Every year, hundreds of bands flood Austin, Texas to keep things weird and play at South By Southwest. Some bands are familiar, others might ring a faint bell, and others sound like your favorite nail polish color. Ha Ha Tonka, a band out of Springfield, Missouri, could easily be mistaken for a cool O.P.I. yellow. Instead, it's a group of four dudes with wonderfully shaggy hair.
So, after poring over the SXSW 2014 schedule and combing through our seemingly Mary Poppins-style bag of nail lacquers, we figured it's time to play a game: band or nail polish?
The rules are simple — we present a name, you guess whether it's a band or nail polish. Just think about Panic! at The Disco. That name would make for a killer glitterati polish capable of bouncing light off your tips like mini mirror balls. Instead, it's a band who rose to fame during the MySpace era with song titles long enough to give this writer carpel tunnel. There's no prize at the end, but there is an ego boost and new knowledge of who to catch and what to dip your nails in come early March. Good luck, y'all!