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Coming attractions

They were at SXSW; now they’re coming to D.C. Hot acts straight from Austin, Texas, to the District.

At the Black Cat (811 14th St. N.W.)
The Gossip, Panther, Her Daily Obsession – Thursday.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, the Duke Spirit – Friday.
Art Brut – Sun. 4/9
Rainer Maria – Thurs. 4/20

At the 9:30 Club (815 V St. N.W.)
The Magic Numbers – Thursday.
Neko Case – Sun.
Blackalicious – Tues. 4/11
Gogol Bordello – Thurs. 4/13

What’s in a name?

With swarms of unsigned artists all vying for record labels’ ears, many at South by Southwest resort to guerilla marketing tactics (flyers in urinals, dressing in animal costumes, etc.) and attention-grabbing band names to draw listeners to their shows. Whether or not these techniques work, some names certainly caught The Hatchet’s eyes.

What’s in a name

In alphabetical order, the 10 most ridiculously named acts of SXSW 2006:

1. Coach Said Not To (Minneapolis)
2. Facedowninshit (Greensboro, N.C.)
3. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (Southend, UK)
4. Goblin Cock (San Diego)
5. Insect Sex Act (Austin)
6. Jedi Mind Tricks (Philadelphia)
7. Nothing Rhymes with Orange (Miami)
8. They Shoot Horses Don’t They (Vancouver, Canada)
9. WHY? (Oakland, Calif.)

Liek a broken record

Hot band name trend: Apparently repetition demonstrates artistic excellence. Apparently repetition demonstrates artistic excellence.

Bexar Bexar (Austin)
Birdy Nam Nam (Paris)
Die! Die! Die! (Auckland, New Zealand)
Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton, Canada)
Tsk Tsk (Los Angeles)

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