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List of Famous Bands from Tacoma

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List of Tacoma bands, listed by their level of fame. This Tacoma musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Tacoma bands are included, as well as many Tacoma musicians of underground status. This list of Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 list has everything from Diane Schuur to The Sonics.

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    Diane Schuur

    Pop music, Jazz

    AlbumsDiane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra, Midnight, Schuur Fire, Music Is My Life, Blues for Schuur

    Diane Joan Schuur (born December 10, 1953), nicknamed "Deedles", is an American jazz singer and pianist. As of 2015, Schuur had released 23 albums, and had extended her jazz repertoire to include...  more

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    The Best Diane Schuur Albums of All Time#140 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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    The Sonics

    Rock music, Garage rock

    AlbumsHere Are The Sonics, Boom, Psycho-Sonic, Psycho-Sonic: The Best of 1964-65, Here Are the Ultimate Sonics

    The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington, originating in the early 1960s. Among the Sonics' contemporaries were the Kingsmen, the Wailers, the Dynamics, the Regents, and...  more

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    #198 of 267 The Greatest American Rock Bands#1083 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

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    Mathcore, Metalcore

    AlbumsThe Unifying Themes of Sex, Death, and Religion, We Are the Romans, American Nervoso

    Botch was an American metalcore band formed in 1993 in Tacoma, Washington. The band, featuring Brian Cook, Dave Knudson, Tim Latona and Dave Verellen, spent four years as a garage band and released...  more
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    Don't Tell Sophie

    Power pop, Indie rock
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    Crossover thrash, Punk blues

    AlbumsSplit, Flat Tracker, True Crime, Death Alley, Kicked in the Teeth

    Zeke is an American hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1992. They are known for their extremely fast, energetic guitar sound. Zeke mixes this with strong influences from hard...  more

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    #291 of 327 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#195 of 287 The Best Hardcore Punk Bands

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    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsDespised, Spanaway, Four, Seaweed, Weak

    Seaweed is an American band from Tacoma, Washington who were active throughout the 1990s. Their style of music is a combination of punk rock and grunge, mostly due to its 'dirty' sound....  more
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    AlbumsRockin' You Tonight, Off to Join the World

    Blaine Larsen (born February 2, 1986, in Tacoma, Washington) is an American country music artist. He was raised in Buckley, Washington. At age fifteen, he recorded his debut album In My High School...  more
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    AlbumsLike a Virgin, Harkonen, Grizz, Shake Harder Boy, Dancing

    Harkonen is an American post-hardcore band from Tacoma, Washington, most active between 1997–2005....  more
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    Celtic music

    AlbumsCup of Tea

    Mooncoyne is a critically acclaimed Celtic band from Tacoma, Washington. Their music ranges from traditional Irish jigs and reels to contemporary Celtic ballads....  more
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    Freeze & Fur Coat

    Indie rock, Freak folk
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    Junkyard Jane

    Junkyard Jane is a Northwest "Swampabilly" blues band performing original music and consisting of: vocalist/percussionist Leanne Trevalyan, vocalist/guitarist Billy Stoops, bassist David Dickerson...  more