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!
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:
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.
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.”
Steely gambler talk softened if not outright undercut by delicious breakfast treats.
Mortifying enough to have your failure captured on video; much worse if you’re naked and trying to be sexy.