The CMJ festival rolls into town next week. While we'll have some number of posts about shows during the week, one of the best parts of these big festivals is looking through the list of bands for trends in band naming.
Black dominates this category with 10 bands. White is a strong second with 5. Blue defeats Red for third place with 3 bands claiming allegiance. (OK, one band is both black and white and another is both red and blue.)
The number one threat to CMJ is bears! Or bands named after bears. 8 groups look to the bear for their names. Tigers have 4 band names. Various birds combine for 5 names. Horses, Apes and Whales also inspire multiple bands.
The king stays the king in the category
Girls are more popular than boys who are more popular than men who are more popular than women.
Geography and Places
The explanation point wins this category by a landslide!
So nice, they named it twice (or more)
Other Notably Entertaining Band Names
Who are you looking forward to seeing? Who is worth checking out? Who is skippable?
Given the length of time that it's been rumored to be close to completion, I always figured that the release of Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy" would be preceded by the emergence of Chinese democracy as a political system. But here is Axl's single, Chinese Democracy
There is another month until the release of the album, but I wouldn't count on China becoming any ore democratic in that time.
But at least you, the American music and soda pop fan, can get a free Dr. Pepper, thanks to Axl finally letting the world in on his album.
But it's streaming on Hulu starting today:
For Treehouse of Horror XIX:
via Videogum. This is seriously the 19th Treehouse of Horror episode? Is there anything The Simpsons hasn't done yet?
While Bruce and Patti aren't hosting their usual Halloween display because its popularity was overwhelming their neighborhood, the Boss does have a new song (and video) available online, "A Night With the Jersey Devil": "If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the 'Jersey Devil.' Here's a little musical Halloween treat. Have fun!"