A huge HUZZAH and THANKS BUNCHES to all the fine publications who've given a bit of love to our two birthday shows this weekend, and to the awesome bands who are playing at them:
"This weekend you can celebrate five fun and informative years with the Three Imaginary Girls at the their 5th birthday bash for two whole nights!"
"Three Imaginary Girls are having two star-studded birthday bashes this week, likely to put Wednesday's fireworks to shame."
Sound on the Sound:
"This show should be a really good time."
The UW Daily:
"And if you only pay for one show this week, make it BOAT’s CD release party at the Crocodile Café Friday."
The Stranger Up and Coming:
"Though it was released this past spring, Portland's the Shaky Hands have crafted my favorite album of the summer."
"The Shaky Hands Nurse Multiple Hangovers, Shun Cell Phones, and Roll Their Own Smokes"
Seattle Powerpop Blog:
"I do want to throw out a healthy CONGRATULATIONS to the TIG'ers for the five-year mark. It's a great milestone for a great site."
Pitchfork (BOAT CD review):
"BOAT offer fewer hits but more keepsakes, with many of their songs becoming more adhesive as they simmer and soften over time."
Spin (BOAT: artist of the day):
"BOAT feels like Modest Mouse filtered through '60s pop radio, though various influences adorn the new album."
Thanks to all of you! And if I missed anyone, please add it in the comments below and I'll update this post.