Did you all read that National Review article about “The 50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs?” It was funny in a tragic way, no? What’s funnier still is that igDana actually went to high school with the author of the article (John J. Miller). He was Dana’s assistant editor on the school newspaper (she was editor). He was a big bad Pink Floyd fan (Syd Barrett RIP). In short, he used to be a pretty cool guy… which just made his “Rockin’ the Right” article even more funny. In a sad way.
So igDana went and wrote a retort to article, and we thought it was pretty funny (in a truly LOL way). Then the National Review went and retorted back. And then igDana spent a good part of the week answering emails from other neocons, explaining why Joe Strummer and John Lennon aren’t conservatives. Good times!
And good thing she had Every Move a Picture right there to keep her company. Their debut release Heart=Weapon is equal parts rollicking fun and sass-mouthed political commentary. They pump their tunes with lyrical indignation and vigor in addition to insanely danceable hooks and riffs. “Governments can’t fight what’s inside, show some signs of life, so come down, and put your heart in this fight, ah c’mon and make your stand tonight.” Indeed!
This Friday night July 14th you can catch Every Move a Picture when they open for U.K. band The Rakes at El Corazon. We caught the Rakes twice at SXSW, so we speak with good authority when we say they will dazzle you with their best Gang-of-Four-meets-the-Clash-inspired-Brit-dance-band-since-Franz-Ferdinand sensibilities. Their debut release Capture/Release has long been an imaginary iPod fave, and we can’t wait to leave our keyboards behind and head out to the dance floor when they headline this great bill. Their songs are full of dance rock, full of love mishaps, drinking, hopes, and giddy grinding guitars, all sung by a skinny, slightly spazzy guy in a cute sweater. Local band Martian Memo to God” is the perfect opener for this bill. Atmospheric, moody, and melodic, few Northwest artists since the Dandy Warhols have paid such worthy homage to the Britpop movement.
Other great bills we think you need to check out this weekâ€¦
- Sun, 7/16: Mr. Lif/Cage, Chop Suey
- Sun, 7/16: Harry & The Potters/Draco & The Malfoys, 826 Seattle (Are you kidding?? How can we resist this, especially when it’s for such a good cause as 826 Seattle)
- Tues, 7/18: Thievery Corporation, Moore Theatre* !
- Wed, 7/19: Graig Markel/Bre Ellen/Zera Marvel/Kaitlyn Ni Donovan, Crocodile
- Thurs, 7/20: Ball Of Wax Vol. 5 Release Party” – Plan B/Dept Of Energy/Amy Blaschke/R.B. Reed/Cock & Swan/The Music Of Grayface/Red Jacket Mine/Levi Fuller/Virgin Of The Birds, Sunset Tavern
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
dana, liz, char
(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 great shows. igChar can mix up killer ginger lemonade by the pitcher.)