Why are you even here?: Six bands’ random appearances in film
It seems that the only reason bands appear in movies is as a way for a record label to get their music directly to a target demographic. It’s been done time and time again on television programs (Remy Zero on Smallville, the Flaming Lips on Beverly Hills 90210, the Shins on Gilmore Girls, Cibo Matto on Buffy, et al.), but the in-program shilling at least dovetails nicely with the commercial interruptions. In movies, it seems that most musical acts make glaring, irritating appearances that, at best, serve no purpose and, at worse, take you out of the film entirely.