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List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

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

This is a list that features bands like Deftones and Tesla.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Sacramento?" or "What is a list of Sacramento bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (46 items)
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Deftones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: White Pony, Around the Fur, Change (In the House of Flies), Adrenaline, Diamond Eyes, + more

Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It was formed in 1988 by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham ...more

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Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Psychotic Supper, The Great Radio Controversy, Mechanical Resonance, Five Man Acoustical Jam, Forever More, + more

Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon Lead vocalist Jeff Keith, drummer Troy Luccketta, and guitarist ...more

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Cake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Fashion Nugget, Comfort Eagle, Prolonging the Magic, Motorcade of Generosity, Pressure Chief, + more

Cake is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo ...more

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The 77's is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Eighty Eight, All Fall Down, Sticks and Stones, 123, Drowning With Land in Sight, + more

The 77s (alternatively spelled the Seventy Sevens or the 77's) is an American rock band consisting of Michael Roe on vocals/guitar, Mark Harmon on bass guitar, and Bruce Spencer on drums.
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!!! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Myth Takes, Louden Up Now, !!!, Take Ecstasy With Me / Get Up, Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story), + more

!!! is a dance-punk band that formed in Sacramento, California, in 1996 by lead singer Nic Offer. Its name is most commonly pronounced "Chk Chk Chk". Members of !!! came from other ...more

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The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Stay Sick!, Smell of Female, Flamejob, How to Make a Monster, Psychedelic Jungle, + more

The Cramps were an American punk band formed in 1976 and active until 2009. The band split after the death of lead singer Lux Interior. Their line-up rotated frequently during their existence, ...more

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X-Raided is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Initiation, The X-Filez, Vol. 1, Deadly Game, Psycho Active, + more

Anerae Brown (born July 30, 1974), better known by his stage name X-Raided, is an American rapper and a 24th Street Garden Blocc Crip gang member.

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C-BO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & G-funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Moment of Truth, 'Til My Casket Drops, Blocc Movement, The Mobfather, Money to Burn, + more

Shawn Thomas, also known by his stage name C-Bo, is an American rapper.
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Luni Coleone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Hyphy; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: In the Mouth of Madness, A Million Words A Million Dollars, Total Recall, Mr. Lunasicc, Still Wanted, + more

Monterrio Williams (born August 10, 1978), better known by his stage names Luni Coleone or Lunasicc, is an American Garden Blocc Crip rapper who began his musical career on the streets of ...more
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Oleander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Shrinking the Blob, February Son, Unwind, Joyride, Runaway Train, + more

Oleander is a post-grunge band from Sacramento, California, USA. Its name is derived from the poisonous wildflower oleander, which line the highways of Northern California. In their nine years ...more
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The Kimberly Trip is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: 'You'll Get Nothing... and Like It!', Popularity Contest, Not Compatible with My System, Mimicking the Cool Kids, Catastrophic Behavior

The Kimberly Trip is a pop band from Sacramento, California.
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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Teen pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Finally Out of P.E., Life After You, She Said

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has ...more

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Brotha Lynch Hung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Blocc Movement, The New Season, The Plague, Nigga Deep, Loaded, + more

Kevin Danell Mann (born January 10, 1969), better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is an American rapper and record producer from Sacramento, California. Since the release of his debut ...more

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Kyle Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Thrash metal, Groove metal & Stoner rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Jimmy 'Z' Zavala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Rock music, Blues & Funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Wild Reunion 1996–2011, Jimmy Z Presents: 4play, Volume 3, Jimmy Z presents: 4Play, Volume 1, + more

Jimmy 'Z' Zavala is an American musician.
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James House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Country pop and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hard Times for an Honest Man, Days Gone By, James House

James Andrew House (born March 22, 1955) is an American country music artist. Originally a member of a group called the House Band, he recorded a solo rock album in 1983 on Atlantic Records ...more

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Hot Rod is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento
Genre: Hip hop music and Dance music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Dance With Me, Hot Girl, Hey There, Fast Lane

Rodney Toole (born June 25, 1981) better known by his stage name Hot Rod (formerly Young Hot Rod), is an American recording artist from Phoenix, Arizona. In 2006, Hot Rod secured a recording ...more
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Groovie Ghoulies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Born in the Basement, Appetite For Adrenochrome, Go! Stories, Travels With My Amp, Re-Animation Festival, + more

The Groovie Ghoulies were an American pop punk band from Sacramento, California, United States, whose music took inspiration from horror movies. They released numerous albums, EPs, and singles, ...more
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Training for Utopia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Throwing a Wrench Into the American Music Machine, Plastic Soul Impalement, The Falling Cycle, Training for Utopia / Zao, Technical Difficulties, + more

Training for Utopia was a metalcore band which existed from 1996–2000. The band first signed with Tooth & Nail Records and was later moved to Solid State Records, the Tooth & Nail ...more
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An Angle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: We Can Breathe Under Alcohol, The Truth Is That You Are Alive, ...and Take It With a Grain of Salt, 5 Days 5 Songs, Songs to Shoot up to

An Angle was an indie rock band from Sacramento, California. At the center of this group was singer-songwriter Kris Anaya. The band was signed to Drive-Thru Records. On Monday, July 20, 2008, ...more
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Elysia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Masochist, Lion of Judas, Tease Her, Please Her, Stick Her in the Freezer

Elysia is an American deathcore band from Shingle Springs, California. Originally called Elysium's Revenge, the band was started in 2003 while the members were just freshmen and sophomores in ...more
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Embrace the End is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Ley Lines, Counting Hallways to the Left, It All Begins With One Broken Dream, The End of 6000 Years / Embrace the End

Embrace the End are a five-piece metalcore band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1999.Originally consisting of only four members, the band has gone through several line-up changes, at one ...more
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Pressure Point is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Resist and Riot, Youth on the Street, Cross to Bear, To Be Continued, Life's Blood

Pressure Point is an American punk band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1995 by Mike Erickson and Kenny Beasley. Pressure Point includes Mike Erickson, Kenny Beasley, Nate Alexander, Tony ...more
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Catherine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Rumour Has It Astaroth Has Stolen Your Eyes, The Naturals, Rumor Has It: Astaroth Has Stolen Your Eyes, A Call to Entropy, Inside Out

Catherine is a now defunct metalcore band from Sacramento, California.
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Claire Voyant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sacramento

Albums: Time and the Maiden, Claire Voyant, Time Again, Love Is Blind, Lustre, + more

Claire Voyant is a indie pop/downtempo band from Sacramento, California. The trio were once part of a 5-piece band called Murmur, which split over creative differences. Their 1995 debut, Claire ...more