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!
Last weekend, I traded band names for cosplayers at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR. I was there to help staff the Not A Pipe Publishing booth, so I didn’t see much of the rest of the con, but I enjoyed the parade of great costumes. We persuaded a few cosplayers to pose with our books. It was worth the trip for the photos!
Now I’m back on duty in praise of band names. This week’s worthies:
Horror-themed vacation destination. The repeated “oo” sound is enhanced by the venue: The Blue Moon.
“Hey, everybody, we’re …” Introduction and reassurance in one neat package.
This must be the world where Doom Lagoon is located. Or our future if we don’t get a handle on climate change.
Where you inevitably end up if you survive the rock & roll lifestyle past your 30s. Can’t stop now!
Shiny happy heroes! I’m assuming unicorns are involved, too.
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