Meeting The CMJ Attendees, Part Three: You Can Fool Some Of The Music Geeks Some Of The Time

Oct 19th, 2007 // 8 Comments

One thing we keep hearing over and over, even among the rock critics, is that no one recognizes any of the bands playing CMJ this year. So we decided to send Alex Goldberg out with a list of fake band names to see if anyone would cop to knowing about a band we had made up a few hours before. Was the joke on them or us?

Oh, and apologies in advance if any of our fake band names turn out to be someone’s real band name. Especially because you chose that as your band name. And thanks to the Knife, the fine folks at Holiday Inn, and the state of New Jersey for their inadvertent on the spot band name inspiration.

  1. goldsoundz

    Anyone who tried to prepare a CMJ agenda for themselves this week invariably came across a hundred or so band names that were new to them. Throw in the band names you come across skimming through countless blogs and it’s very easy to convince yourself that you’ve heard of a band that doesn’t exist.

    It’s only embarrassing if you then also confess to only being into their earlier, less polished material.

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