Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 29, 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!

The closer we get to Halloween, the more likely it seems we’ll get rain. Make sure your costume is waterproof and includes rainboots. Meanwhile, enjoy this treat sack of band names!

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!

Dracula Party
Of course he’d have a Halloween party. If he didn’t invite you, you can’t come in. That’s how this works, right?

Hard Maybe
Decisively indecisive. My mind might be made up.

The Heebie Jeebies
Perfect funny-eerie name for “Seattle’s only Halloween-exclusive band.” The colloquial phrase already has a standard band-name format without any adjustments needed.

Lovely poetic name for, perhaps, a flower, a cocktail, or a disaster of earth-shattering proportions.

Pompeii on a Good Day
It used to be an ordinary, pleasant place, before that one really bad day. (I was not able to find any online presence for this band besides the event listing.)

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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