It's time for another round of Name This Band! Hop over to End Hits to play.
But if you do decide to participate—and leave a hilarious name for this band in the comments section—you'll have to jump over to End Hits to play.
Some of the best music at Pickathon doesn't happen in front of the audience. It happens in the tin, 10-foot-by-10-foot pumphouse that's tucked away in the woods that surround Pendarvis Farm. Over the course of the (really hot) Pickathon weekend this August, 33 of the performing bands toted their instruments up to the little pumphouse for stripped-down, casual sessions for only the camera and microphones of the folks at Live & Breathing. And now a number of videos are up over at Live & Breathing's site. Here's a handful, including clips by Denver, the Barr Brothers, and—after the jump—Langhorne Slim and Y La Bamba. Go over to Live & Breathing for more; there are videos from Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Southeast Engine, Petunia and the Vipers, and lots more, with more on the way.
Name This Band returns! There's a lot going on here: scary face paint, even scarier arm spikes, and (scariest of all) an accordion.
Go on, Name This Band in the comments. Bonus points for guessing what they sound like. (Would you guess... screamo showtunes?)
I feel bad posting this since these guys aren't exactly a well-known act. Besides, it's probably not a good idea to anger a band so dangerous that they are forced—by the law—to stand behind that totally-not-Photoshopped police tape.
Oh well, have at it.
I was totally going to make a "visit from Aunt Flo" joke until I realized that the dude was holding an axe. And why are they in Dexter Morgan's room? Have at it.
Kickstart my heart with a new name for this (local) Mötley Crüe tribute band.
Mascot chickens beats up nü-emo band. I see nothing wrong with this image.
Okay, have at it.
It's baaaaack. Name This Band returns with these four classy gentlemen. Oh, and in case you are curious, yes they are a reggae band from Orlando. Of course they are.
That crucifix is no mere fashion item, it's our first ever Name This Christian Band contest! Have at it, lambs of Christ.
The best comment wins a handful of Laurelhurst tickets or a tour of the Mercury offices by Olive the pug. Take the tickets, trust me.
End Hits: Mommy, can I go out & purr tonight?
Blogtownies, have at it.
The best comment wins a handful of Laurelhurst tickets or a piggyback ride around the Mercury offices by the staff member of your choice.
We are in total awe of how great you commenters have been with these weekly Name This Band posts. But are you ready for this band? I hope not.
If this picture wasn't enough, here is a MP3 of the band covering Rihanna's "Umbrella." It's worse than you could ever have imagined...
LISTEN (IF YOU DARE):
The best comment by Thursday at noon will either win tickets to Marina & the Diamonds at the Doug Fir on September 14th, or a few passes to the Laurelhurst Theater. Go get 'em.
The citizens of Blogtown did an incredible job with last week's edition of Name This Band. Poor Doobie Brothers, they never saw it coming. We expect more great things for this unnamed band:
Is it okay to hate a band on sight without ever having heard their music? It is? Okay, great.
Best comment wins a handful of Laurelhurst tickets and the respect of your Blogtown neighbors.
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