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Here's a JustForFun index of Tropes that would make AGoodNameForARockBand, with a brief description of what the resulting band would be like (Also, these [[JustForFun/TropeNamesThatShouldBecomeDanceCrazes dances]] would go perfectly with their music). Mind you, that it should be a name that the band would have chosen for themselves, not necessarily the one that describes them best.

Compare TropeTitleShows.
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!!Examples:
* AboveTheInfluence - Indie rock band with deeply ironic lyrics poking fun at ScareEmStraight tactics.
* AboveTheRuins - Symphonic metal, soaring violins backed with growling electric guitars, thunderous drums, and the occasional air-raid siren. Best known for "Ragnarock", which they describe as "a post-apocalytic jam session".
** RuinsForRuinsSake - Their most devoted fandom.
* AbsentMindedProfessor - Indie-electronica nerd rock prone to forgetting the words to their songs live.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - Punk Rock
* AccentuateTheNegative - Covers a wide range of genres, but the lyrics to every single one of their songs are always an angry rant about any subject they can think of. The bitter [[TheRival rival]] of the band TakeThat.
* ActionGirl - RiotGrrrl rock band, who sing about female empowerment, girl soldiers, historical women fighters, etc. All members are advanced in martial arts.
* AdamWesting - A comedic rock band made up of hardcore ''{{Batman}}'' enthusiasts. Similar to the style of TheNthDoctor, the members wear ''{{Batman}}'' costumes at concerts: the lead singer is Batman, the guitarist is the Joker, the bassist is Robin, the keyboardist is Penguin, and the drummer is the Riddler. Occasionally, Catwoman plays bass when Robin can't make it.
* AdventureArchaeologist - Symphonic RockOpera band about an Archaeologist who discovers a foreboding prophecy detailing the end of the world and his efforts to stop it.
* AffablyEvil - Glam rock band from Bristol that writes entire albums of [[VillainSong Villain Songs]].
* AfterTheEnd - Ambient electronic with a lot of field recordings.
** Sounds more like screamo.
* AGodAmI - A narcissistic 'band' that consists only of one man (the lead singer from ThoseWackyNazis, naturally) screaming into a microphone about how great he is. There are mirrors on stage at all times and Paris Hilton is the background dancer. - also, A God Is I is an album title by metalcore-hardcore band Merauder
* AGoodNameForARockBand - What happens when nerdcore gets meta.
* AliensOfLondon - British nerd rock.
** AliensInCardiff - A Welsh tribute band for AliensOfLondon.
* AlienSky - Symphonic Ambient band from Texas formed from members of a high school astronomy club. They use melodic guitar and synthesizer combined with florid lyrics and vocals to tell stories about life in the TheFuture. Their singer is an amateur science fiction writer who writes all the lyrics. Currently, they're putting the finishing touches on the ''CasualInterstellarTravel'' saga about the human colonization of space consisting of the [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]] ''FasterThanLightTravel'', ''SingleBiomePlanet'', ''DeathWorld'', ''{{Precursors}}'' and ending it with ''TheFederation''. After finishing with this, the singer has planned out ''UsedFuture'', a saga about the grimy underside of the Future and ''TheBattlestar'', a saga about the first interstellar war.
* AllMenArePerverts - Riot Grrrrl
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs - Electronic band that only makes remixes of {{Engrish}} from video games. Their first two singles, "(I! Garland! Will) KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN!" and "You Spoony Bard", became YouTube sensations, with over 50 million views each. Their career came to an abrupt end after somebody set up them the bomb, killing two members and a light technician.
* AloneWithThePsycho - American death-metal band. Consists of four guys and a girl, all dressed in black and disguised to the point that they all look the same.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Dress up like movie villains (Vader/ Emperor Palpatine, Sauron, etc.) and do songs that show they're not really the bad guys.
* AltumVidetur - A neo-classical, Gregorian-inspired band that does covers of the contemporary hits by translating them into Latin.
** A German pseudo-medieval band with bagpipes and big drums.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil - A Thrash-Grindcore-Black Metal band with lyrics centered around KickTheDog moments. (Sounds just like Anaal Nathrakh)
* AmnesiacDissonance - Industrial noise with echoes of [[TheJimmyHartVersion vaguely familiar tunes]] played with out of tune instruments and things pulled from the scrapyard. Their albums frequently end in multiple cacophonous medleys of conflicting musical styles with delirious [[NoseYodeling nose yodeled]] [[{{Mondegreen}} mondegreens]] just before fading out with screams, wailing, and crying children.
* AmusingInjuries - A quasi-pop-punk/indie band with quite a bit of acoustic guitar in their sound and song lyrics that suggest a fixation with sadomasochism.
* AncientConspiracy - New Age.
* AndIMustScream - Metal band with lots of unsettling ambient electronic elements and a strange fascination with the idea of being "trapped".
* AndManGrewProud - Dronecore instrumentals, ala GodspeedYouBlackEmperor.
* ApocalypseHow - Extremely loud, abrasive electronic noise.
* ApocalypseNot - Death metal spoof.
* ApocalypticLog - Might be nice if they lightened up a little.
** The songs at the beginning of their albums have a fairly optimistic tone, by the final tracks the lyrics are incredibly depressing and the singer sounds like he's been screaming for an extended period of time.
* ApocalypseMaiden - An all-girl goth/metal band that's an offshoot of ApocalypticLog.
** In an interview, cited ''[[http://www.kittierocks.com/ Kittie]]'' as a major influence.
* ApatheticCitizens - Political punk band, similar sound to Anti-Flag, British based their first single was 48% (the number of people who voted in the 2005 general election)
* AppliedPhlebotinum - Experimental nerd-comedy offshoot of DirtyCommies with a strong Frank Zappa influence. Too weird to describe.
* ArchivePanic - One dude who makes experimental music like the Residents. Ever since 1967, he's released at least twenty albums a month, not to mention the number of bootlegs, singles, live albums, mixtapes and compilations...
* AscendedGlitch - A two-man epic glitchstep band.
* AscendedMeme - A Music/WeirdAlYankovic sytle band that chooses a meme and writes a song about it (songs that are already memes are covered). Hit singles include ''[[DawnOfWar Our Enemies Hide In Metal Boxes]]'' and ''[[BioShock Nothin' like a Fistfulla Loitnin']]''. [[OnceAnEpisode One song]] in an album is [[OverusedRunningGag always]] ''[[RickRoll Never Gonna Give You Up]]'' [[RickRoll disguised as a different song]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - Emo+Death Metal+Children's rock. Each song starts out dark, gets darker, then becomes trivial.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - The s-l-o-o-o-w-e-s-t and DARKEST prog metal you will ever hear. The band members play "live" concerts, in quotation marks: all the lights are turned off and the band members are behind the curtains.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses - As Black as Black Metal gets, absurdly popular in Norway, banned everywhere else
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny - A recent group, unconstrained by genre; they'll play anything, for no longer than sixty seconds (if you're lucky). Early shows had light displays until they proved ''way'' too distracting... to the band.
* ATeamFiring - Another nerdy tribute band, this team for ''Series/TheATeam'' ([[CaptainObvious of course]]). The guitarist is Murdock, the keyboardist/lead vocalist is Face, the bassist is Hannibal, and the drummer is B. A. All four members have concealed weapons licenses. Most notable for their spot-on {{Filk}} parody of "[[{{Firefly}} The Ballad of Serenity]]" (now "[[RunningGag My Dog Named Billy]]").
* AttractMode - Electronica by a nerdy-but-sexy girl band.
* AudioErotica - All-girl Electronica-Glam Rock Revival girl band by way of Goldfrapp, Music/DaftPunk, and T-Rex.
* AutobotsRockOut - Transformers nerd rock (Rockformers?) that started out playing classic and 80s Rock about various bits of the expansive Transformers lore. Gained a loyal following with their first album ''Truck Not Monkey''(With the TitleDrop song poking fun at the fans outrage over Optimus Primal in WesternAnimation/BeastWars), and close every live performance with a cover of ''You've Got The Touch''.
* The AwfulTruth - indie retro sound, political satire lyrics.
* BackgroundMusic - A professional lounge and ambient artist who makes music for films and advertisements.
* {{Badass}} - Highly aggressive thrash metal.
* BadassBookworm - Rock, but full of references to classic literature.
* BadassBack - A rock group that plays all of their instruments facing backwards.
* LittleMissBadass - All-female punk-rock/alternative group, very young-looking and often show little emotion, but whose songs deal with mature issues in a mature way.
* BadFuture - A punk rock band featuring a time-traveling robot guitarist...or someone in a really, ''really'' good disguise. Very involved in social activism.
** Do lots of charity drive concerts with DarkIsNotEvil.
* BaldOfEvil: Chrome-domed heavy metal.
* BannedInChina - Australian hard rock band who sing songs about any kind of civil war, native uprising or anything the government doesn't want spoken about they can find. They haven't been banned in China yet, but they're working on it.
* [[TheBaroness Baroness]] - female-fronted European act that combines elements of symphonic metal, dark electronica, and steampunk. Their lead singer is a classically trained operatic contralto who claims to be descended from German nobility and dresses like a high-class Victorian dominatrix.
** An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroness_(band) actual]] sludge metal band from Savannah, GA.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre - Psychedelic indie pop with Middle Eastern influences. (Imagine if of Montreal spent a year in Cairo or Tehran).
* BareFistedMonk - Soft-rock group that shuns any instrument they can't play with their bare hands.
* BeamSpam - Electronic with epilepsy-inducing music videos.
** I got dibs.
* BeautifulAllAlong - Disney-sponsored teen actors trying to launch a singing career.
* TheBeautifulElite - combines rock, pop, electronic and techno. Widely loved as a band. All gorgeous, and none of them single.
* BeautifulVoid - Metal with emo band with insane guitar riffs. Which are all beautiful.
* BecomeARealBoy - Screamo of the worst kind. Known to many fans as BARB.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TropeNamesForABand
* BeefGate - Hardcore industrial noise rock.
* BehindTheBlack - Former lead singer of a black metal band ditches his costuming and heavy makeup to go solo with LighterAndSofter unplugged versions of his former hits.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid - Snarky agnostics with country-style guitars, founded as a backlash against Christian rock.
* BetterThanItSounds - emo rock group of three; the piano player takes over what would normally be rhythm guitar and bass with boogie-woogie style two-handed piano playing. All three are fond of inserting self-deprecating humour into their lyrics and CD art. Sound like Yellowcard with piano...but surprisingly good.
* BetterThanCanon - A band that does fancy versions of classical songs. First single is a "better" version of Pachebel's Canon in D.
** (It's in E''b''.)
** (Or is it a cover of Jerry C?)
* BettyAndVeronica - A female two-man band that does HardRock covers of various songs, including a cover of TheBeeGees's "Stayin' Alive" that's widely considered as good, or even better than, the original.
* {{BFS}} - Indie-Techno.
** Though they later came to regret the name after they gained popularity due to being confused with the OTHER [[BowlingForSoup BFS]]
* BigDamnHeroes - Unpredictable, but very popular, rock.
** Or alternately, a ''{{Firefly}}'' comedy band similar to TheNthDoctor and AdamWesting, with Mal on guitar, Inara on bass, Wash on keyboards, Kaylee on drums, and River singing.
*** I think I just had the world's biggest {{Nerdgasm}}.
*** Don't forget Jayne on tambourine and rain stick.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment - Punk or metal with MindScrew lyrics.
* BigBoosHaunt - Long-time opening band. Mainly does movie soundtracks from horror/thriller movies.
* BigNo - A band that was alternative rock back before there was alternative rock. Unless you have a casette player, expect to search long and hard for any of their songs.
* BlatantLies - Grunge metal with a penchant for dark, depressing and nigh-on impenetrable lyrics.
* BlindIdiotTranslation - Japanese band whose English lyrics have been run through Babelfish several times. They are frequently accused of being a StealthParody of CrystalDragonJesus, a charge that their lead singer vigorously denies.
* BlingOfWar - a pompous military orchestra using oversized brass instruments and heavy weaponry in their performances. Wear green costumes, {{Commissar Cap}}s, and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lots of regalia]].
** Alternately, a hip-hop act, replete with bling, composed of US Army veterans.
* TheBlofeldPloy - Metal, mostly of the screaming variety, but with occasional forays into death metal territory.
* BloodKnight-Scandinavian Thrashcore with a penchant for instigating excessively violent mosh pits.
* BloodMagic-CastFromHitPoints cover band. [[AscendedFanboy CFHP recently asked them to act in their latest music video, and open a few of their concerts]].
* BloodyWarrior - HeavyMithril band.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Made up of four friends who got tired of all "hard" bands looking like rejects from a horror movie. They dress like accountants. They sound like death metal at its hardest.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten - Like JosieAndThePussyCats, but they're a StealthParody of the Christian far right.
* BodyHorror - KCMO based goregrind band known for their lyrical themes of parasites, surgery, mutation, body modification, testing on living subjects, and other biological themes. Their vocals are well pronounced and easy to understand, which is somewhat unpleasant due to the great descriptions of various body horrors. All of the members have biology degrees, and some study anatomy and parasitism. Their live performances have been banned in a few cities due to footage of parasites and surgery being projected behind them on a screen, and the various other gimmicks performed on stage (disassembling a dead pig over the course of the show and hosting a bbq afterwards, inviting audience members on to the stage for piercings, selling preserved parasites in jars after shows, etc.)
** i.e. {{Carcass}}
** They weren't allowed to do music for BrutalLegend's Tainted Coil faction because they gave the dev team nightmares.
** I want to make a comic about this. Dibs.
* BoisterousBruiser - Hard rock. Well known for their enormous amounts of drums and energetic, shouted singing style. Currently on tour with HotBlooded.
* BombThrowingAnarchists - Anarchopunk band with sarcastic lyrics about political issues, they also parody the popular culture image of anarchists as [[AnarchyIsChaos destructive maniacs.]]
* BottomlessPits - Death Metal band who hold the record for the lowest tuning still audible by humans (Also they sing about caves a lot...)
* BreadEggsMilkSquick - Country/R&B/Punk/Emo crossover band.
* BrainBleach - Plays electronic versions of baroque chamber music, and picked this name to sell more MP-3's.
* BreakTheCutie - "Cheery" emo (if that makes any sense). Fond of taking DeathCabForCutie songs and screwing around with the lyrics to make them happier.
* BreakTheHaughty - Similar to KillTheCutie, more punk than BreakTheCutie. Best known for identifying the ironic hipster preps in the crowd and instructing the real fans to set them on fire with the lighters they're waving.
* BrokenAce - A deranged yet fascinating mix of hyperactive NoisePop with brooding old-school {{Emo}} and {{Hardcore}}. Loves UncommonTime.
* BrokenAesop - Industrial band whose samples largely come from political slogans and evangelists.
* BrokenBase - A band whose fan's can't decide if they are Alternative Rock or Pub Rock.
* BrotherChuck - A project consisting entirely of [[ThePeteBest Pete Bests]] and other former members of successful bands.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - Mix of pop and rock- right now, the lead singer's in rehab, the electric guitar player's in prison for arson, the drummer's getting married, and the bass player's become an actor.
* BurnTheWitch - Blackened-Death metal band who's songs mostly deal with witchcraft. Known to burn an effigy of a witch at every live show.
* ButtMonkey - Silly indie nerd-rock band that goes through [[ThisIsSpinalTap many personal crises]]. Currently, the singer has terminal liver cancer, the guitarist is going through a costly divorce, the bassist's parents died, and the drummer is in an asylum.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - Epic metal or folk metal rock band.
* {{Calvinball}}: Nobody's really sure what they are, because they completely change their style... and members... and name... at every single concert.
** Already a pop-punk band from England. They played the FEST 8.
* CanadaEh - A bar cover band, the members are mainly from and live in the United States, but their gimmick is celebrating the US's northern neighbor. They mostly do covers of well-known songs by Canadian musical aritsts (Rush, Alanis Morrsette, Celine Dion, etc.), they dress like Mounties, lumberjacks, hockey players, fur trappers, moose, beavers, etc. and between sets they talk like Bob and Doug Mckenzie and drink Molson.
* JustForFun/CandleJack - Gothic metal. Prominently displays a banner with its name at all of their shows. Also known for closing a show by saying "We're Candle Jack, sons of..." proceeding to quickly kill the lights to black out the stage.
* CanonImmigrant - Folk rock
* CassandraTruth - Borderline emo, every song predicts doom and gloom of the worst variety. The lead singer is legendary for her waily vocals.
* CastFromHitPoints: DarkFantasy HeavyMithril RockOpera. Wear armor with built-in fireworks, so it looks like they're actually doing magic, and hooked up with pipes that squirt fake blood when the firework is launched ([[NiceToTheWaiter the arena janitors and their families are given the best seats at the concert]], and [[DontTryThisAtHome Do Not Attempt!]] is emblazoned across the screen when they shoot at each other). Have understudy band members so the leads can hand off their instruments and duel without messing up the song. Work very closely with fantasy moviemakers (including an anime company) to make their {{Music Video}}s (a fusion of live action actors for humans/ humanoids and animated monster opponents, set in an animated environment). Famous for a grand finale pitched battle, mimicking an RPG battle screen, and PetTheDog moments [[DarkIsNotEvil despite]] their DarkerAndEdgier story-singing. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome They also incoroporate their sound tech and roadies into the show]]. Trying to get their RockOpera made into a TV show (a la' {{Metalocalypse}}). The artists themselves are a FiveManBand, with TheHero on lead, TheLancer on Bass, the WhiteMagicianGirl on keyboard, TheBigGuy on drums, and TheSmartGuy on "explosive instumentation". Every so often, a SixthRanger shows up. He's considered to be the best out of all of them, and his appearance is quite rare, so it's considered a treat by all involved (in the vids, he acts as a DeusExMachina, who only shows during their DarkestHour).
** Damn it, now I want this to exist really bad.
* CastHerd - Electro-pop group [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed that sounds very similar to Devo]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule- all-girl rock band, who perform in Catholic private school uniforms, complete with lollipops (the guitars, drums, etc. being painted in a pink-swirl lollipop motif), pleated skirts, knee-high socks and pigtails. Every single one of their songs is a three-minute (or whatever) DoubleEntendre. Every. Single. One.
* ChainReactionDestruction - Techno death rock band.
* ChainsawGood - Gore metal of the most brutal and horrifying kind, with lyrics about gore, blood, corpses, necrophillia... [[{{Squick}} I think that's enough]].
** Currently on tour with Cannibal Corpse.
** They often used actual chainsaws to generate sound in their songs. This has been seen considerably less often following an incident in which they attempted to grind two running chainsaws together. You gotta admire the bass guitarist for still being able to play now that he's missing a few fingers, though.
* TheChessmaster - A one man band who changes his sound based on the [[CrazyPrepared next big thing.]]
* TheChewToy - {{Emo}} of the "nobody loves me, everybody hates me" variety. (is there any other kind?)
** A quirky electronic pop-rock group with [[TearJerker extremely sad]], [[ContemplateOurNavels introspective]] lyrics and occasionally hysterical vocals. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed over by every label they've been on.]]
* {{Chickification}} - A female pop group version of TheVillagePeople, consisting of [[WrenchWench a riveter]], a [[SchoolgirlLesbians Catholic schoolgirl]], a [[XenaWarriorPrincess warrior princess]], a [[TheBaroness secret agent]], and a [[LesbianJock softball player]]. Best known for their hit single, "Women's College". Interestingly, their biggest fanbase is among gay men.
** That's quite a good idea, actually.
* The {{Clingy MacGuffin}}s - Scottish alt rock with surprising staying power.
** Everytime it seems like the band has finally broken up, moved on to other projects, or taken an indefinite hiatus, there they are again on another tour, releasing another album...you can't get away from them.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve- Anarchist rock band, everyone comes from a different country- the lead singer's English, the lead guitarist's American, the drummer's Australian and the bass player's Welsh.
** Alternatively: Incredibly annoying Christian pop group.
* ClarkKenting- Bespectacled pop rock band that write songs exclusively about DC heroes.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive-Pop/rock band that dress as mad scientists
* CloningBlues - Indie jazz.
* CloserToEarth - Soft, ambient New Age music with a [[AnAesop green message]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s - A band whose music style is [[MixAndMatchMusicalGenres almost impossible to pin down to one style]]. Their lyrics tend to have a lot of [[GratuitousJapanese very]] [[GratuitousGerman random]] [[GratuitousSpanish and]] [[GratuitousGreek badly]] [[AltumVidetur translated]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign foreign]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation words and phrases]] as well as [[SpeakingSimlish outright gibberish]]. Heavily influenced by the style of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysics Polysics]].
* ClusterFBomb - Self Demonstrating [[strike:Article]] Band. Plays heavy metal and barely goes two lines without swearing.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes - we're not really sure what they are, but you can be sure their lyrics are full of snappy irony and general pessimism towards the human race.
* ColonyDrop - Arena Rock.
* CombatSadomasochist - Technical death metal meets breakcore. Have a [[StrangeGirl spooky]], [[CuteAndPsycho possibly insane]] female vocalist with a penchant for [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming like a maniac in concert]].
* CommanderContrarian - An IDM band, they take John Williams score-ish music and break the hell out of it. Vocal talents are handled by Basshunter (under a pseudonym, of course.)
* CompleteMonster - A Death Metal band that tries hard not to Cross The Line Twice or take RefugeInAudacity, instead keeping their lyrics as vicious and offensive as possible. LoveItOrHateIt.
* ConflictBall - Party rock with a ''lot'' of guitar duels.
* ContemplateOurNavels - An otherwise-good ambient progressive band whose overly abstruse lyrics turn off all but the most philosophically-minded listeners.
** Or a never-released album by King Crimson that was meant to be recorded in 1974.
* ConvectionSchmonvection - Quite fringe but in reality very good. Reason for niche appeal is the fact their songs are nothing but rants about bad science in media put to music.
* CompanionCube - A punk-ska band making songs about the half-life 'verse.
* CoolOldGuy- a band fronted by a retired eighty something grandfather, who goes by "Cool Old Guy" as a stage name and does almost everything that musicians half his age can do, but better! The other members of the band are his teenage grandchildren and their friends, who let him play a few soings with them just to be nice, but even they were blown away by his talents.
* CorruptChurch - A parody of Christian rock bands. The lead singer and drummer have serious issues with organized religion. The guitarist is religiously confused, the keyboardist is agnostic but his/her parents force him/her to be Catholic, and the bassist just doesn't care.
* CosmicHorror - A doom metal band whose songs evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. The lyrics frequently contain references to HPLovecraft and CthulhuMythos.
* CovertPervert - An understated, pretty-sounding IndiePop group with subtly groovy basslines and sly lyrics loaded with kinky subtext. Fronted by a [[{{Meganekko}} pretty bespectacled girl]] [[OlderThanTheyLook of ambiguous age]] who, it is rumoured, once worked as a fetish model.
* CranialEruption - Math rock and noise rock. Many of their songs are derived from formulas rather than from actual melodies (e.g. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=218 Garfield Music]])
* CrazyPrepared - [[RapRock Rap-rock]] group with an 80s punk influence that are infamous for actually playing "Freebird" when audience members shout it. All members are schizophrenic Boy Scouts, just so the name won't be meaningless.
* CreatorBreakdown - An emo band that mostly sing songs about problems in their lives. Ended up becoming infamous for the HarsherInHindsight after the lead singer committed suicide.
* CrisisCrossover - A supergroup formed by members of GreenLanternRing, RoguesGallery, NinetiesAntiHero and FastballSpecial.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - Funk rock, Skunk Anansie style, with lazy basslines and killer riffs.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome - A band which records new material rarely, but is widely agreed to have released some of the greatest and most awe inspiring music of all time. Have been known to play music in every genere, but especially partial to soaring rock anthems and half hour classical jawdroppers.
** The lead singer can rap at the speed of light
* CruelMercy - A talented Christian rock band whose songs are primarily about guilt and their unworthiness.
* CrypticBackgroundReference - Like Beatnik poetry with increasingly-pounding basslines, although [[WordSaladPhilosophy the actual lyrics]] are closer to TheyMightBeGiants.
* CrystalDragonJesus - Japanese rock band with lyrics entirely in GratuitousEnglish. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Mangled]] gratuitous English.
** Who also sound like a fusion of ShonenKnife and {{Godflesh}}, but with keyboards and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs really trippy]], [[FauxSymbolism symbolism-loaded]] live performances.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas - A spin-off band of RaygunGothic, formed by the keyboardist because he wished to pursue other musical directions. Accordingly, they have a less technical and not as heavy style. They tell a side-story to RaygunGothic, involving a RedShirt from the third album who got better and became the leader of an alien civilization. Both have played on stage together, performing their split four-disc album ''CrisisCrossover''.
* CuteBruiser - The band that the lead singer of BoisterousBruiser's little sister made. Plays mostly peppy metal.
* [[AdorablyPrecociousChild CuteShotaroBoy]] - Teen pop band with extremely smarmy, hilarious lyrics and a very attractive ([[{{Shotacon}} and very underage]]) frontman.
* CutenessProximity - Some pop band whose main selling point is that their lead singer is really hot. Or an eight-year old girl. Or [[{{Squick}} * shudders* ]] ''[[{{Lolicon}} both]]''.
* CyberCyclops - Techno-iest techno group in the history of techno.
* DeadAllAlong - annoyingly catchy melodic post-hardcore/screamo band in the vein of From First to Last or Alexisonfire. Every member has a droopy fringe and the word "LOVE" tattooed on his knuckles.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Goth metal band who donates 75% of their profits to orphanages, hospitals, and women's shelters.
** Do lots of charity drive concerts with BadFuture.
* DarkFantasy: Do lots of songs about thinking about murdering people in terrible ways.
* DarkReprise: Snarky comebacks for upbeat/ inspiring songs. Or, death metal done by ex-children's singers. (Think {{Raffi}} if he got fed up singing to kids and turned evil).
* DeadUnicornTrope - I'm thinking some kind of dark rock-ish or power metal sound, with fantasy lyrics and an appreciation of metafiction.
* DeathByMocking - A death metal parody.
** So, spiritual successors to ''[[http://www.myspace.com/tenmaskedmen Ten Masked Men]]''?
* DeathByNewberyMedal - A nerdy death metal parody with songs about literature.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse-Post Hardcore band whose lyrics express violent hatred towards unrequited love triangles and Geometry. Their debut album went by the title "SOHCAHTOA (Some Odious Harlots Can Always Hurt Teens Offering Affection)"
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - Their first album was entirely original material. The rest all consist of remixes and remakes of those songs in different styles.
* {{Determinator}} - Rapper from Detroit. Got shot, didn't stop the show. Tended to rap over beats based on TV production music.
* DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck - A really dark goth/emo metal band.
** Remember, kids! Goth and emo are mutually exclusive!
* DevilButNoGod: Satanic-themed melodic black metal in the style of Dimmu Borgir.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hipster band, known for dressing in 1920's style suits. Only cut one album, which received mixed reviews but general praise for a good climax.
* {{Differently Powered Individual}}s - Geek-Techno, all of their songs are about having superpowers.
* DirtyCommunists - Very similar in their unfaltering stage personas to ThoseWackyNazis.Often do covers of folk music. Musical style varies; it is an open secret that each of the band members has a different musical style (though premised on the same idea), and have been at each other's throats.
* DiscoDan - Singer/composer who has been releasing music consistently since 1976, despite being way too old and having about a dozen remaining fans. Has an [[http://ocremix.org/artist/4285/disco-dan artist page]] over on OCRemix.
* DiseaseBleach - Punk rock.
* DisneyDeath - A Death Metal band that only plays Disney songs. It's better than it sounds.
** DisneyVillainDeath - The Disney Villains from a Death Metal band.
* DisobeyThisMessage - Truly edgy Punk Rock when it was first formed, but due to ExecutiveMeddling after hitting the big time, shifted to much less controversial Pop rock, before a bitter break up. After the band broke up, each of the founding members formed their own band, none of which have enjoyed the same success as DisobeyThisMessage.
