Allo Darlin Anna Lange Aqueduct Awesome Ben Gibbard BOAT Cars Can Be Blue Chris Estey Cristina Bautista Death Cab for Cutie Eef Barzelay Exohxo Fishboy For Better or for Awesome Frightened Rabbit Head Like A Kite Hey Marseilles Imaginary Scoop Jenny George Jenny Jimenez John Roderick John Vanderslice Kurt B. Reighley Lesli Wood Mal De Mer Mash Hall Math and Physics Club Nada Surf Owen Wilson Pete Greenberg Pickwick Rachel Flotard Rhett Miller Sean Nelson Telekinesis! The Head and the Heart The Long Winters The Minus 5 The Pale Pacific The Thermals The Young Evils THEESatisfaction Tullycraft Visqueen

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 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.

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Recommended Show – Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia {2/9 at Neumos}

Lesli Wood (of The Redwood Plan) with Jupe Jupe last year at DOTV7.
Photo by: Ben Haley 

Every year I tell you guys to get tickets to Jenny George's annual Dancing on the Valentine benefit show, and every year you listen to me, so I figure there's no reason to stop now! As previously mentioned, this year's show theme is A Cure for Leukemia – featuring local bands covering songs by The Cure, with all proceeds from tickets and raffles going to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jenny drops the grand total off at their door each year on her birthday, and it's truly a thing of joy to watch. Last year we raised a total of $7, 714.83, and this year they're gunning for at least $10,000 with a bigger venue at Neumos, and an online art auction that's will run through the weekend. (PSST: There's still a chance to bid on some amazing pieces and get them for an awesome price!!!). 

In addition to the all the kick-ass music, Ben Haley's famous photo booth, tunes by DJ Mike Steve, and Jenny's son Atticus making a special appearance, DOTV has teamed up with Uber to offer 50% off rides to and from the show (just enter code SEADOTV before requesting a car on your Uber app!), and partnered with both KEXP and CityArts Magazine for some much-appreciated support! 

Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia is THIS Saturday! Doors at 8pm, tix $15, 21+ at Neumos. Get tickets now at Sonic Boom, or online here. This show has sold out the past 3 years! So DO NOT wait. To entice you further, I've included a breakdown of the bands playing this year after the jump – along with a list of the raffles we're going to bundle up for the. best. raffle. prizes. EVER.

Who's going to join me for some Hot Hot Hot times on Saturday!?!?!

The amazing bands playing DOTV this year (we don't reveal the tunes they've each picked so it's a surpries as the night unfolds!) are: 

Lesli Wood (of The Redwood Plan) backed by Jupe Jupe
{BONUS: The Redwood Plan's Green Light Go CD release show is on 2/15 at Neumos w/Head Like A Kite, Chaos Chaos, and Vox Mod!!}

Adra Boo (from Fly Moon Royalty)

Daniel G. Harmann and The Trouble Starts

Erik Blood


Head Like a Kite



Panama Gold

The Grizzled Mighty

Vox Mod

Hattie’s Hat Gift Certificates
High Maintenance Skincare: Gift Certificate for a facial from Mericke Kohler
Hoodie from Spider Baby Hoodies and Tees
$35 Rain City Video Gift Certificate
Two $50 Volterra Gift Certificates
SEVEN the Salon Gift Certificate and hair products
$100 Gift Certificate to Fancy
$40 Gift Certificate to Ha! in Fremont
Two $25 Gift Cards to Ohana
Three T-Shirts from Wounded Apparel
$100 Gift Certificate to the Baltic Room
$25 Gift Certificate to Queen City
$50 Gift Certificate to Belltown Pizza
Two $17.99 Top Pot Gift Cards
Photograph from Remote Luxury
Hair Cut Cards from Rudy’s Barbershop ($70 total value)
$30 Gift Card to Zeitgeist
Eight $25 Gift Cards to Green Leaf
$100 Gift Certificate to Wasabi Bistro
70 minute Massage Certificate to Helix ($85 value)
Two 1-hour Gift Certificates to Under The Needle Tattoo
Two $25 Gift Cards to Whisky Bar
KEXP package: KEXP t-shirt, Live at KEXP Volume 8, Certificate good for a tour of KEXP, stickers and buttons
Emerald City Orchids: An orchid arrangement.
ARAMARK Parks and Destinations: A Cure t-shirt
Casey Brookbush: Painting of PJ Harvey
$100 Gift Certificate to Buckleys
A Vain Salon gift basket

That is some serious swag!  

