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!I
In the past few weeks, I have attended two concerts, one play, one street fair, and a couple of medical appointments. It almost feels like normal. Almost. I might even get out to hear a band sometime this summer!
Until then, we’ll always have band names. If you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch to encourage them as we look forward to less interesting times. And … hit the follow button at the lower right to never miss a post!
The Banana Creatures
Are we talking slugs, tarantulas, or cartoon characters here?
Power your haunted house with environmentally friendly spirit energy.
The Rain Station
A really specialized weather channel for the precipitation aficionado.
Rose’s Pawn Shop
Sounds like a friendly source of used guitars and other treasures.
A rarity, like hen’s teeth? Or possibly a lesser gorgon with snakes for toes instead of hair.
Shameless Self-promotion Department: My friend and fellow author LeeAnn McLennan and I brought our fictional teen superheroes together in Far from Normal, a Rage Brigade & Supernormal Team-up . The novella is available in ebook form and in weekly serialized episodes right here on my blog. Read Episode 1 here. Hit the follow button and never miss an episode!
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