* DissonantSerenity - progressive death metal band that contrasts clean female vocals with brutally growled male ones. Guitar solos and keyboard solos range from fast heavy ones to quieter, lighter ones that always have a sinister air about them.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud - Death metal band whose lyrics are [[PungeonMaster liberally sprinkled]] with meteorologically-related [[HurricaneOfPuns puns]] and [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms euphemisms]].
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom - Comedy.
* DoorRoulette - A jazz fusion band from Detroit that's famous for doing a lot of [[ConceptAlbum Concept Albums]].
* DorkKnight: HeavyMithril band that [[IndecisiveParody can't decide]] if it's an AffectionateParody of nerdy power metal or the real thing.
* DownTheRabbitHole - Beatlesque psychedelic AliceInWonderland themed band. Popular for their covers of "I Am The Walrus" and "White Rabbit". Have preformed "Jabberwocky" and "The Lobster Quadrille".
** I call dibs.
* DragonLady - satirical punk rock that often focuses on deconstructing the racial and sexual attitudes of modern society. The lead singer is an Asian-American woman.
** Alternatively, an all-girl {{Dragonforce}} tribute band.
* DriverOfABlackCab- A Gothic/Doom Metal band that is known to be very politicaly active, often times stoping between songs to rant about today's society.
* {{Dronejam}} - A celtic/techno hybrid. It sounds demented. It works, somehow.
** [[http://www.martynbennett.com/album_03_hardland_01.html Been done]]. Naturally, it's BetterThanItSounds.
*** Is it even possible for a band to be better than they sound?
** Alternatively, a hip-hop group that only manages to avoid generica by occasionally throwing in remixes of disco standards.
* {{Dystopia}} - Alternative rock band with some rather depressing tunes. BigBrotherIsWatching (2003) is considered their best album.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Pretty much the PerspectiveFlip of ApocalypticLog. Songs start out dark, and end good.
* EasyEvangelism - An incredibly narcissistic Christian rock band that is convinced that their music is so good that it makes people want to convert on the spot. In reality, their music makes the ''HighSchoolMusical'' soundtrack sound like an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
* EEqualsMCHammer - Math rock/rap hybrid.
** Not specifically under that name, but math rap does exist. And it exists ''well.''
* EldritchAbomination - progressive rock band that makes use of creepy ambience interspersed with metal-tinged heaviness.
** Or a name under which Andrew Eldritch will release his new albums.
*** [[WeCanRuleTogether A collaboration between both.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita - glam-goth band with an androgynous frontman and vocalist, Frankie Hot-Dog, that has marked liking for corsets. Their songs either involve irrelevant lyrics with sexual innuendo or deal with sexual matters explicitly. Their motto is "Don't dream it, be it".
** Their concert album {{Lolicon}} is known for it's large amount of audience participation.
* ElvesVsDwarves - Progressive rock. Their greatest rock opera, ''OurElvesAreBetter'' (1976), originally took up ''four'' [=LPs=] and ran seven full minutes before the first words were sung. The lead singer famously gives all interviews in a West Midlands English accent despite having been born and raised in a suburb of Kansas City.
* EmoTeen - An emo/pop-punk band that took their penchant for self-reference way too far.
* EmotionEater - Variable. Albums are usually named (emotion) for (mealtime), and marked "Serve with..." and best before..." labels, like it was food. Badass for Breakfast is all WarIsGlorious (serve with epic saga), Lust for Lunch is all IntercourseWithYou lyrics set to porn jazz (Serve with adult literature), and Despair for Dinner (serve with depressing philosophy text) is all gloom-and-doom Emo/ death metal. Insists their concerts are advertised as "buffets".
* EnfanteTerrible - Blues glam metal with lots of single entendres.
* EpilepticTrees - experimental band with cryptic lyrics, trippy aesthetics, and mind-boggling light shows. No two fans can agree on the exact meaning of a song.
* ExaltedTorturer: A death metal/gorn band with lyrics centered around actual atrocities.
* ExactTimeToFailure- American rock band who spend their spare time trying to predict the time when the world will end, and then write songs about their attempts.
* ExtendedGameplay - Band formed by a bunch of nerds for a Battle of the Bands, which they somehow won. Later split off into PlayableEpilogue and NewGamePlus after an argument over whether FinalFantasyXII or WorldOfWarcraft was better.
** Alternately, your typical trashy metal band, who often look like they're having seizures on stage.
* ErectionRejection - a band that plays spoofs of love songs.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - Enthusiastic, goofy punk-pop with an almost childlike, optimistic tone. The world is a giant playground, life is pretty good, and penguins make everything awesome, so why worry?
* EvilerThanThou - A death metal band famous for dressing up as famous movie villains. The lead singer is Darth Vader, voice and everything, with Sauron on bass, Darth Maul on guitar, and Agent Smith on drums. The Joker plays keyboard, but it sounds like Bloody Stupid Johnson's synthesizer from [[Discworld/CarpeJugulum Dontgonearthe]] Castle--all creaks, clanking chains, and screams.
* EvilWeapon - Heavy metal.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Also called Aptly Named [[FanNickname by their fans]], every one of their songs is about a random everyday object, and all their albums are [[ConceptAlbum themed around]] where the objects would be found. ''Closet'' is their biggest record to date, with hits such as "Shirt" "Tie" and "Smelly Shoe".
* EyeScream: Death metal band with an impaled eye as its emblem.
* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong - Techno/Punk group with laser light shows lasting almost the entire concert.
* [[DarthWiki/FallenCreator The Fallen Creators]] - A band who was once named The Creators and had lots of fans. But then something bad happened and instantly all the fans started hating the band, leading to the name change.
* FastballSpecial: Heavy metal. They usually conclude their shows with the lead singer picking up the drummer and throwing him at his own kit.
* FanService - Can you say "cabaret"?
* FauxDeath - A parody band. Their favorite target is The Chew Toy's brand of emo.
* FengSchwing - a band that actually tries to play serious songs to get people in the mood. Concerts either end in a massive sausagefest as all the women in the hall leave, offended, or in a gigantic orgy.
* FetishFuel - An eccentric punk band that only writes and plays songs about various sexual fetishes to the tunes of childhood songs such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
* FilleFatale - a [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseCulture Japanese]] [[ElegantGothicLolita Gothloli]] IdolSinger band. Would be insanely popular for 'bout 3 months, and then is never heard from again.
* FissionMailed - An experimental band, most of their songs switch style so often it seems like several songs cut up and randomly blended together. Combined with their lyrics the whole thing amounts to a MindScrew.
** Clearly, by this description, Fission Mailed is fronted by MikePatton.
* FiveFiveFive - Faux-santanist pop.
* FiveManBand - Another Meta.
** A band of five, who play rock that no one notices.
* FiveBadBand - A punk-metal band that is notorious for trashing hotel rooms and being rude to fans, in addition to writing songs all about committing crimes and other such things.
* FiveTokenBand - Exactly the same as the FiveManBand, except for the fact that they are automatically considered cooler because almost all the members somehow fall into a "minority" group.
* FlushingToiletScreamingShower - Noise rock with the occasional shakuhachi solo.
* [[TheSimpsons The Flaming Cobra Sugar Cellar]] - Rock band; considered good by most people but [[ItsPopularNowItSucks despised by those who knew them when they were "indie" now that they've supposedly "sold out."]] Their style and trademark surreal lyrics have, of course, gone unchanged.
* FranchiseZombie - A once successful hard rock band who has been forced to churn out records due to ExecutiveMeddling. Most of their lyrics now deal with thinly veiled stabs at their oppressors.
* FreudianSlip - Indie rock band that experiments with different styles. However, every song ends up being about sex.
* FrillsOfJustice - A very girly superhero-themed girl pop group that only write songs about how the only way you can succeed in life is by wearing a PimpedOutDress.
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw - Gimmick band who perform in fursuits, were a media darling for a few weeks before falling apart due to 'creative differences'.
* GemstoneAssault - Death metal band with songs filled to the brim with [[HeavyMithril fantasy]] lyrics.
* GeekyTurnOn: Rock band incorporating very nerdy interests into love songs.
* GlamourFailure - Thinking mostly female/transvestite gutterpunk band.
* GlassCannon - Their songs glorify kitschy sculptures. Notable for only using hand-blown instruments with "cannon art," meaning that they used nothing but a cannon-shaped xylophone, cannon-emblazoned glasses and bottles filled with varying amounts of liquid, and a glass gong with an actual cannonball in the center for 5 years before getting more instruments. Their biggest hit is a cover of the 1812 overture, plus lyrics, which usually either crushes or pierces the guitarist's right foot in the end.
* {{Gorn}} - Just your average death metal/grindcore band with extremely graphic and violent lyrics.
* GRatedSex - Indie pop garage rock with sexual lyrics set to a bubble gum tune.
* GratuitousJapanese - An American J-Pop cover band whose repertoire consists mostly of {{anime}} theme songs.
* GreenLanternRing: Alternative rock/shoegaze. They are best known for their live light shows in which they create various objects out of green light.
* GuideDangIt - Metal band that records all of its songs with such a growl that you have to read the liner notes to have a clue what the singer's saying.
* HalfHumanHybrid - A small Nerdish group of Juillard Graduates that are well-known for their experimental crossbreeds of several musical genres, fans are there just to see what they come up with next. The former lead left to record under InterspeciesRomance
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday - Glam rock.
* HeavyMeta - Why meta when you can MindScrew? All their songs are about how awesome Music/HeavyMetal is.
** HeavyMeta is a real-life desighn company
* [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Heavy Metal Umlauts]] - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy metal. With umlauts.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity - A rock band trying to go mainstream.
* HeyItsThatVoice - A parody band made up largely of professional voice actors performing under assumed stage names and personalities.
* HighlyVisibleNinja - J-pop influenced garage band whose members are in their early teens.
* HighSpeedMissileDodge - Middle-aged local metal band whose original songs are mostly about the muscle cars they owned when they were cheap used cars and wish they still did so they could sell them for a fortune at Barrett-Jackson. Lead singer and bassist are the [[GenerationXerox fathers of the lead and bassist of Highly Visible Ninja]].
* HighSchoolRejects - Three teenage nerds singing about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin being high-school rejects.]]
* HijackedByJesus - Alt-metal rock group that used to be a Christian rock band till most of them left in disgust after the lead singer lost his faith.
* HollywoodHomely - A Spice Girls/Pussycat Dolls-like girl group that makes its gorgeous female members wear Tina-Fey-style glasses and schoolgirl uniforms (with rather short skirts) to incite the fanboys' lust.
* HollywoodHeartAttack - Loud, nonsensical electronica
** Alternatively, QOTSA-style rock.
* HollywoodVoodoo - Blues-influenced rock.
* HomePage-A peaceful adult alternative group that sings comforting songs about home and family.
* HornyVikings: A wannabe heavy metal band full of nerdy high schoolers, except for the bassist, who is a beefy football player. Because of his size, the other members force him to dress up as [[TheMightyThor Thor]] at their gigs ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which definitely aren't PTA meetings]]).
* HotBlooded: EXTREME Power metal a la Dragonforce
* HoYay: Bubblegum pop boy band. Instead of love songs, their music generally focuses on extolling close male friendship. First album cover features the band members in their boxers, having a pillow fight.
* HumongousMecha: J-Pop/Metal cross. Their only known video before being annihilated by copyright lawyers replaced the male backup singer with [[{{Macross}} Skull One]] and the other band members with an [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Aevestalis]] on guitar and the GurrenLagann on drums. The female lead remained unchanged.
* HurtingHero - Punk Rock band with lyrics pertaining to the theme of bold defiance, despite overwhelming odds and personal anguish.
* ICallItVera - Slightly dark (but not enough so to be emo) indie band whose songs, while catchy, have the unfortunate tendency to all sound alike.
** Also known as DragonForce II.
* IdiotBall - Pessimistic punk group.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy - A geeky indie band that is legendary for their inexplicably persistent mediocrity; The singer is perpetually out of key, the guitarist botches chord progressions on a regular basis, and the drummer is constantly missing beats.
* IncendiaryExponent - Started by some of the old members of HotBlooded, who decided that they wanted their shows to be flashier.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness - Parodies Disney-sponsored bands, keeping the same cheery pop feel. All their songs are full of double entendres and dirty jokes.
* InformalEulogy - A pop "punk" band who's had a hit or two with teen girls, they think they're ironic and relevant, but in reality they just suck. But as you know, YMMV.
* InterspeciesRomance - After the first three albums came out, the lead of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s became so popular that she left to form her own band, with lyrics involving MarsNeedsWomen and BeastAndBeauty themes. Some suspect very strong Author Appeal here.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness - Dronecore/ambient electronic, with a lot of references to going mad in the lyrics.
* TheInvisibleBand - A darker progressive rock band, with self-referential lyrics.
* IReadThatAs - Rock and roll cover band with lyrics based on mondegreens.
* IronWoobie - Indie rock FiveManBand who run from power ballads to thrash metal stylings, famed for albums that go from one end of the sliding scales to the other. The name was given to them by the doctor who ran the group session they met in. Every album is dedicated to "Dr. Rob" and one other bright spot in a band member's life. In general, the band's sadder songs are honest reflections of some of the bullshit they've been through-- and their CrowningMusicOfAwesome come in celebration of even the smallest victories. Known for their honesty and candor in interviews. Started "the tour that shouldn't work" with AttractMode, MyHeroZero, FanOfUnderdog, IncorruptiblePurePureness and ManicPixieDreamGirl. Despite early technical issues, it worked.
* {{Itsallmyfault}} - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.
* ITakeOffenceToThatLastOne: Punk. Last song in an album chooses AcceptableTargets to rip on.
* ItWasHisSled: Folk group with a focus on story songs. Whether or not you've heard their songs before, you know how they're going to end.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks - An underground music band that tears apart popular songs by mocking them viciously in their lyrics. When they themselves become popular, they start mocking ''themselves.''
* IzchaksWrath - Punk, with the trademark logo "+)m" emblazoned on their instruments. Nobody has heard of them or understand their lyrics except you and your nerd friends. Songs include "Do You Want Your Possessions Identified?" and "I Believe It Not!"
* JerkassSue - An all-girl band with punk overtones, but whose music has been watered down for commercial radio play. Think Avril Lavigne.
* JesusSaves - Christian rock group, best known for their song "EasyEvangelism".
* TheJuggernaut - American speedcore band. You can't hear the lyrics because of the metal growl and severely overkicked drum machine, but they all revolve around a giant living planet that the lead singer [[ConspiracyTheorist thinks actually exists.]]
* JumpingTheShark - '60s-influenced rock whose first single was titled "I Fell in Love With You From Across the Aquarium Hall".
** Alternatively, a band that does covers of unpopular songs by popular artists.
* JunglePrincess - Vaguely jazzy electronica that makes extensive use of sampled sounds, including human voices singing nonsense words in close harmony.
* KidFromTheFuture - Tween bubblegum-pop band that tries to be nerdy.
* KillSat - Hardcore.
* KillTheCutie - Riot Grrl, deeply critical of the value society puts in beauty.
* KillItWithFire - American rock/metal band. Their first album, the self-titled ''KillItWithFire'' (2000) went to number 1 in five countries and had been translated into seven languages. Their next album and titular single, ''WhereIWasBornAndRazed'' (2003) went to number 1 in ten countries. After that came third album ''PlayingWithFire'' (2004), another chart-topper. Their next album, ''OurDragonsAreDifferent'' (2006) also reached number 1, but at a slower rate. Their [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] album yet, ''OutOfTheInferno'' (2008) has become both a hit and a major point of disagreement amongst the band. However, their latest, ''ApocalypseHow'' (2009), is sure to hit the top of the charts.
* KingInTheMountain - Hard Celtic rock, sort of like Boiled In Lead.
* KirksRock - Some sort of nerd band.
* KissOfTheVampire - a semi-goth/punk girl band. The band has an inexplicable fixation on vampires, and every music video and concert features at least one member of the band being bitten on the neck by another member. [[AuthorsSavingThrow Outspoken in their hatred of]] Literature/{{Twilight}}.
* KlingonPromotion - Completely nerdcore, shows up to every performance in Klingon garb and makeup. Broke up after the bassist took the band's name to heart...
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee - HeavyMithril AffectionateParody band.
* LadyOfWar - An all-girl power metal band, with the [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] being a [[TallDarkAndBishoujo striking]] [[Music/{{Nightwish}} ex-opera soprano]]. Thematic similarities in their lyrics to {{Manowar}} have been noted.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia - Sings about breaking up with girlfriends and forgetting about them. Alternatively, could be an album name.
* LastDiscMagic - neo-psychedelic trance.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - Comedy/parody. They cram their songs as full of references as they can. The highlight of a LFC concert is seeing which character the lead singer dresses as. [[strike: IndianaJones]] ''Montana Smith'' seems to be his favorite.
* TheLastDJ - Stage name of a [[SmallNameBigEgo DJ with an overblown ego]] who refuses to bow to demands. Currently busking.
* LazyArtist - Calypso band with mostly blank album covers.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning - Soft indie folk, always name dropped by indier-than-thou hipsters.
* LethalJokeCharacter- Neo-glam. All band members perform in "creepy clown" makeup.
* LegalJailbait - Comedy band that parodies current teen-pop artists songs. They have a love for spoofing the SexySchoolgirl costume whenver given even half a chance. Past gags have included an extremely conservative uniform with an ankle-concealing skirt, the ugliest school uniform they could find in a nationwide contest, deliberately eye-scarring bad and tacky colors, and a juvenile hall uniform, among others. The closest they've ever gotten to playing it straight is wearing an ill-fitting child sized uniform so tight that they can hardly breath in, much less move.
* LegoGenetics - Comedy.
* LifeImitatesArt - Indie folk rock band worshipped by audiophiles and Pitchfork Magazine.
* LittleMissSnarker - hip-hop duo composed of two cute but wise beyond their years teenage girls, known for their incisively humorous takes on contemporary popular culture and social issues.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - Eccentric LongRunner electro-pop band (somewhere between TheyMightBeGiants and Devo) which has gone through [[MemeticMutation over]] [[OverNineThousand NINE THOUSAND]] lineup changes, [[ResetButton including returning to the original lineup twice]]. The third drummer went on to form CastHerd.
* {{Lolicon}} - Really weird songs that seem to fit no genre, with nude pre-teens making up the entire group.
* LooksLikeCesare - Deathrock borrowing a musical page from Alien Sex Fiend, with their stage image relying on the campiness of early horror films.
* LoudOfWar - AffectionateParody of RatedMForManly heavy metal.
* LovecraftLite - A power metal band formed by the bassist and the drummer of CosmicHorror after they quit over creative disagreements with the rest of the band.
* LoveDodecahedron - Rather emo, sing about unrequited love a lot, most of the band/managers/roadies/etc are in more than one relationship.
* LoveMartyr - A Italian Gothic Metal band who sing mostly about how their female lead singer was in a praticularily bad relationship.
* LovingAShadow - Emo, emo, holy crap, emo.
* LyricalDissonance - Hip-hoppy band with disturbing lyrics. Recent hits include "I Can't Love You ([[DudeShesLikeInAComa Until You Fall Asleep]])" and "Washing My Socks (With Your Mother's Blood)"
** Dude, I'm taking the first song title.
* LysistrataGambit - A girl group who write feminist lyrics and melodies that somehow manage to be both catchingly poppy and hauntingly ethereal.
* MagicMusic - A Japanese pop group who sing overly moe songs.
** There is a song with that exact name. It's not as moe as you would think it would be.
* MagicPants - Indie folk rock.
* MadOracle - Five Cthulhu Mythos fans who play a strange mix between classic rock, techno and classical music.
* MadnessMantra - Over-the-top screamo with disturbing yet repetitive lyrics.
* MadeOfWin- Hard rockin' 'bout the Internet.
* MacguffinGirl - Five guys in ripped t-shirts who do punk covers of old "Archies" songs
* MagnificentBastard - An egomonaical gorup that somehow manages to win platinum sales.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain - A deathcore/mathcore/noise rock hybrid from St. Petersburg with a shrieking male and female vocalist duo. Frequently labeled "screamo metal" much to the chagrin of the band and its hipster fanbase.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl - Punkish indie-rock band who play hyperactive, annoyingly catchy songs. Their lead singer is a cute PerkyGoth girl who writes {{Cloudcuckoolander}} lyrics full of TalkativeLoon non-sequiteurs. Somehow she manages to come across as cute rather than extremely annoying.
** Alternately, ZooeyDeschanel's next project, consisting chiefly of self-parody.
* MarshmallowHell - Girl group that uses Bubblegum pop-like melodies with varying levels of LyricalDissonance. The lead singer is rather well-endowed, the others might be just faking it. Recently signed on the Bassist's younger brother as a drummer, and if the promotional photoshoots and their latest album cover are any indication, he must be one of the luckiest men on the planet.
* MarySue - An all female pop group/spy team/superhero squad that fights evil with the PowerOfLove and is irresistible to the opposite sex (though their tragic abuse at the hands of their adopted father has left them scarred for life). They are the perfect musicians whose voices rival [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], and whose guitar riffs have been known to cure cancer. Universally loathed by the music community at large.
* MaximumFunChamber - 900+ BPM speedcore/happy hardcore fusion. Became the center of [[MoralGuardian great controversy]] when it was revealed that several synth fills in their songs, when converted into Morse code, translated into "LSD".
* MegaCorp - Anarcho-punk. They always release their albums on the Internet and ''never'' sign with major labels, partly because that would be cooperating with the reviled megacorps, partly because nobody would like to sign with them anyway.
** Alternatively, a Mega Man tribute band mostly known for covers of TheMegas and Music/TheProtomen, and a surprisingly well-done cover of "I Can't Defeat Air Man". Popularized the use of Metool hard hats as a fashion statement.
* MegaManning - Guns & Roses tribute band. [[BillEngvall Thank you to those of you who got that.]]
** Alternatively, a fledling Mega Man tribute band that will eventually hit it big after changing their name to Mega Corp.
** The rename of the trope PowerCopying on the other hand... probably isn't such a good name for a band.
* MemeticMutation - One of those weird bands with no discernible genre.
** Alternately, nerdcore rappers who often do covers of appropriate Weird Al songs. They became famous after their third album, with the fan favorite track "Meow If Chuck Norris Could Kill You", went gold in two weeks.
** MemeticBadass - A nerd metal band that think they're a lot more awesome than they really are.
** MemeticSexGod - Another nerd band, but this time all their songs are IntercourseWithYou and they think they're really sexy, when in reality they could frighten a horse.
** MemeticMolester - humorous porngrind, with a lyrical focus on pop culture and internet in-jokes.
* MetalScream - Canadian [[MelodicDeathMetal melodeath]]/{{metalcore}} band fronted by [[SiblingTeam twin]] vocalists [[AliceAndBob Alissa and Bobbie]] [=McKenzie=], and possibly the only band in the world to feature male ''and'' female growling vocals. Most famous for their single "ScareChord", they are slated to appear alongside The Blofeld Ploy and Little Miss Badass at the Donnington Download Festival 2011 to promote their new album ''Rage''.
* MildlyMilitary - A BoyBand specializing in remixing old war songs into lyric and/or dance music. Their stage performances always feature [[BlingOfWar ceremonial uniforms]] that change every time.
* MilkmanConspiracy - True to their name, they're one of them bands that writes nothing but songs about video games and nerdy things, and most of their repetoir is available for free download. Fans recommend "Girlfriend For A Day" (their loving tribute to [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]) and "H Is For Pervert" (All you ever wanted to know about Hentai but were afraid to ask).
* MightyWhitey - A NS Black Metal Band
* MindScrew - Noisy techno band, describes themselves as a cross between Aphex Twin and Merzbow
* GoldenSaucer - another sci-fi prog band. Don't like being called Golden Shower.
* MisfitLabRat - A punk group composed of brilliant scientists.
* MisterSeahorse - Pop folk band run by a former marine biologist.
* MnogoNukes - A patriotic folk band from the former Soviet Union, whose lyrics mainly celebrate the might of the GloriousMotherRussia.
** Alternatively, a punk band from the former Soviet Union whose lyrics criticize one-sided approaches to The Cold War and CommieNazis - style portrayals of the Soviet Union in popular culture.
* MoeCouplet: A 2-girls duet who sings healing-type J-pop, they are in fact [[LesYay an example of]] MoeCouplet.
* {{Mondegreen}} - Progressive folk, with near-incomprehensible lyrics.
* Money Shot - A female rap trio challenging the boys' club of Hip-Hop. NickiMinaj frequently collaborates with them in the near future.
* MonsterClown - A wannabe-metal high school garage band whose lead singer is terribly afraid of clowns. They never really get close to metal, just pop-punk.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - A pop-punk with a really strong sound, especially where the bass guitar is concerned, but all of their songs have lyrics about silly subjects like what the members would like to do if aliens conquered the world, they won the lottery, inherited a zoo, etc. Formed by MonsterClown's guitarist and drummer after that band broke up.
* MoralEventHorizon - Death/doom band out of Nova Scotia originally known as RapeTheDog. Although popularly rumored to have changed their name so Walmart would carry their first album, ''NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast'', they actually changed it after discovering a Denver grunge band was already using the name.
* MoralGuardians - Sample-heavy, hyper-political electronica group. Known for their bizarre live performances in which they play in the nude, surrounded by huge masked guards carrying black censor bars.
* TheMoralSubstitute - A parody christian rock band of course.
* {{Mordor}} - Straight up brutal death metal with technical influences.
* MoreDakka - '''''Speed metal!''''' All percussion. All the time. Fifteen-hour drum solo! A Techno Power Metal FiveBadBand famous for the invasive plastic surgery each member has undergone. They are TheRival to ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and have an EscalatingWar over whose concerts can be more spectacular (read: [[MadeOfExplodium explosive]]).
* MotorMouth - A small RapRock group known for the eponymous rapper, who writes more lyrics in the first verse than most power ballads. They don't bother with prompters because gibberish is more fun while performing live and nobody needs to call them out if they don't know the words either.
* MovieTwistList - Nerdcore band that spoofs commonly used plot twists. Also known for spoilering movies within days of their release (which got them almost lynched after they released their number one hit ''LukeIAmYourFather''(A song about [[StarWars a farm boy who fights]] TheEmpire, but then finds out that... well, you get the idea.))
* MST3KMantra - A Weird-Al-style parody band whose lyrics always make fun of various parts of American pop culture.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - Strongly Emo-tinged hardcore, in the style of Alesana and Chiodos, with From First to Last -esque angsting and vocal style.
* MurderersAreRapists - Straight-up deathcore a'la As Blood Runs Black or Suicide Silence. Their longest song is about eight minutes long and has no less than fifteen breakdowns.
* MuseAbuse - SoBad It's Horrible covers of Music/{{Muse}} songs.
* MushroomSamba- Latin dance band with somewhat psychedelic touch.
* MyCarHatesMe - Kooky indie/electronica band.
* MyHeroZero - A playful, snarky Emo band with a self-depricating sense of humor, with witty, joking lyrics about depression, isolation, and lonliness. Their debut album, "Big Toothy Frown", has been described by the lead singer as "the best-selling beer coaster in America."
** FanOfUnderdog - Started out as a My Hero Zero cover band, but has since found their own style, more pop than emo, by with similar fondness for LyricalDissonance. The two bands are both great fans of the other's work, and often open for each other... During the "Wannabe" tour, each referring to themselves as the other's tribute band and playing only covers of the other band's songs and songs InTheStyleOf the other band. Fans refer to this tour as "I don't know what the hell happened, but it was kinda fun."
* NameOfCain - A doom metal band whose lyrics prominently feature the topic of sin, divine punishment, and fratricide.
* Series/NameThatTune - An instrumental-only group whose concerts repertoire consists of well-known songs played without the lyrics. The audience are encouraged to sing along once they work out where the chorus is.
* NamelessNarrative - Sad punk rockers strongly influenced by drone metal.
