Amidst the bustling chaos of 6th Street at South-By-Southwest, some bands will do anything to stand out from the thousands of other self-proclaimed “quirky” acts vying for the attention of audiophiles, free taco aficionados, and music journalists. And since no one has time to go through every single bandcamp page of the festival’s official artists, sometimes a messed up name can do all the attention grabbing for you. After surveying this year’s SXSW roster, we’ve selected the most WTF band names performing in Austin this year -- because nothing screams fun like telling your grandmother you're off to Saxon Pub to see Grandpa Death Experience.
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Mail the Horse
There are 526 live animals that you can mail via United States Postal Service, but horses aren’t one of them. Before PETA has a cow over their name, check out these Brooklyn Americana savants in their prime after the release of their windswept EP Magnolia, out last summer. As the self-proclaimed “grunge gospel” band says themselves: “We actually suck at not partying.”