal, Heavy metal, Experimental music Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the guitarist Dylan Carlson. Earth's music is nearly all instrumental, and can be divided into two ...more

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Beat Happening is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Beat Happening Indie pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members. Beat Happening were ...more

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Bratmobile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Bratmobile Riot grrrl, Rock music, Garage rock Bratmobile was an American punk band. Bratmobile was a first-generation "riot grrrl" band, which grew from the Pacific Northwest and Washington, DC underground. It was influenced by ...more

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The Microphones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
The Microphones Folktronica, Noise pop, Indie folk The Microphones was the name of a musical project based in Olympia, Washington, and fronted by Phil Elvrum. Elvrum was the principal songwriter and producer behind the Microphones' albums, but ...more

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Heavens to Betsy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Heavens to Betsy Riot grrrl, Rock music, Alternative rock Heavens to Betsy was an American indie-punk band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1991. They were part of the DIY riot grrrl movement in the punk rock underground in the early 1990s, and were ...more

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Dub Narcotic Sound System is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Dub Narcotic Sound System Indie rock Dub Narcotic Sound System is an Olympia, Washington based indie-funk musical group founded by Calvin Johnson, signed to K Records.

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godheadSilo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
godheadSilo Noise rock godheadSilo was a noise rock duo from Fargo, North Dakota. The band consisted of Mike Kunka on bass and Dan Haugh on drums. The two met growing up near Fargo, North Dakota. The band originally ...more

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Bangs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Bangs Rock music, Punk rock, Indie rock Bangs was an American punk rock band from Olympia, Washington.

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Wide Eye Panic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Wide Eye Panic Heavy metal, Alternative metal Wide Eye Panic is an alternative metal band from Olympia, Washington that formed in 2003. After forming and writing a few original songs, they started playing many gigs in cities and towns ...more

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Versus None is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Olympia
Versus None Industrial music Versus None an industrial music project created in 2004 in Olympia, Washington by solo artist SinClair. The music is dark, dirty, and grounded in self-reflection, with piercing, painful lyrics. ...more