After researching local New Orleans bands, I came across some weird music genres. I had never heard of "Bywater Sorcery," or "Folk Punk Pizza Dog Tears," and wanted to learn more! I decided to learn about a few new genres that ten local performers identified with. Below you will find the top ten that caught my attention.
1. Poseur Rock: Look, I won’t even try and act like I am a poser and know what that means. Obviously, Aerial Attack, who cites this as there genre dujour, is familiar.
2. Folk Punk Pizza Dog Tears: I find it very fitting that the name of the band that listed themselves as this genre is named “Awk.Dog.” Also, has anyone ever actually seen dog tears? Below you can hear Rusty Joe, who is a member of Awk.Dog, and the closest thing to Folk Punk Pizza Dog Tears I could find.
3. Horror Surf: The Bills coined this genre, and I find it very fitting. When I think of surfer music my mind automatically goes to 311 and The Dirty Heads. The Bills combine the surfer music with a high-paced heavier sound.