by Ryan Wasoba
At RFT Music, we know that deciding on a band name is not easy. We're here to help. In our series Name This Band, we invite local musicians to answer some questions about their startup groups. Using this information, we will suggest three names. You can vote on your favorite in the comments or suggest your own. The band must select a recommended name, or else we will use our magic powers of local connectivity to make sure the band is blacklisted from all local venues*.
This week's band consists of vocalist/guitarist Jon Valentino, guitarist Chris Komarik, bassist Marshall Marietta, and drummer Mike Kunz. The quartet already has an EP under its belt and a decent following, but it has one seriously bad band name: Stinkfoot.
The band considers itself stylistically closest to 90s alternative rock. We agree. Listen to its Stone Temple Pilots-ish track "Paradise":
We asked the band for three dealbreakers:
-Nothing overly dark, like "We Have Just Slaughtered Your Family And Now We're Coming For You." -Nothing punny. Puns are great if you are only planning on playing together for a month. After that it gets really old really fast. -It cannot be worse than Stinkfoot. If you come up with a name that causes people to react worse than they currently do to Stinkfoot, then we have not accomplished our goal here.
With this information and our seasoned band naming skills here are our recommendations:
So what's it going to be, folks? Vote below.
*This is not true and/or possible.
If you have any better ideas, leave your suggestions in the comments. If you are in a band looking for a name, contact Ryan Wasoba, and we will do our best to name your band.