Matt and Kim, Siren Music Festival, Coney Island 7/21/07
photo by heartonastick
Last night we imaginary girls attended a Yacht Rock party (a benefit for People for Puget Sound) which raised a bunch of funds for the cause â€“ and woah boy, did folks come out in full force with their Yacht attire and dance moves! Among the dozen of local bands performing, Tim Seely stunned the audience with his spot-on Steely Dan, Megasapien had us near tears with a tender rocking rendition of “Open Arms,” and no fewer than three bands covered Christopher Cross: Cantona with “Arthur’s Theme,” the Dudley Manlove Quartet had to “Ride Like the Wind,” and the Leisure Suits â€“ featuring members of Central Services and Math & Physics Club â€“ dazzled us all with their version of “Sailing.” So smooth and awesome!
It was the perfect early start to the weekend of indie rock (we had to get our guilty pleasure rocks out of the way first). Now our attentions focus on the Capitol Hill Block Party weekend!
Thereâ€™s a ton of bands/reasons to get your tickets in hand ASAP, but weâ€™re most excited for local heroes Blue Scholars and New York cute lovebird rockers Matt and Kim tonight (Friday, 7/27)!
Matt and Kim, Main Stage at 5.15p
Back in June, Matt and Kim were scheduled to grace the Neumoâ€™s stage for a Noise for the Needy benefit show, but had to cancel at the last minute. igLizâ€™s internet research still havenâ€™t come up to the reason (unfortunately they donâ€™t report that kind of stuff in People Magazine), but all this lack of Matt and Kim-ness has gotten her all wound up with excitement to watch them perform lo-fi, over caffeinated, punchy songs from their self-titled debut albumâ€¦ all of which have been igLizâ€™s favorite at one time or another.
Blue Scholars, Main Stage at 8p
Seattle’s favorite hip hop duo, Blue Scholars play as the sun begins to set on the Main Stage. They layer catchy beats with smart, political lyrics for a powerful blend of music you can feel good about dancing to. Their newest album, Bayani has received great reviews nationwide so make sure to catch them in their hometown before the majority of their time is spent touring around the globe.
And if heading up to Capitol Hill just isnâ€™t in your cards, head over to Queen Anne for some free Arthur and Yu action! The first band signed to Sub Pop spin-off label Hardly Art will play a free, all-ages in-store at Easy Street Queen Anne. While this is a terribly packed weekend for live music, it must be noted that this Hazelwood/Sinatra slash Dean/Britta-esque local duo will be playing their only all-ages show of the summer.
Rock the block around the clock,
three imaginary girls
(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 Settle 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.)