Naming 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 (usually) 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!
October 31 is on a Monday, which sets off a 4-day celebration! There’s no end of themed shows this weekend, any of which I’m sure beats trick-or-treating in the rain. My kids being grown, I get to stay in where it’s dry and make weird music. We never get any trick-or-treaters down at the bottom of our hill; I made sure to buy candy we like. Here’s my treat sack of band names:
Add a letter and change the meaning–one of my favorite naming schemes. Strong, silent anti-hero becomes sci-fi experiment anti-hero.
A non-gendered, non-salacious bar game: don’t spill your drink on your shirt! (I like to think it’s about the message on the shirt, not the body it covers. “Write Like a Girl” for the win.)
Be an old-school ghost this Halloween.
Best name for a cover band I’ve seen in a long, long time. And I just like that there is a Velvet Underground cover band.
Seasonal, with a hint of romantic melancholy. The last rose of autumn.