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We've got free tickets to Dancing on the Valentine 8!!! {2/9 at Neumos}

You guys! There are only a few more weeks until Dancing on the Valentine 8: A Cure for Leukemia

In case you haven't heard of DOTV before (what!), the fabulous Ms. Jenny George, a survivor of Leukemia, decided to start this benefit 8 years ago to give back to the organization that provides support to cancer patients, and is working hard to find a cure. Named after song lyrics from Jenny's favorite band of all time, Duran Duran, the benefit has grown each year to raise more money for LLS, and this year DOTV is hoping to raise at least $10,000 to beat the hell out of last year's record-breaking $7,000+

The 2013 show features local bands covering the music of The Cure at Neumos on Saturday, 2/9, with all proceeds from ticket sales and raffles going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The line-up is FIERCE this year, with Adra Boo, Daniel G. Harmann and The Trouble Starts, Erik Blood, Gibraltar, Head Like a Kite, Hotels, Lesli Wood (of The Redwood Plan) w/Jupe Jupe, NighTrain, Panama Gold, The Grizzeled Mighty, Vox Mod, and interludes by DJ Mike Steve. Plus! Our own Imaginary Dana will be emcee'ing, and Jenny's handsome son Attitcus will be making a special appearance on stage at the beginning of the night to sing some Robert Smith!!! 

There will be awesome raffle prizes, lots of laughing, lots of drinking (!!!), hopefully some great Gothy 80s costumes, and as always, free photos by the amazing Ben Haley

We've got a pair of tix to giveaway to a lucky winner, so you can spend your donation dollars on raffle tickets instead. Email us at tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject line "Lovecats" anytime between now and 5pm Monday 2/4 for a chance to win 'em. We'll notify the winner Tuesday am. 

{Dancing on the Valentine presents: A Cure for Leukemia: A Tribute to The Cure benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Sponsored by CityArts, KEXP, and Uber | Saturday, Feb 9 at Neumos | Doors at 8pm | $15 adv, 21+} 

ALSO: there is still some boss art up for auction to raise money for LLS on the DOTV Facebook page, and on BiddingforGood. Leave a comment on a photo to bid on Facebook, or email dancingonthevalentine {at} gmail {dot} com with your bid if you don't want to comment or don't have a facespace page. 

Dave Einmo Head Like A Kite Imaginary Scoop Smoosh

Bumbershoot Preview: Head Like a Kite {Monday, 9/5}

Sometimes I feel like Dave Einmo is the busiest musician in Seattle. I miss running into him on the hill, because in addition to being a kick-ass rocker, he's also a damn fine all-around nice guy. But I digress, Einmo has manned Head Like a Kite for more than a few years now (I'd tell you the exact number of years, but Stoli has clouded my memory and I'm too lazy to use the internet), putting out a variety of eclectic sounds and putting on some hella entertaining live shows. The last album, Dreams Suspend Night, is a mash-up of music genres, with some amazing vocals by Asya Smoosh, plus tracks with Tilson from The Saturday Knights (like “Director’s Cut” in the video above)– and one of my very favorites, Her Space Holiday!

Back to the "busiest musician" thing. A visit to the HLAK web site reveals some sweet cover tunes ("Gimme Shelter!" hellyes), and a free download of some tracks. Dave has teamed up with Asya to form Daydream Vacation, which (based on "The Girl Don't Sleep") is poised to put out some shiny poppy hand-clapping tunes. 

I'm really interested to see what he does on the Fisher Green Stage, Monday Sept 5 at 2:15pm. Any guesses on possible special guests? 🙂

Hard Rock Cafe Head Like A Kite Imaginary Scoop

FREE Head Like A Kite show this Thursday, Nov. 18 at Hard Rock Cafe


ESPN’s Gridiron Concert series has asked Seattle semi-cyborg crash-rock band Head Like A Kite to goose their after-party for the University of Washington versus UCLA game. The FREE bash starts at 8 pm (HLAK starts at 9:30 pm), and would be a good time for indie kids to come downtown to check out the Hard Rock Cafe if they haven’t yet. (Some of us are slow getting out of our ‘hoods, *cough* finger pointing at my own lazy self.)

