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Quiz: Which Bands Are Real?

Quiz: Which Bands Are Real?

By Janet Manley

MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON! It's music festival season! HAVE YOU SEEN THE LINEUPS? So many bands! So many bands that it is hard to keep track of them, as the unwitting freesters at Coachella found out when Jimmy Kimmel Live pranked them. A "reporter" asked festival goers whether they were excited about seeing The Chelsea Clintons, The Obesity Epidemic, and other fake bands. The barefooted fans replied exalting "YES"s and "OMG YES"es. In defense of the flower-headbanded, tiny-shorted hipsters, there are a lot of bands in the world right now, and nearly all of them have ridiculous names. Want proof? Take this quiz to see if you can tell the Reel from the fake.

  1. Discovery
  2. Knobbly Pumpkins
  3. Furry Ocean
  4. Local Natives
  5. Jinja Safari
  6. Paper Beats Rock
  7. Fizzy McBubbles and the Straw Men
  8. Busby Marou
  9. Crochet Sunrise
  10. Skipping Girl Vinegar
  11. Paint by Roman Numerals
  12. Round Mountain Girls
  13. Killer Foxes of the SATs
  14. Noah and the Whale
  15. Feather Boa and the Narwhal
  16. Tallest Man on Earth
  17. Smallest Man of Mirth
  18. Red House Painters
  19. Dry the River
  20. Taco Belle and the Hot Sources
  21. Angry Rollerblader
  22. Dr. Dog
  23. Loaded Potato Skinz
  24. Flannel Panel
  25. Smirking Squirrels
  26. Candy Desert
  27. Forgetful Foxes
  28. Clumsy Antelope
  29. Air Bag Pipes
  30. Qwerty and the Keyboards
  31. Fallout Guy
  32. Kayaking Marmots
  33. The Dry River Rocks

Real: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22

We wish they were real, but they aren't: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

How many did you get right out of 33? What would your fake indie-folk band name be?

Topics: Life
Tags: bands, quizzes, music, coachella

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About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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