Square Pig in a Round Hole-December 31, 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 another New Year’s Eve! Although I might not make it all the way to midnight, even I am going out tonight. As we stumble toward the finish line of another year, I want to thank my tens of readers for joining the celebration of band names, and especially thank the bands for continuing to come up with names worth celebrating. In a stressful year like this one, we need all the little joys we can get. Let’s close it out with these gems:

Guardian Alien

I feel better knowing benevolent ETs are looking out for us, don’t you?

Iron Krill

Food of choice for anemic whales.

The Fungineers

Designing and fabricating their own entertainment. Maybe from mushrooms.


It’s a big party night! Have fun, but go easy on the cheap bubbly.

Weep Wave

Cry me a tsunami.

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