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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. {#nodes}
  • Sleater-Kinney1


    Riot grrrl, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Woods, One Beat, Call the Doctor, Dig Me Out, All Hands on the Bad One

    Sleater-Kinney is an American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington, in 1994. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Gossip2

    The Gossip

    Punk blues, Dance-punk

    AlbumsStanding in the Way of Control, Movement, Real Damage, Standing in the Way of Control, That's Not What I Heard

    Gossip is a three-piece American indie rock band formed in 1999 in Olympia, Washington. The... more on Wikipedia

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    #79 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Washington#175 of 194 The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists

  • Corin Tucker3

    Corin Tucker

    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock

    Albums1,000 Years, Kill My Blues

    Corin Lisa Tucker (born November 9, 1972, in Eugene, Oregon) is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bikini Kill4

    Bikini Kill

    Riot grrrl, Alternative rock

    AlbumsPussy Whipped, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Bikini Kill, Reject All American, Revolution Girl Style Now!

    Bikini Kill is an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990. The... more on Wikipedia

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    #107 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#104 of 151 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

  • Barrett Martin5

    Barrett Martin

    Grunge, World music

    AlbumsUnder the Rose, The Painted Desert

    Barrett Martin (born April 14, 1967) is an American drummer, composer, writer, and Latin... more on Wikipedia
  • Wolves in the Throne Room6

    Wolves in the Throne Room

    Doom metal, Dark ambient

    AlbumsCelestial Lineage, Two Hunters, Malevolent Grain, Wolves in the Throne Room, Diadem of 12 Stars

    Wolves in the Throne Room is an American black metal band formed in 2003 in Olympia,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Spinanes7

    The Spinanes

    Indie rock

    AlbumsStrand, Manos, Arches and Aisles, Imp Years, All Sold Out

    The Spinanes were an American indie rock band, primarily active during the 1990s. Originally... more on Wikipedia
  • Team Dresch8

    Team Dresch

    Riot grrrl, Queercore

    AlbumsCaptain My Captain, Personal Best, Hand Grenade, The New Team Dresch V 6.0 Beta, Temporary Insurance / Audrey

    Team Dresch is an American punk/riot grrrl band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in... more on Wikipedia
  • Calvin Johnson9

    Calvin Johnson

    Indie pop, Punk rock

    AlbumsWhat Was Me, Before the Dream Faded..., Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil, Atlas Shrugged

    Calvin Johnson (born November 1, 1962) is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music... more on Wikipedia
  • Anna Oxygen10

    Anna Oxygen


    AlbumsAll Your Faded Things, This Is an Exercise

    Anna Jordan Huff (Mercovich) is an American multi-media artist, composer, producer and actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Earth11


    Doom metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsEarth 2: Special Low Frequency Version, HEX; or Printing in the Infernal Method, Angel Coma, Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars Live, Extra‐Capsular Extraction

    Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 38 The Best Bands Named After Stars, Planets, and Other Things in Outer Space#106 of 118 The Best Experimental Rock Bands/Artists

  • Beat Happening12

    Beat Happening

    Indie pop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsJamboree, Beat Happening, You Turn Me On, Dreamy, Black Candy

    Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin... more on Wikipedia
  • Bratmobile13


    Riot grrrl, Rock music

    AlbumsPottymouth, Ladies, Women and Girls, Peel Session, The Real Janelle

    Bratmobile was an American punk band. Bratmobile was a first-generation "riot grrrl" band,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Microphones14

    The Microphones

    Folktronica, Noise pop

    AlbumsThe Glow, Part 2, It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water, Song Islands

    The Microphones was the name of a musical project based in Olympia, Washington, and fronted by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15

    Heavens to Betsy

    Riot grrrl, Rock music

    AlbumsCalculated, These Monsters Are Real, Direction, The Last Hurrah, My Secret / Cool Schmool

    Heavens to Betsy was an American punk band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1991. It was part... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Dub Narcotic Sound System

    Indie rock

    AlbumsBoot Party, Degenerate Introduction, Dub Narcotic Sound System meets The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in a Dancehall Style!, Out of Your Mind, Ridin' Shotgun

    Dub Narcotic Sound System (D.N.S.S.) is an Olympia, Washington based indie-funk musical group... more on Wikipedia
  • 17


    Noise rock

    AlbumsSkyward in Triumph, Elephantitus of the Night, Share the Fantasy, The Scientific Supercake LP, Booby Trap

    godheadSilo was a noise rock duo from Fargo, North Dakota. The band consisted of Mike Kunka on... more on Wikipedia
  • Bangs18


    Rock music, Punk rock

    AlbumsSweet Revenge, Tiger Beat, Maggie the Cat, Call and Response, Mailorder Freak

    Bangs was an American punk rock band from Olympia, Washington.
  • 19

    Wide Eye Panic

    Heavy metal, Alternative metal

    AlbumsModus Operandi

    Wide Eye Panic is an alternative metal band from Olympia, Washington that formed in 2003.... more on Wikipedia
  • Versus None20

    Versus None

    Industrial music
    Versus None an industrial music project created in 2004 in Olympia, Washington by solo artist... more on Wikipedia