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Friday, Mar 09, 2012 - Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife

What's in a band name?

Our favorite band names from the Great Demo Review

By Alex Zaragoza
beat panther Beat Panther. Not actual panthers.
- Beat Panther. Not actual panthers.

Once again, our annual Great Demo Review brought in tons of music from San Diego bands looking to get the thumbs up (or down) from our panel of experts (and / or music snobs). Some bands got major kudos while others, well, not so much. Read the reviews here.

Though musical ability is fine and dandy, it can be argued that a band's name plays just as much a part in its success. The Rolling Stones probably wouldn't have been nearly as big had they been called, say, The Rolling Pubic Hairs. Then again, Insane Clown Posse has managed to do alright despite being awful and awfully named, so maybe our argument is invalid.

In any case, we came across some great band names—great in the sense that they're pretty random and conjure up weird imagery. Here they are in no particular order:

Amateur Pool Party: When will this pool party finally go pro? Who knows. But in the meantime, there will be a lot of fat kids in T-shirts hanging off to the side.

Ass Clowns: Where do you put the big red nose? Never mind. We don't want to know.

Blood Dancer: Some women really need better protection before hitting the club. Remember that scene from Superbad?

Beat Panther: The dopest cat on the block rocks Pumas. Doi.

Black Widow Prophecy: Somehow the widow was still shocked when her husband died.

Couch Lock: Netflix will do that to you, man.

Danny and the Tramp: This is how your mother refers to you and your girlfriend, Danny.

Dead Animal Mod: It's hard driving a Vespa when you're roadkill.

Dinosaur Ghost: If only Patrick Swayze were still alive, because this would be a pretty awesome sequel.

Extinct Animals: They should totally play a show with Dinosaur Ghost, right?

The Distinguishing Marks: If this band ever commits a crime, they'll be easy to find.

Dream Buddies: My dream buddy is Scott Bakula. He seems like a nice guy.

Gasoline Addicts: You might want to try coke. It's cheaper.

Generik: Favorite cereal: Sugar O's

Grind + Bare It: Stay away from the guy who does this on the dance floor. He's probably a convicted sex offender.

Homeless Sexuals: Just because you have no home doesn't mean you don't have needs.

Martian Horses: Will probe you with their giant alien dicks.

Mr. Nobody: Mr. Brightside's bi-polar brother.

Rum For Your Life: Sir, you just pissed your pants.

Shamu Soul: Will still eat its trainer despite having no solid teeth

Sick Balloons: Those balloons are no longer allowed within 500 feet of a playground or elementary school.

Zombie Surf Camp: It gets pretty brutal in the mess hall.

Super Groupie: Roadie BJ count: 12,867

Space Town Savior: Also wore sandals

 
 
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