Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 15, 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!

For the first time in what feels like forever, I’m going to an author event out of town! Today, Saturday, October 15 3-5 p.m., I will be at the Words & Pictures Festival: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors Event at the Three Creeks Community Library in Vancouver, WA. Six authors will read from their works and take questions. We will be selling and signing books afterward. If you’re in the Portland/Vancouver area, please stop by!

But if you’re here for band names, I completely support that, too. 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!

Anti Social Rollerskating Club
As an introvert, I have to respect any group activity that openly proclaims its antisocial leanings. These are my people. We will be hanging out at the rink, separately, not talking.

Fly Honey
The insect has been attracted. The introduction has been made.

Hilltop Rats
A higher class of vermin.

Sinking Season
Imagine if gravity had a set time of year.

Worms in Dirt
Like pigs in mud or bugs in rugs, the worms are where they belong, in their comfort zone, doing their critical task.


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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