List of Famous Bands from Santa Cruz

List of Santa Cruz bands, listed by their level of fame. This Santa Cruz musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Santa Cruz bands are included, as well as many Santa Cruz musicians of underground status. This list of Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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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  • Scott Weiland
    Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia
    • Albums: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 12 Bar Blues, Happy in Galoshes, Barbarella, A Compilation of Scott Weiland Cover Songs
    Scott Richard Weiland (; né Kline, October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead ...more
  • Comets on Fire
    Noise rock, Punk blues, New Weird America
    • Albums: Avatar, Blue Cathedral, Field Recordings From the Sun, Comets on Fire, Live! From the West Coast 2002/2003
    Comets on Fire is an American noise rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist and vocalist Ethan Miller and longtime friend bassist Ben Flashman, who were ...more
  • Joy Williams
    Christian music, Pop music, Folk rock
    • Albums: Barton Hollow, By Surprise, Genesis, Joy Williams, We Mapped the World
    Joy Elizabeth Williams (born November 14, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter. The winner of four Grammy Awards, Williams has released four solo albums and four EPs since her self-titled debut in ...more
  • Good Riddance
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk
    • Albums: Ballads From the Revolution, Operation Phoenix, Bound by Ties of Blood and Affection, Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit, Good Riddance / Ensign
    Good Riddance may refer to: Good Riddance (film), Les Bons débarras, 1979 French-language Canadian drama film directed by Francis Mankiewicz Good Riddance (band), 1990s California punk band "Good ...more
  • STS9
    Rock music, Electronic music, Instrumental rock
    • Albums: Live at Home, Artifact, The 13'20 Mixtape..., Peaceblaster, Greek Theatre
    Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) is an instrumental band whose sound is based heavily on instrumental rock and electronic music, funk, jazz, drum and bass, psychedelia, and hip hop, originating in ...more
  • Estradasphere
    Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music
    • Albums: Palace of Mirrors, Buck Fever, Quadropus, The Silent Elk of Yesterday, It's Understood
    Estradasphere was an experimental band that originated in Santa Cruz, California, during the late 1990s. The band, which in its last incarnation was based in Seattle, consisted of six ...more