Let’s take a look at where bands got their names.
Twenty One Pilots comes from an Arthur Miller play called All My Sons involving defective airplane parts in World War II that resulted in twenty-one pilots ending up dead. This doesn’t explain why the band refuses to use a hyphen in “twenty-one.”
What about Bastille? Singer Dan Smith was born on July 14, which is Bastille Day in France. That explains that.
Blink-182 used to be just plain “Blink” until an Irish band with that name got uppity. Where the “182” part came from is unclear, mainly because the group keeps making up stories. And this may be obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s so obvious.
Why “City and Colour?” Two words: Dallas Green. Think it through.
More next time.