The Thermals, Chop Suey 2/21/07
photo by Chona Kasinger
With the end of the year drawing near, touring season is coming to a close as well. There are few bands willing to hit the road when the roads are likely to be icy and most show-going folks find themselves hibernating. This makes this Saturday (December 1) an even more highly anticipated evening for great shows. We recommend you try to cram in as much as you can.
The Thermals / Arthur & Yu / Coconut Coolouts at Neumoâ€™s
While we imaginary girls have seen our share of Thermals show, when we caught their last show in town at Chop Suey (after missing them the last couple times they visited), by the third song we vowed to never to miss another Thermals show opportunity. The concise pop-punk, exuberant lyrical delivery, and sweet hooks make each show a rollicking, sweaty, amazing time. We’re hoping/guessing that 2008 theyâ€™ll be devoting some serious time to working on their next album, so we may not see them out in the clubs for a while. This show is all-ages and there are two great openers to complete the night, so grab the Hutch while the Hutch is hot!
Think weâ€™re making this Thermals enthusiasm up â€“ or just basing it on bassist Kathyâ€™s prowess and style? Look at the sweetness of the last stop in Vancouver earlier this year. Hutch and co. will surely deliver:
Throw Me The Statue at The Vera Project and The Crocodile
If you want to keep it on the high indie-rock quantity / low dough side, follow Throw Me The Statue as they celebrate their EP release with two stops in one day! First theyâ€™ll be taking the all-ages stage at The Vera Project with The Cops (who are also celebrating the release of their album), BOAT, The Quiet Ones, Baby Control, and Yes Oh Yes. Itâ€™s a full bill, but even with all that, TMTS are going to high step it over to the Croc to headline a FREE show with The Shaky Hands and Charlene. Yea, weâ€™re not sure how all that goodness is going to fit in one night either.
Need an extra nudge to get you out and about? Check out this footage of Throw Me the Statue from REVERB fest back in October:
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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.)