Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Providence

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

List is made up of bands like Sage Francis and Lightning Bolt.

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Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Paul William "Sage" Francis is an American hip hop recording artist and spoken word poet from Providence, Rhode Island. He is a founder of Strange Famous Records. Born Paul Francis in ...more

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Lightning Bolt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Noise rock, New Prog, Experimental rock Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, composed of Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals and Brian Gibson on bass guitar. The band met and formed in 1994, when the ...more

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Velvet Crush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Rock music, Power pop Velvet Crush is a power pop band from Rhode Island that achieved prominence in indie-rock circles in the early- and mid-1990s. The band broke up in 1996 but re-formed in 1998 and have continued ...more

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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Jazz Scott Hamilton is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with swing and mainstream jazz.

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Vital Remains is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal Vital Remains is an American death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island formed in 1988.

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Jeffrey Osborne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Funk Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band, L.T.D..

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Six Finger Satellite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Synthpop, Synth rock, Punk rock Six Finger Satellite are an American synthesizer-based post-hardcore band, based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Angry Salad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Angry Salad Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock Angry Salad was an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band formed at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1993. Before their major label deal, they had 1 full ...more

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Daughters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock Daughters is an American rock band formed in 2001 in Providence, Rhode Island after the demise of Providence-based As the Sun Sets. Daughters have four releases including their self-titled EP, ...more

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Combustible Edison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Combustible Edison Lounge music, Pop music, Swing music Combustible Edison was a group founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island, and was one of several lounge music acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the ...more

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Mindflayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Noise rock Mindflayer is a noise rock band from Providence, Rhode Island, made up of Brian Chippendale and Matt Brinkman which was formed out of Fort Thunder. Much of Mindflayer's identity, including the ...more

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The White Mice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Industrial music, Noise music, Sludge metal The White Mice are an abrasive, experimental, industrial, noise rock and noisegrind band from Providence, Rhode Island. They consist of vocals, drums, bass and electronics, but, live, often have ...more

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ZOX is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Ska, Rock music, Reggae ZOX is a band from Providence, Rhode Island that is self-described as "violin-laced indie-rock"—think Beethoven-meets Deathcab-meets The Police. The band consists of four members: ...more

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Small Factory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Indie pop, Twee pop, Indie rock Small Factory was an American indie rock band formed in 1991 and based in Providence, R.I.. The group was well regarded as an exemplar of 1990s indie rock although they never achieved great ...more

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Kites is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Kites Noise music "Kites' Peace Trials creeps on a thin bridge between a small, strange world of Chris Forgues' own creation and our own politically torn world. On the liner notes to this his third release ...more

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Death Vessel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Death Vessel Folk music Death Vessel is an American neo-traditional folk band from Rhode Island, signed to Sub Pop and ATP Recordings, and headed by Joel Thibodeau. Their first album, Stay Close was released on North ...more

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Joe Beats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Joe Beats Hip hop music Joe Beats is an American hip hop producer from Rhode Island. He is best known as the co-producer for the duo Non-Prophets. DelCarpini was born in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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The Chinese Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Noise rock, Dance-punk, Rock music The Chinese Stars is an American noise rock band from Providence, Rhode Island. The band was formed in 2003 with several of the members from Arab on Radar, which had disbanded in 2002. The band ...more

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Arab on Radar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Arab on Radar Noise rock, Punk rock Arab on Radar are a Providence, Rhode Island-based noise rock band founded in 1994. They went on hiatus in 2002. Members of the band went on to form or join the bands The Chinese Stars, Athletic ...more

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Grüvis Malt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Progressive music, Hip hop music, Rock music Grüvis Malt was an American six piece band founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1995. Grüvis Malt has released a total of seven full-length albums, one of which was released under ...more

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Megasus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal Megasus is a heavy metal band formed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2006.

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Plan 9 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Plan 9 Plan 9 is an American neo-psychedelic band from Rhode Island formed in 1979. The group was named for the 1950s science fiction film Plan 9 from Outer Space. The Calgary Herald wrote, in 1989, ...more

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No more kings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Trip hop, Rock music, Pop rock No More Kings are the Los Angeles-based musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Pete Mitchell and producer/songwriter Neil Robins. No More Kings' music is known for its frequent references to ...more

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As the sun sets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Mathcore, Grindcore

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The Brown Derbies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Brown Derbies The Brown Derbies is an all-male a cappella group at Brown University. They were founded by Darryl Shrock in 1982 and have released twelve albums. They sing a variety of different genres, ...more

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Non-Prophets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Hip hop music, Underground hip hop Non-Prophets is a duo of rapper Sage Francis and producer Joe Beats.

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Wizardzz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music Wizardzz is an electropop/noise pop band consisting of Brian Gibson on drums and Rich Porter on synthesizer. Their debut album Hidden City of Taurmond was released on March 21, 2006 under the ...more

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Amazing Crowns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock The Amazing Crowns are a rockabilly band that began in Providence, Rhode Island in 1993. It was composed of vocalist Jason "King" Kendall, bassist Jack "the Swinger" Hanlon, ...more

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Medicine Ball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Medicine Ball

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Mundanes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Mundanes New Wave The Mundanes were an early-1980s Rhode Island-based new wave band with six members: John Andrews, Marsha Armitage, Jonathan Gregg, Dean Lozow, and Kevin Tooley, and John Linnell. Marsha Armitage ...more

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Tiny Hawks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Tiny Hawks Indie rock, Hardcore punk Tiny Hawks is a hardcore punk rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, composed of Art Middleton and Gus Martin. The band formed early in 2003 and played their first show in The Bakery warehouse ...more

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Scarce is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Scarce Alternative rock Scarce will be reuniting in 2007 to record a new album.

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Senior Discount is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Pop punk, Ska punk, Punk rock Senior Discount is a punk rock band based out of Warren, Rhode Island. In addition to playing music, the band is equally involved in the production of film. The band consists of Chuck Staton on ...more

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Ebu Gogo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Ebu Gogo

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The Godrays is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Godrays

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The Radionics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Radionics Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Thee Hydrogen Terrors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Thee Hydrogen Terrors

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Mr. 1000 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Mr. 1000

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The Ybor City Horns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Ybor City Horns Indie rock

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Boss Fuel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Boss Fuel Providence based band that released two 45" singles on Load Records in the 1990's.

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Mark Cutler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Mark Cutler Mark Cutler is a recording artist and singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. Mark Cutler has been the lead singer and songwriter for The Schemers, The Raindogs, and The Dino Club.

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Mother Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Mother Jefferson

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The Schemers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Schemers The Schemers was a Providence, Rhode Island hard rock band that existed between 1979 and 1987 recording on Big Bubble Records.

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Von Ryan's Express is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
Von Ryan's Express