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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Apparently no celebrity is exempt from having their name twisted into a clever folk band’s name, even if you’re from another universe. San Holo hops on the tongue-twister name trend — like Kane West or JACKIE CHAIN, to name a few — except this electro-madman goes unce unce unce in the night instead of keeping to the usual indie rock mold. The Netherlands DJ goes solo (heh) twice at South By and is featured in the SXSW Trap Nation showcase.
See them: Clearport, March 16, 1 a.m. and Monster Energy Outbreak House, March 17 12:15 a.m.