Three Imaginary Girls recommend a few ways to S.W.A.K on Valentines Day


Whether you feel like celebrating Valentine’s Day 2008 with in a naughty or nice manner, you’ve got choices.

For the nice:
Head to the Dancing on the Valentine party at Nectar Lounge in Fremont. The evening features a stellar lineup of local bands playing a flashback-to-high-school Valentine’s Day dance circa 1985! The posse of grand Seattle bands that will join in the fun include Central Services, The Femurs, Ms. Led, Richard Mountain (members of The Cops) and DJ Danger Nun.

And the nicest part? All proceeds from the night will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The show is presented by (and in honor of) our good pal Jenny George, who was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 12 and was not expected to live more than 30 days. Luckily, Jenny proved the prognosis wrong, and we’re grateful for Jenny’s presence in our lives every day. (Three Imaginary Girls is also sponsoring the night.)

For the naughty:
Get a bit saucy at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom! The delicious evening features a Latin love feast prepared by Tom Douglas himself and a classic burlesque show starring celebrated burlesque idols (including Miss Indigo Blue, Babette La Fave, Vienna La Rouge, and Belle Cozette). Mmm fancy food and sexy entertainment? That’s a tasty Valentine’s.

And for the underage fair of heart:
Mika, who we saw at last year’s SXSW and were stunned into fandom by, is highly recommended for those who want to get dance around in their sparkly red pants. He’s playing Showbox SoDo on Valentine’s day and it’s all-ages and a guaranteed sweaty mess of a grand ole time.

Other reasons to be excited for the week to come? This Tuesday, as we hit the local record store to pick up a couple albums to sweep our lovies off their feet sonically, we’re torn between getting retro with Morrissey’s Greatest Hits and settling in with Robert Pollard’s 467th release, Superman was a Rocker. Oh, or we could just do a Thriller dance routine to mark the 25th anniversary of the album’s release (scary!).

Imaginary chocolate hearts!
Three Imaginary Girls

High iPod rotation:
Nada Surf
Dengue Fever
Chris Walla

(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.)

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