I've joined a band. We have gigs on the book, but are sorely lacking a name. We'll be a 4-piece playing mostly instrumental improv funk ala Herbie Hancock, the Meters, or Medeski Martin and Wood. An internally-imposed rule is that the name should _not_ contain musical or genre descriptors like funk, groove, pocket, etc. Or numbers. We appreciate irony. A couple of near misses so far:
The Safety Meeting Suitcase of Courage The Vague
Let's throw some more stuff against the wall and see what sticks! Have at it.
The Lone Woofs Lovely and Incompetent Away from the Menacing Cod Knocked Up or Greencard Refresh and go Looting
...and perhaps my favorite: Put a Cheerio In It (which is the correct answer to the question "is breakfast too early for vodka"). And yes, there's a similar story behind each of them also, but sometimes leaving more to the imagination is best.
Feynman, Schwinger and Tamonaga strikes me as a fine name for an irony loving 4 piece combo.
This is the trio that won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1965. The name is both obscure and fully detached from anything relevant to your music, while simultaneously demonstrating that the band has both historical perspective and wide ranging intellectual curiosity.
- Welcome to the Palindrome - Days of Blunder - Partial Recall - Blissfully Malignant - Bluff the Tragic Dragon - The Tao of Skeeball - String Cheese Theory - The Pancakes of Justice - Days of Wine and Hosers (would help if you have a Canadian in the group) - Panic Button - Snark Plug - Ebbets Near Field - Clean Socks - Cumulo-Rhombus - Theremin and the Dodecahedrons - The FAQs of Life - Fracking for the Truth - Unleavened Lead - The Grassy Knolls