There are lots of great shows this weekend: the Cops all-ages CD release, the Thermals, I could go on. But one show I highly endorse would be the 7th Annual Fish the Cat Records Toys for Tots benefit at the Mars Bar. It is deserving of both a plug here on the Imaginary Blog and your presence.
I've been to a few over the past several years and they are always a good time. The acts who play are always some of the finest and most diverse in town – and this year is no exception. The bill, headlined by the always exciting Ms. Led, also features Brent Amaker & the Rodeo, the Missile Toes, Rope Inc., Bre Loughlin, Department of Energy, Daniel G. Harmann, and Rosyvelt.
A big congratulations is in order to Lesli Wood for organizing such an event that has become a staple in Seattle every Christmas season, for keeping it going for seven years and for keeping it at the small, yet comfortable, Mars Bar.
The cover is $7 or $5 with a new toy. Rocking out to great local music while making a child's Christmas quite a bit better: priceless.
In other Ms. Led news, the band celebrates the release of the video they shot last month for the song "New Agenda" at the Crocodile with H is For Hellgate and the Shondes.