* NaughtyTentacles - nerdcore band with a GenkiGirl frontwoman, songs full of MarsNeedsWomen-esque lyrics, and a notoriously {{Squick}}-filled live performance banned almost everywhere.
* NecroNonSequitur - Blackened death metal. Well known for their WordSaladLyrics.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* NewGamePlus - The "FinalFantasy" half of ExtendedGameplay. Hate both Nightmare Fuel and later Nightmare Fuel, but not early Nightmare Fuel, despite the fact that all are freaky and disturbing.
* NightmareFetishist - Pornogrind supergroup containing former members of Nightmare Fuel and Fetish Fuel.
* NightmareFuel - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** NightmareFuel - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks - Hardcore goth, with plenty of {{Narm}}-filled lyrics. They occasionally "sample" the falsetto from the band above.
* NinetiesAntiHero: 90's {{Grunge}} band. They are very stereotypical, with as much angst as you can get, and all the members are jerks. They broke up in 1998 and have remained in obscurity until the bassist and rhythm guitarist joined CrisisCrossover.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - a punk band whose lyrics would contain a lot of humor in the form of semi-obscure geek subculture references.
** Alternatively, an experimental band that fuses (sometimes contradictary) genres seemingly at random, and yet is still increadibly awesome in spite of (or maybe because of) this fact. Ninja, Pirate, Zombie, and Robot costumes are optional.
* NippleAndDimed - All-female rock band who perform topless. On tour with ThongOfShielding.
* NobodyPoops - A mix of techno and orchestral, going for epic sci-fi so hard they fall into WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome - [[LyricalDissonance but the lyrics]] are about [[MostWritersAreHuman humanity's failures of imagination]].
* NoExportForYou - An all-male trio who had a J-Pop/Electronica style and ended up being a huge hit in Japan. However, their label decided not to release their music anywhere else, deciding the music would not do well in other countries. The band tried to protest to get their music in other regions, but were quickly shunted off their label and replaced by [[BadExportForYou a new band who plays off-key covers of their songs.]] The company decided to take the band's idea and sell the music in other countries, however the new band did not perform quite as well.
* NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus - Synthpop/techno fusion. The frontman used to head a christian rock band.
* NoodleIncident - An obscure indie rock band with a heavy progressive influence.
* NotWearingTights - Comedy duo or trio who sing about pop culture.
* TheNthDoctor - A comedic ''Series/DoctorWho'' tribute band. Each member dresses as the Doctor and/or Companion of their choice. The leader singer is the Tenth Doctor, the guitarist is the Ninth Doctor, the keyboardist is Martha, the bassist is Captain Jack, and the drummer is Sarah Jane; sometimes they like to switch it up, though.
* NubileSavage - Bongos, vocals, and occasionally some horns. They are all sexy, especially the singer.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - Indie band from Indiana. They met while interning at the BMV in Indianapolis one summer; when they found themselves all working at West Lafayette City Hall upon returning to Purdue that fall, they decided to form a band. They dress in businesswear (the two guys in shirt-and-tie getups, the women in conservative dresses). Their signature song, "Application Denied," consists of the lead singer fantasizing about rejecting [[SadistTeacher a hated teacher]]'s driver's license renewal.
* OmnicidalManiac - Doom metal. All of their songs chronicle the different means for all life on Earth to go extinct, usually from the point of view of the one causing the extinction.
* OneHitPointWonder - Rock band. When a member gets shot, they post-pone the same concert.
* OneManArmy: All rock band whose songs combines the use of every single possible instrument in an orchestra, but they're all played [[IAmTheBand by one man]]
* OneWingedAngel Symphonic gothic fully-orchestrated power metal from Japan.
* OnlySaneMan - A strange GenreBusting garage band where the lead singer dresses like someone from TheHives while everyone else dresses trashy and over the top. While the band plays thrash metal the singer will have lyrical pieces and very clean-sounding speech (albeit with some cursing). Subject matter will probably involve how antagonistic the singer is to the rest of the band, [[AlterEgoActing even if they're all in on it]].
* PaintTheHeroBlack - An alternative rock band that sings songs with lyrics that take the most heroic actions in history and try to vilify them. Famous for their hit single "Thirteenth Amendment Blues". While they pretend to be bitter enemies with WhatTheHellHero it's all scripted for laughs.
* ParanoiaGambit - Industrial Synthetic Rock, advertises through propaganda-style posters.
* PartyInMyPocket - Cock rock, all their songs are full of double-(and single-)entendres.
* PaperFanOfDoom - Japanese pop/rock. Everything you never wanted to know about the [[JumpingTheShark shark-jumpingest]] new show's premise, in words you don't understand.
* ThePeterPrinciple - A four-piece indie rock group, [[NonindicativeName not one of whom is named Peter]]. Described as the private-sector equivalent of Obstructive Bureaucrat, in that they are Midwestern and play indie rock and tend to dress in businesswear, but met instead while at internship at General Motors headquarters in Detroit. Despite the name, not one of their songs has anything to do with the workplace more than generically (e.g. "In Love With the Boss").
* PlanetEris - Discordian rock.
* {{Planetville}}: A {{Zeerust}}-filled '60s pop band.
* PlayableEpilogue - The "{{Warcraft}}" half of ExtendedGameplay. Ever since ElvesVersusDwarves took them into a grudge match over the less-than-flattering ShoutOut in the Play Ep song ''AllOrcsAreDifferent'', the two groups have been bitter rivals.
* PlayedForLaughs - A band that only performs covers of other bands. And by perform we mean misplay and fill it with hilarious [[{{Mondegreen}} mondegreens]]. Many bands stiuplate in their contracts not to let them use their songs as it [[HilariousInHindsight makes their songs hard to take seriously afterwards]].
* PoliceBrutality - A political punk band that signs from the persona of corrupt and abusive cops. Known for their breakout song "Right to Remain Violent".
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad - A ''Rage Against The Machine'' clone, but even more mean.
* PornStache - A coed 70s rock/disco/pop cover band - pure, sexy, and dirty fun!
* ThePowerOfRock - Loud rock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]. One of the earliest "[[UpToEleven over-the-top]]" bands,and TropeCodifier for [[PureAwesomeness awesome]]. Inspired KillItWithFire and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.
** It's not a Rock 'n Roll band, it's ''the'' Rock 'n Roll band. All of their songs are about Rock, the influence it's had on the music industry, great rock musicians of the past, and how Rock has changed the world. Only beaten by TheBeatles in sheer popularity. There was once a a kid with cancer who, as his Make-A-Wish, asked if he could play a few riffs with this band. By the end of the first song, his cancer was cured and he had grown a beard. That's how awesome this band is.
* The PowerTrio - Glam-rock band with a singer/guitarist as the leader, a sarcastic, intellectual female pianist as the songwriter, and a drummer who just likes to hit things.
* PrecisionFStrike - True to the name, this band keeps their language ''very'' clean...except once on each album, in the least likely place.
* PredatorsAreMean: pretty much the longer running EvilCounterpart to FurriesAreEasierToDraw. Death/ doom Metal, and wear BigBadassWolf costumes.
* PrettyFreeloaders - J-pop IdolSinger duet with generic-sounding songs.
* PrincessClassic - [[TastesLikeDiabetes Obnoxiously cute]] girl pop group of skinny teens in ''way'' too much makeup and [[PimpedOutDress insanely frilly princess dresses]]. Created and promoted by the Disney Channel, naturally.
* ProjectedMan - Techno.
* Psycho for Hire: A seemingly insane Death Metal band, that actually deal with mental health issues.
* PublicDomainArtifact - Indie rock.
* PuttingOnTheReich - Volk music. Accuse ThoseWackyNazis of selling out to the Jews with their heinous foreign "metal", introduced by communists to corrupt the patriotic music scene.
* RageAgainstTheReflection - An American Christian metalcore band whose lyrics are about their brushes with depression and suicide and eventual turning to Christ
* RageQuit - A metal band. At their live shows, the guitarist always makes a mistake about halfway through the fifth song, and his playing just gets worse from that point on until he gives up and walks off stage. Currently looking for a new guitarist.
* RapeIsLove - Thrash Goregrind-Porngrind fusion.
* RatedMForManly - On the surface, Heavy Metal. actually a brilliantly done StealthParody of the genre. Lots of argument amongst fans if they're music is intentionally SoBadItsGood, unintentionally SoBadItsGood, So Bad It's Horrible, or just plain Good. Rivals of TestosteronePoisoning.
** We already have this kind of band, and it's called '''{{Manowar}}'''. Save for the name, the description matches perfectly.
* RaygunGothic - Power/prog metal. Their albums all tell the ''CrystalSpiresAndTogas'' science fiction saga. They are faster than DragonForce and more complex than Music/DreamTheater, and their ultimate goal is to create the most difficult-to-play piece of music ever.
* RealMenWearPink - A pop-punk band who have all of their band tee's in pink and often joke about being gay when really they do this to get a female fanbase and thus chicks.
* RedOniBlueOni - More Japanese singers. These ones, for no discernible reason, sing Japanese mythology (and occasionally other mythology) translated to Portuguese through French, with a Punk tune. Nobody has ''any'' idea whose idea it was to start this band.
* RefugeInAudacity - Punk comedy band that uses a lot of [[DeadBabyComedy Dead Baby lyrics]].
** Dibs!
* {{Retcon}} - a cheesy pop/R&B fusion band, which tries to play up its edginess.
* RightfulKingReturns - The lead singer is an Elvis impersonator. Nead we say more?
* RoboSpeak - The "vocals" are performed by Appletalk, like MC Hawking.
* RockMeAmadeus - Neoclassical Metal, do a lot of covers of classical symphonies, mostly Mozart.
* RockMeAsmodeus - a hardcore thrash band, but not really black or death metal.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies - The band formed by a disgruntled former member of Kirks Rock, which only lasted two months before the other members left. Currently looking for members.
* RockstarSong - a PoMo band who songs are all {{Trope Name}}s and/or {{Take That}}s against other bands or songs. They'd have a sort of Emo/Ska sound if they didn't deny categorization because they hate all genres equally.
* RoomFullOfCrazy - A screwed up experimental/avantgarde rock/metal project probably featuring Mike Patton.
** It's also basically a crazy music supergroup, consisting of Patton, TomWaits, {{Buckethead}}, [[{{Primus}} Les Claypool]] and JohnZorn.
* RoguesGallery - Heavy metal group that only sings about true crime. Often tour with Start to Corpse.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin - Symphonic death metal.
* RPGElements - Filk band. Members are named after the Classic elements, and their lyric booklets give the band members CharacterLevels.
* RuleOfCool - A popular band that specializes in fast paced Rock music. Known for their hit single, "[[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Instant Awesome: Just Add]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirate Zombie Robots]]".
* SamusIsAGirl - A glam/punk rock hybrid band whose members are all drag queens and kings.
* SchizoTech - Alternative rock, using instruments such as violins, electric guitars, trombones, synthesizers, banjos, and amplifiers. An extremely unique sound.
* TheScrappy - A goth/emo metal band that focuses on worthlessness and trash. Songs include "Piece of Junk", "Useless", and "Bound for the Dump".
* SerialEscalation- A band that goes to ridiculous lengths to one-up every other band. Their guitarist plays fast enough to put DragonForce to shame... ''with his teeth'', the lead singer incorporates spontaneous glass breakage into their concerts, their drummer is a zombie Keith Moon. Their pyrotechnics must be seen to be believed.
** They played with Crowning Moment of Awesome once. The show got sold out ''3 seconds'' after tickets went on sale.
* ShapedLikeItself: No one can really pinpoint their style, only agree that the band sounds like itself.
* ShesAManInJapan- American band, none of whom have been to Japan.
* ShockAndAwe - AC/DC-influenced band, with some elements of power metal.
* [[ASimplePlan Simple Plan]] - Pop-punk, maybe from Cana- wait...
* TheSnarkKnight - A trio of bass/vocals/drums playing a very stripped-down hybrid of PostPunk and PsychedelicRock. Notorious for their extremely insightful ([[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and verbose]]) lyrical {{Take That}}s to ''everything''... [[TakeThatMe Including themselves.]]
* So Bad It's Horrible - A garage band that tries ''so hard'' to be the worst band on the entire planet, complete with an awful singer, an out-of-tune guitar, and a drummer who just bangs things randomly, pretending to be completely ignorant as to what a beat is. [[SpringTimeForHitler They end up gaining fans]] because the worst they can manage to get is SoBadItsGood. Take inspiration from the Shaggs.
* So Yeah - Indie-ish PowerPop based in Seattle but with two of four members from Vancouver (its fans debate whether they sound more like OKGo or TheNewPornographers). A fair number of their songs just kind of trail off without actually ''ending'', on the grounds that "you know where this is going, so why should we keep playing?" Most of these songs (and all of their albums) are references to EddieIzzard routines.
* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy - Progressive Rock, interspersed with random trivia. At least once per song, at least one band member will implement whatever is in his/her pockets at the time.
* SomethingAboutARose - retro cocktail act with some stylistic similarities to PinkMartini, who got their start doing Music/GunsNRoses covers.
* SoulFragment - [[HarryPotter Wizard rock]]. Alternately, the same emo as everyone else.
* SoundDefect - A StylisticSuck comedy band that specializes in adding {{Wacky Sound Effect}}s to their music, as well as other sound gags (the sound suddenly cutting out, an instrument suddenly detuning or seeming to break, etc.). A RunningGag involves them attempting to find the right sound effect for a song...and failing repeatedly.
* SlasherSmile- Incredibly distubing and violent lyrics set to catchy, cheerful pop rock
* Speaking Simlish: A pop-rock band that either speak a mash of foreign languages in each song, or just sing gibberish. [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Wider audiences claim they're actually singing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and even Russian.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy - affectionate parody of BlackMetal. Lots of [[HeavyMithril fantasy]] and Warhammer40K references in the lyrics.
* SpringtimeForHitler - A neo-Nazi rock band that keeps trying to get themselves pulled off the radio by singing praises for Hitler. The controversy just makes them even ''more'' popular.
* {{Squee}} - a Japanese pop band whose songs are incomprehensible, but the few understandable lyrics all relate to a SugarBowl world where [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkles reign supreme.]]
** Or, a group doing {{Myst}}-themed parodies.
* SpitTrailKiss - A french dj and vocalist duo mashing Electronica-House-Club-Trance-Jungle Bass genres.
* SquishyWizard - A group of self admitted nerds with songs that spoof videogame tropes, such as the titular wizard.
* StartToCorpse - As always with names like these, metal, probably some garage band who's a bit confused on their exact sub-genre, or what it actually means. Bassist wants to play Black metal, the drummer wants to play Death metal, the Guitarist wants to experiment, and the lead singer is still mesmerised by the idea of subgenres.
* SteamPunk - Symphonic metal band... with a twist! The band uses [[SchizoTech steam tractor with generator attached]] to power their instruments, the drummer uses a [[ClockPunk clockwork]] backpack with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six extra arms]] to maximize efficency. Some songs use [[HomemadeInventions overhauled]] string instruments, brass instruments (steam-powered,natch), and a freakin' ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill pipe organ]]''. A [[ShockAndAwe Tesla Coil]] and low-temperature steam provide on-stage effects, musicans dress as Victorian-era gentlemen, [[BlingOfWar soldiers]], and {{Mad Scientist}}s. And you know how they haul all their perephirals around? [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld With the help of their blimp]]. Currently on tour with RaygunGothic.
* StepfordSmiler - A pop rock Band Who Plays very Happy music, But lyrically They talk about Suicide and depression and Murder. Basically LyricalDissonance to the core.
* StockPuzzle - A sound crew remixes popular music that you've already heard several hundred times.
* StrangeGirl - Eccentric GothicRock band with DreamPop leanings and a slight TripHop edge. Friends with Music/ToriAmos.
* StrictlyFormula - A pop rock band who [[strike:uses]] blatantly steals pretty much every riff, lyric and melody that you've heard in every other song on the radio.
* StupidJetpackHitler - A rather fringish rock band with lyrics which are either profound or nonsensical (nobody agrees, of course). Not for the easily offended.
* StupidStatementDanceMix - Remixing internet memes or creating new ones. Most fans are nerds.
* SubspaceAnsible - Sci-fi prog rock. Don't like being celled Subspace Ensemble.
* SuckingInLines - Emo alternative rock.
* SuddenlySexuality - Indie gay glam/techno band.
* SuperPunkOctoPuddingGasMarkSeven - Japanese singers who sing entirely in "[[GratuitousEnglish English]]".
* TheSyndicate - The Italian-American answer to the Dropkick Murphies, singing folk-punk, the folk part coming from traditional Southern Italian music.
* TakeItToTheForums - Smashcore clusterjam wreck-rock. Live performances banned in 11 countries.
* TakeThat - Pretty much the same band as AccentuateTheNegative. Naturally, these two bands ''loathe'' each other. Not to be confused with the [[strike:boy]] [[Music/TakeThat middle aged man band led by Gary Barlow]].
* TechnoBabble - Vocal samples over a drum machine beat, not recommended as backgorund music for crowded places. Features lengthy rap sessions by a [[Film/TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] impersonator.
* TeensAreMonsters - A [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag]] GarageBand trio of misfit teenage girls [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome blasting their hearts out on cheap instruments.]] Their lyrics are generally [[TheSnarkKnight sardonic, snarky, darkly humorous reflections and observations on the follies of teenage life]]. Their music is usually categorized as "alternative rock," but it is also influenced by hardcore punk, punk pop, and progressive rock. They performed their first gig when they crashed a talent show at their high school, setting up in record time and performing part of the song "Pep Rally Purgatory" before the administration caught on and forcibly removed them from the stage. They later released their debut album ''BrainlessBeauty'' and began a tour in a [[WhatAPieceOfJunk converted family minivan]], playing guerilla gigs across the country and building up a fanbase of various teenage freaks. The band members are:
** A [[TheSnarkKnight Daria-esque]] guitarist/cellist/lead singer who writes most of the lyrics and sings most of the songs.
** A keyboardist/violinist/occasional lead vocalist and lyricist who dresses like a stereotypical {{Goth}} but is actually more like a ShrinkingViolet [[HollywoodHomely nerd]].
** A drummer/percussionist who has the reputation of being the most [[GenkiGirl ener]][[RebelliousSpirit getic]] and [[CloudCuckooLander out]]-[[CrazyAwesome there]] of the three, due to stunts like tossing candy into the audience, punching out bouncers at venues, and soloing until becoming too exhausted to play.
* TelepathicSpacemen - A PsychedelicRock[=/=]ProgressiveRock[=/=]Space Rock[=/=]{{Shoegazing}}[=/=]DreamPop[=/=]AlternativeMetal band who don't need instruments since they play everything in their heads and just use special amplifiers to translate it into sounds. This can make their concerts rather boring since they spend them staring at their shoes.
* TeleporterAccident - Thrashing grindcore, but with a faint yet persistent techno beat.
* TerroristsWithoutACause - Alternative rock, politically infused lyrics against The Man.
** Either that, or the first-ever indie act out of Cairo.
* TestosteronePoisoning - Blatant parody heavy metal band, with hilarious lyrics. Rivals of RatedMForManly, despite frequently being confused with them.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - ''More'' Dakka! Speed/power metal in all it's glory. Play only on [[UpToEleven eleventh]] volume (their concerts are not unlike Space Shuttle takeoff), use largest and loudest tech available. Frequently perform in improbable locations - over the erupting volcanoes, in the storms' eyes,and ''[[DetonationMoon on the moon]]'', among other places. Rivals with MoreDakka.
* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy - An alternative rock band whose songs all deal with insanity. [[OnlySaneMan With the exception of the bassist]], every member has spent some time institutionalized.
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow - The hardest and blackest of the metal bands. No, blacker than that.
* ThisTroper - a band that exists only in rumours spread along various internet forums (and wikis) by some frustrated nerd that would like to convince people it's a real thing; alas nobody takes him seriously.
* ThongOfShielding - all-female pop/rock. Perform only in lingere' with g-string panties. Songs are about skimpy underthings and protecting loved ones. Currently on tour with NippleAndDimed.
* ThoseTwoGuys - Wacky nerd-humor band. Or at least, WANNABE wacky nerd humor band. They're not actually nerds, and they're really just playing along with the record company to try and capitalize on the success of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Yes, they're ''poser nerds.''
* ThoseWackyNazis - Who've constructed an elaborate stage persona of vicious, totally unironic-sounding neo-fascists from which they never deviate, and endeavour to keep their real lives (especially speculation as to whether they're Jewish, as often claimed) secret. As noted above, ''metal'', playing gigs with the DirtyCommunists to play off their rivalry. The fact that both ThoseWackyNazis and the DirtyCommunists ''hate'' PuttingOnTheReich has led some fans to joke that the two bands are actually just two faces of a larger project, The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
* ToTheBatNoun - Another SuperHero tribute rock band. This band's members dress up as member of the JusticeLeague: {{Batman}} (lead singer), {{Superman}} (keyboard), WonderWoman (guitar), Green Arrow (bass), and TheFlash (drums). They are bitter rivals with AdamWesting.
* TooCoolToLive - Nihilistic party metal. From the "live fast, die young" school of thought.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth - Parodic reggaeton by a set of three Latino nerds (two Puerto Ricans and a Mexican).
* TouchOfTheMonster - Goth band with aesthetic and lyrical focus on InterspeciesRomance, often involving vampires.
* {{Tradesnark}} - Happy-go-lucky punk pop along the lines of Aquabats. All their songs parody recognizable corporations and all of their policies and controversy.
* TropeNamesForABand - Nerd/indie with lyrics that take meta humor just a bit too far...
* {{Troperiffic}} - TV Tropes' own band. Every song is about a trope. By far their most popular download is "MajorGeneralSong".
* TheTroubles - Pop rock with punk influences.
** Another quite good idea.
* [[{{Tsundere}} The Tsunderes]] - a feminist rock band that sings incredibly catchy songs about controversial women's issues such as extreme beauty ideals and female genital mutilation.
* [[ThreeAmigos The Three Amigos]] - Three high school friends who decided on a whim to start a band. Two girls and a guy.
* UncleTomfoolery - An all-Black Hardcore Punk group famous for their fast and fierce musical style best displayed in their first two albums ''MagicalNegro'' (1982) and ''ScaryBlackMan'' (1983).
* TrueArt - A musical collective, kind of like Parliament-Funkadelic, consisting of six different bands. When joined together, they sound like [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly bluesy post-rock with angsty lyrics in a foreign language about gore and how much the current establishment sucks.]]
** TrueArtIsIncomprehensible - Ambient post-rock like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with a penchant for WordSaladLyrics, unusual instruments, and the TruckDriversGearChange.
** TrueArtIsAngsty - Whiny emo of the most obnoxious kind.
*** Later ditched any pretence of musicality, becoming a brutal [[{{Industrial}} Power Electronics]] outfit infamous for their extremely disturbing [[{{Narm}} yet strangely hilarious]] live performances.
** True Art Is Offensive - Grindcore band similar to Napalm Death, with horrifying lyrics about gore and rape. All the members are currently on death row after the bassist shot the drummer eighty times and had sex with his corpse during a live show.
** True Art Is Foreign - Indie rock whose lyrics are never sung in English, instead switching between a lot of different languages (sometimes in the same song). Disbanded when all the members decided all their songs should be in one language, but they couldn't agree on which one. However, the lead singer will occasionally scream in Esperanto as a live member of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
** True Art Sticks It To The Man - Consists entirely of one guy yelling about how much the current establishment sucks over a BrownNote. Currently on hiatus after said guy was arrested during a performance of his 27-minute brown note rant rock epic "Every President That Has Ever Sat In Office Or Ever Will Sucks, And Here Is A Bullet-Pointed List To Explain Why". He has since released the song "You Guys Suck, Man! You Should Have Petitioned For My Release!"
** TrueArtIsAncient - Blues-rock played by eighty-year-old nursing home residents.
*** So, basically they're The Rolling Stones?
*** OH, SNAP!
* TwentyBearAsses - HeavyMithril filk, using "no shit there I was" stories as a FramingDevice. The HoYay [[TransparentCloset manages not to take over]].
* UnfortunateImplications - Lo-fi rock band whose lyrics do, in fact, have UnfortunateImplications.
* UnmovingPlaid - Dance-pop band that [[DiscoDan refuses to move on with the times]].
* UnsoundEffect - Experimental art-rock band that makes "music" with random objects. Kind of a Steve Reich meets early Residents sound.
** Alternatively, a rap group whose song lyrics consist of absolutely nothing but various onomotopieas.
* VaderBreath - some sub-set of Music/HeavyMetal. Wear death-masks hooked up with forced-air respirators (which they're never seen without, like Daft Punk and their mirrored masks). Sing through voice changers that give them a deep, mechanical grate. Tracks are interspersed with-what else-deep, rhythmic breathing.
* VendorTrash - Indie band that parodies mainstream musical trends
* VirtualGhost - Alternates between Punk and Techno music.
* VisibleSilence - Quiet-yet-menacing slow rock, with a lot of acoustic instruments ''a la'' early Days of the New.
* VoodooShark - Full Stop.
* [[DarthWiki/WallBanger The Wallbangers]] - Classic rock.
* [[WalletMoths The Wallet Moths]] - Indie rock. Currently busking.
* {{Wangst}} - Supergroup formed by all the members of ErectionRejection, FaceFullOfAlienWingWong, FengSchwing, and GRatedSex, as well as the drummer from XMeetsY and the vocalists from PartyInMyPocket. NSFC, NSFT, NSFSC... hell, not safe for ANYBODY.
* WaveOfBabies - A bishonen j-pop band
* WellExcuseMePrincess - All woman punk band - sings gritty songs about how they hate débutantes and Ivy Leaguers.
* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht - Leftist German hardcore punk band.
* WeCanRuleTogether- Progressive Power Metal two-man band. Their sound is epic and thunderous, but with subtle love song-like violin pieces. The members dress up as famous historical people who opposed each other. Heavy AudienceParticipation is one of the things they're renowned for.
* WhatTheHellHero - A punk band that sings songs about famous heroic historical figures and the most vile things they have ever done. While they pretend to be bitter enemies with PaintTheHeroBlack it's all scripted for laughs.
* AWizardDidIt - Their lyrics are full of ''Dungeons and Dragons'' references.
* WikiWords - The lyrics of all their songs are freely avaiable online and anyone can edit them. In live performances they only play the instrumental and encourages the aduience to sing the songs, one of the band members is possibly Jimmy Wales in disguise...
* {{The Woobie}}s - Emo, the whiny, complaining kind.
** Alternatively, emo that you for some reason can't help but love.
* WrestlingDoesntPay - A cover band who play wrestling entrance themes and dress as their favorite wrestlers.
** Alternativly, a group of proffesional wrestlers forming a band for reasons explained in the name.
* XMeetsY - Their songs all have to do with human biology. In an ''extremely'' creepy way. Alternately, pop rock.
* XtremeKoolLetterz - A rap/hip hop band with completely unoriginal songs that are usually covers for other rap artists. Well, except for the fact that they have Xtremelee Kool Leerix Wyth Phunkee Letterz.
* {{Yandere}} - All female band that will alternate between playing pop music and death metal.
* YaoiGuys - erotic gay male J-Pop group entirely made of 4chan moderators.
* YokoOhNo - All-female J-pop group that does covers of Beatles songs.
* YouWannaGetSued - Alternative band that only does covers and remixes. Currently has some legal troubles.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary - A controversial metalcore/crossover thrash band, where all of the band members are dressed in military uniform and army fatigues, and the lyrics are a bombastic satire of military traditions, hierarchy, and boot camp. They generally pal around with bands such as System Of A Down and Dead Kennedys.
** Formerly entitled "You Fail Basic Training Forever", the managing label encouraged them ([[ThatWasntARequest not too subtly]]) to change their name and suggested that they invoke a bit of "artistic license". The band evidently took their suggestions a bit too literally.
* YouFailLogicForever - a very odd, synth-heavy band whose first album (Global Warning- er, GlobalWarming) is composed almost entirely of things that wouldn't seem out of place on the SurrealThemeTune page.
* ZergRush - SciFi speed metal from Seoul.
* ZettaiRyouiki - All female tribute to NeonGenesisEvangelion sporting short skirts and high socks.
** Dang it, now I want to listen to them.
* ZombieApocalypse - Death Metal. Nobody is quite sure if they're serious.
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Here's a JustForFun index of Tropes that would make AGoodNameForARockBand, with a brief description of what the resulting band would be like (Also, these [[JustForFun/TropeNamesThatShouldBecomeDanceCrazes dances]] would go perfectly with their music). Mind you, that it should be a name that the band would have chosen for themselves, not necessarily the one that describes them best.

