Three Imaginary Girls

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In the midst of a headlining solo tour in support of last month's release Anar, the Swell Season's Marketa Irglova will be taking the stage at the Triple Door tonight in Seattle. Coming into the spotlight as merely a counterpart, a "girl" in the boy-girl dynamic, her role in Once pushed her out into the spotlight where she's proven to be not just a competent band member with Glen Hansard on the lead, but a supremely talented musician in her own right. Her gorgeous, sparse storytelling — parts autobiographical, parts fiction, although it seems that most is the former — is quiet, clean, and pretty at first glance; but a strength and size come to the surface after a closer listen that's fast causing Marketa to become a force to be reckoned with in the singer-songwriter game today.

We loved her contributions to Once and all things Swell Season so far, and we're looking forward to getting a glimpse tonight of what she does on stage on her own. An evening in our favorite sit-down theater with an Academy Award winning talent? Yes please! And you should absolutely join us: the show is all ages and tickets are still available at the Triple Door's site here.

{6p doors / 7:30p show / $17.50 adv / $20 DOS. All ages.}