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The 2017 SXSW Name Game

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Edward Sharpe SXSW

The South By Southwest Music Festival kicks off Monday in Austin, and with it comes a slew of entertaining band names. To name just a few: The Kraken Quartet, Potty Mouth, Totally Mild, Active Bird Community, Champagne SuperChillin, Everyone Is Dirty and GoGo Penguin.

With so many artists in one place, it's inevitable that some band names will be similar. A sample:

• Try Boyfriend, a rapper out of New Orleans, or Boyfrndz, a rock band from Austin.

• Check out Jamaican reggae artist Charly Black, or Charly Bliss, a rock band from Brooklyn.

• There’s Chinah, a band from Denmark, unrelated to Chynna, a rapper from Philadelphia.

• Royal Trux, the San Francisco rock band, is not to be confused with Royal Tusk, a rock band from Canada.

There are plenty of name oddities as well. For instance, we hope that AlcolirykoZ joins forces with Ho99o9 and Stuyedeyed for a spell-the-band-name challenge.

And we’d love to see New Jersey rock band Delicate Steve matched up with Slow Steve, a pop act from Berlin.

(Poor Steve. Everyone be nice to Steve.)

Here’s the rest of this year’s name roundup.


RHYME TIME

Unkle Funkle

Manila Killa

DakhaBrakha

DROELOE

SaulPaul

Jay IDK

The 4onthefloor

A-Town GetDown

DJ Hella Yella

Har Mar Superstar

We Bless This Mess

All Our Exes Live in Texas


OW OW OW

:papercutz

Deep Cuts

Massive Scar Era

Lake of Fire

DJ Trauma

Dirty Lungs


LET’S TALK POLITICS

The Sore Losers

The Unlikely Candidates

The Resistance

Big Phony

New Politics

Crazytown

Noyz

NO WIN


SAD!

No Joy

Shame

SadGirl

Sad13

The Regrettes

The Lonesome Heroes


STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO!

Ask Carol

Be Charlotte

Drive Like Maria

Mail the Horse

Defy the Tide

Be. On. It.


NEW SUPERHEROES

The Academic

Chicano Batman

Supraman

Justin “Dat Boy Supa” Poter

Sungod

Professor Toon


NEW VILLAINS

El Dusty

Mr. Kitty

Crunk Witch

Diamond Thug

DJ WaxFiend

Evil Triplet

Sinistarr


NAME AND TITLE, PLEASE

AV the Great

Chamothy the Great

Otis the Destroyer

Tasha the Amazon

Cary the Dreamer

Blue, the Misfit.

Cakes Da Killa

KP Tha Profit

Trae Tha Truth

T2 “The Ghetto Hippie”

J-Nice the Kingdom Builder


THE DEPARTMENT OF REDUNDANCY DEPARTMENT

*repeat repeat

ELEL

LOLO

Pavo Pavo

Miami Miami

Rizzoo Rizzoo

Ha Ha Tonka

Big Big Love

The Dead Deads


THE CONFIDENT ONES

The Aces

Best Fern

Eric Slick

Slick Shoota

Foxy Mojo

Cornerstone

Eastside Kings

Victorious

COMPLETE

My Expansive Awareness

Rap Legend Jesse Dangerously


THE NOT-SO-CONFIDENT ONES

Bad Pop

Noname

Max Abysmal

Yucky Duster

Ultimate Rejects

The Accidentals

The Late Ones

The Ugly Beats

The Bad Lovers

Letting Up Despite Great Faults


TIES TO RUSSIA?!?!?

Cosmonauts

Communist Daughter

Soviet Soviet

Big Thief

Phone Call

Distractor

Minus the Bear

POWERS


WEE HAVE EXXTRA LETTERRS

Faarow

Splashh

FingerFingerrrr

BIRTHH

GGOOLLDD

JJUUJJUU


I’D LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL

QTY

DTCV

HXLT

GHXST

RMBLR

RSK TKRS

R.L.UM.R

PWR BTTM


THAT SOUNDS DELICIOUS

L.A. Salami

Honey and Salt

Hot Sugar

Mint Field

Diet Cig

Brutal Juice

Ghostpizza

PIZZA TIME

Cilantro Boombox

The Lemon Twigs

The Burning Peppermints


TOTES ADORBS

Minihorse

DJ Baby Roo

The Pooches

PAWS

Coyote Kisses

Manatee Commune

Rainbow Kitten Surprise


MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

San Holo

Tall Friend

Eisley

The Tontons

DJ Yoda

YodaSlim


I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

Flint Eastwood

FlygerWoods

Jackal Onasis

Ringo Deathstarr

Guantanamo Baywatch

Rat Fancy

Hippo Campus

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