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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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Crunk Witch

In the world of Crunk Witch, LMFAO and Ke$ha are still king. Repping Presque Isle, Maine, the 8-bit duo spin peppy nerdcore on songs like “Kill the Cartridge” and “Clash of the Droids.” If you’re not heading to Austin anytime soon, you can catch the pair in Jamaica Plain at The Midway Cafe with Minusworld and The World is Square on March 27.

See them: Karma Lounge, March 18, 8:50 p.m.

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