Time again for the yearly crop of Awesome Rock Groups Waiting To Happen. Same rules as ever:
- Anybody who wants one of these can have it. There is no trademark, copyright, or grigri on any of them.
- Remember that people often steal my names without telling me, or even waiting for me to think of them. So vet any you want carefully to make sure someone else isn't already that.
- All clients of mine (which you become the moment you assume one of these identities) are entitled to tell everyone that they were named by a Zen hermit monk.
Where a name suggests a possible genre I've included that information as a serving suggestion.
Rock Groups 2015
The Next of Kin
Antofagasta (Spanish rock)
The Blacks (political rap)
Flags of the World
Gravesend (English folk rock)
Finisterre (Celtic rock)
Crabapple (American roots rock)
Umlaut (without one; irony-parsing metal group)
Goana (Oz group)
The Caecilian Mafia
Left For Dead
Zoot Suit Riot (hot brass'n'sax swing)
Morticia (emo girl group)
Tucúquere (Andean roots rock)
Chompipe (Guatemalan roots rock)
Zopilote (Mexican roots rock)
The Axes of Evil
Urban Renewal (Motown revival group)
Camouflage (alt country)
Back 40 (rockabilly)
The Virtual Uninhabitants
Gregory Go Boom
Lothar and the Hill People
No Jump Julie (Seattle sound)
Biff Blake and the Parasitic WASPs
(Photo courtesy of Kathy Reed and Wikimedia Commons.)