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

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 […]

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Portrait of an Artist: Scott McCaughey of the Young Fresh Fellows, the Minus 5, R.E.M., the Baseball Project, and more

I was too young/too uncool to listen to the Young Fresh Fellows, but I got way into the Minus Five after seeing them play with the Posies at the Mural Amphitheater, when I was in high school. “The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy” was my first Minus Five CD purchase, from Tower Records by the […]

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Killingsworth

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The Minus 5 are releasing Killingsworth at the same time leader Scott McCaughey is putting out Young Fresh Fellows’ I Think This Is, both on Yep Roc. McCaughey’s OG band was the YFF, one of the most high profile “college rock” bands of the 80s, their sinuous chicane garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone to scores […]

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The Minus Five, Band of Annuals at the Tractor

Show Date: October 18, 2008

The Best. Gig. Ever. that none of my friends seemed to know about (except for Kristin, who tipped me off to the show). Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck & Co. kicked us around for a big, glorious set; Sean Nelson chimed in for a few tunes, and Band of Annuals provided stellar, perfectly-married support. The Minus […]

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The Gun Album

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The Minus Five is a project of Seattle longtime legend* Scott McCaughey, who you can at times see taking Metro to his local gigs, as I did a couple summers back (when he opened for Jon Langford at the Sunset Tavern). I had no idea that the scruffy dude I was sharing the #15 with […]

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No Vote Left Behind: TIG says: We're Ready for Regime Change Too!

We here at Three Imaginary Girls heart grassroots organizations. We, ourselves, have our roots in grass. Wait a minute, that didn't sound right… What we're trying to say here is, we support creative endeavors borne out of the desire to make the world a better place. So when local political organization No Vote Left Behind […]

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Sonic Boom Records Opening in Capitol Hill

Show Date: March 1, 2003

We'd just like to take a moment to deliver virtual homemade cookies and soymilk to our new neighbors, the ever nummy Sonic Boom Records. We are soooo excited to have such a cool record store within stumbling distance. I fear for my future loss of disposable cash.  We crashed their opening party on Saturday, along […]

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Visqueen, with the Model Rockets

Show Date: March 1, 2003

If there's any justice left in this musical world, Visqueen will become the phenomenally successful international bona fide rockstars that they deserve to be, placing Seattle (finally) firmly on the non-grunge map it's been lost from this past decade or so. But wait — we already know there is indeed a shortage of said justice. […]

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Bumbershoot 2002: The Imaginary Highlights

Show Date: September 3, 2002

You remember when we did 14 shows in 14 nights? Hold on to your bonnet kids, at this year's Bumbershoot music festival — we witnessed 17 shows in four days. Following you will find a recap of the stuff we scribbled down in our trusty notebooks while running from venue to venue: Greatest Rockstar Moments: […]

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