Square Pig in a Round Hole-September 30, 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!

This was the only weekend this month that wasn’t booked solid. There were a plethora of interesting events we could have gone to. The most appealing turned out to be staying home. But if you want to go out, don’t let me stop you! These and other bands would appreciate your presence:

Niagara Moon

The most overtly romantic name I have seen in a long, long time. Somewhat but not completely undercut by the misspelling in the club listings that implied a kinship to a well-known ED medication.

Old Foals

There’s something you don’t see every day: a double pun that’s also an oxymoron!


B-movie vibe doesn’t get any better than this.

The Thrown Ups

When maturity makes you barf. (Included in honor of a young adult I know who has anxiety that manifests as if it were food poisoning. As he approaches the end of school and the start of job hunt, it has gotten suddenly worse.)

Voodoo Glow Skulls

By happy chance, my spouse took this epic photo of a tiny shaker as he left our music studio Monday night. I don’t know about voodoo, but it was a magic moment.


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