Naming 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!
Before I celebrate other bands, I need to share good news from my band, Your Mother Should Know. We released two new tracks this week and we’re pretty pleased with how they turned out. I present for your listening enjoyment “Fish Distributor”:
and “Ruined It (When You Hugged Me Back)”:
I think for the first time in almost 8 years of blogging, all 5 of my picks were playing on the same night. It happened to be last night so it’s too late to go out and hear them this time, but they are all deserving of applause. Watch for these in the future:
Like super-soldier serum but instead of turning you into Captain America, it turns you into Sasquatch. Better in a lot of ways.
We had a couple of days this week where this would have been a legitimate choice. Less so today, but summer’s coming!
Fashion accessory or boss ensemble of all ensembles? I suspect that would be harder than herding cats.
The rhyme and the earnestness won me over. They look you in the eye and share the good news of thermodynamics and materials.
The name evokes something that’s maybe TOO cute. Then you find out this is a band of robot teddy bears rocking out. Years ago I invented a robot singing group for a science fiction story, so there was no question of whether to include them.