Three Imaginary Girls Recommend: Who needs sunny weekends when you’ve got fashionistas and Okkervil River?

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photo by Andy Smull

This weekend may not be as sunny as last weekend’s, but there’s plenty of stuff to keep our serotonin levels up.

Friday, June 8th
The massive Noise for the Needy week of shows is nearly complete! Start your weekend off right with a rockin’ show at a Seattle staple for rock’n roll venues: the Comet. Head on down to hear raw punk without imitation or derivation rockers the Lights playing with more-Detroit-rock-than-bands-from-Detroit Thee Emergency. This evening calls for a pitchers of beer, good friends, and a designated driver. Get thee to the Comet tonight.

Saturday, June 9th
Break out your fancy summer pumps and parasol, it’s time for Pretty Parlor’s Summer Fashion Show. Doors are at 8p, with sweet sounds from Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground starting at 9p (Kay Kay and HWU next stop is in LA for a spot on Carson Daly on June 13!). At 10p the fashions start flowing in all shapes, sizes and glorious designs. After the runway spectacle, Sweet Baby Jay-zus & DJ Kristopher K will spin ‘hot dance musique’ until midnight!

The place usually fills up with a fun bunch of ‘istas – so make sure to get there early. It’s all ages (but 21+ type stuff is also available in the Parlor’s lounge area)

Sunday, June 10th
The Noise for the Needy folks have really outdone themselves this year. 13 showcases is a big undertaking, but they did it and are topping their endeavor off with a big cherry – a show featuring Okkervil River, Sera Cahoone, and Ghost Stories at Neumo’s.

I have yet to find a person who doesn’t melt after a couple songs in an Okkervil River set? Oh how Will Sheff can swagger and sway and croon his way through a heartbreak song. He’s a near Professor Emeritus when it comes to literary lyrical entanglement and Okkervil River as a whole can craft a mean crescendo. For the sake of all that is good and holy, this show is not to be missed. It will surely tide us over until the release of their next album, Stage Names on August 7, 2007.

To get you in the mood, here’s a ‘tube link to a NEW OKKERVIL live video of “Girl In A Port”:

Turn to the left, turn to the right,
three imaginary girls

In high iPod rotation:
Ghost Stories
Patrick Wolf

(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.)

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