Compare TropeTitleShows.
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!!Examples:
* AboveTheInfluence - Indie rock band with deeply ironic lyrics poking fun at ScareEmStraight tactics.
* AboveTheRuins - Symphonic metal, soaring violins backed with growling electric guitars, thunderous drums, and the occasional air-raid siren. Best known for "Ragnarock", which they describe as "a post-apocalytic jam session".
** RuinsForRuinsSake - Their most devoted fandom.
* AbsentMindedProfessor - Indie-electronica nerd rock prone to forgetting the words to their songs live.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - Punk Rock
* AccentuateTheNegative - Covers a wide range of genres, but the lyrics to every single one of their songs are always an angry rant about any subject they can think of. The bitter [[TheRival rival]] of the band TakeThat.
* ActionGirl - RiotGrrrl rock band, who sing about female empowerment, girl soldiers, historical women fighters, etc. All members are advanced in martial arts.
* AdamWesting - A comedic rock band made up of hardcore ''{{Batman}}'' enthusiasts. Similar to the style of TheNthDoctor, the members wear ''{{Batman}}'' costumes at concerts: the lead singer is Batman, the guitarist is the Joker, the bassist is Robin, the keyboardist is Penguin, and the drummer is the Riddler. Occasionally, Catwoman plays bass when Robin can't make it.
* AdventureArchaeologist - Symphonic RockOpera band about an Archaeologist who discovers a foreboding prophecy detailing the end of the world and his efforts to stop it.
* AffablyEvil - Glam rock band from Bristol that writes entire albums of [[VillainSong Villain Songs]].
* AfterTheEnd - Ambient electronic with a lot of field recordings.
** Sounds more like screamo.
* AGodAmI - A narcissistic 'band' that consists only of one man (the lead singer from ThoseWackyNazis, naturally) screaming into a microphone about how great he is. There are mirrors on stage at all times and Paris Hilton is the background dancer. - also, A God Is I is an album title by metalcore-hardcore band Merauder
* AGoodNameForARockBand - What happens when nerdcore gets meta.
* AliensOfLondon - British nerd rock.
** AliensInCardiff - A Welsh tribute band for AliensOfLondon.
* AlienSky - Symphonic Ambient band from Texas formed from members of a high school astronomy club. They use melodic guitar and synthesizer combined with florid lyrics and vocals to tell stories about life in the TheFuture. Their singer is an amateur science fiction writer who writes all the lyrics. Currently, they're putting the finishing touches on the ''CasualInterstellarTravel'' saga about the human colonization of space consisting of the [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]] ''FasterThanLightTravel'', ''SingleBiomePlanet'', ''DeathWorld'', ''{{Precursors}}'' and ending it with ''TheFederation''. After finishing with this, the singer has planned out ''UsedFuture'', a saga about the grimy underside of the Future and ''TheBattlestar'', a saga about the first interstellar war.
* AllMenArePerverts - Riot Grrrrl
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs - Electronic band that only makes remixes of {{Engrish}} from video games. Their first two singles, "(I! Garland! Will) KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN!" and "You Spoony Bard", became YouTube sensations, with over 50 million views each. Their career came to an abrupt end after somebody set up them the bomb, killing two members and a light technician.
* AloneWithThePsycho - American death-metal band. Consists of four guys and a girl, all dressed in black and disguised to the point that they all look the same.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Dress up like movie villains (Vader/ Emperor Palpatine, Sauron, etc.) and do songs that show they're not really the bad guys.
* AltumVidetur - A neo-classical, Gregorian-inspired band that does covers of the contemporary hits by translating them into Latin.
** A German pseudo-medieval band with bagpipes and big drums.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil - A Thrash-Grindcore-Black Metal band with lyrics centered around KickTheDog moments. (Sounds just like Anaal Nathrakh)
* AmnesiacDissonance - Industrial noise with echoes of [[TheJimmyHartVersion vaguely familiar tunes]] played with out of tune instruments and things pulled from the scrapyard. Their albums frequently end in multiple cacophonous medleys of conflicting musical styles with delirious [[NoseYodeling nose yodeled]] [[{{Mondegreen}} mondegreens]] just before fading out with screams, wailing, and crying children.
* AmusingInjuries - A quasi-pop-punk/indie band with quite a bit of acoustic guitar in their sound and song lyrics that suggest a fixation with sadomasochism.
* AncientConspiracy - New Age.
* AndIMustScream - Metal band with lots of unsettling ambient electronic elements and a strange fascination with the idea of being "trapped".
* AndManGrewProud - Dronecore instrumentals, ala GodspeedYouBlackEmperor.
* ApocalypseHow - Extremely loud, abrasive electronic noise.
* ApocalypseNot - Death metal spoof.
* ApocalypticLog - Might be nice if they lightened up a little.
** The songs at the beginning of their albums have a fairly optimistic tone, by the final tracks the lyrics are incredibly depressing and the singer sounds like he's been screaming for an extended period of time.
* ApocalypseMaiden - An all-girl goth/metal band that's an offshoot of ApocalypticLog.
** In an interview, cited ''[[http://www.kittierocks.com/ Kittie]]'' as a major influence.
* ApatheticCitizens - Political punk band, similar sound to Anti-Flag, British based their first single was 48% (the number of people who voted in the 2005 general election)
* AppliedPhlebotinum - Experimental nerd-comedy offshoot of DirtyCommies with a strong Frank Zappa influence. Too weird to describe.
* ArchivePanic - One dude who makes experimental music like the Residents. Ever since 1967, he's released at least twenty albums a month, not to mention the number of bootlegs, singles, live albums, mixtapes and compilations...
* AscendedGlitch - A two-man epic glitchstep band.
* AscendedMeme - A Music/WeirdAlYankovic sytle band that chooses a meme and writes a song about it (songs that are already memes are covered). Hit singles include ''[[DawnOfWar Our Enemies Hide In Metal Boxes]]'' and ''[[BioShock Nothin' like a Fistfulla Loitnin']]''. [[OnceAnEpisode One song]] in an album is [[OverusedRunningGag always]] ''[[RickRoll Never Gonna Give You Up]]'' [[RickRoll disguised as a different song]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - Emo+Death Metal+Children's rock. Each song starts out dark, gets darker, then becomes trivial.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence - The s-l-o-o-o-w-e-s-t and DARKEST prog metal you will ever hear. The band members play "live" concerts, in quotation marks: all the lights are turned off and the band members are behind the curtains.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses - As Black as Black Metal gets, absurdly popular in Norway, banned everywhere else
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny - A recent group, unconstrained by genre; they'll play anything, for no longer than sixty seconds (if you're lucky). Early shows had light displays until they proved ''way'' too distracting... to the band.
* ATeamFiring - Another nerdy tribute band, this team for ''Series/TheATeam'' ([[CaptainObvious of course]]). The guitarist is Murdock, the keyboardist/lead vocalist is Face, the bassist is Hannibal, and the drummer is B. A. All four members have concealed weapons licenses. Most notable for their spot-on {{Filk}} parody of "[[{{Firefly}} The Ballad of Serenity]]" (now "[[RunningGag My Dog Named Billy]]").
* AttractMode - Electronica by a nerdy-but-sexy girl band.
* AudioErotica - All-girl Electronica-Glam Rock Revival girl band by way of Goldfrapp, Music/DaftPunk, and T-Rex.
* AutobotsRockOut - Transformers nerd rock (Rockformers?) that started out playing classic and 80s Rock about various bits of the expansive Transformers lore. Gained a loyal following with their first album ''Truck Not Monkey''(With the TitleDrop song poking fun at the fans outrage over Optimus Primal in WesternAnimation/BeastWars), and close every live performance with a cover of ''You've Got The Touch''.
* The AwfulTruth - indie retro sound, political satire lyrics.
* BackgroundMusic - A professional lounge and ambient artist who makes music for films and advertisements.
* {{Badass}} - Highly aggressive thrash metal.
* BadassBookworm - Rock, but full of references to classic literature.
* BadassBack - A rock group that plays all of their instruments facing backwards.
* LittleMissBadass - All-female punk-rock/alternative group, very young-looking and often show little emotion, but whose songs deal with mature issues in a mature way.
* BadFuture - A punk rock band featuring a time-traveling robot guitarist...or someone in a really, ''really'' good disguise. Very involved in social activism.
** Do lots of charity drive concerts with DarkIsNotEvil.
* BaldOfEvil: Chrome-domed heavy metal.
* BannedInChina - Australian hard rock band who sing songs about any kind of civil war, native uprising or anything the government doesn't want spoken about they can find. They haven't been banned in China yet, but they're working on it.
* [[TheBaroness Baroness]] - female-fronted European act that combines elements of symphonic metal, dark electronica, and steampunk. Their lead singer is a classically trained operatic contralto who claims to be descended from German nobility and dresses like a high-class Victorian dominatrix.
** An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroness_(band) actual]] sludge metal band from Savannah, GA.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre - Psychedelic indie pop with Middle Eastern influences. (Imagine if of Montreal spent a year in Cairo or Tehran).
* BareFistedMonk - Soft-rock group that shuns any instrument they can't play with their bare hands.
* BeamSpam - Electronic with epilepsy-inducing music videos.
** I got dibs.
* BeautifulAllAlong - Disney-sponsored teen actors trying to launch a singing career.
* TheBeautifulElite - combines rock, pop, electronic and techno. Widely loved as a band. All gorgeous, and none of them single.
* BeautifulVoid - Metal with emo band with insane guitar riffs. Which are all beautiful.
* BecomeARealBoy - Screamo of the worst kind. Known to many fans as BARB.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TropeNamesForABand
* BeefGate - Hardcore industrial noise rock.
* BehindTheBlack - Former lead singer of a black metal band ditches his costuming and heavy makeup to go solo with LighterAndSofter unplugged versions of his former hits.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid - Snarky agnostics with country-style guitars, founded as a backlash against Christian rock.
* BetterThanItSounds - emo rock group of three; the piano player takes over what would normally be rhythm guitar and bass with boogie-woogie style two-handed piano playing. All three are fond of inserting self-deprecating humour into their lyrics and CD art. Sound like Yellowcard with piano...but surprisingly good.
* BetterThanCanon - A band that does fancy versions of classical songs. First single is a "better" version of Pachebel's Canon in D.
** (It's in E''b''.)
** (Or is it a cover of Jerry C?)
* BettyAndVeronica - A female two-man band that does HardRock covers of various songs, including a cover of TheBeeGees's "Stayin' Alive" that's widely considered as good, or even better than, the original.
* {{BFS}} - Indie-Techno.
** Though they later came to regret the name after they gained popularity due to being confused with the OTHER [[BowlingForSoup BFS]]
* BigDamnHeroes - Unpredictable, but very popular, rock.
** Or alternately, a ''{{Firefly}}'' comedy band similar to TheNthDoctor and AdamWesting, with Mal on guitar, Inara on bass, Wash on keyboards, Kaylee on drums, and River singing.
*** I think I just had the world's biggest {{Nerdgasm}}.
*** Don't forget Jayne on tambourine and rain stick.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment - Punk or metal with MindScrew lyrics.
* BigBoosHaunt - Long-time opening band. Mainly does movie soundtracks from horror/thriller movies.
* BigNo - A band that was alternative rock back before there was alternative rock. Unless you have a casette player, expect to search long and hard for any of their songs.
* BlatantLies - Grunge metal with a penchant for dark, depressing and nigh-on impenetrable lyrics.
* BlindIdiotTranslation - Japanese band whose English lyrics have been run through Babelfish several times. They are frequently accused of being a StealthParody of CrystalDragonJesus, a charge that their lead singer vigorously denies.
* BlingOfWar - a pompous military orchestra using oversized brass instruments and heavy weaponry in their performances. Wear green costumes, {{Commissar Cap}}s, and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lots of regalia]].
** Alternately, a hip-hop act, replete with bling, composed of US Army veterans.
* TheBlofeldPloy - Metal, mostly of the screaming variety, but with occasional forays into death metal territory.
* BloodKnight-Scandinavian Thrashcore with a penchant for instigating excessively violent mosh pits.
* BloodMagic-CastFromHitPoints cover band. [[AscendedFanboy CFHP recently asked them to act in their latest music video, and open a few of their concerts]].
* BloodyWarrior - HeavyMithril band.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Made up of four friends who got tired of all "hard" bands looking like rejects from a horror movie. They dress like accountants. They sound like death metal at its hardest.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten - Like JosieAndThePussyCats, but they're a StealthParody of the Christian far right.
* BodyHorror - KCMO based goregrind band known for their lyrical themes of parasites, surgery, mutation, body modification, testing on living subjects, and other biological themes. Their vocals are well pronounced and easy to understand, which is somewhat unpleasant due to the great descriptions of various body horrors. All of the members have biology degrees, and some study anatomy and parasitism. Their live performances have been banned in a few cities due to footage of parasites and surgery being projected behind them on a screen, and the various other gimmicks performed on stage (disassembling a dead pig over the course of the show and hosting a bbq afterwards, inviting audience members on to the stage for piercings, selling preserved parasites in jars after shows, etc.)
** i.e. {{Carcass}}
** They weren't allowed to do music for BrutalLegend's Tainted Coil faction because they gave the dev team nightmares.
** I want to make a comic about this. Dibs.
* BoisterousBruiser - Hard rock. Well known for their enormous amounts of drums and energetic, shouted singing style. Currently on tour with HotBlooded.
* BombThrowingAnarchists - Anarchopunk band with sarcastic lyrics about political issues, they also parody the popular culture image of anarchists as [[AnarchyIsChaos destructive maniacs.]]
* BottomlessPits - Death Metal band who hold the record for the lowest tuning still audible by humans (Also they sing about caves a lot...)
* BreadEggsMilkSquick - Country/R&B/Punk/Emo crossover band.
* BrainBleach - Plays electronic versions of baroque chamber music, and picked this name to sell more MP-3's.
* BreakTheCutie - "Cheery" emo (if that makes any sense). Fond of taking DeathCabForCutie songs and screwing around with the lyrics to make them happier.
* BreakTheHaughty - Similar to KillTheCutie, more punk than BreakTheCutie. Best known for identifying the ironic hipster preps in the crowd and instructing the real fans to set them on fire with the lighters they're waving.
* BrokenAce - A deranged yet fascinating mix of hyperactive NoisePop with brooding old-school {{Emo}} and {{Hardcore}}. Loves UncommonTime.
* BrokenAesop - Industrial band whose samples largely come from political slogans and evangelists.
* BrokenBase - A band whose fan's can't decide if they are Alternative Rock or Pub Rock.
* BrotherChuck - A project consisting entirely of [[ThePeteBest Pete Bests]] and other former members of successful bands.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - Mix of pop and rock- right now, the lead singer's in rehab, the electric guitar player's in prison for arson, the drummer's getting married, and the bass player's become an actor.
* BurnTheWitch - Blackened-Death metal band who's songs mostly deal with witchcraft. Known to burn an effigy of a witch at every live show.
* ButtMonkey - Silly indie nerd-rock band that goes through [[ThisIsSpinalTap many personal crises]]. Currently, the singer has terminal liver cancer, the guitarist is going through a costly divorce, the bassist's parents died, and the drummer is in an asylum.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - Epic metal or folk metal rock band.
* {{Calvinball}}: Nobody's really sure what they are, because they completely change their style... and members... and name... at every single concert.
** Already a pop-punk band from England. They played the FEST 8.
* CanadaEh - A bar cover band, the members are mainly from and live in the United States, but their gimmick is celebrating the US's northern neighbor. They mostly do covers of well-known songs by Canadian musical aritsts (Rush, Alanis Morrsette, Celine Dion, etc.), they dress like Mounties, lumberjacks, hockey players, fur trappers, moose, beavers, etc. and between sets they talk like Bob and Doug Mckenzie and drink Molson.
* JustForFun/CandleJack - Gothic metal. Prominently displays a banner with its name at all of their shows. Also known for closing a show by saying "We're Candle Jack, sons of..." proceeding to quickly kill the lights to black out the stage.
* CanonImmigrant - Folk rock
* CassandraTruth - Borderline emo, every song predicts doom and gloom of the worst variety. The lead singer is legendary for her waily vocals.
* CastFromHitPoints: DarkFantasy HeavyMithril RockOpera. Wear armor with built-in fireworks, so it looks like they're actually doing magic, and hooked up with pipes that squirt fake blood when the firework is launched ([[NiceToTheWaiter the arena janitors and their families are given the best seats at the concert]], and [[DontTryThisAtHome Do Not Attempt!]] is emblazoned across the screen when they shoot at each other). Have understudy band members so the leads can hand off their instruments and duel without messing up the song. Work very closely with fantasy moviemakers (including an anime company) to make their {{Music Video}}s (a fusion of live action actors for humans/ humanoids and animated monster opponents, set in an animated environment). Famous for a grand finale pitched battle, mimicking an RPG battle screen, and PetTheDog moments [[DarkIsNotEvil despite]] their DarkerAndEdgier story-singing. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome They also incoroporate their sound tech and roadies into the show]]. Trying to get their RockOpera made into a TV show (a la' {{Metalocalypse}}). The artists themselves are a FiveManBand, with TheHero on lead, TheLancer on Bass, the WhiteMagicianGirl on keyboard, TheBigGuy on drums, and TheSmartGuy on "explosive instumentation". Every so often, a SixthRanger shows up. He's considered to be the best out of all of them, and his appearance is quite rare, so it's considered a treat by all involved (in the vids, he acts as a DeusExMachina, who only shows during their DarkestHour).
** Damn it, now I want this to exist really bad.
* CastHerd - Electro-pop group [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed that sounds very similar to Devo]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule- all-girl rock band, who perform in Catholic private school uniforms, complete with lollipops (the guitars, drums, etc. being painted in a pink-swirl lollipop motif), pleated skirts, knee-high socks and pigtails. Every single one of their songs is a three-minute (or whatever) DoubleEntendre. Every. Single. One.
* ChainReactionDestruction - Techno death rock band.
* ChainsawGood - Gore metal of the most brutal and horrifying kind, with lyrics about gore, blood, corpses, necrophillia... [[{{Squick}} I think that's enough]].
** Currently on tour with Cannibal Corpse.
** They often used actual chainsaws to generate sound in their songs. This has been seen considerably less often following an incident in which they attempted to grind two running chainsaws together. You gotta admire the bass guitarist for still being able to play now that he's missing a few fingers, though.
* TheChessmaster - A one man band who changes his sound based on the [[CrazyPrepared next big thing.]]
* TheChewToy - {{Emo}} of the "nobody loves me, everybody hates me" variety. (is there any other kind?)
** A quirky electronic pop-rock group with [[TearJerker extremely sad]], [[ContemplateOurNavels introspective]] lyrics and occasionally hysterical vocals. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed over by every label they've been on.]]
* {{Chickification}} - A female pop group version of TheVillagePeople, consisting of [[WrenchWench a riveter]], a [[SchoolgirlLesbians Catholic schoolgirl]], a [[XenaWarriorPrincess warrior princess]], a [[TheBaroness secret agent]], and a [[LesbianJock softball player]]. Best known for their hit single, "Women's College". Interestingly, their biggest fanbase is among gay men.
** That's quite a good idea, actually.
* The {{Clingy MacGuffin}}s - Scottish alt rock with surprising staying power.
** Everytime it seems like the band has finally broken up, moved on to other projects, or taken an indefinite hiatus, there they are again on another tour, releasing another album...you can't get away from them.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve- Anarchist rock band, everyone comes from a different country- the lead singer's English, the lead guitarist's American, the drummer's Australian and the bass player's Welsh.
** Alternatively: Incredibly annoying Christian pop group.
* ClarkKenting- Bespectacled pop rock band that write songs exclusively about DC heroes.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive-Pop/rock band that dress as mad scientists
* CloningBlues - Indie jazz.
* CloserToEarth - Soft, ambient New Age music with a [[AnAesop green message]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s - A band whose music style is [[MixAndMatchMusicalGenres almost impossible to pin down to one style]]. Their lyrics tend to have a lot of [[GratuitousJapanese very]] [[GratuitousGerman random]] [[GratuitousSpanish and]] [[GratuitousGreek badly]] [[AltumVidetur translated]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign foreign]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation words and phrases]] as well as [[SpeakingSimlish outright gibberish]]. Heavily influenced by the style of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysics Polysics]].
* ClusterFBomb - Self Demonstrating [[strike:Article]] Band. Plays heavy metal and barely goes two lines without swearing.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes - we're not really sure what they are, but you can be sure their lyrics are full of snappy irony and general pessimism towards the human race.
* ColonyDrop - Arena Rock.
* CombatSadomasochist - Technical death metal meets breakcore. Have a [[StrangeGirl spooky]], [[CuteAndPsycho possibly insane]] female vocalist with a penchant for [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming like a maniac in concert]].
* CommanderContrarian - An IDM band, they take John Williams score-ish music and break the hell out of it. Vocal talents are handled by Basshunter (under a pseudonym, of course.)
* CompleteMonster - A Death Metal band that tries hard not to Cross The Line Twice or take RefugeInAudacity, instead keeping their lyrics as vicious and offensive as possible. LoveItOrHateIt.
* ConflictBall - Party rock with a ''lot'' of guitar duels.
* ContemplateOurNavels - An otherwise-good ambient progressive band whose overly abstruse lyrics turn off all but the most philosophically-minded listeners.
** Or a never-released album by King Crimson that was meant to be recorded in 1974.
* ConvectionSchmonvection - Quite fringe but in reality very good. Reason for niche appeal is the fact their songs are nothing but rants about bad science in media put to music.
* CompanionCube - A punk-ska band making songs about the half-life 'verse.
* CoolOldGuy- a band fronted by a retired eighty something grandfather, who goes by "Cool Old Guy" as a stage name and does almost everything that musicians half his age can do, but better! The other members of the band are his teenage grandchildren and their friends, who let him play a few soings with them just to be nice, but even they were blown away by his talents.
* CorruptChurch - A parody of Christian rock bands. The lead singer and drummer have serious issues with organized religion. The guitarist is religiously confused, the keyboardist is agnostic but his/her parents force him/her to be Catholic, and the bassist just doesn't care.
* CosmicHorror - A doom metal band whose songs evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. The lyrics frequently contain references to HPLovecraft and CthulhuMythos.
* CovertPervert - An understated, pretty-sounding IndiePop group with subtly groovy basslines and sly lyrics loaded with kinky subtext. Fronted by a [[{{Meganekko}} pretty bespectacled girl]] [[OlderThanTheyLook of ambiguous age]] who, it is rumoured, once worked as a fetish model.
* CranialEruption - Math rock and noise rock. Many of their songs are derived from formulas rather than from actual melodies (e.g. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=218 Garfield Music]])
* CrazyPrepared - [[RapRock Rap-rock]] group with an 80s punk influence that are infamous for actually playing "Freebird" when audience members shout it. All members are schizophrenic Boy Scouts, just so the name won't be meaningless.
* CreatorBreakdown - An emo band that mostly sing songs about problems in their lives. Ended up becoming infamous for the HarsherInHindsight after the lead singer committed suicide.
* CrisisCrossover - A supergroup formed by members of GreenLanternRing, RoguesGallery, NinetiesAntiHero and FastballSpecial.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - Funk rock, Skunk Anansie style, with lazy basslines and killer riffs.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome - A band which records new material rarely, but is widely agreed to have released some of the greatest and most awe inspiring music of all time. Have been known to play music in every genere, but especially partial to soaring rock anthems and half hour classical jawdroppers.
** The lead singer can rap at the speed of light
* CruelMercy - A talented Christian rock band whose songs are primarily about guilt and their unworthiness.
* CrypticBackgroundReference - Like Beatnik poetry with increasingly-pounding basslines, although [[WordSaladPhilosophy the actual lyrics]] are closer to TheyMightBeGiants.
* CrystalDragonJesus - Japanese rock band with lyrics entirely in GratuitousEnglish. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Mangled]] gratuitous English.
** Who also sound like a fusion of ShonenKnife and {{Godflesh}}, but with keyboards and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs really trippy]], [[FauxSymbolism symbolism-loaded]] live performances.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas - A spin-off band of RaygunGothic, formed by the keyboardist because he wished to pursue other musical directions. Accordingly, they have a less technical and not as heavy style. They tell a side-story to RaygunGothic, involving a RedShirt from the third album who got better and became the leader of an alien civilization. Both have played on stage together, performing their split four-disc album ''CrisisCrossover''.
* CuteBruiser - The band that the lead singer of BoisterousBruiser's little sister made. Plays mostly peppy metal.
* [[AdorablyPrecociousChild CuteShotaroBoy]] - Teen pop band with extremely smarmy, hilarious lyrics and a very attractive ([[{{Shotacon}} and very underage]]) frontman.
* CutenessProximity - Some pop band whose main selling point is that their lead singer is really hot. Or an eight-year old girl. Or [[{{Squick}} * shudders* ]] ''[[{{Lolicon}} both]]''.
* CyberCyclops - Techno-iest techno group in the history of techno.
* DeadAllAlong - annoyingly catchy melodic post-hardcore/screamo band in the vein of From First to Last or Alexisonfire. Every member has a droopy fringe and the word "LOVE" tattooed on his knuckles.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Goth metal band who donates 75% of their profits to orphanages, hospitals, and women's shelters.
** Do lots of charity drive concerts with BadFuture.
* DarkFantasy: Do lots of songs about thinking about murdering people in terrible ways.
* DarkReprise: Snarky comebacks for upbeat/ inspiring songs. Or, death metal done by ex-children's singers. (Think {{Raffi}} if he got fed up singing to kids and turned evil).
* DeadUnicornTrope - I'm thinking some kind of dark rock-ish or power metal sound, with fantasy lyrics and an appreciation of metafiction.
* DeathByMocking - A death metal parody.
** So, spiritual successors to ''[[http://www.myspace.com/tenmaskedmen Ten Masked Men]]''?
* DeathByNewberyMedal - A nerdy death metal parody with songs about literature.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse-Post Hardcore band whose lyrics express violent hatred towards unrequited love triangles and Geometry. Their debut album went by the title "SOHCAHTOA (Some Odious Harlots Can Always Hurt Teens Offering Affection)"
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - Their first album was entirely original material. The rest all consist of remixes and remakes of those songs in different styles.
* {{Determinator}} - Rapper from Detroit. Got shot, didn't stop the show. Tended to rap over beats based on TV production music.
* DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck - A really dark goth/emo metal band.
** Remember, kids! Goth and emo are mutually exclusive!
* DevilButNoGod: Satanic-themed melodic black metal in the style of Dimmu Borgir.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Hipster band, known for dressing in 1920's style suits. Only cut one album, which received mixed reviews but general praise for a good climax.
* {{Differently Powered Individual}}s - Geek-Techno, all of their songs are about having superpowers.
* DirtyCommunists - Very similar in their unfaltering stage personas to ThoseWackyNazis.Often do covers of folk music. Musical style varies; it is an open secret that each of the band members has a different musical style (though premised on the same idea), and have been at each other's throats.
* DiscoDan - Singer/composer who has been releasing music consistently since 1976, despite being way too old and having about a dozen remaining fans. Has an [[http://ocremix.org/artist/4285/disco-dan artist page]] over on OCRemix.
* DiseaseBleach - Punk rock.
* DisneyDeath - A Death Metal band that only plays Disney songs. It's better than it sounds.
** DisneyVillainDeath - The Disney Villains from a Death Metal band.
* DisobeyThisMessage - Truly edgy Punk Rock when it was first formed, but due to ExecutiveMeddling after hitting the big time, shifted to much less controversial Pop rock, before a bitter break up. After the band broke up, each of the founding members formed their own band, none of which have enjoyed the same success as DisobeyThisMessage.
