Grab your listeners.
A couple of years ago, Spin Magazine
named the 40 all-time greatest band names: The Who, AC/DC, A Tribe Called Quest, The Art of Noise, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Florence and the Machine, Queen…
To select their top-picks, Spin
used criteria like:
P = Perfectly and succinctly embodies the spirit of a band’s sound or era
VA = Graphically or typographically appealing
WP = Clever wordplay
I = Creates an image
JNSQ = Has that certain je ne sais quoi (
a special something that you can’t quite define)
Dear writers, what would you call a band? This week, invent a band that’s sure to make the top of Spin’s next list. In addition to the name, tell us:
- A bit about the band and the kind of music it plays.
- Why the name is so perfect: P, VA, WP, I, and/or JNSQ.
For inspiration, be sure to check out this band name by Community Ambassador FantasyOtter12