Square Pig in a Round Hole-July 23, 2016

Square PigNaming a band is an act of concentrated creative expression. Square Pig in a Round Hole exists to reward five favorite band names each week. Winners are listed alphabetically. Selection is wholly unscientific and subject to whim, with a bias toward wordplay, humor, and local flavor. In most cases, I won’t know anything about the bands at the time of selection. Thanks to the Seattle Times club listings for abundant source material!

I just had a whole week off and didn’t get to any shows! We got in a good band practice, though (see below for details), and I’m not taking a break from blogging because band names never rest.

Harrison Fjord

When you can make a pun with the addition of a single letter, do it. This appeals to my Scandinavian side as well as to the action-movie fan. I also recommend clicking the link to behold their hilarious ABC of genres.


I originally chose this one based on a misspelling in the Times, but the correct spelling is just as appealing. This is a particularly badass windup monkey snare drummer.


Readers who were here last week might recall the list of fictional bands that came out of my virtual book launch party, including Andie Berryman‘s Nu metal band My Menstrus. I can say the same things about this real riot grrl band: I admire the frankness. The dudes are all squirming. Good.


It’s opposite day at the dive bar.

Sleeping Lessons

Cats and babies are always showing us how it’s done.


Upcoming Event: Your Mother Should Know plays St. Rage


Wednesday, August 24 7:30 p.m.

Common Good Cafe, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle

This event will include readings, Q&A, and acoustic arrangements of some of the songs from the book, performed live by Your Mother Should Know. The book released on July 14, so get your copy and bring it to the event for signing. There will also be a limited number of copies available that night; proceeds from books sold at the event will be donated to the University Temple Thrift Store.
Universal link: getbook.at/gospel

St Rage Cover“Meet Barbara Bernsen, Former Invisible Girl.

Barbara isn’t your typical high school junior. She’s been invisible since the third grade. But when a magic hat brings her back into the light, Barbara is ready to take on the world. First priority? Start an all-girl garage band. Miraculous super powers were never in her plan, but sometimes you get what you need. Bullies and school shooters don’t stand a chance.

Yes, we all love Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones, but Barbara is the hero her high school deserves.

Truth. Justice. Rock & Roll.”

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