* DissonantSerenity - progressive death metal band that contrasts clean female vocals with brutally growled male ones. Guitar solos and keyboard solos range from fast heavy ones to quieter, lighter ones that always have a sinister air about them.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud - Death metal band whose lyrics are [[PungeonMaster liberally sprinkled]] with meteorologically-related [[HurricaneOfPuns puns]] and [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms euphemisms]].
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom - Comedy.
* DoorRoulette - A jazz fusion band from Detroit that's famous for doing a lot of [[ConceptAlbum Concept Albums]].
* DorkKnight: HeavyMithril band that [[IndecisiveParody can't decide]] if it's an AffectionateParody of nerdy power metal or the real thing.
* DownTheRabbitHole - Beatlesque psychedelic AliceInWonderland themed band. Popular for their covers of "I Am The Walrus" and "White Rabbit". Have preformed "Jabberwocky" and "The Lobster Quadrille".
** I call dibs.
* DragonLady - satirical punk rock that often focuses on deconstructing the racial and sexual attitudes of modern society. The lead singer is an Asian-American woman.
** Alternatively, an all-girl {{Dragonforce}} tribute band.
* DriverOfABlackCab- A Gothic/Doom Metal band that is known to be very politicaly active, often times stoping between songs to rant about today's society.
* {{Dronejam}} - A celtic/techno hybrid. It sounds demented. It works, somehow.
** [[http://www.martynbennett.com/album_03_hardland_01.html Been done]]. Naturally, it's BetterThanItSounds.
*** Is it even possible for a band to be better than they sound?
** Alternatively, a hip-hop group that only manages to avoid generica by occasionally throwing in remixes of disco standards.
* {{Dystopia}} - Alternative rock band with some rather depressing tunes. BigBrotherIsWatching (2003) is considered their best album.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Pretty much the PerspectiveFlip of ApocalypticLog. Songs start out dark, and end good.
* EasyEvangelism - An incredibly narcissistic Christian rock band that is convinced that their music is so good that it makes people want to convert on the spot. In reality, their music makes the ''HighSchoolMusical'' soundtrack sound like an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
* EEqualsMCHammer - Math rock/rap hybrid.
** Not specifically under that name, but math rap does exist. And it exists ''well.''
* EldritchAbomination - progressive rock band that makes use of creepy ambience interspersed with metal-tinged heaviness.
** Or a name under which Andrew Eldritch will release his new albums.
*** [[WeCanRuleTogether A collaboration between both.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita - glam-goth band with an androgynous frontman and vocalist, Frankie Hot-Dog, that has marked liking for corsets. Their songs either involve irrelevant lyrics with sexual innuendo or deal with sexual matters explicitly. Their motto is "Don't dream it, be it".
** Their concert album {{Lolicon}} is known for it's large amount of audience participation.
* ElvesVsDwarves - Progressive rock. Their greatest rock opera, ''OurElvesAreBetter'' (1976), originally took up ''four'' [=LPs=] and ran seven full minutes before the first words were sung. The lead singer famously gives all interviews in a West Midlands English accent despite having been born and raised in a suburb of Kansas City.
* EmoTeen - An emo/pop-punk band that took their penchant for self-reference way too far.
* EmotionEater - Variable. Albums are usually named (emotion) for (mealtime), and marked "Serve with..." and best before..." labels, like it was food. Badass for Breakfast is all WarIsGlorious (serve with epic saga), Lust for Lunch is all IntercourseWithYou lyrics set to porn jazz (Serve with adult literature), and Despair for Dinner (serve with depressing philosophy text) is all gloom-and-doom Emo/ death metal. Insists their concerts are advertised as "buffets".
* EnfanteTerrible - Blues glam metal with lots of single entendres.
* EpilepticTrees - experimental band with cryptic lyrics, trippy aesthetics, and mind-boggling light shows. No two fans can agree on the exact meaning of a song.
* ExaltedTorturer: A death metal/gorn band with lyrics centered around actual atrocities.
* ExactTimeToFailure- American rock band who spend their spare time trying to predict the time when the world will end, and then write songs about their attempts.
* ExtendedGameplay - Band formed by a bunch of nerds for a Battle of the Bands, which they somehow won. Later split off into PlayableEpilogue and NewGamePlus after an argument over whether FinalFantasyXII or WorldOfWarcraft was better.
** Alternately, your typical trashy metal band, who often look like they're having seizures on stage.
* ErectionRejection - a band that plays spoofs of love songs.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - Enthusiastic, goofy punk-pop with an almost childlike, optimistic tone. The world is a giant playground, life is pretty good, and penguins make everything awesome, so why worry?
* EvilerThanThou - A death metal band famous for dressing up as famous movie villains. The lead singer is Darth Vader, voice and everything, with Sauron on bass, Darth Maul on guitar, and Agent Smith on drums. The Joker plays keyboard, but it sounds like Bloody Stupid Johnson's synthesizer from [[Discworld/CarpeJugulum Dontgonearthe]] Castle--all creaks, clanking chains, and screams.
* EvilWeapon - Heavy metal.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Also called Aptly Named [[FanNickname by their fans]], every one of their songs is about a random everyday object, and all their albums are [[ConceptAlbum themed around]] where the objects would be found. ''Closet'' is their biggest record to date, with hits such as "Shirt" "Tie" and "Smelly Shoe".
* EyeScream: Death metal band with an impaled eye as its emblem.
* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong - Techno/Punk group with laser light shows lasting almost the entire concert.
* [[DarthWiki/FallenCreator The Fallen Creators]] - A band who was once named The Creators and had lots of fans. But then something bad happened and instantly all the fans started hating the band, leading to the name change.
* FastballSpecial: Heavy metal. They usually conclude their shows with the lead singer picking up the drummer and throwing him at his own kit.
* FanService - Can you say "cabaret"?
* FauxDeath - A parody band. Their favorite target is The Chew Toy's brand of emo.
* FengSchwing - a band that actually tries to play serious songs to get people in the mood. Concerts either end in a massive sausagefest as all the women in the hall leave, offended, or in a gigantic orgy.
* FetishFuel - An eccentric punk band that only writes and plays songs about various sexual fetishes to the tunes of childhood songs such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
* FilleFatale - a [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseCulture Japanese]] [[ElegantGothicLolita Gothloli]] IdolSinger band. Would be insanely popular for 'bout 3 months, and then is never heard from again.
* FissionMailed - An experimental band, most of their songs switch style so often it seems like several songs cut up and randomly blended together. Combined with their lyrics the whole thing amounts to a MindScrew.
** Clearly, by this description, Fission Mailed is fronted by MikePatton.
* FiveFiveFive - Faux-santanist pop.
* FiveManBand - Another Meta.
** A band of five, who play rock that no one notices.
* FiveBadBand - A punk-metal band that is notorious for trashing hotel rooms and being rude to fans, in addition to writing songs all about committing crimes and other such things.
* FiveTokenBand - Exactly the same as the FiveManBand, except for the fact that they are automatically considered cooler because almost all the members somehow fall into a "minority" group.
* FlushingToiletScreamingShower - Noise rock with the occasional shakuhachi solo.
* [[TheSimpsons The Flaming Cobra Sugar Cellar]] - Rock band; considered good by most people but [[ItsPopularNowItSucks despised by those who knew them when they were "indie" now that they've supposedly "sold out."]] Their style and trademark surreal lyrics have, of course, gone unchanged.
* FranchiseZombie - A once successful hard rock band who has been forced to churn out records due to ExecutiveMeddling. Most of their lyrics now deal with thinly veiled stabs at their oppressors.
* FreudianSlip - Indie rock band that experiments with different styles. However, every song ends up being about sex.
* FrillsOfJustice - A very girly superhero-themed girl pop group that only write songs about how the only way you can succeed in life is by wearing a PimpedOutDress.
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw - Gimmick band who perform in fursuits, were a media darling for a few weeks before falling apart due to 'creative differences'.
* GemstoneAssault - Death metal band with songs filled to the brim with [[HeavyMithril fantasy]] lyrics.
* GeekyTurnOn: Rock band incorporating very nerdy interests into love songs.
* GlamourFailure - Thinking mostly female/transvestite gutterpunk band.
* GlassCannon - Their songs glorify kitschy sculptures. Notable for only using hand-blown instruments with "cannon art," meaning that they used nothing but a cannon-shaped xylophone, cannon-emblazoned glasses and bottles filled with varying amounts of liquid, and a glass gong with an actual cannonball in the center for 5 years before getting more instruments. Their biggest hit is a cover of the 1812 overture, plus lyrics, which usually either crushes or pierces the guitarist's right foot in the end.
* {{Gorn}} - Just your average death metal/grindcore band with extremely graphic and violent lyrics.
* GRatedSex - Indie pop garage rock with sexual lyrics set to a bubble gum tune.
* GratuitousJapanese - An American J-Pop cover band whose repertoire consists mostly of {{anime}} theme songs.
* GreenLanternRing: Alternative rock/shoegaze. They are best known for their live light shows in which they create various objects out of green light.
* GuideDangIt - Metal band that records all of its songs with such a growl that you have to read the liner notes to have a clue what the singer's saying.
* HalfHumanHybrid - A small Nerdish group of Juillard Graduates that are well-known for their experimental crossbreeds of several musical genres, fans are there just to see what they come up with next. The former lead left to record under InterspeciesRomance
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday - Glam rock.
* HeavyMeta - Why meta when you can MindScrew? All their songs are about how awesome Music/HeavyMetal is.
** HeavyMeta is a real-life desighn company
* [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Heavy Metal Umlauts]] - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy metal. With umlauts.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity - A rock band trying to go mainstream.
* HeyItsThatVoice - A parody band made up largely of professional voice actors performing under assumed stage names and personalities.
* HighlyVisibleNinja - J-pop influenced garage band whose members are in their early teens.
* HighSpeedMissileDodge - Middle-aged local metal band whose original songs are mostly about the muscle cars they owned when they were cheap used cars and wish they still did so they could sell them for a fortune at Barrett-Jackson. Lead singer and bassist are the [[GenerationXerox fathers of the lead and bassist of Highly Visible Ninja]].
* HighSchoolRejects - Three teenage nerds singing about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin being high-school rejects.]]
* HijackedByJesus - Alt-metal rock group that used to be a Christian rock band till most of them left in disgust after the lead singer lost his faith.
* HollywoodHomely - A Spice Girls/Pussycat Dolls-like girl group that makes its gorgeous female members wear Tina-Fey-style glasses and schoolgirl uniforms (with rather short skirts) to incite the fanboys' lust.
* HollywoodHeartAttack - Loud, nonsensical electronica
** Alternatively, QOTSA-style rock.
* HollywoodVoodoo - Blues-influenced rock.
* HomePage-A peaceful adult alternative group that sings comforting songs about home and family.
* HornyVikings: A wannabe heavy metal band full of nerdy high schoolers, except for the bassist, who is a beefy football player. Because of his size, the other members force him to dress up as [[TheMightyThor Thor]] at their gigs ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which definitely aren't PTA meetings]]).
* HotBlooded: EXTREME Power metal a la Dragonforce
* HoYay: Bubblegum pop boy band. Instead of love songs, their music generally focuses on extolling close male friendship. First album cover features the band members in their boxers, having a pillow fight.
* HumongousMecha: J-Pop/Metal cross. Their only known video before being annihilated by copyright lawyers replaced the male backup singer with [[{{Macross}} Skull One]] and the other band members with an [[MartianSuccessorNadesico Aevestalis]] on guitar and the GurrenLagann on drums. The female lead remained unchanged.
* HurtingHero - Punk Rock band with lyrics pertaining to the theme of bold defiance, despite overwhelming odds and personal anguish.
* ICallItVera - Slightly dark (but not enough so to be emo) indie band whose songs, while catchy, have the unfortunate tendency to all sound alike.
** Also known as DragonForce II.
* IdiotBall - Pessimistic punk group.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy - A geeky indie band that is legendary for their inexplicably persistent mediocrity; The singer is perpetually out of key, the guitarist botches chord progressions on a regular basis, and the drummer is constantly missing beats.
* IncendiaryExponent - Started by some of the old members of HotBlooded, who decided that they wanted their shows to be flashier.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness - Parodies Disney-sponsored bands, keeping the same cheery pop feel. All their songs are full of double entendres and dirty jokes.
* InformalEulogy - A pop "punk" band who's had a hit or two with teen girls, they think they're ironic and relevant, but in reality they just suck. But as you know, YMMV.
* InterspeciesRomance - After the first three albums came out, the lead of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s became so popular that she left to form her own band, with lyrics involving MarsNeedsWomen and BeastAndBeauty themes. Some suspect very strong Author Appeal here.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness - Dronecore/ambient electronic, with a lot of references to going mad in the lyrics.
* TheInvisibleBand - A darker progressive rock band, with self-referential lyrics.
* IReadThatAs - Rock and roll cover band with lyrics based on mondegreens.
* IronWoobie - Indie rock FiveManBand who run from power ballads to thrash metal stylings, famed for albums that go from one end of the sliding scales to the other. The name was given to them by the doctor who ran the group session they met in. Every album is dedicated to "Dr. Rob" and one other bright spot in a band member's life. In general, the band's sadder songs are honest reflections of some of the bullshit they've been through-- and their CrowningMusicOfAwesome come in celebration of even the smallest victories. Known for their honesty and candor in interviews. Started "the tour that shouldn't work" with AttractMode, MyHeroZero, FanOfUnderdog, IncorruptiblePurePureness and ManicPixieDreamGirl. Despite early technical issues, it worked.
* {{Itsallmyfault}} - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.
* ITakeOffenceToThatLastOne: Punk. Last song in an album chooses AcceptableTargets to rip on.
* ItWasHisSled: Folk group with a focus on story songs. Whether or not you've heard their songs before, you know how they're going to end.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks - An underground music band that tears apart popular songs by mocking them viciously in their lyrics. When they themselves become popular, they start mocking ''themselves.''
* IzchaksWrath - Punk, with the trademark logo "+)m" emblazoned on their instruments. Nobody has heard of them or understand their lyrics except you and your nerd friends. Songs include "Do You Want Your Possessions Identified?" and "I Believe It Not!"
* JerkassSue - An all-girl band with punk overtones, but whose music has been watered down for commercial radio play. Think Avril Lavigne.
* JesusSaves - Christian rock group, best known for their song "EasyEvangelism".
* TheJuggernaut - American speedcore band. You can't hear the lyrics because of the metal growl and severely overkicked drum machine, but they all revolve around a giant living planet that the lead singer [[ConspiracyTheorist thinks actually exists.]]
* JumpingTheShark - '60s-influenced rock whose first single was titled "I Fell in Love With You From Across the Aquarium Hall".
** Alternatively, a band that does covers of unpopular songs by popular artists.
* JunglePrincess - Vaguely jazzy electronica that makes extensive use of sampled sounds, including human voices singing nonsense words in close harmony.
* KidFromTheFuture - Tween bubblegum-pop band that tries to be nerdy.
* KillSat - Hardcore.
* KillTheCutie - Riot Grrl, deeply critical of the value society puts in beauty.
* KillItWithFire - American rock/metal band. Their first album, the self-titled ''KillItWithFire'' (2000) went to number 1 in five countries and had been translated into seven languages. Their next album and titular single, ''WhereIWasBornAndRazed'' (2003) went to number 1 in ten countries. After that came third album ''PlayingWithFire'' (2004), another chart-topper. Their next album, ''OurDragonsAreDifferent'' (2006) also reached number 1, but at a slower rate. Their [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] album yet, ''OutOfTheInferno'' (2008) has become both a hit and a major point of disagreement amongst the band. However, their latest, ''ApocalypseHow'' (2009), is sure to hit the top of the charts.
* KingInTheMountain - Hard Celtic rock, sort of like Boiled In Lead.
* KirksRock - Some sort of nerd band.
* KissOfTheVampire - a semi-goth/punk girl band. The band has an inexplicable fixation on vampires, and every music video and concert features at least one member of the band being bitten on the neck by another member. [[AuthorsSavingThrow Outspoken in their hatred of]] Literature/{{Twilight}}.
* KlingonPromotion - Completely nerdcore, shows up to every performance in Klingon garb and makeup. Broke up after the bassist took the band's name to heart...
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee - HeavyMithril AffectionateParody band.
* LadyOfWar - An all-girl power metal band, with the [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer]] being a [[TallDarkAndBishoujo striking]] [[Music/{{Nightwish}} ex-opera soprano]]. Thematic similarities in their lyrics to {{Manowar}} have been noted.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia - Sings about breaking up with girlfriends and forgetting about them. Alternatively, could be an album name.
* LastDiscMagic - neo-psychedelic trance.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - Comedy/parody. They cram their songs as full of references as they can. The highlight of a LFC concert is seeing which character the lead singer dresses as. [[strike: IndianaJones]] ''Montana Smith'' seems to be his favorite.
* TheLastDJ - Stage name of a [[SmallNameBigEgo DJ with an overblown ego]] who refuses to bow to demands. Currently busking.
* LazyArtist - Calypso band with mostly blank album covers.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning - Soft indie folk, always name dropped by indier-than-thou hipsters.
* LethalJokeCharacter- Neo-glam. All band members perform in "creepy clown" makeup.
* LegalJailbait - Comedy band that parodies current teen-pop artists songs. They have a love for spoofing the SexySchoolgirl costume whenver given even half a chance. Past gags have included an extremely conservative uniform with an ankle-concealing skirt, the ugliest school uniform they could find in a nationwide contest, deliberately eye-scarring bad and tacky colors, and a juvenile hall uniform, among others. The closest they've ever gotten to playing it straight is wearing an ill-fitting child sized uniform so tight that they can hardly breath in, much less move.
* LegoGenetics - Comedy.
* LifeImitatesArt - Indie folk rock band worshipped by audiophiles and Pitchfork Magazine.
* LittleMissSnarker - hip-hop duo composed of two cute but wise beyond their years teenage girls, known for their incisively humorous takes on contemporary popular culture and social issues.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - Eccentric LongRunner electro-pop band (somewhere between TheyMightBeGiants and Devo) which has gone through [[MemeticMutation over]] [[OverNineThousand NINE THOUSAND]] lineup changes, [[ResetButton including returning to the original lineup twice]]. The third drummer went on to form CastHerd.
* {{Lolicon}} - Really weird songs that seem to fit no genre, with nude pre-teens making up the entire group.
* LooksLikeCesare - Deathrock borrowing a musical page from Alien Sex Fiend, with their stage image relying on the campiness of early horror films.
* LoudOfWar - AffectionateParody of RatedMForManly heavy metal.
* LovecraftLite - A power metal band formed by the bassist and the drummer of CosmicHorror after they quit over creative disagreements with the rest of the band.
* LoveDodecahedron - Rather emo, sing about unrequited love a lot, most of the band/managers/roadies/etc are in more than one relationship.
* LoveMartyr - A Italian Gothic Metal band who sing mostly about how their female lead singer was in a praticularily bad relationship.
* LovingAShadow - Emo, emo, holy crap, emo.
* LyricalDissonance - Hip-hoppy band with disturbing lyrics. Recent hits include "I Can't Love You ([[DudeShesLikeInAComa Until You Fall Asleep]])" and "Washing My Socks (With Your Mother's Blood)"
** Dude, I'm taking the first song title.
* LysistrataGambit - A girl group who write feminist lyrics and melodies that somehow manage to be both catchingly poppy and hauntingly ethereal.
* MagicMusic - A Japanese pop group who sing overly moe songs.
** There is a song with that exact name. It's not as moe as you would think it would be.
* MagicPants - Indie folk rock.
* MadOracle - Five Cthulhu Mythos fans who play a strange mix between classic rock, techno and classical music.
* MadnessMantra - Over-the-top screamo with disturbing yet repetitive lyrics.
* MadeOfWin- Hard rockin' 'bout the Internet.
* MacguffinGirl - Five guys in ripped t-shirts who do punk covers of old "Archies" songs
* MagnificentBastard - An egomonaical gorup that somehow manages to win platinum sales.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain - A deathcore/mathcore/noise rock hybrid from St. Petersburg with a shrieking male and female vocalist duo. Frequently labeled "screamo metal" much to the chagrin of the band and its hipster fanbase.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl - Punkish indie-rock band who play hyperactive, annoyingly catchy songs. Their lead singer is a cute PerkyGoth girl who writes {{Cloudcuckoolander}} lyrics full of TalkativeLoon non-sequiteurs. Somehow she manages to come across as cute rather than extremely annoying.
** Alternately, ZooeyDeschanel's next project, consisting chiefly of self-parody.
* MarshmallowHell - Girl group that uses Bubblegum pop-like melodies with varying levels of LyricalDissonance. The lead singer is rather well-endowed, the others might be just faking it. Recently signed on the Bassist's younger brother as a drummer, and if the promotional photoshoots and their latest album cover are any indication, he must be one of the luckiest men on the planet.
* MarySue - An all female pop group/spy team/superhero squad that fights evil with the PowerOfLove and is irresistible to the opposite sex (though their tragic abuse at the hands of their adopted father has left them scarred for life). They are the perfect musicians whose voices rival [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], and whose guitar riffs have been known to cure cancer. Universally loathed by the music community at large.
* MaximumFunChamber - 900+ BPM speedcore/happy hardcore fusion. Became the center of [[MoralGuardian great controversy]] when it was revealed that several synth fills in their songs, when converted into Morse code, translated into "LSD".
* MegaCorp - Anarcho-punk. They always release their albums on the Internet and ''never'' sign with major labels, partly because that would be cooperating with the reviled megacorps, partly because nobody would like to sign with them anyway.
** Alternatively, a Mega Man tribute band mostly known for covers of TheMegas and Music/TheProtomen, and a surprisingly well-done cover of "I Can't Defeat Air Man". Popularized the use of Metool hard hats as a fashion statement.
* MegaManning - Guns & Roses tribute band. [[BillEngvall Thank you to those of you who got that.]]
** Alternatively, a fledling Mega Man tribute band that will eventually hit it big after changing their name to Mega Corp.
** The rename of the trope PowerCopying on the other hand... probably isn't such a good name for a band.
* MemeticMutation - One of those weird bands with no discernible genre.
** Alternately, nerdcore rappers who often do covers of appropriate Weird Al songs. They became famous after their third album, with the fan favorite track "Meow If Chuck Norris Could Kill You", went gold in two weeks.
** MemeticBadass - A nerd metal band that think they're a lot more awesome than they really are.
** MemeticSexGod - Another nerd band, but this time all their songs are IntercourseWithYou and they think they're really sexy, when in reality they could frighten a horse.
** MemeticMolester - humorous porngrind, with a lyrical focus on pop culture and internet in-jokes.
* MetalScream - Canadian [[MelodicDeathMetal melodeath]]/{{metalcore}} band fronted by [[SiblingTeam twin]] vocalists [[AliceAndBob Alissa and Bobbie]] [=McKenzie=], and possibly the only band in the world to feature male ''and'' female growling vocals. Most famous for their single "ScareChord", they are slated to appear alongside The Blofeld Ploy and Little Miss Badass at the Donnington Download Festival 2011 to promote their new album ''Rage''.
* MildlyMilitary - A BoyBand specializing in remixing old war songs into lyric and/or dance music. Their stage performances always feature [[BlingOfWar ceremonial uniforms]] that change every time.
* MilkmanConspiracy - True to their name, they're one of them bands that writes nothing but songs about video games and nerdy things, and most of their repetoir is available for free download. Fans recommend "Girlfriend For A Day" (their loving tribute to [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]) and "H Is For Pervert" (All you ever wanted to know about Hentai but were afraid to ask).
* MightyWhitey - A NS Black Metal Band
* MindScrew - Noisy techno band, describes themselves as a cross between Aphex Twin and Merzbow
* GoldenSaucer - another sci-fi prog band. Don't like being called Golden Shower.
* MisfitLabRat - A punk group composed of brilliant scientists.
* MisterSeahorse - Pop folk band run by a former marine biologist.
* MnogoNukes - A patriotic folk band from the former Soviet Union, whose lyrics mainly celebrate the might of the GloriousMotherRussia.
** Alternatively, a punk band from the former Soviet Union whose lyrics criticize one-sided approaches to The Cold War and CommieNazis - style portrayals of the Soviet Union in popular culture.
* MoeCouplet: A 2-girls duet who sings healing-type J-pop, they are in fact [[LesYay an example of]] MoeCouplet.
* {{Mondegreen}} - Progressive folk, with near-incomprehensible lyrics.
* Money Shot - A female rap trio challenging the boys' club of Hip-Hop. NickiMinaj frequently collaborates with them in the near future.
* MonsterClown - A wannabe-metal high school garage band whose lead singer is terribly afraid of clowns. They never really get close to metal, just pop-punk.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - A pop-punk with a really strong sound, especially where the bass guitar is concerned, but all of their songs have lyrics about silly subjects like what the members would like to do if aliens conquered the world, they won the lottery, inherited a zoo, etc. Formed by MonsterClown's guitarist and drummer after that band broke up.
* MoralEventHorizon - Death/doom band out of Nova Scotia originally known as RapeTheDog. Although popularly rumored to have changed their name so Walmart would carry their first album, ''NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast'', they actually changed it after discovering a Denver grunge band was already using the name.
* MoralGuardians - Sample-heavy, hyper-political electronica group. Known for their bizarre live performances in which they play in the nude, surrounded by huge masked guards carrying black censor bars.
* TheMoralSubstitute - A parody christian rock band of course.
* {{Mordor}} - Straight up brutal death metal with technical influences.
* MoreDakka - '''''Speed metal!''''' All percussion. All the time. Fifteen-hour drum solo! A Techno Power Metal FiveBadBand famous for the invasive plastic surgery each member has undergone. They are TheRival to ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and have an EscalatingWar over whose concerts can be more spectacular (read: [[MadeOfExplodium explosive]]).
* MotorMouth - A small RapRock group known for the eponymous rapper, who writes more lyrics in the first verse than most power ballads. They don't bother with prompters because gibberish is more fun while performing live and nobody needs to call them out if they don't know the words either.
* MovieTwistList - Nerdcore band that spoofs commonly used plot twists. Also known for spoilering movies within days of their release (which got them almost lynched after they released their number one hit ''LukeIAmYourFather''(A song about [[StarWars a farm boy who fights]] TheEmpire, but then finds out that... well, you get the idea.))
* MST3KMantra - A Weird-Al-style parody band whose lyrics always make fun of various parts of American pop culture.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - Strongly Emo-tinged hardcore, in the style of Alesana and Chiodos, with From First to Last -esque angsting and vocal style.
* MurderersAreRapists - Straight-up deathcore a'la As Blood Runs Black or Suicide Silence. Their longest song is about eight minutes long and has no less than fifteen breakdowns.
* MuseAbuse - SoBad It's Horrible covers of Music/{{Muse}} songs.
* MushroomSamba- Latin dance band with somewhat psychedelic touch.
* MyCarHatesMe - Kooky indie/electronica band.
* MyHeroZero - A playful, snarky Emo band with a self-depricating sense of humor, with witty, joking lyrics about depression, isolation, and lonliness. Their debut album, "Big Toothy Frown", has been described by the lead singer as "the best-selling beer coaster in America."
** FanOfUnderdog - Started out as a My Hero Zero cover band, but has since found their own style, more pop than emo, by with similar fondness for LyricalDissonance. The two bands are both great fans of the other's work, and often open for each other... During the "Wannabe" tour, each referring to themselves as the other's tribute band and playing only covers of the other band's songs and songs InTheStyleOf the other band. Fans refer to this tour as "I don't know what the hell happened, but it was kinda fun."
* NameOfCain - A doom metal band whose lyrics prominently feature the topic of sin, divine punishment, and fratricide.
* Series/NameThatTune - An instrumental-only group whose concerts repertoire consists of well-known songs played without the lyrics. The audience are encouraged to sing along once they work out where the chorus is.
* NamelessNarrative - Sad punk rockers strongly influenced by drone metal.
