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List of Famous Bands from San Jose

Updated June 8, 2017 12.1k views26 items

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

    Swamp pop, Heartland rock
    The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold...  more

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    Nikki Sixx

    Glam metal, Rock music
    Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.; December 11, 1958) is an American...  more

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    Larry Norman

    Christian music, Jesus music
    Larry David Norman (April 8, 1947 – February 24, 2008) was an American musician, singer,...  more

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    #119 of 162 1970s Christian Pop Artists#126 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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    Smash Mouth

    Pop punk, New Wave
    Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994,...  more

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    Xiu Xiu

    Synthpop, Experimental rock
    Xiu Xiu () is an American experimental band, formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart...  more
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    Sleep

    Doom metal, Rock music
    Sleep is a stoner doom metal band from San Jose, California. Active during the 1990s, Sleep...  more

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    #183 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time#450 of 541 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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    Peanut Butter Wolf

    Hip hop music, Funk
    Christopher George Manak, better known by his stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American...  more
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    Michael Lewis

    Pop music, Smooth jazz
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    No Use for a Name

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore
    No Use for a Name was a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States formed in 1987...  more
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    Charizma

    Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop
    Charles Edward Hicks Jr. (July 6, 1973 – December 16, 1993), also known by his stage name...  more

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    HeavyHeavyLowLow

    Nintendocore, Dance-punk
    Heavy Heavy Low Low was an experimental thrash band from San Jose, California....  more
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    Nick 13 (Kearney Nick Jones) is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of...  more
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    Asbestos Death

    Doom metal, Heavy metal
    Asbestosdeath was an American sludge/doom metal band from San Jose, California, and the...  more
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    Alan Chang

    Lounge music, Pop music
    Alan Peijei Chang (born December 4, 1979) is an American pianist and songwriter, best known...  more
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    5cero6

    Pop music, Dance-pop
    5cero6 are an Costa Rican pop group, which formed in San José. The 5cero6 signed to Universal...  more
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    Noothgrush

    Doom metal, Heavy metal
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    Sean Bonniwell

    Thomas Harvey "Sean" Bonniwell (August 16, 1940 – December 20, 2011) was an American...  more
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    Ded Neyber

    Heavy metal, Hard rock
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    Highcyde

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Highcyde was an American alternative rock band from San Jose, California that formed in 2002....  more
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    Abel Guier

    Alternative rock
    Abel Guier is the bass guitarist for the Costa Rican music group Gandhi and Mimayato. Abel...  more
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    Malpaís

    World music
    Malpaís is a band from Costa Rica. The music of Malpaís is part of the Costa Rica-contemporary...  more
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    Evolución

    Rock en Español, Alternative rock
    Evolución, a band that hails from San José, Costa Rica, started out in 1997. Their members...  more
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    Systematic

    Rock music, Hard rock
    Systematic were an American hard rock band from Oakland, California. They were one of the...  more
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    Gandhi

    Rock en Español, Alternative rock
    Gandhi is a Costa Rican rock band, formed in 1993, characterized for mixing diverse influences...  more
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    Sad Bastard Book Club

    The Sad Bastard Book Club, described by ninebullets.net as the Skinny Puppy of Folk Music, and...