Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Rochester

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List of Rochester bands, listed by their level of fame. This Rochester musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Rochester bands are included, as well as many Rochester musicians of underground status. This list of Rochester 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 Rochester 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 of bands on this list: Tony Levin, Lydia Lunch and more.

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Tony Levin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Tony Levin Progressive metal, Pop music, Experimental rock Anthony Frederick "Tony" Levin is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer. Levin is best ...more

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Lydia Lunch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Lydia Lunch Spoken word, No wave, Experimental rock Lydia Lunch is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave scene. The Boston Phoenix named Lunch "one of the 10 ...more

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Teddy Geiger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Teddy Geiger Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Teddy Geiger is an American singer-songwriter, music producer and occasional actor. He is known to play the guitar, bass, piano & drums. Geiger has released two albums to date Underage ...more

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Polar Bear Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Polar Bear Club Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Polar Bear Club is an American post-hardcore band from Rochester and Syracuse, upstate New York. Formed in 2005, the band currently consists of vocalist Jimmy Stadt, lead guitarist Chris Browne, ...more

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Roxy Petrucci is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Roxy Petrucci Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Roxy Petrucci is a former drummer for Madam X and Vixen.

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Davey Havok is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Davey Havok Horror punk, Synthpop, Rock music David Paden Marchand, best known by his stage name Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI, the electronic music band Blaqk Audio, and hardcore band XTRMST. Havok is an ...more

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DJ Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
DJ Green Lantern Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues James D'Agostino, professionally known as DJ Green Lantern, is an American hip hop disc Jockey and music producer from Rochester, New York. In 2002, D'Agostino was signed by American rapper ...more

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PsyOpus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
PsyOpus Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal Psyopus is a mathcore band from Rochester, New York. Formed in 2002, the band is noted for the unorthodox and extremely technical guitar techniques of Christopher Arp, often referred to as ...more

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Daniel Bennett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Daniel Bennett Daniel Bennett is an American saxophonist who lives in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett is best known for his "folk jazz" music. Bennett contends that his music is "a mix of jazz, folk, ...more

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John Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
John Clark Jazz John Clark is an American jazz horn player and composer.

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Joyce Sims is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Joyce Sims House music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music Joyce Sims is an American singer-songwriter. Joyce Sims is a multi-talented recording artist and musician who lit up the music industry with her first hit single, the now classic club anthem “ ...more

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Nitin Sawhney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Nitin Sawhney Hip hop music, Trip hop, Orchestra Nitin Sawhney is a British Indian musician, producer and composer. His work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as ...more

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Frantic Flattops is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Frantic Flattops Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Chesterfield Kings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
The Chesterfield Kings Rock music, Garage rock The Chesterfield Kings were a rock band from Rochester, New York, who began as a retro-1960s garage band, and who have heavily mined 1960s music, including some borrowing from the 1960s ...more

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Alec Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Alec Wilder Popular music Alec Wilder was an American composer.

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Alarm Will Sound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Alarm Will Sound Electronic music, Classical music, Experimental classical music Alarm will Sound Inc is an organization running Alarm Will Sound.

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Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Roses Are Red Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock Roses Are Red was a rock band formed in Rochester, New York. The band was signed to Trustkill Records.

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The F-Ups is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
The F-Ups Pop punk, Rock music, Screamo The F-Ups were an American punk rock band from Rochester, Minnesota. They are best known for their song 'Lazy Generation' which was featured on NHL 2005 and Burnout 3: Takedown, being the theme ...more

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Steve Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Steve Williams Jazz Stephen Edward Williams is an American jazz drummer. For twenty-five years he has collaborated with jazz pianist and singer Shirley Horn.

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Don Moye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Don Moye Jazz Famoudou Don Moye, is an American jazz percussionist and drummer. He is most known for his involvement with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and is noted for his mastery of African and Caribbean ...more

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Justin Hayford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Justin Hayford Cabaret, Vocal jazz Justin Hayford is a Chicago-based singer and pianist. He performs jazz and cabaret music and specializes in reviving obscure and forgotten songs from the past. Justin writes and presents cabaret ...more

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The Ian Parsons Reject is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
The Ian Parsons Reject Punktry, Acoustic Alternative, Indie rock The Ian Parsons Reject is the solo project of former Atlanta Indie Rock drummer and now singer/songwriter Ian Parsons. Ian Parsons began writing the lyrics and music for many of the original ...more

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Rochester Philharmonic Orchest... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Classical music The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is an American orchestra based in the city of Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Its primary concert venue is the Eastman Theatre at the Eastman School of ...more

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Achilles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Achilles Experimental rock, Metalcore, Hardcore punk Achilles is an American hardcore punk band from Rochester, Upstate New York. Formed in 2004, the band currently consists of Rory van Grol, Rob Antonucci, Josh Dillon and Chris Browne.

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Lethargy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Lethargy Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal Lethargy was a technical death metal band formed in Rochester, New York in 1992 and disbanded in December 1999. Their last performance was on Christmas night of 1999. Drummer Brann Dailor and ...more

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SNMNMNM is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
SNMNMNM Indie rock SNMNMNM is a band that formed in Rochester, New York, USA in 1997. The group's name is a condensation of "Seamus 'n Matt 'n Mark 'n Matt". While completing music degrees at the Eastman ...more

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Absolute Grey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Absolute Grey Jangle pop, Alternative rock Absolute Grey were an alternative rock–jangle pop band formed in September 1983 in Rochester, New York, United States. The group's original lineup comprised percussionist Pat Thomas, guitarist ...more

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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Rochester
Black Sheep Rock music Black Sheep, a Rochester, New York-based 1970s United States rock music band, was one of vocalist Lou Gramm's early working bands. The group, which had released the single Stick Around in 1974, ...more