Everyone around here knows that the recent world-traveling and still picking up bums for chats on the every rose has its thorn road HLAK — headed by snake-fingered ring-leader Dave Einmo, humping on the bad-ass beatz of Trent Moorman, fuzzed up by bass and vox from lanky-gregarious Graig Markel and his ever-effervescent wife Zera Marvel, and featuring the fine mug and voice and charms of Tilson! Tilson! Tilson! — is THE party band. Seeing them do that show at the thing back when reminded me of the last night of the Stiff Records Live! tour mixed with the Hacienda on a night when Lee Harvey Oswald brought in the first batch of “rum” raisin cookies. (Ref.: Free KEXP-sponsored Concert at the Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center, just this past summer, damn it’s football season already!)

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This weekend's picks for City Arts Fest, version 1.0

[City Arts Fest 2010]

Now that summer’s officially 86’d, it’s time for the inaugural (hereafter annual?) City Arts Fest, which takes over our fair city this upcoming Wednesday – Saturday {Oct. 20th – 23rd}. Laden with an impressive lineup at venues far and wide, CAF is catering to more of the mini-SXSW feel that makes these ‘festivals’ enjoyable — think along the lines of MusicFest NW’s style — and for this, we applaud and squee! with joy. There’s something about cramming too many people into too small of a space, even with a homerun lineup, that can make a gathering of the proverbial vibes inherently less fun.

And so — with sneakers laced up and schedules in hand — away we go with the music! Click the links below for more info on each particular show, including the where & what on how to get yourself some tickets:





There’s tons of non-stageshow fun going on throughout the weekend as well — there’s still time to sign up for Sleeper Camp, stop by Chase Jarvis’s Seattle 100 exhibit, catch Tilson getting his talk on at the Sorrento, the Dolls ‘n Guys cabaret at the Century Ballroom… all that and the whole jam of a lineup can be found at the City Arts Fest homepage here.

We’ll see you out at the shows!

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Win tickets to see Head Like A Kite at Neumos {album release show} on May 21

Seattle soul-rock noir band Head Like A Kite has a new album called Dreams Suspend Night out at iTunes starting this week, but CDs will be in stores on May 18. Hyperactive and smoldering full-screen cinema bomp including guests from Boom Bip to members of  The Long Winters, Smoosh to Swervedriver, and Tilson, ex-The Saturday Knights. The latter also stars in their new video for new single “We’re Always On The Wrong Side Of Sunrise”:


The official HLAK CD release party is on Friday, May 21 at Neumos, with DAEDELUS and Thee Emergency, and DJ Terry Radshaw spinning between live music performances. For Head Like A Kite’s set, expect Tilson, P. Smoov, members of Animals at Night and Zera Marvel, among others!

And we’d like to give you a pair of tickets to join us at the album release show!  To enter, email tig @ sometime before 9am on Tuesday, May 18 with the subject “HeadLikeATicket”.

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Weekend plans to dance your funny valentine off?

2009-12-23: The Redwood Plan @ Chop Suey, Seattle, WA

{Amazing Lesli Wood / Redwood Plan photo by Jason Tang from the TIG Flickr Photo Pool}

The weekend is nearly upon us… what are you most looking forward to?

On Friday night, Lesli Wood and the Redwood Plan kicking arse at the Comet with Dept of Energy headlining? Fresh Espresso (with a name like that you know they know how to work a Seattle crowd) with Truckasaurus and Head Like a Kite?

Saturday night we have to make sure you get your booty, whether it’s broken hearted or already full of gue, to the Crocodile for the Dancing on the Valentine bash. It’s an annual tradition and the *perfect* way to celebrate all the loves of your life and help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This years theme is all David Bowie all night. Dress up and dance your ___ off. What song do you want to hear covered?

Which direction are you headed this weekend?

