Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 8, 2022

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!

GO MARINERS! Way to start my vacation on a high note.

And the band names, as ever, are also pulling their weight. If you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch to encourage them as we perhaps move into less interesting times. And … hit the follow button at the lower right to never miss a post!

The Handmade Concessions
Homey comfort snacks to raise funds for the PTA.

High Pulp
Elevated lowbrow lit, or the orange juice kids refuse to drink.

As if I needed a reason to love the moon even more, now it’s fuzzy? I want to cuddle it. (By my count, this is the 32nd moon name featured on this blog.)

The excitement over this sound effect is endearing and completely warranted.

Violent Beauregarde
Beloved cautionary tale to threatening figure in one letter.


Two last things before you go:

  1. I run The Rage Brigade, a Facebook group for conversation about fantasy, science fiction, superheroes, and music (and the intersections thereof). If that sounds like fun, come join us here.
  2. 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, upcoming events, and other goodies, including “Wizard in the Mosh Pit,” an exclusive short story just for subscribers. Click the link to check out the archive and subscribe here for future issues. (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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