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SXSWTF: These are the most ridiculous band and artist names at South By Southwest 2017

 
 

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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Grandpa Death Experience

Hailing from Amsterdam, the music of Grandpa Death Experience is just as brutal and grating as their name. The reason their vocalist sounds like your pops ODing is because lead singer Ron Goudie has been thrashing around on the hardcore scene since the late 1970s with punk outfit Modern Warfare. Plus, @GrandpaDeath as a twitter handle has a delightful ring to it.

See them: Saxon Pub, March 16, 8 p.m.

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