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
But it’s OK if you’re only here for the 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!
This refers to something unpleasant that happens to snails, but imagine the catastrophe if it happened to the Earth.
When these preschoolers rise up, they don’t mess around. There will be no nap today.
Oh, I hope they’re making wine.
When you look up and to the left, where all the important information is stored.
Because unicorns don’t own the rights to glitter and rainbows. And it rhymes!
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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