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List of Famous Bands from Rochester

Updated June 8, 2017 10.1k views28 items

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

    Progressive metal, Pop music
    Anthony Frederick Levin (born June 6, 1946) is an American musician and composer, specializing...  more
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    Lydia Lunch

    Spoken word, No wave
    Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress...  more
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    Teddy Geiger

    Pop music, Rock music
    Teddy Geiger(born September 16, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and...  more

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    Polar Bear Club

    Pop punk, Rock music
    Polar Bear Club is an American post-hardcore band from Rochester and Syracuse, upstate New...  more
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    Roxy Petrucci

    Glam metal, Heavy metal
    Roxanne Dora Petrucci (born March 17, 1962 in Rochester, Michigan) is the drummer for Madam X...  more
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    Davey Havok

    Horror punk, Synthpop
    David Paden Marchand (born November 20, 1975), known professionally as Davey Havok, is the...  more

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    DJ Green Lantern

    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues
    James D'Agostino (born July 7, 1975), professionally known as DJ Green Lantern, is an Italian...  more
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    Progressive metal, Mathcore
    Psyopus is a mathcore band from Rochester, New York. Formed in 2002, the band is noted for the...  more
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    Daniel Bennett

    Daniel Bennett (born November 27, 1979) is an American saxophonist who lives in Manhattan. ...  more
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    John Clark is an American jazz horn player and composer....  more
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    Joyce Sims

    House music, Contemporary R&B
    Joyce Sims (born August 6, 1959) is an American singer and songwriter, whose biggest hit...  more
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    Nitin Sawhney

    Hip hop music, Trip hop
    Nitin Sawhney (born 1964) is a British Indian musician, producer and composer. A recipient of...  more
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    Frantic Flattops

    Psychobilly, Rockabilly
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    The Chesterfield Kings

    Rock music, Garage rock
    The Chesterfield Kings were a rock band from Rochester, New York, who began as a retro-1960s...  more
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    Alec Wilder

    Popular music
    Alexander Lafayette Chew Wilder (February 16, 1907 – December 24, 1980) was an American...  more
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    Alarm Will Sound

    Electronic music, Classical music
    Alarm will Sound Inc is an organization running Alarm Will Sound....  more
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    Roses Are Red

    Rock music, Emo
    Roses Are Red was a rock band formed in Rochester, New York. The band was signed to Trustkill...  more
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    The F-Ups

    Pop punk, Rock music
    The F-Ups were an American punk rock band from Rochester, Minnesota. They are best known for...  more
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    Stephen Edward Williams (born January 7, 1956) is an American jazz drummer. For twenty-five...  more
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    Don Moye

    Famoudou Don Moye, (born May 23, 1946) is an American jazz percussionist and drummer. He is...  more
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    Justin Hayford

    Cabaret, Vocal jazz
    Justin Hayford (born March 11, 1970) is a Chicago-based singer and pianist. He performs jazz...  more
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    The Ian Parsons Reject

    Punktry, Acoustic Alternative
    The Ian Parsons Reject is the solo project of former Atlanta Indie Rock drummer and now...  more
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    Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

    Classical music
    The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is an American orchestra based in the city of Rochester,...  more
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    Experimental rock, Metalcore
    Achilles is an American hardcore punk band from Rochester, Upstate New York. Formed in 2004,...  more
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    Progressive metal, Mathcore
    Lethargy was a technical death metal band formed in Rochester, New York in 1992 and disbanded...  more