Square Pig in a Round Hole-June 29, 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!

A most Seattle morning: breakfast at Beth’s Cafe, a walk around Green Lake, then a visit to Reckless Video, the last independent video store in town. I highly recommend all these activities, as well as these fine band names:


It’s death, isn’t it? A cozy, comfortable end.

Green Lake Basement

Real local flavor–that slightly musty smelling underground apartment/practice space, walking distance to Beth’s.

Polar Echo

There’s a kind of elaborate mirage that results from low sun reflecting off ice. This implies the same thing happens with sound.

The Silver SnailsKalakala

The Kalakala’s backing band.


Morels 3-30-2014Trebled Morels

Even one morel is a miracle, but three? Heaven. (These came from our yard 5 years ago: doubly trebled!)

One last thing before you go: I share highlights from this blog in my quarterly author newsletter, The Storypunk Report, as well as news of what I’m writing and reading, and other goodies. Click the link to check it out and subscribe here for future issues–the next one is out in July and will be full of exciting news.  (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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