What’s in a name? In the case of the bands below, it’s a combination of threatening and rocking. Please enjoy a few of our favorite groups that sound like motorcycle gangs, each with a visual aid to boot:
Charged, perhaps, with killing the radio-rock competition?
Maybe a sister gang to the crew in Surf Nazis Must Die?
The champs of gin-soaked jukebox jams, Poison would be a party-ready motorcycle gang. Andrew W.K. would approve.
Death Cab for Cutie
It doesn’t get much less threatening than Ben Gibbard, but the music is great and the name is unmerciful.
The Black Lips
Led by ruthless bassist Jarred Swilley, of course.
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
Or maybe every bike in this gang is a pipe bomb?!? You’ve been warned.
At the very least, Dan Bejar’s solo project can destroy your lyric-penning confidence. Dude is a word wizard of the highest order.
Proceed with caution: Although singer Erika Wennerstrom may not seem particularly peeved, her powerful vocals have taken down folks much larger than you in the past.
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
The only thing more brutal than the name of these Austinites is the way they treat their instruments onstage.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club