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List of Famous Bands from Tucson

Updated June 8, 2017 13.4k views21 items

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

Bands here include everything from Calexico to Machines of Loving Grace.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Tucson?" or "What is a list of Tucson bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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  • 1
    Americana, Rock music

    AlbumsFeast of Wire, In the Reins, Carried to Dust, Garden Ruin, Hot Rail

    Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant...  more

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  • 2
    Industrial rock, Grunge

    AlbumsConcentration, Gilt, Machines of Loving Grace, Rite of Shiva, Butterfly Wings

    Machines of Loving Grace was an industrial rock band from Tucson, Arizona....  more
  • 3

    AlbumsBeing Human, Michael Peterson, Super Hits, Modern Man

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael James Peterson (born August 7, 1959) is an American country music artist. He made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with his self-titled debut album, which produced five Top 40...  more
  • 4
    Noise rock, Punk blues

    AlbumsTrike, Log Bomb, School Bus, Live!!! Aloha From Japan, My Shit Is Perfect

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bob Log III (born November 21, 1969) is an American slide guitar one-man band based in Tucson, Arizona, and Melbourne, Australia. During performances, he plays old Silvertone archtop guitars, wears a...  more
  • 5
    Jazz fusion, Jazz

    AlbumsIn the Spirit of Jobim, Wood (Special Edition), Basses Loaded, You Know That Feeling, Choices

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Bromberg (born December 5, 1960) is an American jazz bassist and record producer who performs on both electric and acoustic instruments. Though he tends to gravitate towards the genre of smooth...  more
  • 6
    The Sidewinders were a rock band from Tucson, Arizona, who released two major-label albums and scored two radio hits in the US before a lawsuit forced a change of name. Another album was released on...  more
  • 7
    Americana, Lounge music

    AlbumsLost Horizon, The Shadow of Your Smile, Under the Waves, A Place in the Sun, Wichita Lineman

    Friends of Dean Martinez is an instrumental rock/post-rock band featuring members of Giant Sand, Calexico, and Naked Prey. FoDM music may be described as a combination of americana tunes with bits of...  more
  • 8
    Rock music, Mathcore

    AlbumsFound in the Flood, Pass the Flask, Silent Treatment, Heat Fetish, The Bled

    The Bled was an American post-hardcore band from Tucson, Arizona formed in 2001. They released four albums, Pass the Flask, Found In The Flood, Silent Treatment, and Heat Fetish before disbanding in...  more
  • 9
    Rock music, Garage punk

    AlbumsThe Smoke of Hell, Splitsville, Volume 1, La Mano Cornuda, Must've Been High

    Supersuckers are an American rock band. They are the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World". Following the relative success of their 1997 foray into country music with the release...  more
  • 10
    Americana, Rock music

    AlbumsPurge & Slouch, Official Bootleg Series, Volume 1, Chore of Enchantment, Center of the Universe

    Giant Sand is an American rock band, based in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The name is shortened from the original 'Giant Sandworms', a reference to the creatures in the Dune books. Overseen by...  more
  • 11
    Americana, Folk rock

    AlbumsHisser, Lull Some Piano, Confluence, Dreaded Brown Recluse, Ogle Some Piano

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Howe Gelb (born October 22, 1956, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer based in Tucson, Arizona....  more
  • 12
    Jangle pop, Rock music

    AlbumsGas Food Lodging / Green on Red, Gravity Talks, Archives, Volume 1: What Were We Thinking?, No Free Lunch / The Killer Inside Me

    Green on Red was an American rock band, formed in the Tucson, Arizona punk scene, but based for most of its career in Los Angeles, California, where it was loosely associated with the Paisley...  more
  • 13
    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsSunnyslope, Lunch with the Devil, Teddy In The Sky With Magnets

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fish Karma (real name Terry Owen, b. 1959) is an American punk rock/comedy rock/folk rock musician from Tucson, Arizona....  more
  • 14
    Rock music

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Roger Meade Clyne (born January 13, 1968) is the lead singer, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitar player for the American rock band Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. His previous bands include The...  more
  • 15
    Thrash metal

    AlbumsViolent by Nature, Socialized Hate

    Atrophy was a thrash metal band formed in Tucson, Arizona....  more
  • 16
    Electronic music, Electronic dance music

    AlbumsHott Summer Traxx, Haunts

    Jacob Cooper, also known as Jacob Safari, is an American musician, remixer, record producer, songwriter, and occasional DJ. Cooper has been a drummer of the bands Wavves, The Mae Shi, and Signals,...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 18
    Industrial music, Power noise

    AlbumsState of Ruin, Giants From Far Away, There's Always One More Son of a Bitch, The Ruine Process, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

    Alter Der Ruine is an internationally touring electronic act based out of Tucson, Arizona that began in 2005. They are known for their creative diversity and intense live shows. The group began as a...  more
  • 19
    Indie pop, Rock music

    AlbumsSame Height Relation, Fun Size, Pretty Please, HectoronstiltsEP

    Hector on Stilts is an American Indie pop/rock band. The band was originally formed in Tucson, Arizona in 1998, and currently resides in Albany, New York....  more
  • 20
    Experimental rock, Progressive rock

    AlbumsThe Ed Mitchell Clinic

    Mostly Bears are an experimental rock group from Tucson, Arizona. Their music is a difficult to categorize fusion between alternative, progressive and newer indie rock, like "Radiohead circa 1996...  more
  • 21
    Punk blues, Rock music

    AlbumsChuncked and Muddled, Sinful Tunes & Spirituals

    Doo Rag was an American lo-fi blues band duo from Tucson, Arizona, USA. The band consisted of Bob Log III and Thermos Malling. By the time of their breakup, they had supported a number of artists on...  more