Square Pig in a Round Hole-August 12, 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!

First order of business: let’s all say, “Thank you, ocean!” for the cooler temperatures and reduction in smoky haze. Now on to the important business of giving honor to these five band names:

All the Real Girls

Destroy Boys

On their own, each of these seems to comment on the gender binary. Together they make a grammatical but startling sentence. Also interesting: the members of All the Real Girls present as male; those of Destroy Boys as female.

B and the Hive

Compact iteration of classic X and the Y structure. Serendipity that the frontperson’s initial sounds like a social insect, leading to the obvious band name; and initial plus conjunction spells “band.”

Double or Muffin

Steely gambler talk softened if not outright undercut by delicious breakfast treats.

Porn Bloopers

Mortifying enough to have your failure captured on video; much worse if you’re naked and trying to be sexy.

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