This weekend there’s a ton of stuff to keep your eye out for. We’ve got some hard driving indie rock and a series of shows benefiting Real Change to accompany your final weekend before Memorial Day weekend (and the final days you can wear your black patent leather mary janes and wool skirts with a clear fashion conscious).
When the weather warms up, doesn’t it make you want to pull your hair up, put on a fresh light skirt, some sandals and go to Georgetown to your favorite saloon and listen to some greasy, hard-hitting rock and roll? The Senate Arcade will be gracing Jules Maes (with Nazca Lines) tonight. And if heading to Capitol Hill is more your style, head to the Comet Tavern on Saturday night to see the Senate Arcade with Jodi Hates the World also on the bill. While local band the Senate Arcade are no new-comers to the Seattle music scene, they have been playing fewer shows the past year, which means, sun-be-damned, you better go see them while they’re out.
Also this weekend the Rock for Real Change benefit continues (it started last Tuesday with the Tiny Vipers show)! Through Saturday (May 20th), select Seattle music venues will be hosting shows that will benefit the homeless and poverty advocacy and organizing non-profit Real Change.
On the R4RC schedule there’s a bunch of bands spread across a variety of venues. Tonight you can choose the Danielli and Motorik show at the Mars Bar OR to head to Neumo’s which features RJD2 and Pigeon John.
Saturday there’s three shows to choose between: Meat Puppets at the Crocodile, Willow and Tiger Zane at Skylark, and The Whore Moans, Iceage Cobra and At the Spine (celebrating their record release) at the Sunset Tavern.
Sunday, we know we’ll all run into each other at the Showbox! The line-up is full of cuddly indie love with Ben Gibbard, David Bazan (freshly signed to Barsuk Records), and Jonathan Rice.
And if that isn’t enough, you can head to the My Chemical Romance show at the WaMu Theatre on Monday night. MCR’s “The Black Parade” was one of imaginary Liz’s guilty pleasures of 2006 (she still proclaims that song is amazing and defends it as Les Miserables for 15-year olds).
RJD2 – The Horror:
The Whore Moans – Sweet As A Peach
Ben Gibbard – The Sound of Settling:
Everybodyâ€™s workinâ€™ for the weekend,
three imaginary girls
In high iPod rotation:
(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond 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 record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)