Square Pig in a Round Hole-September 23, 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!

It must really be fall: last weekend, we turned off the AC, then three days later, we turned on the heat. Also, there’s stuff going on every night of the week, some of it involving music, and much of that, thank deity-of-choice, involving band names. These five caught my attention this week:


Style we can believe in. (I’m an anti-fashionist myself, but I’ll make an exception here.)

Herb & Jellyfish

Music duo or tomorrow’s cuisine from warming oceans? None of those rural jellyfish for us.

Lost Eyedentity

Reminds me of that time they had me take off my glasses for a driver’s license photo. It’s a good picture but I don’t recognize me.


When you’re sorry you talked to snakes.

Swedish Finnish

Happy chance that one letter turns it from a flooring choice to the heritage of at least one of my friends.

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