* NaughtyTentacles - nerdcore band with a GenkiGirl frontwoman, songs full of MarsNeedsWomen-esque lyrics, and a notoriously {{Squick}}-filled live performance banned almost everywhere.
* NecroNonSequitur - Blackened death metal. Well known for their WordSaladLyrics.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* NewGamePlus - The "FinalFantasy" half of ExtendedGameplay. Hate both Nightmare Fuel and later Nightmare Fuel, but not early Nightmare Fuel, despite the fact that all are freaky and disturbing.
* NightmareFetishist - Pornogrind supergroup containing former members of Nightmare Fuel and Fetish Fuel.
* NightmareFuel - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** NightmareFuel - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks - Hardcore goth, with plenty of {{Narm}}-filled lyrics. They occasionally "sample" the falsetto from the band above.
* NinetiesAntiHero: 90's {{Grunge}} band. They are very stereotypical, with as much angst as you can get, and all the members are jerks. They broke up in 1998 and have remained in obscurity until the bassist and rhythm guitarist joined CrisisCrossover.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - a punk band whose lyrics would contain a lot of humor in the form of semi-obscure geek subculture references.
** Alternatively, an experimental band that fuses (sometimes contradictary) genres seemingly at random, and yet is still increadibly awesome in spite of (or maybe because of) this fact. Ninja, Pirate, Zombie, and Robot costumes are optional.
* NippleAndDimed - All-female rock band who perform topless. On tour with ThongOfShielding.
* NobodyPoops - A mix of techno and orchestral, going for epic sci-fi so hard they fall into WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome - [[LyricalDissonance but the lyrics]] are about [[MostWritersAreHuman humanity's failures of imagination]].
* NoExportForYou - An all-male trio who had a J-Pop/Electronica style and ended up being a huge hit in Japan. However, their label decided not to release their music anywhere else, deciding the music would not do well in other countries. The band tried to protest to get their music in other regions, but were quickly shunted off their label and replaced by [[BadExportForYou a new band who plays off-key covers of their songs.]] The company decided to take the band's idea and sell the music in other countries, however the new band did not perform quite as well.
* NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus - Synthpop/techno fusion. The frontman used to head a christian rock band.
* NoodleIncident - An obscure indie rock band with a heavy progressive influence.
* NotWearingTights - Comedy duo or trio who sing about pop culture.
* TheNthDoctor - A comedic ''Series/DoctorWho'' tribute band. Each member dresses as the Doctor and/or Companion of their choice. The leader singer is the Tenth Doctor, the guitarist is the Ninth Doctor, the keyboardist is Martha, the bassist is Captain Jack, and the drummer is Sarah Jane; sometimes they like to switch it up, though.
* NubileSavage - Bongos, vocals, and occasionally some horns. They are all sexy, especially the singer.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - Indie band from Indiana. They met while interning at the BMV in Indianapolis one summer; when they found themselves all working at West Lafayette City Hall upon returning to Purdue that fall, they decided to form a band. They dress in businesswear (the two guys in shirt-and-tie getups, the women in conservative dresses). Their signature song, "Application Denied," consists of the lead singer fantasizing about rejecting [[SadistTeacher a hated teacher]]'s driver's license renewal.
* OmnicidalManiac - Doom metal. All of their songs chronicle the different means for all life on Earth to go extinct, usually from the point of view of the one causing the extinction.
* OneHitPointWonder - Rock band. When a member gets shot, they post-pone the same concert.
* OneManArmy: All rock band whose songs combines the use of every single possible instrument in an orchestra, but they're all played [[IAmTheBand by one man]]
* OneWingedAngel Symphonic gothic fully-orchestrated power metal from Japan.
* OnlySaneMan - A strange GenreBusting garage band where the lead singer dresses like someone from TheHives while everyone else dresses trashy and over the top. While the band plays thrash metal the singer will have lyrical pieces and very clean-sounding speech (albeit with some cursing). Subject matter will probably involve how antagonistic the singer is to the rest of the band, [[AlterEgoActing even if they're all in on it]].
* PaintTheHeroBlack - An alternative rock band that sings songs with lyrics that take the most heroic actions in history and try to vilify them. Famous for their hit single "Thirteenth Amendment Blues". While they pretend to be bitter enemies with WhatTheHellHero it's all scripted for laughs.
* ParanoiaGambit - Industrial Synthetic Rock, advertises through propaganda-style posters.
* PartyInMyPocket - Cock rock, all their songs are full of double-(and single-)entendres.
* PaperFanOfDoom - Japanese pop/rock. Everything you never wanted to know about the [[JumpingTheShark shark-jumpingest]] new show's premise, in words you don't understand.
* ThePeterPrinciple - A four-piece indie rock group, [[NonindicativeName not one of whom is named Peter]]. Described as the private-sector equivalent of Obstructive Bureaucrat, in that they are Midwestern and play indie rock and tend to dress in businesswear, but met instead while at internship at General Motors headquarters in Detroit. Despite the name, not one of their songs has anything to do with the workplace more than generically (e.g. "In Love With the Boss").
* PlanetEris - Discordian rock.
* {{Planetville}}: A {{Zeerust}}-filled '60s pop band.
* PlayableEpilogue - The "{{Warcraft}}" half of ExtendedGameplay. Ever since ElvesVersusDwarves took them into a grudge match over the less-than-flattering ShoutOut in the Play Ep song ''AllOrcsAreDifferent'', the two groups have been bitter rivals.
* PlayedForLaughs - A band that only performs covers of other bands. And by perform we mean misplay and fill it with hilarious [[{{Mondegreen}} mondegreens]]. Many bands stiuplate in their contracts not to let them use their songs as it [[HilariousInHindsight makes their songs hard to take seriously afterwards]].
* PoliceBrutality - A political punk band that signs from the persona of corrupt and abusive cops. Known for their breakout song "Right to Remain Violent".
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad - A ''Rage Against The Machine'' clone, but even more mean.
* PornStache - A coed 70s rock/disco/pop cover band - pure, sexy, and dirty fun!
* ThePowerOfRock - Loud rock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]. One of the earliest "[[UpToEleven over-the-top]]" bands,and TropeCodifier for [[PureAwesomeness awesome]]. Inspired KillItWithFire and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.
** It's not a Rock 'n Roll band, it's ''the'' Rock 'n Roll band. All of their songs are about Rock, the influence it's had on the music industry, great rock musicians of the past, and how Rock has changed the world. Only beaten by TheBeatles in sheer popularity. There was once a a kid with cancer who, as his Make-A-Wish, asked if he could play a few riffs with this band. By the end of the first song, his cancer was cured and he had grown a beard. That's how awesome this band is.
* The PowerTrio - Glam-rock band with a singer/guitarist as the leader, a sarcastic, intellectual female pianist as the songwriter, and a drummer who just likes to hit things.
* PrecisionFStrike - True to the name, this band keeps their language ''very'' clean...except once on each album, in the least likely place.
* PredatorsAreMean: pretty much the longer running EvilCounterpart to FurriesAreEasierToDraw. Death/ doom Metal, and wear BigBadassWolf costumes.
* PrettyFreeloaders - J-pop IdolSinger duet with generic-sounding songs.
* PrincessClassic - [[TastesLikeDiabetes Obnoxiously cute]] girl pop group of skinny teens in ''way'' too much makeup and [[PimpedOutDress insanely frilly princess dresses]]. Created and promoted by the Disney Channel, naturally.
* ProjectedMan - Techno.
* Psycho for Hire: A seemingly insane Death Metal band, that actually deal with mental health issues.
* PublicDomainArtifact - Indie rock.
* PuttingOnTheReich - Volk music. Accuse ThoseWackyNazis of selling out to the Jews with their heinous foreign "metal", introduced by communists to corrupt the patriotic music scene.
* RageAgainstTheReflection - An American Christian metalcore band whose lyrics are about their brushes with depression and suicide and eventual turning to Christ
* RageQuit - A metal band. At their live shows, the guitarist always makes a mistake about halfway through the fifth song, and his playing just gets worse from that point on until he gives up and walks off stage. Currently looking for a new guitarist.
* RapeIsLove - Thrash Goregrind-Porngrind fusion.
* RatedMForManly - On the surface, Heavy Metal. actually a brilliantly done StealthParody of the genre. Lots of argument amongst fans if they're music is intentionally SoBadItsGood, unintentionally SoBadItsGood, So Bad It's Horrible, or just plain Good. Rivals of TestosteronePoisoning.
** We already have this kind of band, and it's called '''{{Manowar}}'''. Save for the name, the description matches perfectly.
* RaygunGothic - Power/prog metal. Their albums all tell the ''CrystalSpiresAndTogas'' science fiction saga. They are faster than DragonForce and more complex than Music/DreamTheater, and their ultimate goal is to create the most difficult-to-play piece of music ever.
* RealMenWearPink - A pop-punk band who have all of their band tee's in pink and often joke about being gay when really they do this to get a female fanbase and thus chicks.
* RedOniBlueOni - More Japanese singers. These ones, for no discernible reason, sing Japanese mythology (and occasionally other mythology) translated to Portuguese through French, with a Punk tune. Nobody has ''any'' idea whose idea it was to start this band.
* RefugeInAudacity - Punk comedy band that uses a lot of [[DeadBabyComedy Dead Baby lyrics]].
** Dibs!
* {{Retcon}} - a cheesy pop/R&B fusion band, which tries to play up its edginess.
* RightfulKingReturns - The lead singer is an Elvis impersonator. Nead we say more?
* RoboSpeak - The "vocals" are performed by Appletalk, like MC Hawking.
* RockMeAmadeus - Neoclassical Metal, do a lot of covers of classical symphonies, mostly Mozart.
* RockMeAsmodeus - a hardcore thrash band, but not really black or death metal.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies - The band formed by a disgruntled former member of Kirks Rock, which only lasted two months before the other members left. Currently looking for members.
* RockstarSong - a PoMo band who songs are all {{Trope Name}}s and/or {{Take That}}s against other bands or songs. They'd have a sort of Emo/Ska sound if they didn't deny categorization because they hate all genres equally.
* RoomFullOfCrazy - A screwed up experimental/avantgarde rock/metal project probably featuring Mike Patton.
** It's also basically a crazy music supergroup, consisting of Patton, TomWaits, {{Buckethead}}, [[{{Primus}} Les Claypool]] and JohnZorn.
* RoguesGallery - Heavy metal group that only sings about true crime. Often tour with Start to Corpse.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin - Symphonic death metal.
* RPGElements - Filk band. Members are named after the Classic elements, and their lyric booklets give the band members CharacterLevels.
* RuleOfCool - A popular band that specializes in fast paced Rock music. Known for their hit single, "[[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Instant Awesome: Just Add]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirate Zombie Robots]]".
* SamusIsAGirl - A glam/punk rock hybrid band whose members are all drag queens and kings.
* SchizoTech - Alternative rock, using instruments such as violins, electric guitars, trombones, synthesizers, banjos, and amplifiers. An extremely unique sound.
* TheScrappy - A goth/emo metal band that focuses on worthlessness and trash. Songs include "Piece of Junk", "Useless", and "Bound for the Dump".
* SerialEscalation- A band that goes to ridiculous lengths to one-up every other band. Their guitarist plays fast enough to put DragonForce to shame... ''with his teeth'', the lead singer incorporates spontaneous glass breakage into their concerts, their drummer is a zombie Keith Moon. Their pyrotechnics must be seen to be believed.
** They played with Crowning Moment of Awesome once. The show got sold out ''3 seconds'' after tickets went on sale.
* ShapedLikeItself: No one can really pinpoint their style, only agree that the band sounds like itself.
* ShesAManInJapan- American band, none of whom have been to Japan.
* ShockAndAwe - AC/DC-influenced band, with some elements of power metal.
* [[ASimplePlan Simple Plan]] - Pop-punk, maybe from Cana- wait...
* TheSnarkKnight - A trio of bass/vocals/drums playing a very stripped-down hybrid of PostPunk and PsychedelicRock. Notorious for their extremely insightful ([[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and verbose]]) lyrical {{Take That}}s to ''everything''... [[TakeThatMe Including themselves.]]
* So Bad It's Horrible - A garage band that tries ''so hard'' to be the worst band on the entire planet, complete with an awful singer, an out-of-tune guitar, and a drummer who just bangs things randomly, pretending to be completely ignorant as to what a beat is. [[SpringTimeForHitler They end up gaining fans]] because the worst they can manage to get is SoBadItsGood. Take inspiration from the Shaggs.
* So Yeah - Indie-ish PowerPop based in Seattle but with two of four members from Vancouver (its fans debate whether they sound more like OKGo or TheNewPornographers). A fair number of their songs just kind of trail off without actually ''ending'', on the grounds that "you know where this is going, so why should we keep playing?" Most of these songs (and all of their albums) are references to EddieIzzard routines.
* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy - Progressive Rock, interspersed with random trivia. At least once per song, at least one band member will implement whatever is in his/her pockets at the time.
* SomethingAboutARose - retro cocktail act with some stylistic similarities to PinkMartini, who got their start doing Music/GunsNRoses covers.
* SoulFragment - [[HarryPotter Wizard rock]]. Alternately, the same emo as everyone else.
* SoundDefect - A StylisticSuck comedy band that specializes in adding {{Wacky Sound Effect}}s to their music, as well as other sound gags (the sound suddenly cutting out, an instrument suddenly detuning or seeming to break, etc.). A RunningGag involves them attempting to find the right sound effect for a song...and failing repeatedly.
* SlasherSmile- Incredibly distubing and violent lyrics set to catchy, cheerful pop rock
* Speaking Simlish: A pop-rock band that either speak a mash of foreign languages in each song, or just sing gibberish. [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Wider audiences claim they're actually singing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and even Russian.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy - affectionate parody of BlackMetal. Lots of [[HeavyMithril fantasy]] and Warhammer40K references in the lyrics.
* SpringtimeForHitler - A neo-Nazi rock band that keeps trying to get themselves pulled off the radio by singing praises for Hitler. The controversy just makes them even ''more'' popular.
* {{Squee}} - a Japanese pop band whose songs are incomprehensible, but the few understandable lyrics all relate to a SugarBowl world where [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkles reign supreme.]]
** Or, a group doing {{Myst}}-themed parodies.
* SpitTrailKiss - A french dj and vocalist duo mashing Electronica-House-Club-Trance-Jungle Bass genres.
* SquishyWizard - A group of self admitted nerds with songs that spoof videogame tropes, such as the titular wizard.
* StartToCorpse - As always with names like these, metal, probably some garage band who's a bit confused on their exact sub-genre, or what it actually means. Bassist wants to play Black metal, the drummer wants to play Death metal, the Guitarist wants to experiment, and the lead singer is still mesmerised by the idea of subgenres.
* SteamPunk - Symphonic metal band... with a twist! The band uses [[SchizoTech steam tractor with generator attached]] to power their instruments, the drummer uses a [[ClockPunk clockwork]] backpack with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six extra arms]] to maximize efficency. Some songs use [[HomemadeInventions overhauled]] string instruments, brass instruments (steam-powered,natch), and a freakin' ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill pipe organ]]''. A [[ShockAndAwe Tesla Coil]] and low-temperature steam provide on-stage effects, musicans dress as Victorian-era gentlemen, [[BlingOfWar soldiers]], and {{Mad Scientist}}s. And you know how they haul all their perephirals around? [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld With the help of their blimp]]. Currently on tour with RaygunGothic.
* StepfordSmiler - A pop rock Band Who Plays very Happy music, But lyrically They talk about Suicide and depression and Murder. Basically LyricalDissonance to the core.
* StockPuzzle - A sound crew remixes popular music that you've already heard several hundred times.
* StrangeGirl - Eccentric GothicRock band with DreamPop leanings and a slight TripHop edge. Friends with Music/ToriAmos.
* StrictlyFormula - A pop rock band who [[strike:uses]] blatantly steals pretty much every riff, lyric and melody that you've heard in every other song on the radio.
* StupidJetpackHitler - A rather fringish rock band with lyrics which are either profound or nonsensical (nobody agrees, of course). Not for the easily offended.
* StupidStatementDanceMix - Remixing internet memes or creating new ones. Most fans are nerds.
* SubspaceAnsible - Sci-fi prog rock. Don't like being celled Subspace Ensemble.
* SuckingInLines - Emo alternative rock.
* SuddenlySexuality - Indie gay glam/techno band.
* SuperPunkOctoPuddingGasMarkSeven - Japanese singers who sing entirely in "[[GratuitousEnglish English]]".
* TheSyndicate - The Italian-American answer to the Dropkick Murphies, singing folk-punk, the folk part coming from traditional Southern Italian music.
* TakeItToTheForums - Smashcore clusterjam wreck-rock. Live performances banned in 11 countries.
* TakeThat - Pretty much the same band as AccentuateTheNegative. Naturally, these two bands ''loathe'' each other. Not to be confused with the [[strike:boy]] [[Music/TakeThat middle aged man band led by Gary Barlow]].
* TechnoBabble - Vocal samples over a drum machine beat, not recommended as backgorund music for crowded places. Features lengthy rap sessions by a [[Film/TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] impersonator.
* TeensAreMonsters - A [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag]] GarageBand trio of misfit teenage girls [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome blasting their hearts out on cheap instruments.]] Their lyrics are generally [[TheSnarkKnight sardonic, snarky, darkly humorous reflections and observations on the follies of teenage life]]. Their music is usually categorized as "alternative rock," but it is also influenced by hardcore punk, punk pop, and progressive rock. They performed their first gig when they crashed a talent show at their high school, setting up in record time and performing part of the song "Pep Rally Purgatory" before the administration caught on and forcibly removed them from the stage. They later released their debut album ''BrainlessBeauty'' and began a tour in a [[WhatAPieceOfJunk converted family minivan]], playing guerilla gigs across the country and building up a fanbase of various teenage freaks. The band members are:
** A [[TheSnarkKnight Daria-esque]] guitarist/cellist/lead singer who writes most of the lyrics and sings most of the songs.
** A keyboardist/violinist/occasional lead vocalist and lyricist who dresses like a stereotypical {{Goth}} but is actually more like a ShrinkingViolet [[HollywoodHomely nerd]].
** A drummer/percussionist who has the reputation of being the most [[GenkiGirl ener]][[RebelliousSpirit getic]] and [[CloudCuckooLander out]]-[[CrazyAwesome there]] of the three, due to stunts like tossing candy into the audience, punching out bouncers at venues, and soloing until becoming too exhausted to play.
* TelepathicSpacemen - A PsychedelicRock[=/=]ProgressiveRock[=/=]Space Rock[=/=]{{Shoegazing}}[=/=]DreamPop[=/=]AlternativeMetal band who don't need instruments since they play everything in their heads and just use special amplifiers to translate it into sounds. This can make their concerts rather boring since they spend them staring at their shoes.
* TeleporterAccident - Thrashing grindcore, but with a faint yet persistent techno beat.
* TerroristsWithoutACause - Alternative rock, politically infused lyrics against The Man.
** Either that, or the first-ever indie act out of Cairo.
* TestosteronePoisoning - Blatant parody heavy metal band, with hilarious lyrics. Rivals of RatedMForManly, despite frequently being confused with them.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - ''More'' Dakka! Speed/power metal in all it's glory. Play only on [[UpToEleven eleventh]] volume (their concerts are not unlike Space Shuttle takeoff), use largest and loudest tech available. Frequently perform in improbable locations - over the erupting volcanoes, in the storms' eyes,and ''[[DetonationMoon on the moon]]'', among other places. Rivals with MoreDakka.
* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy - An alternative rock band whose songs all deal with insanity. [[OnlySaneMan With the exception of the bassist]], every member has spent some time institutionalized.
* ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow - The hardest and blackest of the metal bands. No, blacker than that.
* ThisTroper - a band that exists only in rumours spread along various internet forums (and wikis) by some frustrated nerd that would like to convince people it's a real thing; alas nobody takes him seriously.
* ThongOfShielding - all-female pop/rock. Perform only in lingere' with g-string panties. Songs are about skimpy underthings and protecting loved ones. Currently on tour with NippleAndDimed.
* ThoseTwoGuys - Wacky nerd-humor band. Or at least, WANNABE wacky nerd humor band. They're not actually nerds, and they're really just playing along with the record company to try and capitalize on the success of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Yes, they're ''poser nerds.''
* ThoseWackyNazis - Who've constructed an elaborate stage persona of vicious, totally unironic-sounding neo-fascists from which they never deviate, and endeavour to keep their real lives (especially speculation as to whether they're Jewish, as often claimed) secret. As noted above, ''metal'', playing gigs with the DirtyCommunists to play off their rivalry. The fact that both ThoseWackyNazis and the DirtyCommunists ''hate'' PuttingOnTheReich has led some fans to joke that the two bands are actually just two faces of a larger project, The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
* ToTheBatNoun - Another SuperHero tribute rock band. This band's members dress up as member of the JusticeLeague: {{Batman}} (lead singer), {{Superman}} (keyboard), WonderWoman (guitar), Green Arrow (bass), and TheFlash (drums). They are bitter rivals with AdamWesting.
* TooCoolToLive - Nihilistic party metal. From the "live fast, die young" school of thought.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth - Parodic reggaeton by a set of three Latino nerds (two Puerto Ricans and a Mexican).
* TouchOfTheMonster - Goth band with aesthetic and lyrical focus on InterspeciesRomance, often involving vampires.
* {{Tradesnark}} - Happy-go-lucky punk pop along the lines of Aquabats. All their songs parody recognizable corporations and all of their policies and controversy.
* TropeNamesForABand - Nerd/indie with lyrics that take meta humor just a bit too far...
* {{Troperiffic}} - TV Tropes' own band. Every song is about a trope. By far their most popular download is "MajorGeneralSong".
* TheTroubles - Pop rock with punk influences.
** Another quite good idea.
* [[{{Tsundere}} The Tsunderes]] - a feminist rock band that sings incredibly catchy songs about controversial women's issues such as extreme beauty ideals and female genital mutilation.
* [[ThreeAmigos The Three Amigos]] - Three high school friends who decided on a whim to start a band. Two girls and a guy.
* UncleTomfoolery - An all-Black Hardcore Punk group famous for their fast and fierce musical style best displayed in their first two albums ''MagicalNegro'' (1982) and ''ScaryBlackMan'' (1983).
* TrueArt - A musical collective, kind of like Parliament-Funkadelic, consisting of six different bands. When joined together, they sound like [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly bluesy post-rock with angsty lyrics in a foreign language about gore and how much the current establishment sucks.]]
** TrueArtIsIncomprehensible - Ambient post-rock like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with a penchant for WordSaladLyrics, unusual instruments, and the TruckDriversGearChange.
** TrueArtIsAngsty - Whiny emo of the most obnoxious kind.
*** Later ditched any pretence of musicality, becoming a brutal [[{{Industrial}} Power Electronics]] outfit infamous for their extremely disturbing [[{{Narm}} yet strangely hilarious]] live performances.
** True Art Is Offensive - Grindcore band similar to Napalm Death, with horrifying lyrics about gore and rape. All the members are currently on death row after the bassist shot the drummer eighty times and had sex with his corpse during a live show.
** True Art Is Foreign - Indie rock whose lyrics are never sung in English, instead switching between a lot of different languages (sometimes in the same song). Disbanded when all the members decided all their songs should be in one language, but they couldn't agree on which one. However, the lead singer will occasionally scream in Esperanto as a live member of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
** True Art Sticks It To The Man - Consists entirely of one guy yelling about how much the current establishment sucks over a BrownNote. Currently on hiatus after said guy was arrested during a performance of his 27-minute brown note rant rock epic "Every President That Has Ever Sat In Office Or Ever Will Sucks, And Here Is A Bullet-Pointed List To Explain Why". He has since released the song "You Guys Suck, Man! You Should Have Petitioned For My Release!"
** TrueArtIsAncient - Blues-rock played by eighty-year-old nursing home residents.
*** So, basically they're The Rolling Stones?
*** OH, SNAP!
* TwentyBearAsses - HeavyMithril filk, using "no shit there I was" stories as a FramingDevice. The HoYay [[TransparentCloset manages not to take over]].
* UnfortunateImplications - Lo-fi rock band whose lyrics do, in fact, have UnfortunateImplications.
* UnmovingPlaid - Dance-pop band that [[DiscoDan refuses to move on with the times]].
* UnsoundEffect - Experimental art-rock band that makes "music" with random objects. Kind of a Steve Reich meets early Residents sound.
** Alternatively, a rap group whose song lyrics consist of absolutely nothing but various onomotopieas.
* VaderBreath - some sub-set of Music/HeavyMetal. Wear death-masks hooked up with forced-air respirators (which they're never seen without, like Daft Punk and their mirrored masks). Sing through voice changers that give them a deep, mechanical grate. Tracks are interspersed with-what else-deep, rhythmic breathing.
* VendorTrash - Indie band that parodies mainstream musical trends
* VirtualGhost - Alternates between Punk and Techno music.
* VisibleSilence - Quiet-yet-menacing slow rock, with a lot of acoustic instruments ''a la'' early Days of the New.
* VoodooShark - Full Stop.
* [[DarthWiki/WallBanger The Wallbangers]] - Classic rock.
* [[WalletMoths The Wallet Moths]] - Indie rock. Currently busking.
* {{Wangst}} - Supergroup formed by all the members of ErectionRejection, FaceFullOfAlienWingWong, FengSchwing, and GRatedSex, as well as the drummer from XMeetsY and the vocalists from PartyInMyPocket. NSFC, NSFT, NSFSC... hell, not safe for ANYBODY.
* WaveOfBabies - A bishonen j-pop band
* WellExcuseMePrincess - All woman punk band - sings gritty songs about how they hate débutantes and Ivy Leaguers.
* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht - Leftist German hardcore punk band.
* WeCanRuleTogether- Progressive Power Metal two-man band. Their sound is epic and thunderous, but with subtle love song-like violin pieces. The members dress up as famous historical people who opposed each other. Heavy AudienceParticipation is one of the things they're renowned for.
* WhatTheHellHero - A punk band that sings songs about famous heroic historical figures and the most vile things they have ever done. While they pretend to be bitter enemies with PaintTheHeroBlack it's all scripted for laughs.
* AWizardDidIt - Their lyrics are full of ''Dungeons and Dragons'' references.
* WikiWords - The lyrics of all their songs are freely avaiable online and anyone can edit them. In live performances they only play the instrumental and encourages the aduience to sing the songs, one of the band members is possibly Jimmy Wales in disguise...
* {{The Woobie}}s - Emo, the whiny, complaining kind.
** Alternatively, emo that you for some reason can't help but love.
* WrestlingDoesntPay - A cover band who play wrestling entrance themes and dress as their favorite wrestlers.
** Alternativly, a group of proffesional wrestlers forming a band for reasons explained in the name.
* XMeetsY - Their songs all have to do with human biology. In an ''extremely'' creepy way. Alternately, pop rock.
* XtremeKoolLetterz - A rap/hip hop band with completely unoriginal songs that are usually covers for other rap artists. Well, except for the fact that they have Xtremelee Kool Leerix Wyth Phunkee Letterz.
* {{Yandere}} - All female band that will alternate between playing pop music and death metal.
* YaoiGuys - erotic gay male J-Pop group entirely made of 4chan moderators.
* YokoOhNo - All-female J-pop group that does covers of Beatles songs.
* YouWannaGetSued - Alternative band that only does covers and remixes. Currently has some legal troubles.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary - A controversial metalcore/crossover thrash band, where all of the band members are dressed in military uniform and army fatigues, and the lyrics are a bombastic satire of military traditions, hierarchy, and boot camp. They generally pal around with bands such as System Of A Down and Dead Kennedys.
** Formerly entitled "You Fail Basic Training Forever", the managing label encouraged them ([[ThatWasntARequest not too subtly]]) to change their name and suggested that they invoke a bit of "artistic license". The band evidently took their suggestions a bit too literally.
* YouFailLogicForever - a very odd, synth-heavy band whose first album (Global Warning- er, GlobalWarming) is composed almost entirely of things that wouldn't seem out of place on the SurrealThemeTune page.
* ZergRush - SciFi speed metal from Seoul.
* ZettaiRyouiki - All female tribute to NeonGenesisEvangelion sporting short skirts and high socks.
** Dang it, now I want to listen to them.
* ZombieApocalypse - Death Metal. Nobody is quite sure if they're serious.
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** They weren't allowed to do music for {{Brutal Legend}}'s Tainted Coil faction because they gave the dev team nightmares.

