Everyone loves jamming out to their favorite music. Sometimes that music wasn’t performed by real life people. There are plenty of bands from TV and movies that absolutely rock. Because of this, let’s take a look at some of the best bands that would be great to see in a real-life concert.
The Hex Girls (Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost)
Any true Scooby-Doo fan knows the Hex Girls are one of the best rock bands around. They’re a group of goth musicians who put on one heck of a show with spectacular lighting, special effects, and a vampire theme. They’ve helped Mystery Inc. on a number of occasions since their initial appearance in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost because of how quickly fans took to them, showing how much people want more Hex Girls. They’re Scooby and Shaggy’s favorite band despite them being so creepy, so they’re absolutely worth checking out.
Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
Scott Pilgrim’s band may be struggling to take off, but that doesn’t make them bad by any means. Their music rocks and instantly wins over Knives Chau upon hearing it. Their music is so good it can summon a giant hologram yeti to pummel foes. They’ve competed well in a battle of the bands against some stiff competition. Plus, their name is a Super Mario Bros. reference. For the movie, their music was recorded by the real life musician Beck who regularly sells thousands of concert tickets. It’s safe to assume if Sex Bob-Omb were to perform in real life, they’d be just as amazing.
The Beets (Doug)
The Beets had every 90’s kid humming the tunes to hits like “Killer Tofu” and “I Need Mo’ Allowance.” This parody of The Beatles was always a highlight of Doug when they appeared. Many episodes of the classic animated series featured the characters obsessing over their music, trying to win tickets to their shows, and even meeting them, meaning they must be especially great live.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (The Muppets)
The Muppets have countless iconic characters, but none rock harder than Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. With Animal on drums, Janice on guitar, Zoot on the sax, Dr. Teeth on piano and vocals, Flloyd on bass, and on trumpet, Electric Mayhem create some of the grooviest music in any Muppets media. They’ve also performed with the likes of Jack White, Elton John, and other music icons. Disney does have the power to actually send these guys on tour, but it’s doubtful they ever will.
The Blues Brothers (The Blues Brothers / SNL)
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are an absolute blast as Jake and Elwood Blues in both the Saturday Night Live sketches and The Blues Brothers movie. They’re masters of blues and soul music and have gotten the rowdiest of crowds to chill out and enjoy the show. With the power of their music, they’re able to raise money to save an orphanage. They may get into a lot of trouble, but it’s all worth it to create such incredible tunes. Who wouldn’t want to see these guys perform in person?
Spinal Tap (This is Spinal Tap)
A Spinal Tap concert would be worth attending just to see if the drummer spontaneously combusts, but they’re music is also great. They pull off some impressive stunts on stage, like entering out of giant cocoons, which is truly entertaining to see in person. Turn the volume up to eleven and blast some of Spinal Tap’s hits.
Jem and the Holograms (Jem)
Jerrica Benton’s father created a computer known as “Synergy,” which projects a hologram over her so she can assume the pop superstar persona of Jem. With her band, the Holograms, they perform music that could rival that of any 80’s pop group. Their rivals, the Misfits and the Stingers, are no real competition because of how great the Holograms are. 80’s pop with a sci-fi twist spells out a good time for any concert-goer.
Josie and the Pussycats (Josie and the Pussycats)
Josie and the Pussycats have had a long history in entertainment. They originated in a comic book series by Archie Comics, starred in their own cartoon made by Hanna-Barbera, had a sequel series where they traveled through space, have been featured in Scooby-Doo and Riverdale, and even were adapted to the big screen in a 2001 film. It’s clear that fans love this leopard-print leotard wearing band. It’s hard not to love their catchy pop tunes.
4*Town (Turning Red)
If you aren’t a 4*Townie yet, then you need to see Turning Red. They’re only the greatest boy band ever (in that world). They’re music is extremely catchy and has teens practically dying to see them live. Their music is written by Finneas and Billie Eilish, who’ve won several Grammys. Their lyrics will get in your brain and will be stuck in your head for days. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ve seen how wild their audience is. Imagine being in that audience.
Star Waver (Star Wars: Visions)
The second episode of Star Wars: Visions, called “Tatooine Rhapsody,” follows a rock band who must save their bandmate from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt. That band, Star Waver, sounds incredible. Their lead singer is voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt who can sing surprisingly well. When they perform, the entire pod-racing stadium goes wild for them. They’re like a space Green Day, which is just plain awesome. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see a bunch of aliens and a robot perform?
School of Rock (School of Rock)
Jack Black is an incredible singer, and he bestowed knowledge and know-how of rock and roll on to a class of bright young minds. They may have lost their battle of the bands competition, but they definitely won over the crowd. Jack Black’s Dewey Finn completely controls the stage. Seeing such a young group of kids masterfully play their instruments is genuinely impressive. Plus, their concert attire is simply excellent.