Genre: Soft Rock
Moonglasses consists of seventeen members that formed together in 1993 to promote good vibes and chillax tunes. Their biggest hit was the 1998 album, “Highway to Good Feelings”, which consisted of thirteen tiny-mood tunes. They broke up on January 2, 2000.
Name: A Curious Case of Slumber
Genre: R&B, Blues, Prog
During the late 70s, this band saw the successes of prog rock and were especially inspired by Rush’s opus 2112. So they decided to combine this storytelling-through-song method with the good old classic rhythms and slow jams and create the most chill-out, relaxing, thirty-minute long epic poems that music had ever conceived of.
Not a single person has ever been able to successfully complete any of their songs without falling asleep midway through.
Name: Running Out of Tim
Genre: Drunken Rock
Running Out of Tim was created by Tim Lancaster and his two friends who decided they would start a garage band, but only perform when intoxicated. Their music is not very high-quality, to say the least, but they became a viral sensation in 2007, becoming one of the first real break-out groups to rise up from Youtube. Their highest-rated video, “Everything a Disaste”, has over 80,500,000 views.
Their name is a bit of a misnomer. 20MMO, a trio consisting of John Jones, Felix Alagadro, and Sarah Yu, is one of the foremost names in the growing genre of Briefcore. Briefcore artists, aka Briefers, strive to make the shortest songs imaginable. Their debut album, Caution, Hot? is 24 minutes and 12 seconds long and consists of over 350 tracks. Their concerts average about 9 minutes long, but tickets go for several hundred dollars. Their next album, Fuckbarf, releases later this year and clocks in at just over 37 seconds.
Name: The Search for the 13th President
Genre: Heavy Metal
It started as a folk band, but members Max Gleeson and Yuri McLeod decided three years into their band’s run to switch to the coolest new genre– heavy metal. They still retain some of their folk roots in certain songs, and they also veer into screamo other times. Their band has never had a song mentioning Millard Fillmore.
Name: Ghoul Meister
Genre: Kid Rock
Ghoul Meister was founded by Lester Meineke in 1969 and was a famous rock band dedicated to making music for kid’s television shows, as well as solo albums that re-imagined folk tunes in a way that would be appealing to the groovy 70s kid sensibilities. The band made a Halloween album once every year for sixteen years straight, except for a brief hiatus in 1977 due to Star Wars; that year the band put out a sci-fi album instead.
Name: Plates of Plato
Genre: Prog Rock
Dan Thoron, Russell Miller, and Rodney “Coop” Fieldings started their band in 1973 while attending Brown University, bored while taking their freshman literature classes. From then on, they decided to study for their tests by adapting the epic poems and other stories they read into twenty-minute-long rock songs, and this eventually turned into their band’s shtick. They never got a record deal, though, so only a few hundred copies of their first two albums were ever in circulation.
Arab Name, Arab Name, Arab Name is a jazz-funk group based out of Orange, California. Their first album, Ain’t That Bitch Funky?, was met with middling sales and they spent the first four or so years after they formed were spent playing in small clubs and opening for more successful bands. However, their subsequent, more politically charged album, Funk the Establishment, garnered them a devoted following. Their music became more and more relevant in the years following 9/11, with tracks such as “The Government Watches You Funk” and “Funker Buster” becoming anthems for those against the wars in the Middle East.
Name: Thay Gypsy Up There
That Gypsy Up There is the name of artists Ghan Odelle and Roxy Rockatansky, who made electronic dance music (EDM) from 1993 to 2001. They made absolutely nothing notable at all, but their music played in the background of dance club scenes of over sixty movies and television shows.
Name: Everybody’s There
Genre: Classic Rock
Sylvester Reynolds and his girlfriend started a band in 1984 consisting mainly of power ballads, but sometimes of somber songs of mourning. They got married in 1989, and their band fizzled out. They mostly perform at weddings for their friends and their kids.