Square Pig in a Round Hole-November 25, 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!

If you’re over your food coma and down from your shopping binge, let’s get back to the business of celebrating bands and their names. There’s still lots of weekend in which to enjoy some live music!


Endearing either as baby talk or backing vocals.

Dark Time Sunshine

At the dark end of the year, remember to treasure those sun breaks.


Fun and energetic, and maybe a little bit dangerous. I dare you to come up with a more fitting name for an ’80s hair-rock tribute band.

I Wish I Was a Punk Band

I love that the wish is not to be IN a punk band, but to BE a punk band. That would certainly simplify rehearsal scheduling.

Odyssian Monday

Some weeks are like that: you get back to work, take one look at your inbox, and assume it will be ten years before you see your home again. (I can’t find any online presence for a band of this name, so it’s possible this was an error in the club listings and they actually meant Odyssian.)

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