A quick preface: Not all fraternity members stomp around campus like Revenge of the Nerds' Ogre, tossing dweebs from balconies and glugging beer out of football trophies. Some of them are just red-blooded American bros, searching for meaning and identity alongside comforting scores of their alpha male brethren, hopefully while holding a red solo cup. And they have their own soundtrack, their own canon of artists, to whom ripping bong hits, studying for econ class and playing casual-but-actually-super-intense games of ultimate frisbee sound just about perfect.
Here are 20 bands that, whether it's fair to the artists or not, have become culturally synonymous with sending emotionally maturing, oft-shirtless collegiate men into slam-dancing frenzies, flirtations with their feminine side and hazy forays into psychedelic communion. By Kenny Herzog