This Saturday night is not for the indecisive — with great bills going on all over town, from the local lineup at the Sunset (including Thee Emergency and the Slats) to the pop bill at the Mars Bar (with the Hungry Pines) to the classic performance by the Rentals at Neumoâ€™s. Still, if you want our advice (and we know that you do), your two best bets for Saturday night are going on at the High Dive in Fremont and the Crocodile CafÃ© downtownâ€¦
Carrie Biell/Emilia Sosa/The Kindness Kind/Jen Wood/Danger Bird, High Dive
As youâ€™re likely aware, the first Saturday of each month, KEXPâ€™s Northwest music show Audioasis sponsors a local music marathon show at the High Dive, and the show benefits a different local charity each time. August is no exception. This month TIG is thrilled to be a part of it all! Itâ€™s a night for the girls all around, as the charity (Powerful Voices) empowers young women, all of the performers are female (or at least, the bands have female members), and Three Imaginary Girls consists of, well, girls. The fun begins at 6p with on-air performances by Carrie Biell and Emilia Sosa, and fun continues till closing time with Danger Bird, Jen Wood, the Kindness Kind, and Emilia Sosa. Come raise a glass and rock out with us!
Bishop Allen/Page France/Throw Me the Statue, the Crocodile
If youâ€™re feeling more downtown on Saturday, then by all means, go to the Crocodile, and get there early. While Bishop Allen and Page France are certainly well worth the price of ticket admission alone, we are most intrigued (and enamored) by the sounds of newbie local band Throw Me the Statue, a Seattle-based band that weâ€™re ashamed to admit got press from other music blogs such as Pitchfork and You Ainâ€™t No Picasso and even USA Todayâ€™s Pop Candy before we found â€˜em. But weâ€™re planning to make up for lost time — the pure melodic pop bliss from pre-released singles like “Lolita” will delight fans of classic smartie pop acts such as the Magnetic Fields and the Lucksmiths.
And if you survive the Saturday night conundrum, join us at the Crocodile on Thursday night. It will be the indie-pop cutie pies Bears‘ first visit to our fine city and we’re excited to be introduced to two local bands of a similar pretty indie-pop ilk: Minivan and Commodore Duchess.
Dancin’ to the rhythm in our heart and soul,
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 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.)