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!
OK, I don’t want to jinx it, but the weather forecast seems to say our sacrifice of an hour was effective and winter is beating a retreat! It’s been a rough week but it seems to have been worth it. We at Square Pig HQ are still recovering, but if you’re back on your feet, consider celebrating with a well-named band like one of these:
Before smelling an unmarked substance, remember your chemistry lab technique because it might be mustard … or ammonia.
I have a special fondness for both animal and body-part names, so an animal body-part name stands out. Antlers are a special case: big and showy, they are shed and regrown every year. A fresh start.
Scenic natural features reminding us that outdoors is a thing and it might be warm enough to go there. Don’t fall in and don’t fall off.
This was my dream until I learned about space sickness. Even if I didn’t get it, you know somebody would. There are certain things you don’t want floating around in zero-G.
Implies an entire alphabet of enthusiasm, backward and forward.
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