If you were naming a band that could only be found in Pittsburgh, what would you call it?
Some creative Pittsburgh minds have taken to Twitter, and are using the hashtag #PittsburghBands to share their ideas for Pittsburgh-themed musical acts—all spinoffs of current band names and famous Pittsburgh places.
The hashtag has been trending for the past day or so, and it's continuing to pick up steam. You might recognize some of the people making suggestions.
Randy Baumann of WDVE—@DVERandy to you Twitter followers—suggested some great ones, including "The Whitehall Stripes," and one of my personal favorites: "ParkWaylon Jennings."
Nearest to and Brookline so far, Ken Rice of KDKA (@kenricekdka) suggested "Carrick Clapton," and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (@nataliarudiak) tweeted "The Beechview Boys."
Even Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's office seems to have jumped in on the fun, Tweeting "Slim Shadyside" from the @ACE_Fitzgerald account.
"They Might be Giant Eagles,""The Rolling Rocks," "System of a Dahn," and "The Parking Chairs" were suggested by several people.
My absolute personal favorite so far is "Crosby, Stillers, N'at," tweeted this morning by Glenn Ricci (@deliriumdog).
If you've got Twitter, check out the hashtag #PittsburghBands and share your favorites—and your own ideas—in the comments!