Cartoon image of a pink square pig in a round hold

Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 14, 2018

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!

I’m wrapping up my vacation the way I started it, with a choice selection of band names. Enjoy!


Things we worship, things we fear.

Happy and You Know It

Clap your hands for this clever twist on classic X and the Y band-name structure.


This gets at the outsized sense of themselves those little birds have.

Searching for Reason

Good luck. Don’t look for it online (except maybe right here).

Son of the Velvet Rat

Dripping with backstory.

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