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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The Burning Peppermints
The Burning Peppermints earned their spot on this list fair and square, but the fact that their forthcoming album is named Glittervomit really reaffirms our choice. The Birmingham, Alabama, band blends psych and fuzz on tunes as raucous as the west coast surf. These proud ‘BHam’ natives weave a musical experience that will always evoke more than one ‘!,’ just as their 2015 release Dirty Rainbow!! did.
See Them: Cheer Up Charlie’s on March 18 at 9:25 p.m.