As you are all aware, we’re headed down to Austin for SXSW next week. So, I’ve been reading all of the news and gossip about the festival.
There is a funny article on Paste at http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/03/lions-and-tigers-and-bears-beware-nine-band-name-trends-on-the-rise-at-sxsw.html in which they perform an informal assessment of future trends in ultra-hip band naming. Animal names are still hot this year with over 60 bands with animals in their names. Get the low down on Negative Bands (Don’t Tell Sophie), Scholarly Bands (I Love Math), Ladylike Bands (When Girls Collide), Exclamatory Bands (Moth!Fight!), Bodily Bands (These Arms Are Snakes – both bodily and animal!), Youthful Bands (Scorpion Child – again, catches animals), Blingy Bands (Golden Boots), Religious Bands (Battle Hymns – an awesome band by the way), and the emerging trend leader…Dude-y Bands (Thrift Store Cowboys).