We’re in high season for holiday gaiety and we here at imaginary headquarters are seriously stoked at the visions of sugarplums, mistletoe and plates of baked goods on every communal table. There are holiday parties at work and in the clubs, as well as birthday parties galore (Sagittarians and Capricorns abound in this town!).
This next week is crucial for getting your ho ho ho on, so get out the red velvet and hit the town. This week we’re particularly partial to two events, that although they are five days apart, take place right across the street from one another. Oh the corner or 2nd Ave and Blanchard, how we adore thee.
Saturday, December 15th at the McLeod Residence
Just walking into the McLeod house makes me want to celebrate. All that elaborate wallpaper and fabulous artwork? It all says celebrations! This Saturday they are hosting a holiday party and there’s going to be dresses, supersize plush toy squid art installation, live music (by members of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground), a white elephant gift exchange and a drink special to benefit Bryan Hoffa (a friend recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome). Dress pretty and bring a gift under $10 for the white elephant gift exchange.
Thursday, December 20th at El Corazon
For years Imaginary Liz has had to deal with having a birthday right smack dab amongst the holiday mayhem. To balance the holiday vs. birthday celebratory inequalities, we’ve thrown an annual imaginary showcase to honor both events and raise money for Treehouse for Kids (a local organization that benefits foster kids).
This year we’ve got a bill we’re quite proud of: The elusive Your Favorite Book folk who craft early-Mountain Goats meet Neutral Milk-demos will start the night off. Next, Visqueen’s Rachel Flotard will join forces with Jon Rauhouse (of Neko Case fame) and a set of friends / notables Paul Rigby (Neko’s guitarist), Bill Herzog (in Jesse Sykes band), and Mark Pickerel (& His Praying Hands, Screaming Trees) will mix up a set of holiday standards and their regular tunes. Tullycraft will round out the night with indie-pop goodness and perhaps a campfire sing-along.
And the cherry on the birthday/holiday cupcake? John Roderick (The Long Winters) is going to be our Indie Rock Santa! Come to the show and have your photo with jolly St. Nick/John – a perfect addition to your refrigerator / mantel to mark the season.
Eggnog it up!
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(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.)