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As I approached Block Party from Broadway on day two of Block Party, I heard the rising wave of Hey Marseilles on the main stage. Upon entering, my half hung over self was immediately swept up in their orchestral swell. Their performance only got better and better until the last song where their improvised musical meanderings became overwhelming.
Let's admit it: There has been a wave of near-deafening hype behind the Vivian Girls for over a year now. Then admit this: All that love is well deserved. The Vivian Girls have knocked the socks off a lot of really smart people who have good taste in music for a reason... they really are that good.
You should go see the V Girls when they play Neumo's this Thursday, April 30th with Abe Vigoda and The Girls (which makes sense to have them on the bill for so many design and sonic reasons)... and we're happy to say that we could help you get there with some money left in your pocket to pick up a cd or t-shirt at the merch booth.
Enter to win a pair of tickets to see this Thursday's show courtesy of Three Imaginary Girls. Email us at tig @ three imaginary girls.com with your name and the subject line "VGirlsGirlsGirls" by Tuesday, April 28th at 9a PST.
Bumbershoot is a musical extravaganza, spanning the three-day Labor Day weekend with more bands, arts, and elephant ears than anyone can possibly capture. We had a posse of imaginary writers (ChrisB, Chris Estey, imaginary elle, imaginary dana, and Cory), and photographers (Chona, Kyle, Nathan, and Andrew) all over Seattle Center, trying to capture the frenzy and mayhem of Bumbershoot 2008. Below you can see and read about our adventures during the first day, which kicked off with local electronic duo Beehive and ended with superstar Beck, and covered over 20 other bands in-between.
The whole event goes down on July 12, and is brought to us thanks to the fabulous bookers at the Comet Tavern and King Cobra.
Join us at Chop Suey this Friday (January 4th) for a second "Unscrew the Crocodile Employees Benefit Show" featuring stellar Seattle bands Coconut Coolouts, The Intelligence, The Girls, and Das Llamas.
It's good to know that there's a ton of folks who loved and miss the Crocodile and it's employees as much as we did.
Glory be to this town and the folks that have gathered the recent benefits to help the Crocodile employees who have found themselves suddenly and fairly inexplicably without jobs in this holiday season.
There's already a benefit planned at Chop Suey on 12/30, and Three Imaginary Girls is proud to help sponsor a second one, for Friday, January 4th at Chop Suey.
Since we imaginaries couldn't be everywhere at once, we wanted to share some photos of the shows that we missed, but our erstwhile photographers -- Laura Musselman and Chona Kasinger -- saw and documented.
The Girls (photo by Laura Musselman)
Viva Voce (photo by Laura Musselman)
We've heard nothing but great things about Viva Voce's set at Neumo's... and really, we would never expect anything less from this Portland duo.
Speaker Speaker (photo by Chona Kasinger)
Join The Ponys at Neumo's tonight as they plod through their critically-acclaimed catalog. From what I've heard of their new album, they've taken it up a notch crafting an album that is (in the words of one wise reviewer) "denser, noisier and more fucked-up than its two predecessors."