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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
Genre: Hip hop music and Alternative hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album, Human the Death Dance, Sickly Business, + more

Labels: Anticon, Epitaph Records, Strange Famous Records, ANTI‐

Paul William "Sage" Francis (born November 18, 1976) is an American independent underground rapper from Providence, Rhode Island. He is the founder and CEO of Strange Famous Records.

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Lightning Bolt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence

Albums: Wonderful Rainbow, Hypermagic Mountain, Ride the Skies, Lightning Bolt, Earthly Delights, + more

Labels: LOAD Records

Lightning Bolt is an American 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, ...more

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Velvet Crush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence

Albums: In the Presence of Greatness, Free Expression, Melody Freaks, Stereo Blues, Rock Concert, + more

Labels: 550 Music, Creation Records, Epic Records

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

Albums: Late Night Christmas Eve, Swing Brothers, Just You, Just Me, No Bass Hit, + more

Scott Hamilton (born September 12, 1954) 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

Albums: Dawn of the Apocalypse, Dechristianize, Let Us Pray, Icons of Evil, Forever Underground, + more

Labels: Century Media Records

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
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues & Funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Stay with Me Tonight, Emotional, Don't Stop, Music Is Life, Jeffrey Osborne, + more

Labels: Hip-O Records, A&M Records, Koch Entertainment, Arista Records, Private Music

Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American Grammy–nominated singer–songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne is the former drummer and lead singer of the American R&B/Soul ...more

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Six Finger Satellite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence

Albums: The Pigeon Is the Most Popular Bird, Severe Exposure, Paranormalized, Law of Ruins, Half Control, + more

Labels: LOAD Records, Sub Pop

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

Albums: Angry Salad, The Guinea Pig EP, Bizarre Gardening Accident

Labels: Atlantic Records

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

Albums: Daughters, Daughters, Canada Songs, Hell Songs, Daughters 7" EP

Labels: Hydra Head Records, Robotic Empire

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

Albums: Four Rooms, Schizophonic!, The Impossible World, I, Swinger, + more

Labels: Sub Pop

Combustible Edison, founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island, was one of several lounge music acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the mid-1990s.Unlike ...more
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Mindflayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence

Albums: Die & Mold Services, Expedition to the Hairier Peaks, It's Always 1999, Take Your Skin Off

Labels: Bulb Records, LOAD Records

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

Albums: BLasssTPhlEgMEICE, ASSPhIXXXEATATESHUN, Live at AS220, Ganjahovahdose, EXcreaMaNTRaINTRaVEINaNUS

Labels: LOAD Records

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

Albums: The Wait, Line in the Sand, The Rest, Space Monkey, Take Me Home

Labels: SideOneDummy Records

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

Albums: The Industrial Evolution, I Do Not Love You, For If You Cannot Fly, Suggestions, Lose Your Way, + more

Labels: spinART Records

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

Albums: The Hidden Family/+White+, Peace Trials, Hallucination Guillotine // Final Worship, Royal Paint With the Metallic Gardner From the United States Helped Into an Open Field by Women and Children

Labels: LOAD Records

"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

Albums: Stay Close, Island Intervals, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us

Labels: ATP Recordings, Sub Pop

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 Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Diverse Recourse, Reverse Discourse, Falcon by Design, Hopestrumentals, Indie Rock Blues, + more

Labels: Strange Famous Records, Lex Records, Bully Records

Joe Beats (born Joe DelCarpini, October 4, 1977) 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, ...more
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The Chinese Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence

Albums: A Rare Sensation, Listen to Your Left Brain, Turbo Mattress, Heaven on Speed Dial

Labels: Kitty Play Records, Three One G, Skin Graft Records

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

Albums: Soak the Saddle, The Stolen Singles, Queen Hygiene II, Rough Day at the Orifice, Yahweh or the Highway, + more

Arab on Radar was 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

Albums: Simon, ...With the Spirit of a Traffic Jam..., Maximum Unicorn, Sound Soldiers, Cromagnetic, + more

Labels: Lakeshore Records

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

Albums: Megasus, Seven Inches of Sorcery

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

Albums: Dealing With the Dead, Generation Action, Ham and Sam Jammin', Sea Hunt, Plan 9, + more

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

Albums: No More Kings, And the Flying Boombox, Sweep the Leg (EP)

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

Albums: Limited Summer Demo, 7744, Each Individual Voice Is Dead In The Silence, 8949

Labels: Trash Art

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The Brown Derbies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Providence
The Brown Derbies

Albums: Nightcap, Down Time, Talk Derby to Me, Hat Trick, Hybrid, + more

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