Square Pig in a Round Hole-January 28, 2017

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 (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!

After only a week of this new administration, I have to say thank your deity of choice there are still books to write and music to make. Art will save my sanity, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Which is kind of the point: we’re not alone, and having made art to preserve our sanity, together we can preserve our republic. The resistance will be led by park rangers, scientists, artists, and social media interns. Band names will also play their part.

Boy on Guitar

Add girl on drums; what more do you need? (In a sweet irony, their Facebook profile pic shows a girl on guitar. Well played.)

Into the Storm

Smooth Sailing

I picked these two partly because they are on the same bill; I love appropriate pairings. They represent in a few words the two extremes of our watery surroundings. Endearing tidbit: one of these bands has a song called “Galloping Gertie.” It isn’t Into the Storm.

Neu Yeuth

Fun with spelling! Although these are not English words, the pronunciation is obvious. Coincidentally, they’re on the same bill with:


Nice name-drop pun. “In the manner of Armstrong.”

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