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Holy hair whip, Batman!
I spied this photo by Amelia Gydé in our Sparkly Indie-Pop Flickr Stream and had to share it with you guys. Check out the rest of her set and photos from this weekend's shows (including some awesome shots by our own Imaginary Victoria from The Head and the Heart show!) and escape the rest of your Monday.
Only a few more hours and the weekend will officially be upon us (that is, unless you started it last night... is so, my hat is off to you!).
There are so many good shows to thrust us to and fro. Tonight, the Fruit Bats will be at the Vera Project with Sonny Smith and Tu Fawning while another TIG recommended show, Drew Grow and the Pasters Wives will be at the Comet. And then there's Steve Earle at the Moore (zow!). Here's the full list of tonight's choices:
Happy 9,000 Flickr Photos Day! Thanks to all the fab photographers around town, the Three Imaginary Girls Sparkly Indie-Pop Photo pool just surpassed the 9,000 mark! That's just as dreamy as the recent Hey Marseilles show at the Vera Project. Photo thanks to our Hot Avocados Photography friends.
Should we try to hit the 10,000 photo mark by the end of the year? Let's do it!
To gaze are more neat Seattle show photos (or to add your own!), clickety clack over to the TIG Sparkly Indie-Pop Photo pool.
When I saw the thumbnail of this photo of outgoing Mayor Greg Nickels in the TIG Flickr pool, I thought the mayor was holding a tambourine. No, he's presenting an award at the first Seattle City of Music Awards at the Showbox to Fleet Foxes.
I couldn't make it to the awards show on Wednesday night and with Nickels losing his bid for a third term in the primary last month, I wondered if the next mayor will be in the same place next year handing out a similar award to another band. Nickels had a complex relationship with music and nightlife and his legacy will likely be mixed, but overall, it was mostly positive. Under Nickels' watch the Vera Project found a permanent home at Seattle Center, the restrictive Teen Dance Ordinance was overturned (a campaign promise he kept) and the City of Music Initiative was launched. The petty campaign against the Blue Moon Tavern and the indefensible "Operation Sobering Thought" sting (a fortunate failure) both likely originated from puritanical city attorney Tom Carr's office (who is up for reelection this fall).
I spent most of my day yesterday (which was pretty good overall - even for a Monday) bemoaning how I wasn't going to see Ingrid Michaelson at Neumo's last night.
Seattle's Zera Marvel recently opened up for Tom Brosseau at the Tractor and I have to admit, if she wasn't so incredibly kind, I'd be quite jealous of her. Besides being quite stunning on stage, she belts out sultry sweetness taylored for sharing a stage with TomB.
Thanks to Victoria at Hot Avocados Photography for adding this photo to the Sparkly Indie Pop Flickr Photo Pool! Head over to the Flickr Photo Pool to see more Seattle music goodness and add your own photos 'bout town.
Last Thursday, Head Like A Kite had an open house of sorts at London Bridge Studio and invited some friends and imaginaries to come be part of the recording process. Of course we couldn't resist the invite and Jeanine Anderson was on hand to take some shots of the fun.
Nice knobs and of course the requisite elf hat!
Thanks to Hot Avocados Photography (imaginary victoria!) for this sweet Sean Nelson moment she recently caught. It's kinda a tear jerker in light of the recent news that Harvey Danger is calling it quits. But, on the sweeter side of things, Sean celebrated is birthday just last Friday (happiest of b-days to you sir!).
Want to see more of what's going on around town? Head over to our Sparkly Indie Pop Flickr Photo Pool!
Today's photo of the day catches something that Jeanine Anderson found at a recent ArtWalk.
Not that we often think such a sentiment, but there have been times...
To see more photos of indie life out and about, check out the Sparkly Indie Pop Flickr Photo Pool!
WOW -- this weekend (which this time we'll say started on Thursday because Thursday was *so* packed with options) will probably be voted "most packed with possibilities ever!" in this summer's yearbook.
Did anyone do a Jens Lekman double shot -- attending both Thursday and Friday? Neko Case? Metric? Camera Obscura? Jason Lytle acoustic? That's just the tip of the weekend iceburg of possibilities!
What did you do? Tell us all about it (and post or link to your photos here -- max 490 pixels width please).
Fab photo a la Josh C. To see more Jens photos, see Chelsea's Jens review with photos by Dan M. To see more weekend photos - head over to the TIG Flickr Photo Pool!