Three Imaginary Girls

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When writing these show previews, I try to stick with at least two rules: refrain from writing about bands I have a friend in and refrain from previewing shows that are likely to sell out without any help from me. Tonight, I'm violating both of those self-imposed regulations.

USE, or United State of Electronica, are playing their first show of 2009, and to my knowledge their first Seattle show since the Capitol Hill Block Party last summer. It's going to be a hot, sweaty dance party inside of the new Crocodile with USE bringing their dancefloor-ready hits to Belltown tonight. They are finishing up their forthcoming sophomore album, L O V E W O R L D, and will be playing songs from it.

There will also be a limited edition EP available for sale only at this show and one of those songs, "All the World" is available to download here. It sounds like a USE song: vocodor harmonies, dancy 4/4 beat, heavy synthesizers and a funky bassline.

USE plays with Vellela Vellela and Strength, 21+, $12.

What have you got goin' on tonight?

  • Marmot vs Mammoth {album release}/Alalingua/Suburban Korner Kick, Jules Maes
  • Joy Wants Eternity/Sleeping In Gethsemane/Heliocentric, Rendezvous
  • Laura Gibson, Sonic Boom in-store {4pm, Capitol Hill}*
  • Deseo Carmin/Modou Anyu Abdu, Piecora's
  • One Million Teeth/Crown Aruba/Saboteurs, Mars Bar
  • Richochet Biscuit/Side Effect, High Dive {6pm}
  • The Souvenirs/Boomerang Summer/Sweet Lou, High Dive {late}
  • Bobby Bare Jr, Sunset Tavern {6pm} !
  • Crack Sabbath, Sunset Tavern {late} !
  • Gin Betty/Handful Of Luvin, Neumo's
  • Leon Redbone, Triple Door*
  • Pig Destroyer/Skarp/Iron Lung, El Corazon
  • Trolls Cottage/880 South/The Hold Up, Nectar
  • U.S.E., Crocodile
  • Amateur Radio Operator, Full Tilt Ice Cream*
  • Hudson Falcons/Maybe Pete/Load Levelers/Heavy Guerilla, Funhouse
  • Dark Meat/Grampall Jookabox/Long Legged Woman, Comet
  • Ok Go/Jaguar Love/IO Echo, Chop Suey*
  • Tricky, Showbox !
  • Thursday/Four Year Strong/Bring Me The Horizon/Pierce The Veil/Cancer Bats, Showbox SoDo*