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!
Last weekend’s foretaste of summer was a treat after our long cold wet winter and spring, but I’m kind of relieved that the first few days of June have been characteristically cool and cloudy. I never trust a sunny June. Also, it’s more conducive to going indoors to hear some well-named band or other. Like maybe one of these:
I’m a fan of band names that are a little too long, something that’s almost guaranteed if you say it in German. But I think I would have chosen Summon the Spirits or Call Up the Ghosts, too. I love the idea of getting help from those who have crossed over.
Nothing spoils a nice waterfront lunch like a big wave overwhelming your fish and chips. Also, I want to see them on a bill with Razor Clam, below.
This fits with the theory that women invented language and calendars. There’s also the hope-filled idea of naming your daughter for the future.
You don’t have to be scrubbed and perfect to be loved. Also, I want to see them on a bill with Square Pig faves Mud on My Bra!
The most brutal and delicious of the molluscs. Needs to be on a bill with Drench Fries, above.