Square Pig in a Round Hole-May 6, 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!

Right on schedule, it’s May and Seattle has already had a foretaste of summer in the form of two warm days and a thunderstorm. Didn’t even have to go out to hear some noise! And there’s no shortage of noise of the band variety, either. Here are the names that came to my attention this week:

All Them Witches

A rustic locution serving to downplay their spooky power. So many witches.

Cashmere Cat

As if they weren’t soft enough already.

Left on Tenth

Mundane phrases make reliably good band names. Also, I cross 10th on my drive to work. The street doesn’t go through, so if I turned left, I’d wind up in the park.

The Magic Beans

. . . and the next thing you know, you’ve got giants falling from the sky. Might be worth it, though.


Actual warning label on a bag of marbles: “Toy contains a marble.” If it didn’t, you’d want your money back.

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