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List of Famous Bands from Omaha

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

Examples include 311 and Bright Eyes.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Omaha?" or "What is a list of Omaha bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (26 items)
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311 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: 311, From Chaos, Evolver, Universal Pulse, Don't Tread on Me, + more

311 (pronounced "three-eleven") is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson (a member ...more

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Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, Fevers and Mirrors, + more

Bright Eyes was an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consisted of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano ...more

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Pigeon John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Christian hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Pigeon John Is Dating Your Sister, Pigeon John Sings the Blues!, Pigeon John Is Clueless, Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party, Featuring Pigeon John 2, + more

John Kenneth Dust (born John Kenneth Dunkin: November 30, 1972), better known by the stage name Pigeon John, is an American rapper based in Los Angeles, California. He is a former member of L.A. ...more

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Matty Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Pop punk and Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America
Matty Lewis is the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of Zebrahead, and is a native of Papillion, Nebraska. Lewis took up playing the guitar and writing songs at age 12.
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The Faint is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: Danse Macabre, Media, Wet From Birth, Blank-Wave Arcade, Fasciinatiion, + more

The Faint is an American indie rock band. Formed in Omaha, Nebraska, the band consists of Todd Fink, Graham Ulicny, Dapose and Clark Baechle. The Faint was originally known as Norman Bailer and ...more

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Tilly and the Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: o, Bottoms of Barrels, Wild Like Children, Heavy Mood, Beat Control, + more

Tilly and the Wall is an indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska. Their name originated from a children's book called Tillie and the Wall, written by Leo Lionni. They are particularly noted for ...more
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Conor Oberst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Indie pop, Emo & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Soundtrack to My Movie, Conor Oberst, Water, Here's to Special Treatment, One of My Kind, + more

Conor Mullen Oberst (born February 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, The ...more

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Mike Mogis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Folk music, Emo & Alternative country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Fault in Our Stars, Stuck in Love

Michael Riley "Mike" Mogis (born May 16, 1974) is an American producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist who, along with his brother A.J. Mogis, founded Presto! Recording Studios ...more
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Michael Ivins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Neo-psychedelia and Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Michael Lee Ivins (born March 17, 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska) is the bassist, keyboardist, backing vocalist and one of the founding members of The Flaming Lips.Along with Mark Coyne and Wayne ...more
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Desaparecidos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: Read Music/Speak Spanish, The Happiest Place on Earth, What's New for Fall, Anonymous / The Left Is Right

Desaparecidos is a band from Nebraska. It is a project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, the frontman of the indie folk band Bright Eyes.
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Cellador is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: Enter Deception, Leaving All Behind

Cellador is a power metal band based out of Denver, Colorado. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, the band was founded in 2003 by Chris Petersen, the band's primary songwriter, as a direct contrast ...more

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Preston Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Preston Love
Preston Haines Love (April 26, 1921, Omaha, Nebraska – February 12, 2004, Omaha, Nebraska) was a renowned alto saxophonist, bandleader and songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska.
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Ann Ronell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Ann Rosenblatt, known as Ann Ronell (December 25, 1905 — December 25, 1993) was an American composer and lyricist. She was best known for the standards "Willow Weep for Me" (1932) and ...more
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Sparkle Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Rockabilly; Nationality: United States of America
Sparkle Moore (born Barbara Morgan on November 6, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States) is an American rockabilly singer who was influential as a pioneer of female rockabilly. Her name arose ...more
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Broken Spindles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Synthpop, Electronic dance music & Indie rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Fulfilled/Complete, Inside/Absent, Broken Spindles, Document Number One, Kiss/Kick

Broken Spindles was a band solely consisting of Joel Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska. Joel also played bass and guitar in The Faint. The music of Broken Spindles ranged from instrumental electronic ...more
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Erik Turner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Erik Turner Genre: Glam metal, Heavy metal & Hard rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Demos for Diehards

Erik Turner (born March 31, 1964) is best known as the rhythm guitarist in American glam metal band Warrant. Turner co-founded Warrant in Los Angeles, California in July 1984 with bassist Jerry ...more
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Commander Venus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: The Uneventful Vacation, Do You Feel at Home?, Drip / Commander Venus

Commander Venus was an American emo band from Omaha, Nebraska. Fronted by Conor Oberst and Tim Kasher, the band also included Todd Fink and Matt Bowen of The Faint, Ben Armstrong of Head of ...more
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Simon Joyner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Americana; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Yesterday Tomorrow and in Between, Ghosts, Room Temperature, Iffy, Hotel Lives, + more

Simon Joyner (born 1971) is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He has influenced the music of Bright Eyes, Kevin Morby and Gillian Welch. In the early 1990s, Beck ...more
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Luigi Waites is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Luigi Waites (July 10, 1927 – April 6, 2010) was a jazz drummer and vibraphonist from Omaha, Nebraska. He performed weekly gigs in the Omaha area both solo and with ensembles such as Luigi, Inc. ...more
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The Good Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: Novena on a Nocturne, Album of the Year, Black Out, Help Wanted Nights, Lovers Need Lawyers EP, + more

The Good Life is an indie rock band on Saddle Creek records. Started as a solo project of Cursive's frontman Tim Kasher, The Good Life quickly grew to become its own established group. The ...more
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Chantel Kohl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Chantel Kohl Genre: Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Criteria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Criteria

Albums: En Garde, When We Break, Prevent the World

Criteria is an indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, formed in 2003 when ex-Cursive founding member Steve Pedersen returned to his hometown after graduating from the Duke University School of ...more
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Little Brazil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Little Brazil

Albums: You And Me, Little Brazil EP, Tighten the Noose, Son

Little Brazil is a four-piece rock band that formed in 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska. It was first created by Landon Hedges, of Desaparecidos and formerly of The Good Life. Originally he intended to ...more
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The '89 Cubs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
The '89 Cubs

Albums: The Are Giants in the Earth

The '89 Cubs are a power trio hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. The band features members from Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and The Good Life, all bands that are signed to Saddle Creek Records. Their ...more
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Jank 1000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha

Albums: Suburban Punks Are Go!!, Helpless X2 E.P., Old School, New School & Middle School, My Love Notes And Her Death Threats, + more