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.

Don't Talk To The Cops Imaginary Scoop Mash Hall

CHBP 2011 preview: Don't Talk To The Cops & Mash Hall

Don't Talk to Cop

{Photo borrowed from Mash Hall Facebook Page}

Sprouting from the THC-soaked cyber-seeds of Seattle entropysploitation rap band Mash Hall/They Live!, Don’t Talk To The Cops is the new electronic-resistance enhanced marriage of rhyming fire and beats taut like wires. I spoke with emzee and emissary Gatsby (Larry Mizell, Jr.) about his further work with his B-Boy collaborator, and what we’ll have no minds capable to wind inside the machine they unleash on Saturday, 6:45 p.m., in the love dungeon of the Cha Cha.

And: Mash Hall is playing again too, and Lar defines below the differences in the natures of both of these collaborations and prior joints. Mash Hall is playing Sunday, 11:30 p.m., on the Neumos Stage. Since that night’s later line up also includes Grynch, Mad Rad, Metal Chocolates, Darwin, and a Beat Connection DJ set, it’s the Closing Party NO ONE should miss.

TIG: Who is in Don’t Talk To The Cops and what is your group’s mission, sir?

Gatsby: DtttC is BlesOne and Emecks. I am the DJ/hypeman. The mission far as I can tell is to make shit you can dance to. Bles is a lifelong bboy and Emecks is a choreographer/hiphop dancer so they wanted to kinda cater to that. Not that’s it’s fuckin’ rave music or anything.

Is it a particular thrill to be playing the Block Party? What is it that’s more special about playing the CHBP than a usual show in the area?

Gatsby: Man, it’s always awesome playing Block Party. It’s our backyard, within blackout stumbling distance. Trust me, I’ve done just that from a few Block Parties. It’s the best party of the year, the focused totality of this goofy-ass neighborhood we call home.

How about that Cha Cha stage? Pretty hot down there? You like it hot?

Gatsby: Couldn’t ask for a better setting honestly. I like it hot. I want to see sweat flying out of the hair, people sliding all over each other, clothes sticking to bodies provocatively. We thrive in that environment in general.

You’re opening for Virgin! (You come on at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Cha Cha Stage, they come on 7:45 p.m.) Any feelings about that?

Gatsby: Haven’t heard em yet but what I’ve heard about their sound sounds great.

Sorry, I was just being silly about their name. Virgin. Ha. Or “coming on” after Reporter?

Gatsby: See above.

You’re playing to promote your CD — is it officially out? How do we get one? Will you have some there?

Gatsby: Regular Show is out now, it can be obtained on iTunes or ordered at We will certainly have one and I will personally hand one off to you, my man.

Thanks! I’d love to hear this amazing action. As you know, everything you’ve ever done is pure gold to me, Lar. Is the CHBP 2011 performance primarily be from that release?

Gatsby: Half and half from that one and the next one, I’d say. The next DtttC album is called Let’s Quit. It is awesome. Bles has been listening to the Stooges-and it’s just simple, raw and scratchy.

Wow. How would you describe the differences musically between DtttC and Mash Hall or Cancer Rising?

Gatsby: I should reiterate here that I am just really the DJ/hypeman of this particular splinter of the Love Family; I provide energy and play the tracks. DtttC is way about how Bles & Emecks move, how they relate even, the tunes are all about simple, melodic shit with an even more marked punk influence than Mash Hall typically brings.

Mash Hall (generally understood as Bles, Me, Janae Jones, and Emecks as hypegirl/dancer) itself takes a different form every time  but it’s generally just all of the musical influences we all have, filtered thru our experience as lifelong hiphop heads. People view hiphop as this static thing, four elements, Wild Style, put it in a museum. I might be talking out of my ass but I think we’re hiphop like the Minutemen were punk.

!!!!! – Love it.

Gatsby: It’s not a codified thing or a dress code, it’s a way you take bits of everything around you and flip it and make it your own. So while it’s perhaps not reverential of the “culture” as most view it, it’s always heavily referential…man, if a person can catch all the references to our favorite shit that ends up in our music, they are on the ball. Pretty hipster-ass statement I realize, but it’s true. We rap and shit, but it’s a party. A really cool one, with lots of girls and every type of person there having a hoot, directed by John Hughes and the Hughes Brothers.

Now CR’s a different story, that’s my OG crew. I’m actually performing with Cancer Rising at the HG Lodge a little bit after the DtttC set, and I just got back from rehearsal. CR is very much about the two MC’s and the MC’ing, flow, delivery, writing and shit. More RAP, strictly speaking, but not as lame as that sounds.

