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 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!
My book launch and concert last Wednesday confirmed what I have long suspected: I prefer shows (especially weeknight shows) that end at 9 p.m. rather than begin then. Sigh. I’m old. Although I get out only rarely, I will keep celebrating band names as long as people keep naming bands. This week I had to cull a longer list to reap these goodies:
An obvious pick for me, an author-musician, especially three days after my book launch party. Being among authors is not as intimidating as you might think. Mostly, we’re just folks. We will ask you to post a review.
Not the first adjective that comes to mind when describing rock musicians. It’s even better when you know they’re on a bill with past honoree Quiet.
Like sex or a good punk rock show, the best pears explode on consumption and leave you sticky but satisfied.
Positive nonsense! Lyrics often make good band names, but backing vocals make great band names.
Usually it’s the thorns you have to watch out for. The petals might smell sweet, but hold onto your nose!
(Oh, you want to know what is this book I refer to launching? It’s a garage-rock fairy tale called THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST RAGE. Learn more here.)