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 nightlife listings for abundant source material!
SQUARE PIG IN A ROUND HOLE PANDEMIC EDITION #18
As promised on July 4, I continue with the third in a series of (queasy) Americana-themed retrospectives. Next week, I’ll have to return to the vault. Be safe, wear your mask, and please buy these bands’ music and merch while we wait for a better day.
(November 12, 2016) AKA the West Coast.
(September 6, 2014) Just like Russian Roulette, but with a high-capacity magazine to — um — improve your chances.
(November 12, 2016) At least the internet will still be full of cute critters. Vote Kittens & Puppies 2020!
Ted Cruz and the Trumps
(March 5, 2016) Points for topicality joined to classic X and the Y structure. I would love to wake up and have this be the only reason we know these names; the rest was only a dream. [This appears to have been a one-off or short-lived project from 2016. –ed.]
(April 23, 2016) It’s like a theme or something. I like how you can pronounce the initials as “us” or “U. S.” and it makes sense either way.
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