Check out the Three Imaginary Girls calendar for more weekend options:

Friday, February 12, 2010

  • Kandi Coded/Valis/ASG, Sunset {free}
  • RipSpacer/Invisible Giants/Night Shirt, Shanty Tavern
  • The Presidents Of The United States Of America/Black Daisy/People Eating People/DJ Self-Administered Beatdown, Showbox
  • Dept Of Energy/The Redwood Plan/Quick & Easy Boys/What What Now, Comet
  • Scott H Biram/The Dirt Daubers, Tractor
  • Concours d’Elegance/CMYK/Heaters, Ballard Mine
  • D.O.A./MDC/The Insurgence/Dreadful Children/Y.I.A., El Corazon*
  • Ben Guernsey/Ben Gilmer & The Sidearms, Skylark
  • Matt Hires/Jason Castro, High Dive
  • P.O.S./Grieves & Budo/Dessa, Nectar
  • Matt Hires/Jason Castro/Caitlin Crosby, High Dive
  • The Heavenly Spies, Triple Door*
  • This Blinding Light/Elders/AristeiA/The Ever Changing Sky, Funhouse
  • Fresh Espresso/Truckasaurus/Head Like A Kite, Neumo’s
  • Astrovan/Zero Down/Stone Axe, Showbox SoDo
  • Sue Quigley/Trevor Lee Ridge, Piecora’s*
  • Exit To Maine, Mars Bar
Saturday, February 13, 2010

  • Vivian Girls/Best Coast/Tacocat, High Dive
  • Shim/The Spinning Whips/High Class Wreckage, Sunset
  • TubaLuba/Tudo Beleza/Todo Folklore, Nectar
  • Sui-Generis/Apache Chief/Candysound/Sea Fever, EMP*
  • Talkdemonic/Bronze Fawn/Diminished Men/Bill Horist, Mars Bar
  • The Heavenly Spies, Triple Door*
  • Benjamin Verdoes/Denise Jolly Painters/Geoffrey Garza/Allison Maas, Fremont Abbey Arts Center
  • Manooghi Hi/Deseo Carmin, Piecora’s*
  • “Dancing On The Valentine” – Hotels/Lesli Wood/Exohxo/Jon Wooster/Sean Bates, Crocodile !
  • Radioshark/The Navins {cd release}/The Electric Biscuits, Shanty Tavern
  • 1776/This Blinding Light/Mars Accelerator/Griffin, Comet
  • The Moon-Spinners/Les Etrangers/DJ Vodka Twist, The Orient Express
  • The Presidents Of The United States Of America/Boat/Molly Lewis/DJ Self-Administered Beatdown, Showbox
  • Aaron Daniel/Big High/Furniture Girls, Tractor
  • Rob Bell, Moore Theatre*
  • The Fucking Eagles/The Tripwires/Thee Sgt Major III/The Demon Rind, Funhouse !
  • Paul Van Dyk/Johnny Monsoon/Jason Lemaitre/Jesse Newman/Slava, Showbox SoDo

BOAT Head Like A Kite Interview Mush Records The Crocodile

Grudge Rock: Head Like A Kite Vs. BOAT (Part 3 of 3)

Photo by Dan Tyler

Here we are with Round Three of our interviews with all the main players (or at least their spokesmen) for this Saturday night’s GRUDGE ROCK, which commences this at 10 PM, January 16 2010, at The Crocodile! For a little more background, check out Parts One and Two of this series. We’ve chatted with MC Jake Stratton and D. Crane of BOAT. Below is a Q&A with Dave Einmo of Head Like A Kite.

What grudges will you be rocking at this event? In other words, WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO IT?!

We’ll be bringing a fog machine, a box full of Styrofoam heads for audience members to chuck around like beach balls, a Panda, balloons and confetti, and a boat load of high-energy beat-fueled songs to blast off into the evening. Hopefully, we’ll also have some correct answers for the Grudge Rock match, too.

Why do you think you can stomp BOAT’s ass?

Muhammad Ali used to always talk trash about his opponents. It gave him an edge and a confidence that was both charismatic and frightening. Last month, I was talking trash and getting all “ fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” I was saying, “BOAT cannot match the mental prowess of Head Like a Kite. We’ve got a Panda Bear that recites The Merry Wives of Windsor and Trent can spin seat cushions with one finger. Prepare yourselves for the consolation prize and fill our fog machine with your tears.” But then today in my microbiology class I spilled a test tube full of E.coli inside the incubator and contaminated all my classmates’ projects. What kind of fool does that? All this thinking is messing with my game.

What kind of training have you been doing for this?

I’ve been studying for three weeks and checking my answers with a Magic 8 Ball. “Outlook not so good.” But I’m still confident we’ll prevail as the titans of Grudge Rock. We’re like Godzilla. We can’t be stopped. Godzilla with E.coli!

