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List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

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

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  • 1
    Noise rock, Rock music

    AlbumsElectriclarryland, Hairway to Steven, Locust Abortion Technician, Independent Worm Saloon, Piouhgd

    Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of...  more

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  • 2
    Americana, Heartland rock

    AlbumsThe Mountain, Jerusalem, Transcendental Blues, Train a Comin’, I Feel Alright

    Stephen Fain Earle () (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and...  more

    The Best Steve Earle Albums of All Time#339 of 376 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#226 of 297 The Top Country Artists of All Time

  • 3
    Pop music, Yacht Rock

    AlbumsChristopher Cross, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), Red Room, The Very Best of Christopher Cross, Cross Words: The Best of Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in...  more

    #178 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#325 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time#112 of 206 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

  • 4
    Girl group, Pop music

    AlbumsIt's About Time, New Beginning, A Special Christmas, Release Some Tension, I Missed Us

    SWV, (Sisters With Voices) is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City, New York whose members are Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Tamara (Taj) Johnson and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons. Formed in 1988 as a gospel...  more

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  • 5
    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsPictures for Pleasure, Charlie Sexton, Cruel and Gentle Things, The Best of Charlie Sexton: The Millennium Collection, Southside Sessions

    Charles Wayne Sexton (born August 11, 1968) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Sexton is best known for the 1985 solo hit "Beat's So Lonely" and for his work with the band Arc Angels....  more
  • 6

    AlbumsWave on Wave, Songs We Wish We'd Written, Lucky Ones, Cannonball, Dancehall Dreamer

    Patrick Craven Green (born April 5, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American Texas Country artist. Active since 1995, he has recorded a total of seven studio albums, including several independent...  more

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  • 7

    AlbumsHeart Full of Love, Holly Dunn, Getting It Dunn, Across The Rio Grande, The Blue Rose of Texas

    Holly Suzette Dunn (August 22, 1957 – November 14, 2016) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Dunn recorded for MTM Records between 1985 and 1988, Warner Bros. Records between 1988...  more

    #63 of 161 The Top Female Country Singers#75 of 145 The Best Country Singers From Texas#18 of 24 Country Singers Who Have Had Cancer

  • 8
    Pop music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsWho You Are, Control, Ambush, Searchlights, Abandon II

    Abandon is an American Christian rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The group had five members: brothers Josh and Justin Engler, cousins Stevan and Dave Vela, and Bryan Fowler. They signed onto...  more
  • 9
    Nu metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsAll That Remains, Happenstance, Fozzy, Sin and Bones, Chasing the Grail

    Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. He resides in Tampa, Florida, while the rest of the band live in...  more

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  • 10
    Nu metal, Industrial metal

    Albums...An Education in Rebellion, Live...One Nation Underground, The Union Underground

    The Union Underground was a nu metal band based out of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Original band members included Bryan Scott, Patrick Kennison, John Moyer and Josh Memolo. They released one major label...  more
  • 11
    Opera, Musical theatre

    AlbumsWe Fall and We Rise Again, New Chapter, Unchained

    Donald Braswell II is an American actor, classical crossover tenor and composer. Braswell was on a fast track to become an internationally acclaimed opera singer when he suffered a car accident in...  more
  • 12
    Country, Tejano music

    AlbumsSound Life, A Mi Gente, Acuerdate, Quédate, It's On The House

    Emilio may refer to: Emilio Navaira, a Mexican-American singer often called "Emilio" Emilio Piazza Memorial School, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Emilio (given name) Emilio (film), a 2008 film by...  more
  • 13
    Honky-tonk, Country

    AlbumsThe Country Music Hall of Fame Series, I Gotta Have My Baby Back / It Had to Be That Way, The Best of Floyd Tillman

    Floyd Tillman (December 8, 1914 – August 22, 2003) was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the...  more
  • 14
    Pop music, Latin American music

    AlbumsLibre, Seducción, Mariposa, Abrázame Y Bésame, Dulzura

    Jennifer Marcella Peña (born September 17, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American Tejano/Latin pop singer and actress who has sold over 3.5 million records internationally. Peña is the third and...  more
  • 15
    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsTiffany Villarreal

    Tiffany Villarreal is an American singer of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent from San Antonio, Texas, United States. She sang vocals on Baby Bash's "Shorty Dopp Woopp", as well as "The Hood" by...  more
  • 16
    Death metal
    Kevin Talley (born May 21, 1978) is an American heavy metal drummer for Dååth, Feared, Sylencer and Nothnegal. He is the former drummer for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Six Feet Under, Chimaira and...  more
  • 17
    Terri Hendrix is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and independent artist from Texas. Her music belongs to the Americana genre, encompassing folk, pop, country, blues, and jazz. To date,...  more
  • 18
    Progressive metal, Technical death metal
    Bobby Jarzombek (born September 4, 1963 in San Antonio, TX) is an American musician of Polish and German ancestry who is currently the drummer for progressive metal band Fates Warning and former Skid...  more
  • 19
    Alternative rock

    AlbumsVersus, Songs From the Glass House, Sleepwalker

    The Panic Division is an American alternative rock band from San Antonio, Texas....  more
  • 20
    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsGreen Apple Worms, Won't You?, Won't You?

    The Jumping Monks are a Funk/Rock/Alternative trio band based in San Antonio, Texas....  more
  • 21
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsTrouble Within, Baptism Under Fire

    Juggernaut was an American technical/progressive thrash metal band who formed in San Antonio, Texas in 1984....  more
  • 22
    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsBoth Before I'm Gone, Exits & All the Rest, Trio B.C., Adventures in Coverland

    Girl In a Coma is an indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records' label. The band is made up of sisters Nina and Phanie Diaz and long-time friend, Jenn Alva. The name is...  more
  • 23
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsSolitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement, PHHHP!, PHHHP! Plus

    Ron Jarzombek is an American guitarist best known for his work with WatchTower, Spastic Ink, and Blotted Science, featuring Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse. His most recent project is Terrestrial...  more
  • 24
    Pop music, Country
    Haley Suzanne Scarnato (born June 15, 1982) is an American singer who was the 8th-place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Scarnato announced in an interview in November 2009 that her...  more
  • 25
    Progressive metal, Technical death metal

    AlbumsThe Animation of Entomology

    Blotted Science is an instrumental technical death metal supergroup headed by Ron Jarzombek, bassist Alex Webster and drummer Hannes Grossmann. They started out under the name Machinations of...  more