Square Pig in a Round Hole-September 2, 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’m deliberately avoiding Bumbershoot, a longstanding tradition at our house. If you go, be sure to give lots of love to the small-font bands. And put on your sunscreen! Here are some non-festival bands whose names stood out:

Fortress of the Bear

If Goldilocks comes back, they’ll be ready.

Hex Rays

Past honoree Tiny Bones has changed their name! I like the witchy/sci-fi mashup.

The Hot Club of Cowtown

Anyone who has lived in a cowtown knows why this is humorous.

She Wants Revenge

If true, you probably deserve it. Alternatively, why the bears need a fortress.

WaterToaster and the No-show Dr

Classic X and the Y structure soars over the top into downright weird. Everyone knows you can’t toast water, but you’ll need a doctor (or undertaker) if you try.

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