January 18th, 2007


SXSW Band List

SXSW band list rife with awful band names:
Cute Is What We Aim For -- Suck is what you actually hit.

Every Move a Picture -- that doesn't even make any sense, except as pure narcissism

Margot and the Nuclear So And Sos -- negative points for 'x and the ys' name, double neg for arch non sequitir.

Thunderbirds Are Now! -- !!! called, they want their bangs back.

My Latest Novel -- my music sounds like book glue smells

So So Modern -- too precious and ironic by half, fuckwad

The Gear -- err. sounds like high concept marketing. STFU

The Have -- see above, plus neg points for part-of-speech violation

Vincent Van Go Go -- It's Van Gochh, asshat. Your name is only a pun if you mispronounce 'Van Gogh'

Maybe someone who users the name Chaircrusher shouldn't criticize but c'mon.
My favorite band names on that list?

The Lucky Stiffs -- scans well, good use of archaic idiom

These Arms Are Snakes -- vague menace and surrealism always a good combo

Union Of Knives -- vague menace, good scansion, succinct

Audible Mainframe -- good retro geek reference

Wolf and Cub -- 3 syllables, animals, not too cute.

Wooden Wand -- Wooden Spoon would be better, but Spoon already taken.