CatchThis Blog / band names

Mark Skoultchi

August 8, 2012

Snoop Dogg, formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and born Calvin Broadus, is synonymous with gangsta rap, one of the more infamous musical genres of the 1990s. And now the old Dogg is teaching everyone new tricks by changing his name to Snoop Lion and his tune to reggae. It’s not as drastic as Prince […]

Laurel Sutton

March 16, 2011

The fabulous South by Southwest festival is currently rocking Austin with truckloads of entertainment. Over the years it has expanded to include film and comedy, but the main draw for most folks is the reason it started: indie music. Everyone wants to play SXSW, and everyone who loved the indies and the alties wants to […]

Maria Cypher

February 12, 2010

A few weeks ago, some music buddies and I decided to take the plunge and start a band. Needless to say, there have been expectations that the rhythm-guitar-player-slash-singer who also happens to be a professional namer would come up with a snazzy name for the group. Funnily enough, I’m not sure it will come from […]

Burt Alper

October 17, 2008

Many of us occasionally wonder about the origins of our favorite band names. As it turns out, bands can be wildly creative when engaging in the name game. A band name can come from a crazy dream, a mispronunciation of a member’s name, pop-culture and literary references, and interesting foreign languages. Enjoy the following band-name […]

Laurel Sutton

March 24, 2004

“Don’t worry about the name until you have some killer music written…the bottom line is that it doesn’t matter how cool your name is if your music sucks! Similarly, if your music kicks ass I wouldn’t care if your band name was Medonna’s Little Bitch. I’d still buy the CD and proudly crank it up […]