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Only a few days left to support TIG's indiegogo campaign - we'd love your help!

Imaginary Fun Times!

Almost a month ago, on June 10, 2015, Three Imaginary Girls celebrated our 13th birthday!

On that same day, we launched an indiegogo campaign to help usher in the next era of TIG: to raise enough funds to help with a big tech project and to keep the imaginary ship afloat.

With the help of some super kind imaginary friends {huge hugs and massive thanks to you!}, WE REACHED OUR GOAL!

We are so extremely grateful and honored and humbled by the outpouring of support. We really can't thank our (at current count) 66 donors who made our site conversion a reality.

But before our indiegogo campaign ends on July 10th, we want to send out one final call for support to help us hit our stretch goal, which would put us on firm footing for the years ahead.

Help TIG

All the details about our project costs and a rundown of the thank you gifts {vintage shirts or hoodies anyone?} are on our indiegogo campaign page {go go go!}.

And, if you haven't seen our video yet {at the bottom of this page}, check out {and share} it!

You just might spot some friends: Lesli Wood, Sean Nelson, Head and the Heart, Kurt B. Reighley, Rachel Flotard, John Vanderslice, Chris Estey, Jenny Jimenez, AWESOME, Frightened Rabbit, The Crocodile, Cars Can Be Blue, The Pale / Pale Pacific, Christina Boutista, Tullycraft, Anna Banana, Mash Hall, The Thermals, Jenny George, Ben Gibbard, Nada Surf, Telekinesis, Allo Darlin, Hey Marseilles, Owen Wilson, Head Like A Kite, Thee Satisfaction, Eef Barzelay, Ben Hooker, Mal de Mer, The Young Evils, Aqueduct, Fishboy, Pete Greenberg, BOAT, Math & Physics Club, Exohxo, Minus 5, Rhett Miller, John Roderick, Pickwick, For Better Or For Awesome, and many imaginary staffers… just to name a few.

If you can't contribute but are interested in helping, thank you! Please share this campaign with your friends and help us get the word out.

A surprise show on the Washington Coast, featuring Courtney Barnett!

The Sou'Wester with Darren Hanlon, Courtney Barnett and Friends!

Last week, our friends spotted a last minute show listing on Facebook for July 3, 2015:

Darren Hanlon returns to the Sou’wester with a special treat in tow, guest singers and songwriters on tour from Australia. Set the holiday ablaze with this show on fire with talent at the Sou’wester!

A couple days later, Darren Hanlon, the Autralian singer/songwriter-wonder, shared the news on his page:

Hey Pacific North Westerners. I'm playing a free show tonight with some good (secret) friends from Australia. There's also a 'bike decorating' party (whatever that means). Happy J4W.

The show announcement promised a line up of Darren Hanlon & Australian Friends at the lovely Sou'Wester Lodge in Seaview, WA.  That, and Seaview's promise of 70 degree days on the Washington Coast (it's been a sweltering 90+ degrees in Seattle all week), was enough to get us to pack up our tent and head to the shore. 

Shelly and DarrenWe arrived and set up camp at the magical Sou'Wester on Friday afternoon. The historic Lodge, cozy campground, and exquisite vintage cabin & trailer assortment are a sight to behold.

To call the scene quaintly picturesque and magical is an understatement. It all made the small, under-the-radar, evening's show all the more extraordinary.

Around 8pm the Darren and his "Australian Friends" gathered in the outdoor pavilion (i.e. stage for the evening) and started to set up and plug in to the small PA.

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Happy 13th birthday to TIG! We need your help!

Photo: Steve Louie

It's a very imaginary 13th birthday!

On June 10, 2002, ThreeImaginaryGirls.com published our first set of reviews.  In the blog world that's like we're.... well, it feels like we've been around since before there were blogs.

To help usher in the next era of TIG, we're reaching out to you for help.

We're at a crossroads. With 13 years and 8,300 reviews and articles in the imaginary archive, the time has come to convert the entire site to WordPress; it's a more economical and friendly web platform than what we're on now that will enable us to continue spreading the imaginary word and keep those reviews of the amazing shows or bands you love alive.

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Recommended show: Jon Auer at Caffe Umbria {6/18}

Jon Auer

Dear imaginary friends and Posies fans: I need to bring this to your attention! Mr. Jon Auer is playing a small acoustic show this Thursday, June 18 at Caffe Umbria (the former Volterra Drawing Room space). 

Since moving to Europe, Jon's done a handful of these shows while visiting Seattle over the years and I've been lucky enough to attend a few. Let me just say that IT IS SUPER RAD to see one of my favorite musicians perform in such an intimate, relaxed space. 

GA tickets are (dear) $23, or you can bump it up to VIP (ltd. to 6 tix) for $100, which gets you a meet & greet w/Jon before the show, hosted wine and apps by Volterra + a song request! (Jon did this song request thing last time I attended one of these shows and it. was. awesome.) 

There are only 50 tix available, so get yours now

{One Night Only: Jon Auer live at Caffe Umbria | 5407 Ballard Ave NW | Thursday, June 18 | Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm | GA: $23 | VIP Meet & Greet: $100 (7:15pm) | All ages | Wine, beer, coffee & snacks available for purchase from Caffe Umbria} 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

This weekend, SIFF Cinema Uptown is showing one of my favorites from SIFF 2014. It’s about… there’s this very old man, see? And he gets put in a home for being rather ornery—the kind of ornery that involves dynamite—about something invading his property. But he doesn't want to be in a home, so he climbs out the titular window. Then he ends up with a giant suitcase full of cash, and a hoodlum after him, and a gangster after the hoodlum, and a slightly-less-old-and-ornery sidekick, and then a nebbishy fellow, and an awesome artistic lady living on her own out on a farm for Good Reasons, and also an elephant, and we flash back to the old dude’s life when he wasn’t old, cavorting with a rather spry Stalin and learning how to blow stuff up real good, and quite a few people die but not in any way that spoils any of the fun whatsoever. It’s like watching a confident storyteller making shit up as he goes along.

{The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is screening at SIFF Cinema Uptown June 12 & 13}