CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 18: American singer and songwriter Josh Kelley performs for fans during the NASCAR Rev'd Up Concert at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 18, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Look, it's pretty much a socially-mandated thing that your parents are going to call each and every thing you truly love by the wrong name. When you were growing up, your parents thought you loved the "Teenage Turtles" and "Mega Mario Man" and "Space Trek." But luckily, when we get to be teenagers, we learn to start shutting our parents out of our lives. Around the time your parents ask you if you want the new "Metallico" album for Christmas, you stop telling them exactly what your interests are. By the time you're an adult, they know almost nothing about what you're into. That's probably for the best for all involved.
But what if your parents still were privy to your interests? What might they call your favorite things in the world? Wonder no more! We're here to help.
This is just a sampling of what your favorite and oh-so-refined musical tastes would be referred to by dear old mom and dad:
- The Hold'em Steady
- Fast Foxes
- Animal Collection
- Ottertown Creek
- Natural Milk Motel
- Neck O'Conner
- Prince Bonnie Bonnie
- The Black Crowes (This would be for "The Black Keys." One of the rules of parents is that they're always one generation/movement removed from a similarly-named thing. This is why they still refer to Smacks as "Honey Smacks" or "Sugar Smacks.")
- A-S-A-P Rocker
- That Wolf Band. Oh, You Know The One. You're Always Listening To Them. Come On, Help Me Out Here. (This would be for Odd Future.)