Help Me Name My Band's Music!
March 26, 2010 12:05 PM   Subscribe

Let's name a music that has never existed before.

It's like Celtic Punk, but instead of being rooted in punk rock, it's rooted in American (and, for the matter, Irish) garage rock from the 60s. What would we call such a style of music that would be memorable?

This isn't a hypothetical. I need to figure out what to call the music my band makes.
posted by Astro Zombie to Media & Arts (30 answers total)
 
It's like Celtic Punk, but instead of being rooted in punk rock, it's rooted in American (and, for the matter, Irish) garage rock from the 60s.

That sounds descriptive enough to me. Let the journalists worry about coming up with a pithy label for your genre-bending sound.
posted by ludwig_van at 12:08 PM on March 26, 2010


Celt Rock.

I like the definition of Celt: If you describe someone as a Celt, you mean that they are part of the racial group which comes from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and some other areas such as Brittany.
posted by nitsuj at 12:11 PM on March 26, 2010


Erm. When I first read the definition, I thought it said radical group. So, uh. But... Celt Rock still has a nice ring to it.
posted by nitsuj at 12:12 PM on March 26, 2010


Cunk!
posted by WinnipegDragon at 12:14 PM on March 26, 2010


Shamrockcore.
posted by jbickers at 12:17 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Clut
posted by fire&wings at 12:19 PM on March 26, 2010


Peltic

Pelt Rock
posted by papercake at 12:22 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Celtic garage? Shampunge? Garage Mahone?
posted by Madamina at 12:24 PM on March 26, 2010


Carraig is Irish Gaelic for rock.
posted by rocket88 at 12:27 PM on March 26, 2010


Cunk!

Hah!

ÉireStomp

Careful, though. Self-naming a musical genre can be risky. You can end up defining yourself into a corner. We've come up with a joke/serious genre for our band that we don't share with the world at large: rapalachicana.
posted by otolith at 12:28 PM on March 26, 2010


Garáiste ('garage' in Gaeilge)
posted by griphus at 12:28 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know...Celt Rock makes me think of Thin Lizzy. (Which may not be what you're going for.) Anyone know the Celtic word for "garage"? Is there one?
posted by JoanArkham at 12:29 PM on March 26, 2010


Bands don't create genres, listeners and critics do.
posted by scruss at 12:32 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Shamrock.
posted by Robot Johnny at 12:37 PM on March 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


AmeriCelt.
posted by beagle at 12:40 PM on March 26, 2010


What do your fans call it? Genre names often arise when someone says "play us some of that ___ music."
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:48 PM on March 26, 2010


Loch 'n' Load
St. Patrick-roll

I got nothing
posted by jquinby at 12:51 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bands don't create genres, listeners and critics do.

Actually, there's a stories tradition of bands self-naming their sound, such as Allison Wolfe naming Riot Grrrl and Earl Palmer defining his music as funk. Pretty sure Eugene Hütz coined Gypsy Punk, too.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:41 PM on March 26, 2010


storied, rather,
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:42 PM on March 26, 2010


Celtic Garage... which could also be the name of your next album.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:51 PM on March 26, 2010


ROCK AND REEL.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:25 PM on March 26, 2010


Gael force
Bog-rock
Celt fusion
Riot skrrrl
Erin go garagh
posted by newmoistness at 2:31 PM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Craic Rock!
posted by chillmost at 3:18 PM on March 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Carraig rock or craig rock or carraig unless you want to be redundant redundant for emphasis emphasis.

(rocket88 had it)
posted by bukvich at 3:39 PM on March 26, 2010


Gaelage (rock) ?
posted by namewithoutwords at 3:43 PM on March 26, 2010


Murph Rock
posted by nola at 7:34 PM on March 26, 2010


Clogcore

Clogrock

Swingin' shillelagh
posted by pianomover at 7:35 PM on March 26, 2010


Gobsmack.

Whether it's the audience or the band that ends up gobsmacked...
posted by hangashore at 8:17 PM on March 26, 2010


I see garage music referred to in its Wikipedia article as protopunk; I also see that guitars used fuzzboxes as a distinctive sound. So Celtic protopunk? Or Celtic fuzz?
posted by WCityMike at 4:57 PM on March 27, 2010


well, since I apparently named your sound, can I request that you cover Garageland as "Gaelageland"?

We're a Gaelage Band (Oh Oh Oh)
We come from Gaelage Land (Oh Oh Oh)

posted by namewithoutwords at 3:53 PM on March 28, 2010


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