Three Imaginary Girls make their picks!

3girlsmod.jpgTIG makes their picks: a very Capitol Hill Block Party sort of weekend…

The modern music festival ranks as one of our favorite contemporary inventions. Surely today’s versions of bringing together music artists from far and near to a centralized locale for the masses to enjoy evolved from an ancient Roman tradition in something B.C. As far as we’re concerned, climatic points on the music festival timeline like Woodstock and Live-Aid have merely served as natural stepping stones to this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party.

Move over Romans ENDfests, and Folklifes, now there’s something indie-er: the Capitol Hill gang has once again organized itself into a multi-stage, craft-infused music festival! (And might we say, they’ve outdone themselves with this year’s lineup.) This year they’ve coerced Seattle’s glitterati into performing (insert your 100th reminder that the Murder City Devils have reunited just for their Saturday night slot) as well as seasoning the tattoo’d stew with newbies.

Friday night’s Vera stage looks like the place to be. They packed it with our favorite freshmen (Tall Birds, BOAT, Sea Navy and The Pharmacy), folks we’re excited to learn more about (Panther, Macklemore), and topped it off with a Big Business after party performance is sure to be one worth staying late for.

As for Saturday, while all three stages have their highlights, we put our imaginary hearing loss on the main stage, which will not only feature performances from local favorites – like Smoosh, Schoolyard Heroes, Minus the Bear, and Common Market – but also some out-of-town bands we love as if they’re our own, Silversun Pickups (from LA) and the Black Angels (from Austin).

Bring your sunblock, earplugs, and fanny packs for a two-day extravaganza of beautiful indie-rock musical debauchery.

And also don’t forget, Three Imaginary Girls will make a guest appearance on KEXP’s Audioasis on Saturday at 7p, where we’ll spin a few of our favorite local tunes. Take a break from the heat and have a listen, won’t you?

And if big-bad tattooed crowds aren’t your cup of iced tea (or if you didn’t get tickets for the Capitol Hill Block Party), here are some other shows that look tasty and refreshing to us;

Saturday, 7/29: The Buzzcocks/The Adored/The Strays, El Corazon (all-ages)
Saturday, 7/29: The Invisible Eyes/New Fangs/Martian Memo To God, High Dive
Thursday, 8/3: Carrie Akre/Llama/The Small Change, Crocodile
Thursday, 8/3: Kiss Her For The Kid/The Diets, Comet

stay cool and frothy,
dana, liz, char
*three imaginary girls*

In high i-pod rotation:
Umeko Songs
The Zero Points
Heather Duby

(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. We just launched our debut podcast, which features some of our favorite Northwest bands of the moment, including BOAT, Patience Please, and You Say Party! We Say Die!)

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