Bands/Musicians 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.

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311 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Rock music, Rap metal, Reggae fusion 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills and drummer Chad ...more

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Bright Eyes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Indie pop, Folk music, Emo Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player ...more

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Pigeon John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Christian hip hop John Kenneth Dust, 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. Symphony.

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Matty Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Pop punk, Punk rock 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
New Wave, Dance-punk, Synth rock The Faint is an American indie rock band. Formed in Omaha, Nebraska, the band consists of Todd Fink, Jacob Thiele, Dapose, Joel Petersen and Clark Baechle. The Faint was originally known as ...more

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Tilly and the Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Indie pop, Indie rock 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
Indie pop, Emo, Folk rock Conor Mullen Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Commander Venus, ...more

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Mike Mogis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Folk music, Emo, Alternative country Mike Mogis is an American producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist who, along with his brother A.J. Mogis, founded Presto! Recording Studios. Mike has engineered, produced, and performed in ...more

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Michael Ivins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock Michael Lee Ivins is the bassist and one of the founding members of The Flaming Lips. Along with Mark Coyne and Wayne Coyne, he formed The Flaming Lips in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ...more

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Desaparecidos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Emo, Punk rock, Indie rock 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
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal 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 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 was an American composer and lyricist best known for the jazz standard "Willow Weep for Me".

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Sparkle Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Rockabilly Sparkle Moore is a rockabilly singer, who recorded only a few songs during her career, but was highly influential as a pioneer of female rockabilly. Her name was earned because of her similarity ...more

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Broken Spindles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Synthpop, Electronic dance music, Indie rock Broken Spindles was Joel Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska. Joel also played bass and guitar in The Faint. The music of Broken Spindles ranged from instrumental electronic songs to sparse piano pieces ...more

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Erik Turner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Erik Turner Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Erik Turner 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 Dixon. Turner was ...more

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Commander Venus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Emo, Indie rock 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
Americana Simon Joyner is a singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Considered by some to be the forefather of the burgeoning Omaha music scene, he has profoundly influenced the music of ...more

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Luigi Waites is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Jazz Luigi Waites 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. He served the Omaha music ...more

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The Good Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Rock music, Folk rock, Indie rock 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 Pop music

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Criteria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Criteria Rock music, Indie rock 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 Rock music, Indie rock 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 Rock music, Indie rock 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
Pop punk, Punk rock

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Bloodcow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Omaha
Bloodcow Heavy metal Bloodcow is an American metal band from Council Bluffs, Iowa.