Local Artists

Eugene-Springfield and the greater Lane County area has for decades been a tremendous community for supporting and developing the arts, and many artists past and present have graced the WOW Hall stage in our nearly century of history. Here are just a handful of artists with Eugene roots that we love, and think you should too!
*If you’re in a local band and want to be listed here, please contact us.

Aerodrone

Electro-rock

Aerodrone is a mix between new wave, rock, and electro, heavily influenced by both rock and electronic elements. American electro-rock band from Eugene, Oregon, that was founded in 2005 by Gary Zon.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1w0ETiSG0JPVueJYSR3JaA

Frank Black (Pixies)

Alternative Rock

Charles Thompson, better known as Black Francis, is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter known as frontman for Pixies. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black.

https://www.pixiesmusic.com/

Tracy Bonham

Alternative Rock

Tracy Bonham is an American alternative rock musician. Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, she is a classically trained violinist and pianist, and is also a self-taught guitarist. After building up a local following, Bonham signed to Island Records in 1995.

https://www.tracybonham.com/

Breakneck Flow

Hardcore

Hardcore band from Eugene, OR

https://breakneckflow.bandcamp.com/

Andie Case

Singer-Songwriter / Rock / Pop

Andie Case is an American singer, songwriter, and model. She gained worldwide popularity after covering songs by popular artists on YouTube, including Rixton and Jason Derulo, as well as performing her own songs.

https://andiecase.com/

Cigar

Punk

Cigar is an American punk rock band from Eugene, Oregon, and, later, San Diego. Cigar was formed in 1996, discovered by Fletcher Dragge of the band Pennywise.

https://www.instagram.com/cigartheband/?hl=en

Ian Crawford (Panic! At the Disco, The Academy Is)

Rock

Ian Crawford is a musician and vocalist most known for being a guitarist and backing vocalist for a number of different bands including The Cab, Panic! at the Disco, Never Shout Never, and The Academy Is.

https://www.instagram.com/iancrawfordguitar/

Robert Cray

Blues

Robert Cray is an iconic blues musician who formed the Robert Cray Band as well as the Cray-Hawks in Eugene in the 1970s, the latter serving as the primary influence for The Blues Brothers. He has won five Grammys.

https://robertcray.com/

The Daddies

swing / ska / jazz / rock

The Daddies have surprised many- likely familiar with them from the early 90’s- whose limited exposure to the band undoubtedly consists of an image of spray painted vans careening across the US as an iconoclastic, misfit part of an already marginalized punk/ska scene.

https://daddies.com/

De Solution

World music / reggae

Zimbabwe world music based in Eugene, OR

https://www.facebook.com/sweregoma/

Egotones

Rock

EGOTONES creates and performs instrumental music. PNW inhabitants.

https://www.egotones.com/

Ehren Ebbage

Rock

Ehren Ebbage is a songwriter, composer, and producer who performed with the Justin King Band as well as release solo music, and regularly performs with the Floydian Slips.

https://www.ehrenebbage.com/

Floater

Rock

Turning simple studio releases into spiraling transitions of musical soundscapes, these tracks show why Floater has become known over the years as a live band.

https://www.floater.com/

The Floydian Slips

Classic rock

The Floydian Slips are on a multi-decade run capturing the essence of the music of Pink Floyd.

https://www.facebook.com/FloydianSlipsOfficial/

Tyler Fortier

Americana / folk / rock

Tyler Fortier is an Oregon based producer, songwriter, and media music composer.

https://linktr.ee/tylerfortier

Grrlband

Riotgrrl Punk

Scream Queens of Eugene

https://www.instagram.com/grrlband/

Peter Hollens

Pop / Vocal / A Cappella

Peter Hollens is a singer-songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. He has been involved with a cappella music since 1999 when he and Leo da Silva founded the University of Oregon's a cappella group, On The Rocks, known as the first official collegiate a cappella group in Oregon.

https://peterhollens.com/

Japanese Breakfast

Indie rock / pop

Japanese Breakfast is an American indie pop band headed by musician Michelle Zauner, twice nominated for Grammys.

https://michellezauner.bandcamp.com/

Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, M83, Air, St. Vincent)

Rock

Justin Meldal-Johnsen is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and musical director. He is best known for his work with artists such as Poppy, Beck, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, M83, Air, and St. Vincent.

https://www.instagram.com/justinmeldaljohnsen/?hl=en

Mat Kearney

Pop / Rock

Mathew William Kearney is an American musician born in Eugene, Oregon, and based in Nashville, Tennessee. So far, he has a total of five top 20 hits on the Adult Top 40 Charts.

