Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from San Jose

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The band has been active in five decades, with their biggest ...more

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Nikki Sixx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Nikki Sixx Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming ...more

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Larry Norman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Larry Norman Christian music, Jesus music, Rock music Larry David Norman was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer. He was considered to be one of the pioneers of Christian rock music, and released more ...more

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Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle. They are ...more

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Xiu Xiu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Xiu Xiu Synthpop, Experimental rock, Experimental music Xiu Xiu is an American experimental post-punk group originally from San Jose, California. The band is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member ...more

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Sleep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Sleep Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Sleep is a stoner doom metal band from San Jose, California. Active during the 1990s, Sleep earned critical and record label attention early in their career. Critic Eduardo Rivadavia describes ...more

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Peanut Butter Wolf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Peanut Butter Wolf Hip hop music, Funk Chris Manak, better known by his stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American DJ and producer from San Jose, California. He is the founder of Stones Throw Records.

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Michael Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Michael Lewis Pop music, Smooth jazz, Pop rock

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No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
No Use for a Name Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk No Use for a Name was a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States formed in 1987 by Chris Dodge, Steve Papoutsis, Rory Koff and John Meyer. The band's sound evolved considerably ...more

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Charizma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Charizma Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop Charles Hicks also known by his stage name Charizma was an MC from Milpitas, California, United States. He is most known for his work with Peanut Butter Wolf; the two of them formed a duo ...more

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HeavyHeavyLowLow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
HeavyHeavyLowLow Nintendocore, Dance-punk, Mathcore Heavy Heavy Low Low was an experimental thrash band from San Jose, California.

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Nick 13 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Nick 13 Nick 13 is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of psychobilly band Tiger Army as well as a solo artist in the Americana/Country genre.

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Asbestos Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Asbestos Death Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal Asbestosdeath was an American sludge/doom metal band from San Jose, California, and the precursor to the highly influential Sleep.

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Alan Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Alan Chang Lounge music, Pop music, Rock music Alan Peijei Chang is an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his work with Michael Bublé. Originally from San Jose, California, he graduated from USC's Thornton School of Music ...more

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5cero6 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
5cero6 Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B 5cero6 are an Costa Rican pop group, which formed in San José. The 5cero6 signed to Universal Records and released their debut single, "Le Pido a Dios", in 2002. The song went ...more

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Noothgrush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Noothgrush Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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Sean Bonniwell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Sean Bonniwell Thomas Harvey "Sean" Bonniwell was an American singer-songwriter/guitarist, who was known as the creative force behind the 1960s garage rock band, The Music Machine. Bonniwell was ...more

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Ded Neyber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Ded Neyber Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Highcyde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Highcyde Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Highcyde was an American alternative rock band from San Jose, California that formed in 2002. The band today consists of Jay Castillo, Tony Thompson, Kristopher Duarte, and Evan ...more

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Abel Guier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Abel Guier Alternative rock Abel Guier is the bass guitarist for the Costa Rican music group Gandhi. He also plays with Parque en el Espacio and Villegas, both very well known bands as well. Abel joined Gandhi in 1996, ...more

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Malpaís is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Malpaís World music Malpaís is a band from Costa Rica. The music of Malpaís is part of the Costa Rica-contemporary compositions work, called by the band "Costarican new song". The musicians ...more

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Evolución is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Evolución Rock en Español, Alternative rock Evolución, a band that hails from San José, Costa Rica, started out in 1997. Their members originated in the underground alternative rock movement that struck the country in the ...more

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Systematic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Systematic Rock music, Hard rock Systematic were an American hard rock band from Oakland, California. They were one of the first signings to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's record label, The Music Company, via Elektra Records. ...more

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Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Gandhi Rock en Español, Alternative rock Gandhi is a Costa Rican rock band, formed in 1993, characterized for mixing diverse influences ranging from hard rock to Latin rhythms. Playing to audiences in Central America, Mexico, USA and ...more

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Sad Bastard Book Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Sad Bastard Book Club The Sad Bastard Book Club, described by ninebullets.net as the Skinny Puppy of Folk Music, and by their own members as "a doom metal band playing gothic-americana in Mexico", is a band ...more

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Starving Millionaires is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Jose
Starving Millionaires Reggae, Punk rock