Three Imaginary Girls make their picks!

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Friday, Friday, Friday… and next Thursday

Ready to face another Rock-tober dilemma? The calendar this month is chock full of reasons for late nights and leaving the house. This week we offer a few choices for Friday night (decisions, decisions!) and a can’t-miss weekday adventure to Town Hall.

Friday, 10/20:
OPTION A: Cursive / The Thermals / Chin Up Chin Up, Neumos {all ages}
Both Cursive and The Thermals have recently blessed us with remarkable albums in the past few months. They share the same invigorating vision that connects the dots to energize each listener to action this November. Indie rock the vote! Both Cursive and The Thermals are known for their passionate dispositions and memorable performances. We still have the vision of a shirtless Hutch Harris (The Thermals) at the 2004 Sub Pop birthday party show burned in our brains. Let’s see if Tim Kasher (Cursive) finally shows him up this time in town.

OPTION B: The Pale Pacific / Racetrack {last Seattle show} / Peter Parker / Patience Please, Vera {YMCA Fusion Café, 7pm} {all ages}
How can one resist a line-up with such significance and alliteration? We are surely going to miss Racetrack, How better to send them off in style than with this hook-packed bill of priceless performances from Seattle favorites of the past and present? Peter Parker is back on the scene after four years away with their witty, punchy pop songs. The Pale Pacific rule the roost with adorable intuitive melodies. Patience Please are the newest of the bunch and are ones to watch as they pack a punch of indie-rock goodness. And Racetrack, dear Racetrack, we’ll miss you and your Superchuck sensibilities and Liz Phair confidence!

OPTION C: The Beautiful Mothers / Beat Senseless / The Valley / DJ Ben Hooker {of Visqueen}, Sunset Tavern
Speaking of goodbyes… we are especially sad to see Seattle lose the joy of having KEXP DJ and blogger extraordinaire, Lisa Wood, in our midst on a daily basis. Thankfully, she’s not going far (only to Portland, OR) and she’ll still be gracing us with frequent visits and Audioasis shifts. To mark this occasion, she’s helping us through our separation anxiety pangs with a show featuring the most rocking of Seattle bands and a sure-to-be-killer DJ set by Visqueen-charmer Ben Hooker. Be sure to get there early. Rumor has it it’s going to sell out.

Thursday, 10/26: Stephin Merritt & Daniel Handler, Town Hall Seattle {all ages}
How long has the world (or at least our corner of it) been waiting for a night like this? Magnetic Fields’ mastermind Stephin Merritt and Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler will be in town to Gothic Archies it up in grand style. We can barely contain ourselves in superfan selves over this night that will surely be filled with the loveliest gloom, doom, and pop ever! And, if you can’t wait until Thursday to hear some Gothic Archies, check out the recent showdown between Stephin and a frighteningly merry morning show host.

Decidedly yours,
dana, liz, char

High i-pod rotation:
Now It’s Overhead
Math & Physics Club
Husky Rescue

Listen to our imaginary Podcasts in iTunes! {featuring tons of great Northwest bands, including Siberian, Strength, Night Canopy, New West Motels, The Elephants, The Sea Navy, The Aught-Threes, Math and Physics Club, The Pharmacy, The Doll Test, The Long Winters, Heather Duby, Stars of Track and Field, Patience Please, Tex, Boat, The Trucks , You Say Party! We Say Die!, Stuporhero, Panda & Angel, Martian Memo to God, The Zero Points, and many more!} (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.)

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