Teruah has put together some highlights from a Twitter meme called #jewishbandnames. It's fairly amusing stuff, many of them based on outrageous puns: Matzah The Hoople, They Might Be Golems, and a Jewish death metal band name Jewcifer (in fact there is already a Jucifer). This is all part of the trend, particularly in Klezmer for shticky, punning band names in Jewish music. There's nothing especially wrong with this, but as I've argued before on this blog (I'm too lazy to dig out the link) it does reveal a kind of anxiety about Jewish contributions to popular music, as though we don't quite fit in this world so we need to make everything archly self-aware. Again, I'm all for irony but it can be rather limiting and can hold people back from an uninhibited exploration of the possibilities of Jewish music. We don't need to shtickify to make Jewish music - we can do it without apologies.