https://www.matkearney.com/

Justin King

Rock / folk

Justin King is a guitarist, photographer, and world traveler. Frontman for Justin King Band (Epic Records) and King Radio, and also has released solo records. Operates a recording studio south of Eugene.

https://www.justinking.com/

Rudolf Korv

Americana / Roots / Folk

Rudolf Korv made the trek from the southwest deserts of the Mojave to lush promise land of the Pacific Northwest, bringing with him his powerful Americana & Roots music sounds that connect with people of all genres.

https://rudolfkorvmusic.com/

Mark Lindsay

Classic Rock

Mark Lindsay was frontman with Paul Revere and the Raiders. He was the vocalist, saxophonist, writer and producer. He also had a slew of single hits including “Arizona,” a million seller. After leaving the band, he became head of A&R for United Artists Records.

http://www.marklindsay.com/

Halie Loren

Jazz

Halie Loren is a jazz singer originally from Alaska, now residing in Eugene. Her albums have reached number one on the Billboard Japan Top 20 Jazz Albums chart.

https://halieloren.com/

Courtney Love (Hole)

Rock

Courtney Love is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actress. A figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s, she rose to prominence as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Hole.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5SHQUMAmEK5KmuSb0aDvsn

Metalföl

Alt Hard Rock

High energy hard Alt rock hailing from Eugene, Oregon Metalföl unleashes a heavy sound reminiscent of White Zombie, Pennywise, Chevelle, Alice in Chains, and Linkin Park.

https://metalfol.com/

Minor Mirage

Rock

A quintet of seasoned multi-instrumentalists and accomplished songwriters from Eugene, Oregon, Minor Mirage explores the dark, heavy and mysterious soundscape of an exotic Western film that doesn't exist.

https://minormirage.bandcamp.com/album/gray-area

Moonbear

alt-rock/shoegaze

Moonbear is an Alt-rock/Shoegaze band from Eugene Oregon. Our members are Sebastian Brown, Shun Tsuji, Lauden Jones and George Lerczak

https://www.instagram.com/moonbear.band/

Pretty Suspect

Post-hardcore / Pop-Punk / Emo

Post-hardcore / Pop-Punk / Emo from Eugene, OR

https://www.facebook.com/PrettySuspect97401/

Ratie D

World music

World music from Cottage Grove, OR

https://ratied.com/

RJD2

DJ / Hip Hop / Turntablism

Ramble Jon Krohn, better known by his stage name RJD2, is an American musician and record producer. He is the owner of record label RJ's Electrical Connections. He has been a member of groups such as Soul Position, MHz Legacy, and Icebird, as well as released several solo records.

https://officialrjd2.bandcamp.com/music

Rootdown

Reggae / Rock

ROOTDOWN is a rock band with reggae and hip-hop undertones. Formed in 2007 by American Singer-Songwriter Paul Wright, the Oregon-based group released their debut album ROOTDOWN EP in 2007.

https://rootdownmusic.com/

Curtis Salgado

Blues / Rock

Curtis Salgado is a blues, blues rock, and soul singer-songwriter specializing in harmonica. Alongside Robert Cray in the Cray-Hawks, he served as the primary influence for the Blues Brothers.

https://www.curtissalgado.com/

Solution Honey

indie rock/emo

Solution Honey is Isaac Ayon, Jason Hess, Aidan Holman, and Kira mf'ing Gelbaugh

https://solutionhoney.bandcamp.com/

Tolls

hardcore

Northwest hardcore. Debut EP Plummet Through Agony out now.

https://tollshc.bandcamp.com/music

Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney)

Punk / Indie Rock

Corin Lisa Tucker is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney. Tucker is also a member of Filthy Friends, and previously recorded with Heavens to Betsy and The Corin Tucker Band.

https://www.sleater-kinney.com/

The Visible Men

Rock / Jazz

The Visible Men are an American rock band formed in 1999, consisting of Dustin Lanker, Dan Schmid, Jordan Glenn and later Jimi Russel.

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-visible-men/6420423

Aja Volkman (Nico Vega)

Indie Rock

Nico Vega is an American indie rock band formed in 2005 in Los Angeles, California, United States. They consist of Aja Volkman, Rich Koehler, Dan Epand, and Michael Pena. Volkman grew up in Eugene.

https://nicovega.com

Warpaint

Indie Rock

Warpaint is an indie rock band formed in 2004. The band consists of Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, and Stella Mozgawa. To date, the band has released four studio albums. Kokal and Wayman first met while living in Eugene, later forming the band in Los Angeles.

https://www.warpaintwarpaint.com/

Yob

Metal

Yob is an American doom metal band from Eugene, Oregon, composed of singer/guitarist Michael Scheidt, bassist Aaron Rieseberg and drummer Dave French.

https://www.yobislove.com/

 

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