Three Imaginary Girls

Seattle's Indie-Pop Press – Music Reviews, Film Reviews, and Big Fun

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I would be very hard-pressed to name another singer with a more sensual voice than Rachael Yamagata. She's also a very gifted songwriter who sings about love and lust and loss and everything in between.

She came onto my radar several years ago when I saw her open for Liz Phair at the Moore and I've been hooked on her music since. Yamagata's harmonies always sound authentic and emotional while packaging it into 3-minute pop songs.

I'm going to miss this show (I'm taking a trip to San Diego this morning) but I was so interested in hearing how her voice sounds through the new Crocodile PA that I was thinking of delaying my vacation a day just to go to the show. Alas, I'll have to wait for the next time Rachael Yamagata comes to Seattle, but you shouldn't.

What's on your calendar for tonight?

  • Vince Martinez & The Great Blue Yonder/Woodside Ave/The Surrender, Comet
  • Blue Light Curtain/Origami Ghosts/Kelli Frances Corrado, Chop Suey
  • The End Times/Pillow Army, Rendezvous
  • Bob & Sheldon/Spanish For 100/The Intimate Times, Nectar
  • Rachael Yamagata, Crocodile
  • Habib Koite & Bamada, Triple Door*
  • Silverstein/Norma Jean/Blessthefall/Before Their Eyes, El Corazon*
  • Pelican/Wolves In The Throneroom/Tombs, Neumo's*
  • Sam Roberts Band/Mother Mother, High Dive
  • Illinois/Kenan Bell, Sunset Tavern
  • The Great Lake Swimmers/Kate Maki, Tractor