Three Imaginary Girls is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Noise for the Needy music festival. More than just a massive concussion of line-ups chock full of our favorite Pacific Northwest bands, all funds raised by the Noise for the Needy shows (12 shows over the course of six days at eights venues!) will benefit Seattle’s New Beginnings Womenâ€™s Shelter. Check out the Noise for the Needy website for a complete schedule and details. And see the official imaginary show calendar for more live music deets.
Noise for the Needy presents: Pleasurecraft/ Romance/ Spook the Horse/ Paris Spleen/ DJ Jimi C, Sunsetâ€¨ (Friday, June 9)
This local lineup is so stellar, we don’t even know where to begin. How about at the start of the night with Tacoma’s Paris Spleen, who we’ve heard on good authority put on an exhausting live set, with a forceful wallop of fitful disco meets naughty punk. Spook the Horse and Romance also rule, but hey â€“ we need to save something to talk about for future blog posts, right? Then make sure you stick around for Pleasurecraft. It’s been a long wait since their last release (2004’s Lost Souls). But good news, fans of Pleasurecraft’s dancy 80s pop muzik style: They have a new album recorded! They even have a name for it (though they won’t reveal it yet). While there’s no official release date, the band just posted two new tracks on their MySpace profile, and we can attest that they’ll be good to go for the post-midnight dance-your-ass-off fest that’s bound to close the Sunset Friday night.
Noise for the Needy presents: Rock N Roll Soldiers/The Blakes/Boss Martians/The Pharmacy, Crocodile (Sunday, June 11)
We are truly terrified by the colossal amount of all-ages Pacific Northwest indie rock that is the Sunday bill at the Crocodile. Pack your sweat-rags and dancing shoes because each band on the bill will BRING IT ON. Get there early to see The Pharmacy and their spaz-dancey, electro-cute, synth-punk stylings. Boss Martians follow with a punk’d pop mish-mash of Elvis Costello and The Briefs. The Blakes, the chaotic, commanding, and crafty ones, will get the crowd jumping to and fro.
For those still standing, headliner Rock N Roll Soldiers (the only non-Seattle band on the bill, hailing from Eugene, Oregon) will K.O. the crowd. The RNRS foursome, who have been together since before they had drivers’ licenses, have signed to Atlantic Records and are might be the mover and shaker-est of the Northeast. Their hard work and brutal touring schedule has earned them accolades from far and near. Their 2005 SXSW performance inspired adjectives like “searing” and “explosive” from the unflappable media elite. They’ve been featured on MTV’s “MADE” and “True Life” and have performed in a Verizon commercial. Their sound is starving rockstar meets screaming melodics. You can easily liken their potential to a tax-free breed Strokes. We know: a BOLD statement. We give them a year, two tops, until they have Fallout Boy opening for them. Catch them now; their eBay-ness is skyrocketing!
Bring on more noise for the imaginary!
dana, liz, char
*three imaginary girls *
(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of rock.)