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List of Famous Bands from Pasadena

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List of Pasadena bands, listed by their level of fame. This Pasadena musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Pasadena bands are included, as well as many Pasadena musicians of underground status. This list of Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Van Halen to Kim Carnes.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Pasadena?" or "What is a list of Pasadena bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
  • 1

    Van Halen

    Glam metal, Rock music

    AlbumsVan Halen, 1984, Diver Down, OU812, Van Halen II

    Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with "restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene", Van Halen is known for its energetic live...  more

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    Kim Carnes

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    AlbumsBette Davis Eyes, Mistaken Identity, Crazy in the Night, Light House, Chasin' Wild Trains

    Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she began her career as a songwriter in the 1960s, writing for other artists while...  more

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  • 3

    Jerry Dixon

    Glam metal, Heavy metal
    Jerry Lawrence Dixon (born September 15, 1967) is an American musician, and one of the original members of the 1980s rock band Warrant. He was born in Pasadena, California. He has a son, Grady by...  more
  • 4

    Kristinia DeBarge

    Pop music, Dance-pop

    AlbumsYoung & Restless, Exposed, Let Go

    Kristinia Jamie DeBarge (; born March 8, 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. DeBarge first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol...  more
  • 5


    Pop punk, Indie pop

    AlbumsSpending Time on the Borderline, Rock and Roll Part Three, Pasadena, Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars, The Doubble Donkey Disc

    Ozma is an American rock band from Pasadena, California. The band's sound is a mix of nostalgic new wave–influenced power pop and contrapuntal Casiotone-driven melodies sustained by heavy guitar...  more
  • 6
    Dan Barrett (born December 14, 1955 in Pasadena, California) is an American arranger, cornetist, and trombonist. The earliest mention of Dan Barrett was in the Melody Maker, 10 February 1973, which...  more
  • 7

    Jeff Deyo

    Christian music, Contemporary worship music

    AlbumsUnveil, Saturate, Surrender, The Worship Collection, Light (Music)

    Jeff Deyo (born November 5, 1969) is an American contemporary Christian music solo artist, professor, author, podcaster, songwriter and worship leader. He the lead vocalist for Sonicflood with Gotee...  more

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  • 8


    Noise music, Free improvisation

    AlbumsThe Mad Excitement, The Barbaric Pulsations, The Incomparable Rhythms Of..., ISM, Smegma Plays Merzbow

    Smegma is an American experimental noise group formed in Pasadena, California in 1973. Author Richard Meltzer became their vocalist in the late 1990s. The group was included in the Nurse with Wound...  more

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  • 9

    Primordial Undermind

    Drone music, Experimental classical music

    AlbumsLoss Of Affect, Last Worldly Bond, Universe I've Got, Thin Shells of Revolution

    Primordial Undermind is a critically acclaimed experimental/psychedelic rock band, begun in 1988 when guitarist Eric Arn of Connecticut's Crystalized Movements moved to California, and continuing...  more
  • 10

    The Poxy Boggards

    Folk music

    AlbumsBawdy Parts, Barley Legal, Wish You Were Beer, Bitter and Stout, Lager than Life

    The Poxy Boggards are an American all-male folk band based in Pasadena. They were founded in 1994 at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Since this time, they have achieved success in...  more
  • 11

    Red Delicious

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsAddictions & Scars, Emotional Blur, Acoustical Blur