Square Pig in a Round Hole-July 29, 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!

Historically, the last weekend of July is the most reliably sunny of the year. I can attest that I remember rain on my birthday (July 30) only once in my 54 years. But if you’re not a fan of sunshine and outdoorsy activities, feel free to hide out in a dim bar. I’m sure whatever bands are on the bill will appreciate it! These names stood out this week:

Pebble n the Crick

Charming variation on classic X and the Y structure, made more so by the folksy phonetic spelling of creek. If that weren’t enough, the name implies frontperson and backing band but it’s a duo, my favorite size combo.

Prom Date Mixtape

How he/she invited her/him to the big dance. Also, what a great name for a cover band!

Swim to the Moon

A beautiful dream. Don’t let impossibility stop you from trying.

Travis Tribble and the Mount Lake Terrorists

X and the Y structure, check; classic sci-fi reference, check; local flavor, check; word play, check; extravagant length, check. This one has everything!

Yeah No Totally

The one negative somehow renders this triple positive. Everybody’s gonna relax and have a good time.

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