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 and The Stranger nightlife listings for abundant source material!
It’s not chocolate or roses, but please accept this Valentine bouquet of band names. Each lovable for its own reasons and perhaps even more in the company of its pals.
As ever, and especially if you’re going out to shows again, wash your hands, wear your upgraded mask, get your vaccine and booster if you haven’t already, and if you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch while we wait for even better days. Hit the follow button (toward the bottom of the menu) and never miss a post!
A worthy role of music: purging the garbage of past mistakes for a fresh start.
The Groovy Nobody
The loser pride of someone who knows their own worth and doesn’t need fame; someone too cool for anyone else to know about.
Not a bad way to go into Valentine’s Day if you don’t already have your person.
Painted like conversation hearts that say LUV.
Even if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day, go ahead and enjoy the troubadour singing for your neighbor. Music in public is for everyone.
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