Tuesday tunes: Bands on the road map

Below is a partial list of bands that are named after or contain the name of American and Canadian cities, towns, states, or provinces in their name. Please feel free to submit others.

Cities and Towns

A Foot in Coldwater

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Bay City Rollers (Scottish band named after a city in Michigan)

Black Oak Arkansas (also qualifies under states)

Blood Meridian

Boston

Brainerd

Brandon Paris Band (there’s a Paris in Illinois and Texas; Brandon in Manitoba)

Brooklyn Bridge

Brownsville Station

Calexico

Chicago

Chilliwack

Crash Vegas

Defiance, Ohio (double qualifier too)

Dirty Vegas

Edison Lighthouse

Forest City Lovers

Fountains of Wayne

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Gatineau

Glasvegas

Good Charlotte

Halifax

Hollywood Rose

Jack London and the Sparrows (don’t forget there is a London in Ontario)

L.A. Guns

Londonbeat

Manassas

Manhattan Trasfer

Memphis

Miami Sound Machine

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Nashville Teens

New York Dolls

Of Montreal

Orleans

Phoenix

Phoenix Christ

Project Orange

The United Steelworkers of Montreal (this could be added to long band names)

This Providence

Tin Foil Phoenix

Vallejo

White Plains

Whitey Houston

Zebulon

States and Provinces

Alabama

Alaska!

Black Oak Arkansas

Defiance, Ohio

Delaware

Flo Rida

Georgia Satellites

Kansas

Kentucky Headhunters

Lost Dakotas

Manitoba (now Caribou)

Ohio Express

Ohio Players

Shallow North Dakota

Texas

Texas Tornadoes

The Rural Alberta Advantage (another long band name contender)

Yukon Blonde

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