Thanks so much for setting all that straight — you’re so creative and prolific m head was spinning there when DtttC came up on us. It’s good to have it all spelled out for we easily confused. Now, what have been some highlights of Cap Hill Block Parties you’ve attended in the past?

Gatsby: So many! Off the top of my head, seeing THEESatisfaction and Champagne Champagne last year, they were fucking brain-meltingly amazing and people were losing their shit in there. Seeing The Saturday Knights at their craziest and completely blacking out, waking up at home the next day like wha happen? But my number one is probably a moment from a few years back; I was hammered outside, walking nowhere in particular and the crowd kind of shot me into Neumos, right up front, as if through a wind tunnel. Then Jay Reatard started playing. Hooly shit. Still genuinely bummed I’ll never get to see that fuckin’ guy do that again.

I agree, that fucking sucks about Jay. What else besides playing lovely and lively music in your own set will you be checking out? Anyone the band can all agree to see together?

Gatsby: I need me some TV On The Radio, some Best Coast, some Fucked Up. I wish I could see Kurt Vile, or Unknown Mortal Orchestra but I’ll be at work.  I’ll be hopefully peeping Akimbo, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Witch Gardens, Hausu, Seapony, Slow Dance, The Posies, Grynch, Spurm. We’ll definitely be seeing our peoples THEESat and Champagne Champagne…one group me and Bles totally agree on, though, is TACOCAT

TACOCAT! I just love saying that band name. Damn. Where do you recommend drinking or eating in the area during the fest? (In other words, where can I find you to slur some words at you when you’re not performing or seeing some other bands?)

Gatsby: Ooh, good question. I’m a big fan of the shrimp sandwiches at the Fish Fry spot next to Neumos, of Rancho Bravo, or just a Pike Street hot dog.

Oh god that sounds good. I want a shrimp sandwich right now damn it! Any tour plans before or after CHBP 2011?

Gatsby: Yeah, we’re planning some stuff now. We have linked up with some real cool, energetic folks who are helping us figure things out. For now though, between DtttC and Mash Hall we’ll be at Doe Bay Fest, Bumbershoot, Reverb Fest, and more to come…

Great to hear! I want to see you as much as possible, it’s been too long. Getting near the end of this interview as book-length Death On The Installment Plan rant, if people were to throw things on stage to you at the CHBP 2011, what would you suggest they toss up on stage in appreciation?

Gatsby: Weed and weed edibles. Airplane bottles, or full flasks. Band tees or locally produced streetwear. 80’s comic books. Vans, Nikes, tank tops, sunglasses, punk vinyl, rap tapes, old zines, VHS tapes, also high priced items of all types for later resale.

I’m bringing ‘em! I have nothing but those things in my apartment and they’re all yours!  Can’t wait to see DtttC and MH!


Funhouse ggnzla Hype Imaginary Scoop Mash Hall Partman Parthorse Scraps

Partman Parthorse / Mash Hall at the Funhouse tonight {6/11}

June 11th 9pm

The first 15 people to buy tapes at this show will get a free split 7 inch with side A featuring Partman Parthorse- “Hardcore Fucking” and Side B, SPURM- “Making Love.” Just think you get the best of both worlds for free with Emerald City Dummies, PMPH’s new release. Kicking off the whole dang music orgy are Scraps, fellow ggnzla artists, and Mash Hall, previously They Live! Don’t be fooled by “Dollar Bin,” PMPH’s release from the new album, with such an awesome array of musical talents at their record release show, it’s pretty clear that they don’t hate all of Seattle’s music scene. And let’s say you DO hate on Seattle’s music scene, well, where else can you drink, play basketball (the finals are on), and cheer along when one of your friend’s bands get dissed on stage? Funhouse. Friday night.


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Photo Essay: SXSW Sendoff at Neumos

The sold out Stranger / Three Imaginary Girls SXSW Sendoff Show at Neumo’s on Friday was amazing. Here are some photos featuring our local loves: Fences, Mash Hall, Hey Marseilles and Visqueen.

Photo: Lori Paulson

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Photo: Lori PaulsonPhoto: Lori Paulson

Photo: Lori Paulson

Photo: Lori PaulsonPhoto: Lori Paulson

Photo: Lori PaulsonPhoto: Lori Paulson

Photo: Lori Paulson


See more photos by Lori of the night on Flickr.

Fences Hey Marseilles Imaginary Scoop Mash Hall Visqueen

Tonight's recommended show: Imaginary SXSW sendoff at Neumo's!

It’s finally here! Tonight’s the big night, and we hope you’ll all be joining us for our very imaginary SXSW sendoff hootenanny at Neumo’s! Doors are at 8, and tickets are going fast — so make sure you get down there early.

