I'm a big fan of "alternative music". That means I'm an aging hipster who is a sucker for any new band marketed as being "edgy" while still providing me basic guitar-bass-drums-vocals power pop with catchy hooks and oh-so-arch lyrics. Hell, I made it to Coachella this year. I'm a prisoner of twee.
Last year, I mistook several bands because I thought their names sounded the same:
And then for some reason, this year there are a whole bunch of white guys in bands with "black" in their name:
Then there are white bands, too:
There is the animal collective of all sorts of bands named after creatures (including the band called "The Creatures"):
Minus the Bear
The Bird and the Bee
Noah And The Whale
Simian Mobile Disco
Cage the Elephant
Felix da Housecat
Peanut Butter Wolf
Band Of Horses
The Mountain Goats
Finally, you can do crystal in several different ways this year:
I swear some days I can't tell my Ra Ra Riot from my Gang Gang Dance, or my Cut Copy from my Cut Chemist...