Best Band Name St. Louis 2012 - Totally Gay Cop
Local artsy hardcore outfit Totally Gay Cop's name comes off as a mockery of Chick-fil-A homophobia, conjuring the image of a mustachioed officer protecting and serving the conservative public by day and going all Village People after-hours. It also touches upon the police-hating that runs deep within the punk-rock community and the unfortunate tendency for "totally gay" to translate to "really lame" in colloquial speech. Steve Albini once captured the paranoia of the 1980s suburban white population by calling his band Big Black. Totally Gay Cop is a streamlined, multifaceted and downright hilarious embodiment of modern fears.