Square Pig in a Round Hole-February 11, 2017

Square PigNaming 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!

We’ve had our snow. That’s enough winter; now can we move on to spring? Based on the intense twittering the past couple of days (nothing to do with the so-called president) I’d say the local birds are ready, too. While we wait for the flowers, there are always band names to bring us joy.

Basement Surfers

When your friends either take up temporary abode on your lower level, or make recreational use of your flooded cellar.

Ergo I Exist

It takes up Decartes’ formula in the middle, leaving the question open as to how you know.

Noisegasm

Creative soundmaking as ecstatic sensual experience. My external memory (AKA spouse) reminded me that we heard this group a couple years ago, but somehow I had missed including them in the blog until now.

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Someone took the time to figure out a spelling for a sound effect that has both aural and visual appeal.

Spooky Action

This name, a gift from quantum physics, also aptly describes this duo’s comically uncanny real-time art-and-music performance. I’ve hoped to include them since I saw them last month at Seattle Composers’ Salon.

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