Three Imaginary Girls make their picks!

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The Mooney Suzuki at The Double Door – 8/4/06, courtesy of Mac(3)

Our working theory is that there’s more good music in Seattle on any given night than most mortals get in months, or even years. Case in point: this week, we’re outlining seven shows, seven venues, seven nights. Read ‘em and weep (if you’re not in Seattle).

Friday 9/8: The Femurs/USS Horsewhip/The Heavy Hearts/Skullbot, Crocodile
The Heavy Hearts are Denise Maupin and Brian Burnside’s latest rocking band incarnation (the last one being the delightful but difficult to sort Triple X Audio/XXX Audio). The Heavy Hearts will release their debut EP on October 10th on local label The Swingline (who also released the heavier hitting debut from The Valley last year). But why not check them out this weekend and get ahead of the hard indie-rock curve?

Saturday 9/9: The Zombies/The Mooney Suzuki/The Woggles/Phantom Planet/Boss Martians, El Corazon
Yes, this is THE Zombies. As in, the legendary Zombies from the 60’s. Playing with The Boss Martians… and The Mooney Suzuki… and Phantom Planet??!?! At El Corazon?!! We had a dream where this happened once. Then we got super-hero powers and we could shoot white-hot laser beams from our eyeballs.

Sunday 9/10: Aaron Mannino/Goodbye Victoria, Café Venus & Mars Bar
Aaron Mannino has been creating music in various projects in Seattle since he was 14 years old. igChar first discovered him when she saw him perform with his last band, Little Hand of the City. In his latest (solo) project, he performs whimsical indie-pop ballads, perfect for a Sunday evening show at one of our favorite neighborhood venues.

Monday 9/11: The Melvins/Big Business/Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death, Neumo’s
Yeah dude, the Melvins. On a Monday. Weird.

Tuesday 9/12: Sirens Sister, Sonic Boom in-store {Ballard, 7pm} (all-ages)
Are you a fan of circa 1981 era U2? Do you still swoon when you hear “Lips Like Sugar?” How would you feel if you heard a new band that sounded a LOT like those bands… that could simultaneously bring on the rawk? You can call it derivative or call it the rebirth of a grand era… but we call that Sirens Sister (Zach Davidson of Vendetta Red’s latest project) is going to attract a lot of attention with their debut release on local label The Control Group.

Wednesday 9/13: Open Choir Fire/The Drug Purse/System & Station, High Dive
The Drug Purse features members of two of our favorite bands out of Tacoma: The Elephants, and Paris Spleen. We’ve yet to see them live, but their MySpace profile has four delectably lazy psychedelic pop songs for your listening pleasure. Our imaginary interest is incredibly piqued.

Thursday 9/14: Patience Please {EP release}, Tower Records in-store {University District, 7pm}*
Since you already missed the 21+ bar night version of the Patience Please EP show (which was last Thursday at Chop Suey, and might we add, it was AWESOME), make sure you stop in to Tower Records to hear the indie-popsters play five delightful tracks from their brand new debut EP Parallel Plots.

hold onto that feeling
dana, liz, char
*three imaginary girls*

In high i-pod rotation:
Heartless Bastards
The Thermals
Shorthand For Epic

(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 as well as album and film reviews. igDana is currently undergoing therapy for her trashy videos from the early days of MTV YouTube addiction.)

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