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Here is the exciting news we've been dyin' to tell you… TIG is oh-so proud to announce our next big bad event adventure. The night is called "Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville," it's going down June 25th at Chop Suey, and it's going to be an INCREDIBLE party! We have nine (yes, NINE) of our favorite local bands performing the songs from Liz Phair's seminal release Exile in Guyville, in order, to celebrate two very exciting things:

  1. The 15th anniversary and re-release of Exile in Guyville {one of my personal favorite albums of all time}.
  2. The sixth birthday of Three Imaginary Girls!!!

I'm going to cheat and cut and paste our own official press release below. Read it! Love it! Start guessing which bands will be playing which songs! Use too many exclamation points!! It's going to be that kinda party…

Seattle, WA, May 21, 2008 – It's true that we stole your lighter. And it's also true that we lost the map. That's why Three Imaginary Girls will proudly present the songs of Liz Phair's triumphant debut record Exile in Guyville as interpreted by some of the best up-and- coming bands in the Northwest. The event is called "Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville" and is co- sponsored by Easy Street Records, Seattle Sound Magazine, and 90.3 KEXP.

Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville takes place on Wednesday night June 25, 2008 at Chop Suey and features Throw Me the Statue, Team Gina, Star Anna, Tennis Pro, Lucy Bland, M. Bison, Tea Cozies, as well as special performances by Rachel Flotard of Visqueen and Lesli Wood of Ms. Led. The bands will perform the songs on the record in order, from "6'1"" to "Strange Loop" and everything in-between.

The event marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Exile in Guyville and ATO Records' re-release of the album with additional demo tracks, as well as finally releasing a vinyl version of the record. Which is certainly cause for celebration.

Speaking of celebration, the night also commemorates the sixth anniversary of Three Imaginary Girls.

"Exile in Guyville was such a pivotal record for me that it seems fitting to revel the start of Three Imaginary Girls to that soundtrack as performed by our favorite local bands," said Dana Bos, co-founder of Three Imaginary Girls.

Three Imaginary Girls anticipates another year of incredible live music and record reviews, as well as some new exciting changes. The website has some new looks and colors coming very soon as well as other big fun updates planned for the coming year.

But for now, the excitement is focused on June 25.

"Sure, Liz Phair just announced that she'll be performing Exile in Guyville on the same name, in New York" said Liz Riley, co-founder of Three Imaginary Girls. "But I'd rather hear Rachel Flotard sing "Fuck and Run" than Liz Phair herself.

Do you wonder just how wild that would be? Join Three Imaginary Girls on June 25 to find out.

Off I go to officially send the press release out; just wanted to let those out in imaginary land know first. More details (and exclamation points!) will be forthcoming.