Square Pig in a Round Hole-April 20, 2019

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!

Stores have been stocking Easter candy for the last 9 or 10 weeks. If you haven’t bought yours yet, now is the time. And if you didn’t know Easter is tomorrow, don’t feel bad; it should be a surprise! Meanwhile, let me fill your basket with these goodies:

Crowdsource Choir

Perfect name for a great concept: just show up and sing together. Good for your health, good for your soul. I worry that amateur group singing will be lost as fewer people go to church, so this is an encouraging development.

Feeling People Feeling People

As long as it’s consensual, a positive counterpart to the “hurt people hurt people” formula. Empathy and touch promote health and healing.

Sour Girl

Sweet Creature

Happily on the same bill, these two form a kind of reverse “Beauty and the Beast.” They balance each other, the creature sweet enough for both of them, the girl skeptical enough to avoid scams and abuse.


Hold on! The change in vowel sounds from one syllable to the next feels like a swerve but the repeated V sound provides traction.


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