That’s gross! What do you think of GRUDGE ROCK?

Grudge Rock is great. I love the idea of combining diverse elements to create something more interesting than just another rock show. Jake Stratton (BloodHag vocalist and The Rat City RollerGirls announcer) has done a great job with that. He’s merged a Family Feud style game-show format with rock bands, and it created this crazy night of mayhem full of unexpected surprises because the bands, the audience, and the host are all interacting. It’s going to be really fun. We’ll be working that buzzer hard. Hitting it like an MPC.

What’s up with HLAK otherwise? New album any time soon? Current downloads?

We have a new full-length Head Like a Kite album coming out this Spring, which I’m really excited about. Tons of guests: Boom Bip, Her Space Holiday, a few of the Long Winters, Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, Asy of Smoosh, Graig Markel of Animals at Night, and several more guests on the new album. I think it is Head Like a Kite’s biggest party record yet.

We’re also working on a bunch of videos, too. The first one just came out for a new song called “Director’s Cut,” which features Tilson of the Saturday Knights, and was directed by photography stud Chase Jarvis. We’re really happy with how it. Check it out:


 We recorded “Director’s Cut” for the GIVE Seattle compilation, which also features tracks by Ben Gibbard, Fleet Foxes, Long Winters, Mad Rad, Cave Singers, Fresh Espresso, Visqueen, and lots of other great Seattle bands. All the the proceeds go directly to Arts Corps and Seattle neighborhood Food Banks. People can get the compilation at

I’m excited about the future!

{Photo by Dan Tyler.}

BOAT Head Like A Kite Hype Interview The Crocodile

Grudge Rock: Head Like A Kite Vs. BOAT (Part 2 of 3)

This Saturday night, January 16, 2010, the Series Two, Episode One of live Family Feud style trivia and music blow-out GRUDGE ROCK commences! This time with indie rock romance Gorgeous Georges BOAT taking on the more Rowdy Roddy Piperish tech-soul rockers Head Like A Kite! Girls will scream! Boys will faint! The winner gets the Door Money and there are plenty of Consolation Prizes! And two sets by two great Seattle bands live on stage at the Crocodile. (Be there before 10 PM, because it goes on on time!)

I interviewed MC Jake Stratton in the first part of this three-chunk series covering The Event, and now comes a little chat with D. Crane of the pretty boys with the big batch of fans, the ever-loving BOAT.

What grudges will you be rocking at this event? In other words: WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO IT?!

We are relatively grudge free at the moment…and there is a bit of fear that this may hurt us in the event. Ah, wait! I do have a grudge! I am upset at my neighbors for their lack of attention to their dog, who gets left all day in the backyard. Even in the rain and cold! I will channel this anger/disappointment into our battle with HLAK.

Why do you think you can beat the guys in Head Like A Kite specifically?

They have two guys….we have five. We should have more combined brain power. We also have band practice space rent due soon, so brain power coupled with desperation for money. I am a little fearful because I bet they have more testosterone. They have already bragged that they will bring nudity to the event. So, I think “shirts off” BOAT is totally possible. We will not be reduced to a “pants off” situation of any kind.

Since HLAK is a more trippy, “experimental band,” we may have more brain cells than them. But actually, I have read some Trent Moorman stuff, and he seems like he knows how to turn a phrase. We may have to somehow “spike” his beer with tranquilizers.

What kind of training have you been doing for this?

Mostly strength training, some light video games. I personally have a Rock and Roll Encyclopedia in my bathroom at home.

What do you think of GRUDGE ROCK? Will it make you proud to stomp ass there?

I am a big fan of anything that tries to recreate game shows. It is a dream to be on Family Feud with BOAT, so this is pretty close to the dream. Pretty close. The new Crocodile is as nice as a sound studio in LA.

I am not a big user of “ass stomping” as a verb. But if we win I will try to use it more frequently.

Have you ever been to one before?

An ass stomping? I am a longtime fan.

What’s up with BOAT otherwise? New album any time soon? Current downloads/videos/doodads?

We are working on a new EP. The songs are super loud love songs. I guarantee they will be more fuzzy and distorted than ever before! We are also putting the finishing touches on a stop motion video for “100 Calorie Man” off of our last LP. I am trying to arrange an ass stomp (tour for the Spring/early summer) as well. We will attempt to play some popfests.