Music News

Flashlights is now FLASH/LIGHTS

Flashlights is now FLASH/LIGHTS. Last week, the outfit, which has made significant strides locally under its original moniker, including garnering a highly enviable slot opening for New Order at 1STBANK Center, received a cease-and-desist letter from a like-named Florida-based punk band.

See also: - Ten ways to come up with a kickass band name - Flashlights at 1STBANK Center, 10/10/12 - Flashlights shine brightly

As a result, the Denver-based act had to change its handle earlier this week. The group is just the latest to run into a redundant handle situation, either with a band with the exact same name, as in the case of Houses, or one that is remarkably similar, as with Eolian and Eolian Empire. It's doubtful that FLASH/LIGHTS will lose any momentum, as the change isn't that drastic. Just in case any other local act happens to run into this dilemma, we've put together a helpful list of ten ways to come up with a kickass band name.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Dave Herrera
Contact: Dave Herrera

Latest Stories