There are lots of things we love about indie artists here on OurStage. Their ambition, will-power and outright determination to do whatever it takes to make it are some of the things we admire most. But, personally, I think their sheer creativity takes the cake. Independent artists are constantly one-upping each other and themselves when it comes to the ways they create and promote their music. And, millions of bands later, one of the trickiest yet most defining decisions an artist makes is their name.
While perusing the CMJ Marathon schedule, I was impressed and even more so entertained by the band names making an appearance in New York this week. So, without further adieu, here are ten picks for artists not to be missed at CMJ based on absolutely nothing else other than the fact that their names are fantastic.
Sidebar: There are so many OurStage artists appearing at CMJ this year that we simply couldn’t list them. Listen to them all in one playlist on OurStage’s Facebook page! You can view the complete CMJ 2011 schedule here.
Because I appreciate the enthusiasm of the exclamation point. And also, Dad does rock.
That’s just silly. Vampires can’t get tan!
Cairo Knife Fight
Sounds downright dangerous.
Sex With Strangers
Hope they use protection.
I’m lovin’ it.
Rabies is real, people.
Pretty Good Dance Moves
Only pretty good.
Shout Out Out Out Out
Because just three “outs” wouldn’t suffice.
One High Five