We’ve told you about Fences, Mash Hall and Hey Marseilles over the last few days, and now it’s time to give you some scoop on our headliner: Visqueen. Bringing big guitars, tight vocals, and catchy songwriting to the stage for as long as our imaginary hearts knew how to swoon, Visqueen is jumping on the success of their last album Message to Garcia and taking the show on the road. Literally.

March 13   Boise, ID @ the Record Exchange
March 13   Boise, ID @ Neurolux
March 14   Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair Lounge
March 16-21 SXSW
March 22   Tuscon, AZ @ Plush
March 23   Las Vegas, NV @ Thunderbird Lounge

Let’s start them (and the rest of our fabulous favorite-ist bands) out right with a Seattle-worthy farewell tonight — we’ll see you all there!

Fences Imaginary Scoop Mash Hall

Countdown to our imaginary SXSW sendoff — only three days left!

Mash Hall and Fences are the first bands on the bill this Friday at Neumo’s, and trust us when we tell you: you’re going to want to be there early enough to catch both of their sets. Seriously.

Having gone through some positive shake-ups as of late — Mash Hall with a moniker change, and Fences with some rad additions to their lineup — these two local favorites are polishing up their best shoes and bringing us a taste of what they’ve got in store for Austin (and the rest of 2010). Make sure you come check them both out this Friday — and in the meantime, here’s a peek at some recent creative output from these two local favorites.

{PS: Tickets are only $10 and they’re going fast — take advantage of the pre-show price and pick yours up today!}

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Win tickets to this Friday's SXSW sendoff show at Neumo's!

Come and get your gee-haw on this Friday night at Neumo’s — on us!

That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show of the week, our very own SXSW 2010 Sendoff! You can rage along to Visqueen’s big guitars, swoon to the orchestral-pop melodies of Hey Marseilles, get your groove on with Mash Hall, and warm your night up right with Fences — all under one roof! (And PS — tickets are only ten dollars in advance. Ten! It’s a steal at twice the price!)

Just send an email to [email protected] with the subject line, “Let’sGetReadyToSX!” by this Thursday, March 4th at 10am, and tell us why you and your +1 should be our lucky guests.

Good luck — we’ll see you all at the show!

Fences Hey Marseilles Imaginary Scoop Mash Hall On The Road They Live Visqueen

Let's send off some of Seattle's finest to SXSW in style on March 5

Three Imaginary Girls, The Stranger, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Neumo’s are proud to present Hootenanny! — our very own SXSW sendoff party for 2010 — with Visqueen, Hey Marseilles, Mash Hall (formerly known as They Live!), and Fences on Friday, March 5th at Neumo’s.

It’s that time of year again, kids — where we all steel ourselves for some couchsurfing, and start making our wishlists for the bands we can’t miss — yes, it’s time to head down to Austin for SXSW 2010! And to celebrate, we’d love for you to join our sendoff party at Neumo’s on Friday, March 5th. Come join us as we wish our favorite ladies and gents well before they hit the road… tickets for this 21+ show are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Expect a downright rager of a night, with local big-guitar all-stars Visqueen headlining the bill, and Hey Marseilles bringing their lush, alt.indie.orchestral songwriting skills to the stage. On top of that magic, Mash Hall and everyone’s favorite Fences will be rounding out the opening support — doors are at 8pm and you won’t want to miss a minute of this lineup. So make sure you’re on the hill nice and early!

(Did we hear somebody say “woo”? I’m quite sure we did.)

Let’s hit this one more time:

WHO: Three Imaginary Girls, The Stranger, PBR and Neumo’s present Hootenanny! 2010 with Visqueen, Hey Marseilles, Mash Hall, and Fences
WHAT: Our very own sparkly local SXSW sendoff show. With rad bands. And beer specials.
WHEN: Friday, March 5th at 8pm
WHERE: Neumo’s, Pike Street on Capitol Hill
HOW MUCH: $10 adv., $12 doors

{Advance tickets are available at Moe Bar, Rudy’s Barbershops, and select QFC locations.}


Need to know more about the bands? Give this a drive-by:

More about Visqueen, their latest album (Message to Garcia), the newest news, and their tour dates surrounding SXSW here and here.

Hey Marseilles‘ lush sounds, upcoming East coast tour, and more about their recent games of footsie with SPIN and Starbucks can be found here and here.

And in case you’ve been under a heavy object for the last few months: Mash Hall had a makeover, and big things are in the works for Fences — check it out here and here, respectively.

As always — we’ll see you at the show!