Square Pig in a Round Hole-August 19, 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!

I was really hoping to find a batch of eclipse-themed band names, but alas, it was not to be. Noonmoon is closest, but I already wrote about them here. If you’re going to Oregon for the big event, I hope you’re already there; I feel sorry for anyone whose travels take them there for other reasons this weekend. I saw a total solar eclipse in 1979, so I’m content to stay in Seattle and experience 91% of totality with my homemade viewer. Without further ado, five band names that are not eclipse themed:

The Drolls

Like trolls, but with a more sophisticated wit.

Flicker and Fade

Alliterative poetry for dying light. Fitting for late summer.

The Hop Monsters

Evokes both beer and preschoolers, I hope not at the same time.

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Doesn’t get any rootsier than this. I can almost taste the gumbo.


Twice the stripes.

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