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** They weren't allowed to do music for {{Brutal Legend}}'s BrutalLegend's Tainted Coil faction because they gave the dev team nightmares.



* CandleJack - Gothic metal. Prominently displays a banner with its name at all of their shows. Also known for closing a show by saying "We're Candle Jack, sons of..." proceeding to quickly kill the lights to black out the stage.

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* CandleJack JustForFun/CandleJack - Gothic metal. Prominently displays a banner with its name at all of their shows. Also known for closing a show by saying "We're Candle Jack, sons of..." proceeding to quickly kill the lights to black out the stage.



* [[{{DriverOfABlackCab}} Driver of A Black Cab]]- A Gothic/Doom Metal band that is known to be very politicaly active, often times stoping between songs to rant about today's society.

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* [[{{DriverOfABlackCab}} Driver of A Black Cab]]- DriverOfABlackCab- A Gothic/Doom Metal band that is known to be very politicaly active, often times stoping between songs to rant about today's society.



* [[FlushingToiletScreamingShower Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower]] - Noise rock with the occasional shakuhachi solo.

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* [[FlushingToiletScreamingShower Flushing Toilet, Screaming Shower]] FlushingToiletScreamingShower - Noise rock with the occasional shakuhachi solo.



* HalfHumanHybrid - A small Nerdish group of Juillard Graduates that are well-known for their experimental crossbreeds of several musical genres, fans are there just to see what they come up with next. The former lead left to record under {{Interspecies Romance}}

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* HalfHumanHybrid - A small Nerdish group of Juillard Graduates that are well-known for their experimental crossbreeds of several musical genres, fans are there just to see what they come up with next. The former lead left to record under {{Interspecies Romance}}InterspeciesRomance



* [[{{Itsallmyfault}} It's All My Fault]] - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.

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* [[{{Itsallmyfault}} It's All My Fault]] {{Itsallmyfault}} - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.



* JesusSaves - Christian rock group, best known for their song "[[EasyEvangelism Easy Evangelism]]".

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* JesusSaves - Christian rock group, best known for their song "[[EasyEvangelism Easy Evangelism]]"."EasyEvangelism".



* MegaManning - Guns & Roses tribute band. [[{{BillEngvall}} Thank you to those of you who got that.]]

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* MegaManning - Guns & Roses tribute band. [[{{BillEngvall}} [[BillEngvall Thank you to those of you who got that.]]



* MetalScream - Canadian [[MelodicDeathMetal melodeath]]/{{metalcore}} band fronted by [[SiblingTeam twin]] vocalists [[AliceAndBob Alissa and Bobbie]] [=McKenzie=], and possibly the only band in the world to feature male ''and'' female growling vocals. Most famous for their single "{{Scare Chord}}", they are slated to appear alongside The Blofeld Ploy and Little Miss Badass at the Donnington Download Festival 2011 to promote their new album ''Rage''.

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* MetalScream - Canadian [[MelodicDeathMetal melodeath]]/{{metalcore}} band fronted by [[SiblingTeam twin]] vocalists [[AliceAndBob Alissa and Bobbie]] [=McKenzie=], and possibly the only band in the world to feature male ''and'' female growling vocals. Most famous for their single "{{Scare Chord}}", "ScareChord", they are slated to appear alongside The Blofeld Ploy and Little Miss Badass at the Donnington Download Festival 2011 to promote their new album ''Rage''.



* MuseAbuse - SoBad It's Horrible covers of {{Music/Muse}} songs.

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* MuseAbuse - SoBad It's Horrible covers of {{Music/Muse}} Music/{{Muse}} songs.



* {{Series/NameThatTune}} - An instrumental-only group whose concerts repertoire consists of well-known songs played without the lyrics. The audience are encouraged to sing along once they work out where the chorus is.

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* {{Series/NameThatTune}} Series/NameThatTune - An instrumental-only group whose concerts repertoire consists of well-known songs played without the lyrics. The audience are encouraged to sing along once they work out where the chorus is.



* {{Nightmare Fuel}} - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** {{Nightmare Fuel}} - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.

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* {{Nightmare Fuel}} NightmareFuel - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** {{Nightmare Fuel}} NightmareFuel - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.



* [[OneWingedAngel One Winged Angel]] Symphonic gothic fully-orchestrated power metal from Japan.

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* [[OneWingedAngel One Winged Angel]] OneWingedAngel Symphonic gothic fully-orchestrated power metal from Japan.



* RetCon - a cheesy pop/R&B fusion band, which tries to play up its edginess.

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* RetCon {{Retcon}} - a cheesy pop/R&B fusion band, which tries to play up its edginess.



* TeensAreMonsters - A [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag]] [[GarageBand garage band]] trio of misfit teenage girls [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome blasting their hearts out on cheap instruments.]] Their lyrics are generally [[TheSnarkKnight sardonic, snarky, darkly humorous reflections and observations on the follies of teenage life]]. Their music is usually categorized as "alternative rock," but it is also influenced by hardcore punk, punk pop, and progressive rock. They performed their first gig when they crashed a talent show at their high school, setting up in record time and performing part of the song "Pep Rally Purgatory" before the administration caught on and forcibly removed them from the stage. They later released their debut album ''BrainlessBeauty'' and began a tour in a [[WhatAPieceOfJunk converted family minivan]], playing guerilla gigs across the country and building up a fanbase of various teenage freaks. The band members are:

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* TeensAreMonsters - A [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag]] [[GarageBand garage band]] GarageBand trio of misfit teenage girls [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome blasting their hearts out on cheap instruments.]] Their lyrics are generally [[TheSnarkKnight sardonic, snarky, darkly humorous reflections and observations on the follies of teenage life]]. Their music is usually categorized as "alternative rock," but it is also influenced by hardcore punk, punk pop, and progressive rock. They performed their first gig when they crashed a talent show at their high school, setting up in record time and performing part of the song "Pep Rally Purgatory" before the administration caught on and forcibly removed them from the stage. They later released their debut album ''BrainlessBeauty'' and began a tour in a [[WhatAPieceOfJunk converted family minivan]], playing guerilla gigs across the country and building up a fanbase of various teenage freaks. The band members are:



* [[{{ThreeAmigos}} The Three Amigos]] - Three high school friends who decided on a whim to start a band. Two girls and a guy.

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* [[{{ThreeAmigos}} [[ThreeAmigos The Three Amigos]] - Three high school friends who decided on a whim to start a band. Two girls and a guy.
26th Jun '12 4:50:03 PM MarkLungo
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Here's a JustForFun index of Tropes that would make AGoodNameForARockBand, with a brief description of what the resulting band would be like (Also, these [[TropeNamesThatShouldBecomeDanceCrazes dances]] would go perfectly with their music). Mind you, that it should be a name that the band would have chosen for themselves, not necessarily the one that describes them best.

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Here's a JustForFun index of Tropes that would make AGoodNameForARockBand, with a brief description of what the resulting band would be like (Also, these [[TropeNamesThatShouldBecomeDanceCrazes [[JustForFun/TropeNamesThatShouldBecomeDanceCrazes dances]] would go perfectly with their music). Mind you, that it should be a name that the band would have chosen for themselves, not necessarily the one that describes them best.
23rd Jun '12 1:11:18 PM Nocturna
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* CompanionCube - [[Tropers/DeVos This Troper]] is setting up a punk-ska band making songs about the half-life 'verse with this name. If any Tropers play the trumpet, give me a call.

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* CompanionCube - [[Tropers/DeVos This Troper]] is setting up a A punk-ska band making songs about the half-life 'verse with this name. If any Tropers play the trumpet, give me a call.'verse.



* DiseaseBleach - Punk rock. This troper actually thought "[[AGoodNameForARockBand that sounds like a band]]" when she saw the name.

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* DiseaseBleach - Punk rock. This troper actually thought "[[AGoodNameForARockBand that sounds like a band]]" when she saw the name.
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* BettyAndVeronica - A female two-man band that does HardRock covers of various songs, including a cover of TheBeeGees's "Stayin' Alive" that's widely considered as good, [[YourMileageMayVary or even better than]], the original.

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* BettyAndVeronica - A female two-man band that does HardRock covers of various songs, including a cover of TheBeeGees's "Stayin' Alive" that's widely considered as good, [[YourMileageMayVary or even better than]], than, the original.
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* AbsentMindedProfessor - Indie-electronica nerd rock prone to forgetting the words to their songs live.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor - Indie-electronica nerd rock prone to forgetting the words to their songs live.



* AdventureArchaeologist - Symphonic RockOpera band about an Archaeologist who discovers a foreboding prophecy detailing the end of the world and his efforts to stop it.

