First off this isn't meant to bash original bands - I like original music a lot - I'm talking about the lousy, pompous original bands. It seems over the course of a few months I've really noticed a trend with local concerts I've been too, I'm mainly talking about bands that do mostly originals. 1. Pop Punk bands that do metal breakdowns in their songs. At first a few bands did it, now it seems every pop punk band I happen to see will at one point do a metal-ish breakdown. At this point it cliche, and it seems the band member's are trying to convince themselves they still have "hArDc0re crEd" after playing in a pop punk band. 2. Pop music covers Yes you think its ironic you are doing a Miley Cyrus song and you think everyone is playing along by singing with you - in all actuality they are just happy they finally heard a song with a melody. 3. Saying all the right things. You know what I'm talking about, when someone gets on the mic between songs and acts like they care "Hey the band that just went before us was great weren't they! Yeah, great guys that band." Now don't get me wrong, sometimes it IS sincere but half the time the band is just saying it because it's expected and you can see right through them. So post what irritates you from crummy local bands.