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Five Weirdest Band Names at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

KTSW Music Staff

By: Janelle Abad

Band Name: Potato Pirates

Where they’re from: Denver, CO

When/Where they play: Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites / Sidewinder on Friday, November 6th at 11:15 p.m.

Nothing is more threatening to carbs. Combine carbs and swashbuckling and you have the band name Potato Pirates. The self proclaimed “Denver Ponx” have been thrashing around the punk scene for over 20 years and have shared the stage with other creatively name acts, including Screeching Weasel, Lower Class Brats, and Teenage Bottlerocket. Despite the menacing connotation that comes with “Pirate,” Potato Pirates have solidified a family-like atmosphere in the punk community, recently posting on their Facebook page about Brandon of Teenage Bottlerocket, who is in a coma and reaching out to their fans for good energy and hope for him and his family. Potato Pirates won’t be playing at the Fun Fun Fun fest grounds, but will be participating in the Fun Fun Fun Nite shows at Sidewinder this Friday.

By: Troy Burke

Band Name: Archers of Loaf

Where they’re from: Chapel Hill, NC

When/Where they play: Black Stage on Saturday, November 7th at 4 p.m.

Maybe it’s some sort of tradition for indie bands of the 90’s to have odd names. I like to imagine they all got really good at archery at summer camp or something and also like loaves of things–meat, bread, whatever. Indie rock has never sounded so 90’s with Archer Loaf. Make sure your older siblings who used to care about indie rock back when Clinton was in office come to this show.

By: Tafari Robertson

Band Name: Gesaffelstein

Where they’re from: France

When/Where they play: Blue Stage on Saturday, November 7th at  5 p.m.

They’re about as Euro-techno as I can imagine Fun Fun Fun Fest ever getting and it’s very interesting. Perhaps, however, the more interesting thing about them is the fact that, while maintaining all the jarring nuance of (what I’ve dubbed) euro-techno, they’ve also worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey, A$ap Rocky, and Phoenix.

By: Kasandra Garza

Band Name: The King Khan & BBQ Show

Where they’re from: Montreal, Canada

When/Where they play: Sidewinder on Thursday, November 5th at 11 p.m.

Yellow Stage Friday, November 6, 7:40-8:30 p.m.

The two-man band is made up of lead singer King Khan and fellow band-mate Mark Sultan. They originate from Canada. Their music is described as “garage doo-wop punk.”

By: Brittany Robinson

Band Name: Anamanaguchi

Where they’re from: New York, New York

When/Where they play: Blue Stage on Saturday, November 7th at 3:10 p.m.

Vulcan Gas Company, Fri, November 6, 10:30-11:30 p.m.

The name’s origins are unknown, but it is guessed that Peter Berkman, lead guitarist, former bandmate in one of his former bands pronouncing gibberish like Jabba the Hut. This electronic band combines chiptunes and bitpop beats with traditional band instrumentation to make a unique sound that will surely blow away the blue stage.

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