The following is a list of notable garage rock bands. It is not exclusive to collective bands, but also includes solo acts who have created music in this style (usually backed by accompanying musicians). The list features artists from the US and Canada, but also includes similar acts from other countries.
The bands listed were often considered garage rock, but also straddled the line with other genres such as punk, protopunk, acid rock, psychedelia, blues rock, power pop, hard rock, bubblegum, glam, prog rock, art rock or even heavy metal. Many similar British bands of this era (1965-1979) were retrospectively called "Freakbeat" and pub rock.
Some of these bands overlap with punk, garage punk, punk blues, the mod revival, psychobilly, noise rock/noise pop/noise punk, grunge, new wave and post-punk, post-punk revival, the Paisley Underground, indie rock, indie pop, neo-psychedelia, power pop, Britpop, hard rock and even riot grrl, queercore or traditional heavy metal.