Three Imaginary Girls: Tuesday and Wednesday Are the New Weekend

photo by Mike Baehr

Tuesday and Wednesday are the new weekend. At least, this week they are!

We imaginary girls have complete compassion for the dayjobbers out there – that is, we understand how hard it can be to roll into work after an evening of rock and roll merriment. We’ve done it many, many times ourselves. And this upcoming week, we’ve got a Tuesday and a Wednesday night show recommendation that we’d like to think you shouldn’t miss.

Even if it means an extra shot of liquid happiness in your morning latte and a couple of stifled yawns in that (totally boring) meeting you’ve got the next day.

Tuesday, October 2: The National/St. Vincent, Showbox
The last time The National came to town, igDana stood outside the side entrance to Neumo’s and watched them, entranced, from a cold Pike Street vantage point. The show had sold out, see. Do NOT make this same mistake, especially as the ehtereal and amazing St. Vincent will be opening the night with her haunting tunes of love and loss. Her double shot of Bumbershoot shows – especially the KEXP “secret stage” show – had us gasping for imaginary breath with their pared-down beauty.

Wednesday, October 3: The Goes Theres/The Stript/Sleeping in the Aviary
One of our collective sleeper-favorite-records-of-the year has to be Oh This Old Thing by Madison, Wisconsin’s Sleeping in the Aviary {gushing imaginary review}. With the charming lo-fi hooks of the Thermals More Parts Per Million, the self-deprecating wit of Art Brut (sans the accent, of course), and the straight-ahead rockout cause you can sensibilities of the Buzzcocks, the Libertines, the Kinks… too much? Maybe a little, but we’re seriously into this record, and we’re THRILLED to be able to catch them on this tour (the last time they came to Seattle, we were away at SXSW).

Tuesday, Wednesday, break our hearts,
three imaginary girls

High iPod rotation:
Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Cave Singers
Patience Please

(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.)

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