The Ten Best Band Names in St. Louis

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Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're working our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.

Naming your band is hard. So hard, in fact, that groups almost invariably go through a couple false starts before the first record (or show, even). You want something memorable, unique and that you won't mind living with for the lifespan of the group. Here, dear readers, are ten St. Louis bands doing it right:

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10. The Hobosexuals
Because obviously.


9. Ransom Note
We're suckers for puns; this won't be the last double or triple-meaning on this list.

-Homespun Review of It's You

8. Bible Belt Sinners
Honestly? It's just got a good ring to it.


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Cant forget "Super Fun Yeah Yeah Rocketship"!

NickLucchesi moderator communitymanager

I was a fan of Devlin's Kids for its blanket offensiveness. 

chad_garrison moderator editor

Not sure if they're still around, but I was always partial to the country/bluegrass band "Red Ass Jones and the Gold Bondsmen." 


It should be noted that Foxing is an old school term for books having yellowed pages and a new school term for being shaky as if you have Parkinson's. True story.


@RiverfrontTimes I personally like Red Headed Strangers as a band name, and as a bonus they're good.

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