Square Pig in a Round Hole-December 9, 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’s a cold and sunny day in Seattle, now that the fog has burned off. Enjoy it while you can; it’ll be dark before you know it! And yet hours to go before the music starts. While you wait, consider these fine band names:

Figure It Out

A ready answer to any question that begins “How do I . . .?”

The Oxford Coma

As a grammar/punctuation nerd of long standing, I can’t pass this one up. When the struggle with how to punctuate a series causes the brain to shut down. (Would like to see them on a bill with past honoree Iffy Comma, also playing this week.)

Pretty Gritty

I like the near rhyme of seeming opposites. There is beauty in the unscrubbed. (Would like to see them on a bill with past honoree Grubby Sweetheart, also playing this week.)


It isn’t really the season for sundresses or to be dressed in nothing but sunlight or to eat plain salad on the patio, but I did see someone this morning walking barefoot around Green Lake.

Super Saturated Sugar Strings

A fun science experiment that by happy chance alliterates. It also sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon about a team of candy-colored violinists with uncanny powers.


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