It's surprising that a flat, Canadian prairie province could inspire more than one artist to adopt its name -- it doesn't exactly have the cultural cachet of Quebec or the natural wonders of British Columbia.
Electronic music whiz Dan Snaith, of Dundas, Ontario by way of London England, originally went by Manitoba. But on the eve of his first touring foray into the province, he was served notice of lawsuit by Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, lead singer of New York punk band the Dictators, for trademark infringement. Snaith memorably quipped that the situation was "like the Smiths
suing John Smith," but rather than endure a court battle he took up the equally Canadian moniker Caribou.