Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

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

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hip hop music, Pop music Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His ...more

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Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock Anti-Flag are an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is well known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human ...more

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Girl Talk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop music, Electronic music, Mashup Gregg Michael Gillis, known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an American deejay specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released five LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs ...more

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Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Art Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher ...more

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Billy Eckstine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jazz William Clarence "Billy" Eckstine was an American singer and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in

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Rusted Root is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Rock music, Alternative rock, Jam band Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, PA, known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin ...more

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Kenny Clarke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jazz Kenny Clarke, born Kenneth Spearman Clarke, nicknamed "Klook" and later known as Liaqat Ali Salaam, was a jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a major innovator of the bebop style of ...more

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Bobby Blotzer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal Robert John "Bobby" Blotzer is an American musician best known for playing drums for glam metal band Ratt. He attended Torrance High School in Torrance California along with his Ratt ...more

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Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jazz Raymond Matthews Brown was an influential American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, among many others.

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Justin Sane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Folk music, Pop rock, Melodic hardcore Justin Cathal Geever, better known by his stage name Justin Sane is the lead guitarist and singer/songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock band formed in 1988 ...more

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Jerry Fielding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Film score Jerry Fielding was an American radio, record, film and television composer, conductor, bandleader, and musical director.

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Eric Leeds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz Eric Leeds is an American jazz and funk musician who plays the saxophone and other woodwind and brass instruments. He is best known for his work with Prince.

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Sam Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hip hop music, G-funk, Rhythm and blues Sam Sneed is an American producer and rapper. He originally got his start working as a producer for K-Solo and the Hit Squad.

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Roy Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Swing music, Big band, Jazz David Roy Eldridge, commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone ...more

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Jeff 'Tain' Watts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jazz Jeff "Tain" Watts is a jazz drummer who has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, David Gilmour, Ravi Coltrane and others.

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Ahmad Jamal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Cool jazz, Jazz, Bebop Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, group leader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.

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Grand Buffet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental music Grand Buffet is a hip-hop funk duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made up of Jackson O'Connell-Barlow and Jarrod Weeks. Their music is a unique brand of humorous, often satirical rap. They have ...more

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Prometheus Burning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Electro-industrial, Industrial music Pr0metheus Burning is an Electro-Industrial duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which started in early 2001. The group has garnered notable success with the release of their 2006 album Beyond ...more

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Rocket Me Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop punk, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Paul Chambers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. was a jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz bass can be measured not only by ...more

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Shanice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress. She scored the Top 10 Billboard hit singles "I Love ...more

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Ben Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Don Caballero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Instrumental rock, Jazz, Progressive rock Don Caballero is an American math rock group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The group took their name from the character Guy Caballero, portrayed by Joe Flaherty, on the sketch ...more

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Jero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Enka Jerome Charles White, Jr, better known by his stage name Jero, is an American enka singer of African-American and Japanese descent. He is the first black enka singer in Japanese music history.

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Joe Grushecky & The Houserocke... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers The Iron City Houserockers were an American rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, led by singer/guitarist Joe Grushecky, that existed from 1976 until 1984.

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Black Moth Super Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Synthpop, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop Black Moth Super Rainbow is an American experimental band from Pittsburgh.

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The Del-Vikings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Rhythm and blues The Del-Vikings are an American doo-wop musical group, who recorded several hit singles in the 1950s, and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. The group was ...more

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Liverball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Liverball Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock Iron City Punkrock via Pittsburgh USA. Manic, driving punk rock, with rough & tough vocals and killer guitars.

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William Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Folk music, Emo, Folk rock William Fitzsimmons is an American singer-songwriter, based in Illinois, perhaps best known for his songs "Passion Play" and "Please Don't Go", which aired during pivotal ...more

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Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jazz Steve Nelson is an American vibraphonist, and has been a member of Dave Holland's Quintet and Big Band for over a decade. He graduated from Rutgers University with both Master's and Bachelor's ...more

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Zombi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Space rock Zombi is a composer.

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The Code is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
The Code Punk rock The Code is a former American ska-punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band released their first full-length CD on A-F Records, which they followed up with a split with Whatever It ...more

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Aus-Rotten is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
D-beat, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk Aus-Rotten was an American anarcho-punk band active from 1991 to 2001 formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Part of the DIY underground, its members practiced and promoted a philosophy of ...more

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Steve Moore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Steve Moore Electronic music, Progressive rock, Film score Steve Moore is a film score composer.

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Povertyneck Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Povertyneck Hillbillies Country The Hillbilly Way are an American country music band founded in Dawson, Pennsylvania in 2000 by Chris "Abby" Abbondanza, Dave Cramer, Ryan Lucotch, Jeff Volek, David "Junior" ...more

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Creation Is Crucifixion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Mathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal Creation Is Crucifixion is a mathcore band that was formed in early 1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band was known for its complicated sound, which varied from ambient noise to more ...more

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Amanda Latona is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pop music

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ThouShaltNot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Synthpop, Rock music, Industrial music ThouShaltNot were a band whose style blends post-punk, goth, industrial music, and synthpop. Active from 1998 to 2013, they were from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and were signed to Dancing Ferret ...more

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Christopher K Koenigsberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Christopher K Koenigsberg

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Ryan Stasik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Jam band, Progressive rock

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Classical music The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The orchestra's home is Heinz Hall, located in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

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Stick Against Stone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Avant-progressive rock, Avant-garde jazz, World fusion music Stick Against Stone is a post-punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; that resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco, California - initially ...more

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The Cynics is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
The Cynics Indie rock The Cynics are an American garage rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band, consisting of guitarist Gregg Kostelich, drummer Bill Von Hagen, vocalist Michael Kastelic, bass player Steve ...more

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Rottrevore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Rottrevore Heavy metal, Death metal Rottrevore is an American death metal band from Pittsburgh, formed in November 1989 by Mark Mastro.

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The Boilermaker Jazz Band is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
The Boilermaker Jazz Band

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The Last Hope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
The Last Hope

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Carsickness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Carsickness

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Cold Warrior and the Mercenary... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Cold Warrior and the Mercenary Band

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Nominal Bond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Nominal Bond