New Kids on the Blawnox.
They Might be Giant Eagles.
Eat n' Linkin Park.
If you've never heard of these bands, no worries. They're not real, but rather the result of a Twitter hashtag that took on a life of its own Wednesday night, and was still going strong today.
For the uninitiated, a hashtag, using the # symbol, is a way to mark words or topics in a tweet on Twitter, the microblogging platform approaching 500 million worldwide users. According to Twitter's support page, hashtags were created organically by users as a way to categorize messages.
When enough people are tweeting about a subject, it shows up as a trending topic. If a celebrity's name is trending, there's about a 50-50 chance it's for something good, but more often it's for something notorious, or worse, they've died.
On Wednesday night, scores of Pittsburgh Twitter users were melding band names with familiar Pittsburgh terms and names, to create entirely new, fictitious "bands."
Check out the Storify on the Pittsburgh bands hashtag put together by PG Social Media Editor Mila Sanina.
And while you're at it, follow the Post-Gazette on Twitter. What band name would you pair with a Pittsburgh term? Tell us in the comments section, or send us an @ reply on Twitter.
What band name would you pair with a Pittsburgh term? Tell us in the comments section, or send us an @ reply on Twitter.