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!
It occurs to me I am a few weeks into the 10th year of writing this weekly blog, which began on November 6, 2010 and featured All Time Low, Armed with Legs, Aurora Roarers, Excruciator, and Rat City Ruckus. Back then, I was writing on a Blogspot page and more bands were on MySpace than Facebook. Other than a few holiday weeks when the pickings were slim and I did a retrospective, I have not had to repeat myself. As long as bands keep supplying good material, I plan to keep sharing it. Just like this:
Veiled in cloud, drifting spookily through the night. (By my count, this is at least the 27th moon-themed name I’ve featured.)
The succinct beginning of a quest.
Don’t move. Just sing. (Although I generally respect the rules of English grammar and syntax, I love how you can completely disregard them and still make sense.)
The absolute depth of disappointment and height of NW Loser Pride. (Censorship courtesy of The Seattle Times.)
Your own … bottle? Battle? Brother? Bother? Whatever it is, bring it.
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