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!
Maybe if we all sacrifice an hour, the snow gods will be appeased enough to leave us alone until next winter. If that doesn’t work, turn up the music and dance. Neither snow nor sleet will keep us from our favorite band names:
A heady cocktail that shouldn’t mix but does. Hallelujah.
A writer’s paradise. Come for the fur, stay for the purr.
The poignancy of one thing ending so another can start. Put on your backpack and leave the dust and crumbs of kindergarten behind.
Evokes Keith Moon: strategic deployment of musical forces in service to the illusion of wildness.
Last summer, we encountered a sculpture in Baker City, OR, cast from a salt lick shaped by critters obtaining minerals. Two great monosyllables, better together at the intersection of nature and art.
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