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* AdventureArchaeologist - Symphonic RockOpera band about an Archaeologist who discovers a foreboding prophecy detailing the end of the world and his efforts to stop it.



* AGoodNameForARockBand - What happens when nerdcore gets meta.

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* AGoodNameForARockBand - What happens when nerdcore gets meta.



** AliensInCardiff - A Welsh tribute band for AliensOfLondon.

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** AliensInCardiff - A Welsh tribute band for AliensOfLondon.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs - Electronic band that only makes remixes of {{Engrish}} from video games. Their first two singles, "(I! Garland! Will) KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN!" and "You Spoony Bard", became YouTube sensations, with over 50 million views each. Their career came to an abrupt end after somebody set up them the bomb, killing two members and a light technician.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs - Electronic band that only makes remixes of {{Engrish}} from video games. Their first two singles, "(I! Garland! Will) KNOCK YOU ALL DOWN!" and "You Spoony Bard", became YouTube sensations, with over 50 million views each. Their career came to an abrupt end after somebody set up them the bomb, killing two members and a light technician.



* AndIMustScream - Metal band with lots of unsettling ambient electronic elements and a strange fascination with the idea of being "trapped".

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* AndIMustScream - Metal band with lots of unsettling ambient electronic elements and a strange fascination with the idea of being "trapped".



* AppliedPhlebotinum - Experimental nerd-comedy offshoot of DirtyCommies with a strong Frank Zappa influence. Too weird to describe.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum - Experimental nerd-comedy offshoot of DirtyCommies with a strong Frank Zappa influence. Too weird to describe.



* AscendedMeme - A WeirdAl sytle band that chooses a meme and writes a song about it (songs that are already memes are covered). Hit singles include ''[[DawnOfWar Our Enemies Hide In Metal Boxes]]'' and ''[[BioShock Nothin' like a Fistfulla Loitnin']]''. [[OnceAnEpisode One song]] in an album is [[OverusedRunningGag always]] ''[[RickRoll Never Gonna Give You Up]]'' [[RickRoll disguised as a different song]].

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* AscendedMeme - A WeirdAl Music/WeirdAlYankovic sytle band that chooses a meme and writes a song about it (songs that are already memes are covered). Hit singles include ''[[DawnOfWar Our Enemies Hide In Metal Boxes]]'' and ''[[BioShock Nothin' like a Fistfulla Loitnin']]''. [[OnceAnEpisode One song]] in an album is [[OverusedRunningGag always]] ''[[RickRoll Never Gonna Give You Up]]'' [[RickRoll disguised as a different song]].



* ATeamFiring - Another nerdy tribute band, this team for ''Series/TheATeam'' ([[CaptainObvious of course]]). The guitarist is Murdock, the keyboardist/lead vocalist is Face, the bassist is Hannibal, and the drummer is B. A. All four members have concealed weapons licenses. Most notable for their spot-on {{Filk}} parody of "[[{{Firefly}} The Ballad of Serenity]]" (now "[[RunningGag My Dog Named Billy]]").

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* ATeamFiring - Another nerdy tribute band, this team for ''Series/TheATeam'' ([[CaptainObvious of course]]). The guitarist is Murdock, the keyboardist/lead vocalist is Face, the bassist is Hannibal, and the drummer is B. A. All four members have concealed weapons licenses. Most notable for their spot-on {{Filk}} parody of "[[{{Firefly}} The Ballad of Serenity]]" (now "[[RunningGag My Dog Named Billy]]").



* BadassBookworm - Rock, but full of references to classic literature.

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* BadassBookworm - Rock, but full of references to classic literature.



* BigDamnHeroes - Unpredictable, but very popular, rock.

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* BigDamnHeroes - Unpredictable, but very popular, rock.



* BlatantLies - Grunge metal with a penchant for dark, depressing and nigh-on impenetrable lyrics.

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* BlatantLies - Grunge metal with a penchant for dark, depressing and nigh-on impenetrable lyrics.



** Alternately, a hip-hop act, replete with bling, composed of US Army veterans.

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** Alternately, a hip-hop act, replete with bling, composed of US Army veterans.



* BoisterousBruiser - Hard rock. Well known for their enormous amounts of drums and energetic, shouted singing style. Currently on tour with HotBlooded.

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* BoisterousBruiser - Hard rock. Well known for their enormous amounts of drums and energetic, shouted singing style. Currently on tour with HotBlooded.



* BottomlessPits - Death Metal band who hold the record for the lowest tuning still audible by humans (Also they sing about caves a lot...)

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* BottomlessPits - Death Metal band who hold the record for the lowest tuning still audible by humans (Also they sing about caves a lot...) )



* ButtMonkey - Silly indie nerd-rock band that goes through [[ThisIsSpinalTap many personal crises]]. Currently, the singer has terminal liver cancer, the guitarist is going through a costly divorce, the bassist's parents died, and the drummer is in an asylum.

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* ButtMonkey - Silly indie nerd-rock band that goes through [[ThisIsSpinalTap many personal crises]]. Currently, the singer has terminal liver cancer, the guitarist is going through a costly divorce, the bassist's parents died, and the drummer is in an asylum.



* {{Calvinball}}: Nobody's really sure what they are, because they completely change their style... and members... and name... at every single concert.

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* {{Calvinball}}: Nobody's really sure what they are, because they completely change their style... and members... and name... at every single concert.



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve- Anarchist rock band, everyone comes from a different country- the lead singer's English, the lead guitarist's American, the drummer's Australian and the bass player's Welsh.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve- Anarchist rock band, everyone comes from a different country- the lead singer's English, the lead guitarist's American, the drummer's Australian and the bass player's Welsh.



* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive-Pop/rock band that dress as mad scientists

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* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive-Pop/rock band that dress as mad scientists scientists



* ConflictBall - Party rock with a ''lot'' of guitar duels.

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* ConflictBall - Party rock with a ''lot'' of guitar duels.



* CrazyPrepared - [[RapRock Rap-rock]] group with an 80s punk influence that are infamous for actually playing "Freebird" when audience members shout it. All members are schizophrenic Boy Scouts, just so the name won't be meaningless.

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* CrazyPrepared - [[RapRock Rap-rock]] group with an 80s punk influence that are infamous for actually playing "Freebird" when audience members shout it. All members are schizophrenic Boy Scouts, just so the name won't be meaningless.



* CrisisCrossover - A supergroup formed by members of GreenLanternRing, RoguesGallery, NinetiesAntiHero and FastballSpecial.

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* CrisisCrossover - A supergroup formed by members of GreenLanternRing, RoguesGallery, NinetiesAntiHero and FastballSpecial.



* CruelMercy - A talented Christian rock band whose songs are primarily about guilt and their unworthiness.

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* CruelMercy - A talented Christian rock band whose songs are primarily about guilt and their unworthiness.



* CrystalSpiresAndTogas - A spin-off band of RaygunGothic, formed by the keyboardist because he wished to pursue other musical directions. Accordingly, they have a less technical and not as heavy style. They tell a side-story to RaygunGothic, involving a RedShirt from the third album who got better and became the leader of an alien civilization. Both have played on stage together, performing their split four-disc album ''CrisisCrossover''.

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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas - A spin-off band of RaygunGothic, formed by the keyboardist because he wished to pursue other musical directions. Accordingly, they have a less technical and not as heavy style. They tell a side-story to RaygunGothic, involving a RedShirt from the third album who got better and became the leader of an alien civilization. Both have played on stage together, performing their split four-disc album ''CrisisCrossover''.



* DoomyDoomsOfDoom - Comedy.

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* DoomyDoomsOfDoom - Comedy.



* DownTheRabbitHole - Beatlesque psychedelic AliceInWonderland themed band. Popular for their covers of "I Am The Walrus" and "White Rabbit". Have preformed "Jabberwocky" and "The Lobster Quadrille".

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* DownTheRabbitHole - Beatlesque psychedelic AliceInWonderland themed band. Popular for their covers of "I Am The Walrus" and "White Rabbit". Have preformed "Jabberwocky" and "The Lobster Quadrille".



* {{Dronejam}} - A celtic/techno hybrid. It sounds demented. It works, somehow.

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* {{Dronejam}} - A celtic/techno hybrid. It sounds demented. It works, somehow.



* EEqualsMCHammer - Math rock/rap hybrid.

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* EEqualsMCHammer - Math rock/rap hybrid.



* EmotionEater - Variable. Albums are usually named (emotion) for (mealtime), and marked "Serve with..." and best before..." labels, like it was food. Badass for Breakfast is all WarIsGlorious (serve with epic saga), Lust for Lunch is all IntercourseWithYou lyrics set to porn jazz (Serve with adult literature), and Despair for Dinner (serve with depressing philosophy text) is all gloom-and-doom Emo/ death metal. Insists their concerts are advertised as "buffets".

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* EmotionEater - Variable. Albums are usually named (emotion) for (mealtime), and marked "Serve with..." and best before..." labels, like it was food. Badass for Breakfast is all WarIsGlorious (serve with epic saga), Lust for Lunch is all IntercourseWithYou lyrics set to porn jazz (Serve with adult literature), and Despair for Dinner (serve with depressing philosophy text) is all gloom-and-doom Emo/ death metal. Insists their concerts are advertised as "buffets".



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - Enthusiastic, goofy punk-pop with an almost childlike, optimistic tone. The world is a giant playground, life is pretty good, and penguins make everything awesome, so why worry?

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins - Enthusiastic, goofy punk-pop with an almost childlike, optimistic tone. The world is a giant playground, life is pretty good, and penguins make everything awesome, so why worry? worry?



* FastballSpecial: Heavy metal. They usually conclude their shows with the lead singer picking up the drummer and throwing him at his own kit.

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* FastballSpecial: Heavy metal. They usually conclude their shows with the lead singer picking up the drummer and throwing him at his own kit.



** Clearly, by this description, Fission Mailed is fronted by MikePatton.

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** Clearly, by this description, Fission Mailed is fronted by MikePatton.



* FiveTokenBand - Exactly the same as the FiveManBand, except for the fact that they are automatically considered cooler because almost all the members somehow fall into a "minority" group.

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* FiveTokenBand - Exactly the same as the FiveManBand, except for the fact that they are automatically considered cooler because almost all the members somehow fall into a "minority" group.



* FranchiseZombie - A once successful hard rock band who has been forced to churn out records due to ExecutiveMeddling. Most of their lyrics now deal with thinly veiled stabs at their oppressors.

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* FranchiseZombie - A once successful hard rock band who has been forced to churn out records due to ExecutiveMeddling. Most of their lyrics now deal with thinly veiled stabs at their oppressors.



* GeekyTurnOn: Rock band incorporating very nerdy interests into love songs.

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* GeekyTurnOn: Rock band incorporating very nerdy interests into love songs.



* GreenLanternRing: Alternative rock/shoegaze. They are best known for their live light shows in which they create various objects out of green light.

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* GreenLanternRing: Alternative rock/shoegaze. They are best known for their live light shows in which they create various objects out of green light.



* HornyVikings: A wannabe heavy metal band full of nerdy high schoolers, except for the bassist, who is a beefy football player. Because of his size, the other members force him to dress up as [[TheMightyThor Thor]] at their gigs ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which definitely aren't PTA meetings]]).

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* HornyVikings: A wannabe heavy metal band full of nerdy high schoolers, except for the bassist, who is a beefy football player. Because of his size, the other members force him to dress up as [[TheMightyThor Thor]] at their gigs ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which definitely aren't PTA meetings]]).



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness - Dronecore/ambient electronic, with a lot of references to going mad in the lyrics.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness - Dronecore/ambient electronic, with a lot of references to going mad in the lyrics.



* [[{{Itsallmyfault}} It's All My Fault]] - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.

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* [[{{Itsallmyfault}} It's All My Fault]] - The most emo of all emo bands. All of their songs are about the same thing: A desire to die. Every single member of the band is convinced that their lives are meaningless and worthless, and they blame everything on themselves. No one is allowed to bring any sharp object to their concerts, and ambulances are kept ready at all times in case any of them attempt to kill themselves on stage. There have been several incidents in the past, one of notice was when the lead singer attempted to drown himself in his own tears. He did not die, but, suffice to say, it did not end well.



* JerkassSue - An all-girl band with punk overtones, but whose music has been watered down for commercial radio play. Think Avril Lavigne.

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* JerkassSue - An all-girl band with punk overtones, but whose music has been watered down for commercial radio play. Think Avril Lavigne.



* KissOfTheVampire - a semi-goth/punk girl band. The band has an inexplicable fixation on vampires, and every music video and concert features at least one member of the band being bitten on the neck by another member. [[AuthorsSavingThrow Outspoken in their hatred of]] Literature/{{Twilight}}.

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* KissOfTheVampire - a semi-goth/punk girl band. The band has an inexplicable fixation on vampires, and every music video and concert features at least one member of the band being bitten on the neck by another member. [[AuthorsSavingThrow Outspoken in their hatred of]] Literature/{{Twilight}}.



* LastDiscMagic - neo-psychedelic trance.

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* LastDiscMagic - neo-psychedelic trance.



* LoudOfWar - AffectionateParody of RatedMForManly heavy metal.

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* LoudOfWar - AffectionateParody of RatedMForManly heavy metal.



* LysistrataGambit - A girl group who write feminist lyrics and melodies that somehow manage to be both catchingly poppy and hauntingly ethereal.

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* LysistrataGambit - A girl group who write feminist lyrics and melodies that somehow manage to be both catchingly poppy and hauntingly ethereal.



* MacguffinGirl - Five guys in ripped t-shirts who do punk covers of old "Archies" songs

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* MacguffinGirl - Five guys in ripped t-shirts who do punk covers of old "Archies" songs songs



* MarshmallowHell - Girl group that uses Bubblegum pop-like melodies with varying levels of LyricalDissonance. The lead singer is rather well-endowed, the others might be just faking it. Recently signed on the Bassist's younger brother as a drummer, and if the promotional photoshoots and their latest album cover are any indication, he must be one of the luckiest men on the planet.
* MarySue - An all female pop group/spy team/superhero squad that fights evil with the PowerOfLove and is irresistible to the opposite sex (though their tragic abuse at the hands of their adopted father has left them scarred for life). They are the perfect musicians whose voices rival [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], and whose guitar riffs have been known to cure cancer. Universally loathed by the music community at large.

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* MarshmallowHell - Girl group that uses Bubblegum pop-like melodies with varying levels of LyricalDissonance. The lead singer is rather well-endowed, the others might be just faking it. Recently signed on the Bassist's younger brother as a drummer, and if the promotional photoshoots and their latest album cover are any indication, he must be one of the luckiest men on the planet.
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* MarySue - An all female pop group/spy team/superhero squad that fights evil with the PowerOfLove and is irresistible to the opposite sex (though their tragic abuse at the hands of their adopted father has left them scarred for life). They are the perfect musicians whose voices rival [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], and whose guitar riffs have been known to cure cancer. Universally loathed by the music community at large.



** MemeticBadass - A nerd metal band that think they're a lot more awesome than they really are.
** MemeticSexGod - Another nerd band, but this time all their songs are IntercourseWithYou and they think they're really sexy, when in reality they could frighten a horse.
** MemeticMolester - humorous porngrind, with a lyrical focus on pop culture and internet in-jokes.

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** MemeticBadass - A nerd metal band that think they're a lot more awesome than they really are.
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** MemeticSexGod - Another nerd band, but this time all their songs are IntercourseWithYou and they think they're really sexy, when in reality they could frighten a horse.
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** MemeticMolester - humorous porngrind, with a lyrical focus on pop culture and internet in-jokes.



* MonsterOfTheWeek - A pop-punk with a really strong sound, especially where the bass guitar is concerned, but all of their songs have lyrics about silly subjects like what the members would like to do if aliens conquered the world, they won the lottery, inherited a zoo, etc. Formed by MonsterClown's guitarist and drummer after that band broke up.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek - A pop-punk with a really strong sound, especially where the bass guitar is concerned, but all of their songs have lyrics about silly subjects like what the members would like to do if aliens conquered the world, they won the lottery, inherited a zoo, etc. Formed by MonsterClown's guitarist and drummer after that band broke up.



* NecroNonSequitur - Blackened death metal. Well known for their WordSaladLyrics.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* NecroNonSequitur - Blackened death metal. Well known for their WordSaladLyrics.
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



* NightmareFetishist - Pornogrind supergroup containing former members of Nightmare Fuel and Fetish Fuel.

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* NightmareFetishist - Pornogrind supergroup containing former members of Nightmare Fuel and Fetish Fuel.



* NinetiesAntiHero: 90's {{Grunge}} band. They are very stereotypical, with as much angst as you can get, and all the members are jerks. They broke up in 1998 and have remained in obscurity until the bassist and rhythm guitarist joined CrisisCrossover.

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* NinetiesAntiHero: 90's {{Grunge}} band. They are very stereotypical, with as much angst as you can get, and all the members are jerks. They broke up in 1998 and have remained in obscurity until the bassist and rhythm guitarist joined CrisisCrossover.



* PrettyFreeloaders - J-pop IdolSinger duet with generic-sounding songs.

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* PrettyFreeloaders - J-pop IdolSinger duet with generic-sounding songs.



* RageQuit - A metal band. At their live shows, the guitarist always makes a mistake about halfway through the fifth song, and his playing just gets worse from that point on until he gives up and walks off stage. Currently looking for a new guitarist.

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* RageQuit - A metal band. At their live shows, the guitarist always makes a mistake about halfway through the fifth song, and his playing just gets worse from that point on until he gives up and walks off stage. Currently looking for a new guitarist.



* RaygunGothic - Power/prog metal. Their albums all tell the ''CrystalSpiresAndTogas'' science fiction saga. They are faster than DragonForce and more complex than Music/DreamTheater, and their ultimate goal is to create the most difficult-to-play piece of music ever.

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* RaygunGothic - Power/prog metal. Their albums all tell the ''CrystalSpiresAndTogas'' science fiction saga. They are faster than DragonForce and more complex than Music/DreamTheater, and their ultimate goal is to create the most difficult-to-play piece of music ever.



** It's also basically a crazy music supergroup, consisting of Patton, TomWaits, {{Buckethead}}, [[{{Primus}} Les Claypool]] and JohnZorn.

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** It's also basically a crazy music supergroup, consisting of Patton, TomWaits, {{Buckethead}}, [[{{Primus}} Les Claypool]] and JohnZorn.



* So Bad It's Horrible - A garage band that tries ''so hard'' to be the worst band on the entire planet, complete with an awful singer, an out-of-tune guitar, and a drummer who just bangs things randomly, pretending to be completely ignorant as to what a beat is. [[SpringTimeForHitler They end up gaining fans]] because the worst they can manage to get is SoBadItsGood. Take inspiration from the Shaggs.

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* So Bad It's Horrible - A garage band that tries ''so hard'' to be the worst band on the entire planet, complete with an awful singer, an out-of-tune guitar, and a drummer who just bangs things randomly, pretending to be completely ignorant as to what a beat is. [[SpringTimeForHitler They end up gaining fans]] because the worst they can manage to get is SoBadItsGood. Take inspiration from the Shaggs.



* StrictlyFormula - A pop rock band who [[strike:uses]] blatantly steals pretty much every riff, lyric and melody that you've heard in every other song on the radio.

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* StrictlyFormula - A pop rock band who [[strike:uses]] blatantly steals pretty much every riff, lyric and melody that you've heard in every other song on the radio.



* ThoseTwoGuys - Wacky nerd-humor band. Or at least, WANNABE wacky nerd humor band. They're not actually nerds, and they're really just playing along with the record company to try and capitalize on the success of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Yes, they're ''poser nerds.''

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* ThoseTwoGuys - Wacky nerd-humor band. Or at least, WANNABE wacky nerd humor band. They're not actually nerds, and they're really just playing along with the record company to try and capitalize on the success of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Yes, they're ''poser nerds.'' ''



** True Art Is Offensive - Grindcore band similar to Napalm Death, with horrifying lyrics about gore and rape. All the members are currently on death row after the bassist shot the drummer eighty times and had sex with his corpse during a live show.
** True Art Is Foreign - Indie rock whose lyrics are never sung in English, instead switching between a lot of different languages (sometimes in the same song). Disbanded when all the members decided all their songs should be in one language, but they couldn't agree on which one. However, the lead singer will occasionally scream in Esperanto as a live member of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.

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** True Art Is Offensive - Grindcore band similar to Napalm Death, with horrifying lyrics about gore and rape. All the members are currently on death row after the bassist shot the drummer eighty times and had sex with his corpse during a live show.
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** True Art Is Foreign - Indie rock whose lyrics are never sung in English, instead switching between a lot of different languages (sometimes in the same song). Disbanded when all the members decided all their songs should be in one language, but they couldn't agree on which one. However, the lead singer will occasionally scream in Esperanto as a live member of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.



* VisibleSilence - Quiet-yet-menacing slow rock, with a lot of acoustic instruments ''a la'' early Days of the New.

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* VisibleSilence - Quiet-yet-menacing slow rock, with a lot of acoustic instruments ''a la'' early Days of the New.



* [[DarthWiki/WallBanger The Wallbangers]] - Classic rock.

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* [[DarthWiki/WallBanger The Wallbangers]] - Classic rock.



* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht - Leftist German hardcore punk band.

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* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht - Leftist German hardcore punk band.



* ZettaiRyouiki - All female tribute to NeonGenesisEvangelion sporting short skirts and high socks.
** Dang it, now I want to listen to them.

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* ZettaiRyouiki - All female tribute to NeonGenesisEvangelion sporting short skirts and high socks.
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** Dang it, now I want to listen to them.



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** DisneyVillainDeath - The Disney Villains from a Death Metal band.
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* BeyondTheImpossible - A band that goes to ridiculous lengths to one-up every other band. Their guitarist plays fast enough to put DragonForce to shame... ''with his teeth'', the lead singer incorporates spontaneous glass breakage into their concerts, their drummer is a zombie Keith Moon. Their pyrotechnics must be seen to be believed.
** They played with Crowning Moment of Awesome once. The show got sold out ''3 seconds'' after tickets went on sale.



** The lead singer can [[BeyondTheImpossible rap at the speed of light]]

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** The lead singer can [[BeyondTheImpossible rap at the speed of light]]light



* ThePowerOfRock - Loud rock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]. One of the earliest "[[UpToEleven over-the-top]]" bands,and TropeCodifier for [[PureAwesomeness awesome]]. Inspired BeyondTheImpossible, KillItWithFire, and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.

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* ThePowerOfRock - Loud rock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]. One of the earliest "[[UpToEleven over-the-top]]" bands,and TropeCodifier for [[PureAwesomeness awesome]]. Inspired BeyondTheImpossible, KillItWithFire, KillItWithFire and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.



* SerialEscalation- A band that goes to ridiculous lengths to one-up every other band. Their guitarist plays fast enough to put DragonForce to shame... ''with his teeth'', the lead singer incorporates spontaneous glass breakage into their concerts, their drummer is a zombie Keith Moon. Their pyrotechnics must be seen to be believed.
** They played with Crowning Moment of Awesome once. The show got sold out ''3 seconds'' after tickets went on sale.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - ''More'' Dakka! Speed/power metal in all it's glory. Play only on [[UpToEleven eleventh]] volume (their concerts are not unlike Space Shuttle takeoff), use largest and loudest tech available. Frequently perform in improbable locations - over the erupting volcanoes, in the storms' eyes,and ''[[DetonationMoon on the moon]]'', among other places. Rivals with MoreDakka, don't quite live up to BeyondTheImpossible.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - ''More'' Dakka! Speed/power metal in all it's glory. Play only on [[UpToEleven eleventh]] volume (their concerts are not unlike Space Shuttle takeoff), use largest and loudest tech available. Frequently perform in improbable locations - over the erupting volcanoes, in the storms' eyes,and ''[[DetonationMoon on the moon]]'', among other places. Rivals with MoreDakka, don't quite live up to BeyondTheImpossible.MoreDakka.
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* TechnoBabble - Vocal samples over a drum machine beat, not recommended as backgorund music for crowded places. Features lengthy rap sessions by a [[TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] impersonator.

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* TechnoBabble - Vocal samples over a drum machine beat, not recommended as backgorund music for crowded places. Features lengthy rap sessions by a [[TheGodfather [[Film/TheGodfather Don Vito Corleone]] impersonator.



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* Nightmare Fuel - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** Nightmare Fuel - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.

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* Nightmare Fuel {{Nightmare Fuel}} - Some kind of metal-punk hybrid. Who may choose to always play the chord progressions of the 1989 PBS ident, before playing a power chord, where the last of the ident's chords would be, that leads into or begins their song.
** Nightmare Fuel {{Nightmare Fuel}} - The remaining members of Nightmare Fuel after dumping their dead-weight lead singer. Their first album was recorded before they found a new one, so it's mostly instrumentals, and the few songs with lyrics, are either sung by a different band member each time or, in one case, shuttles between members. One of those instrumentals is their creepy metal cover of the 1989 PBS ident alone. Their second album was all covers; by that time, they'd picked up a lead singer with a really weird falsetto. Became NightmarFuel when the remaining members begin experimenting with Throbbing-Gristle-esque industrial and noise. With another cover of the 1989 PBS ident to boot. Do not listen to after the sun is down if you enjoy being able to sleep.
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