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 club listings for abundant source material!
For someone who just wants to stay home in December and bake, I sure have a lot on my calendar this month! (“A lot” being defined as at least one event on any given weekend.) Alas, none of it appears to involve getting out to hear live bands, but I still plan to celebrate band names every week. Lots of goodies in this week’s listings:
I probably would have chosen either of these alone, but finding them on the same bill made for an easy yes. The latter evokes an ill-advised Faulknerian quest; the former, an end to drama and heroics. (The listings had them in the logical order, which tells me they’ll play in the same comically horrible order presented here.)
Great retro vibe conjures up Seafairs of yesteryear and Esther Williams movies. I’m so pleased to learn this is, in fact, an all-female surf-punk band.
Adorable little rogues making music? I’d watch that Saturday morning cartoon!
Shining the spotlight on a mundane piece of equipment lends it grandeur. Or this could be a particularly muscular burlesque act.
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