The Laws Regarding Funny Band Names Have Not Really Changed For Some


“The band makes good, thoughtful music, and we invited them here based on their artistic merit. However, after weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band’s name was impossible to explain to many. The band’s name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography.”
A statement from Calvin College, a “distinctively Christian” university in Michigan, explaining its decision to cancel an upcoming show by the New Pornographers, the Canadian indie supergroup with a sorta-naughty name. Is it too late to rebook the show as and bill it as a big concert by its individual parts? (Via)