Why did they choose the name Evergreen Terrace?

evergreen-terrace1Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Jacksonville, FL’s hardcore/punk band Evergreen Terrace.

We recently caught up with Josh James (guitar player for the Evergreen Terrace) who explained the reasoning behind the band’s namesake:

We played our first show about three hours after our first practice.  That night we got on stage and called ourselves “The Backpack Boys” because, well, we all had backpacks on when we went to the show.  The band was started just for fun, kind of a joke, and using that name seemed fitting at the time.  To our surprise we had a lot of fun on stage that night and after the show our original bass player, Josh Smith, suggested that if we decided to continue the band we should call it “Evergreen Terrace”.  His reasoning was that The Simpsons was the best primetime TV show out at the time and Evergreen Terrace was the name of the street the Simpsons lived on.  I’m not too sure if that would work today, the band would end up being called “Rock of Love” or “From G’s to Gents”…

If you’ve got a good band name origin story, or want us to research one for you, message us on the Dying Scene facebook page.

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