Square Pig in a Round Hole-March 18, 2023

Naming a band is an act of concentrated creative expression. Since 2010, Square Pig in a Round Hole has been rewarding 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!

A day like today helps me believe spring will actually come. I may even get out and do yardwork! But first, some band names.

If you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch. And … hit the follow button at the lower right to never miss a post!

The Astrotecs
Space-faring detectives, solving mysteries among the stars.

Big, but not that big. Reminds me of the reclusive Aklaka people in my fantasy setting who gained legendary status as giants until they became more public and were revealed to be merely tall.

The verbing of this particular noun does my introvert heart good. Sometimes going out to a show is worth it.

Spine Readers
Fortunetelling method using the bumps of the backbone, or that library user who is interested only in the titles.

Time Addict
I keep using it, but there is never enough. I want more!


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–next one releases in April. (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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