Coachella Threatens Authorized Motion In opposition to Comic’s Imaginary Music Competition, Fauxchella
Meet comic Alex Falcone, who loves faux bands from films and TV reveals. Final yr he put collectively an imaginary music competition with lots of his favourite faux bands, which he known as “Fauxchella.” He made live performance posters and t-shirts and the whole lot. He additionally received a whole lot of messages from people saying that he’d ignored their favourite faux bands, so he did one other model this yr, Fauxchella 2023, with Mouse Rat (from Parks & Rec) as headliner, and that includes Pink Skip, Riverbottom Nightmare Band, and plenty of extra.
Hilariously/sadly/frighteningly although, the authorized counsel for Coachella not too long ago contacted him. They threatened him with authorized motion and made him take away the Fauxchella merchandise from his on-line retailer. Why? As a result of apparently Coachella owns the trademark for “chella.” So what did Falcone do? In a superb act of malicious compliance, he modified the whole lot to “Fauxchello”—with an O on the finish. So by no means concern, you possibly can nonetheless purchase Fauxchello merch right here. Go rep your favourite faux band, and luxuriate in my favourite Mouse Rat track, “5,000 Candles Within the Wind (Bye Bye Li’l Sebastian).”
By Jennifer Sandlin
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