Three Imaginary Girls: Forget about those sold out shows, there’s still plenty to do!

Bad Dream Good Breakfast barely fitting in-studio @ KEXP
photo by Mike Blankenhorn

Last week we here at TIG took the week off from this blog so that Imaginary Liz can enjoy SXSW and I can have plenty of time to mope about how I wasn’t there. “Just wait until next year,” I’d say to myself in between alcohol-infused drinks. Often.

Still, as per usual, there’s no shortage of great shows here in Seattle, even given that tickets to see Justice or those Vampire Weekenders are few and far between by now.

Still, the shows I’m most excited about have little to do with those hot tickets.

Saturday, March 22: The Blow at the Triple Door with The Pica Beats {all ages}
Khaela Maricich (The Blow) finds herself and her unique brand of electronic folk pop (is that even a genre?) at the Triple Door on Saturday night. The Portlander, who brings to mind Regina Spektor (or maybe fellow PDX K Records artist Mirah) with programmed beats, hasn’t made too many trips this way on I-5 as of late, so seeing her in the most pristine venue in Seattle is an especially difficult show to pass up.

Here’s a clip of Maricich singing her song “Hey Boy” at the Showbox last winter. I really love the energy she brings to her performance in this video:

Thursday, March 27: Bad Dream Good Breakfast at the Tractor Tavern {21+}
Later on in the week, Thursday, March 27 to be exact, brings the lush and epic orchestra Bad Dream Good Breakfast to the Tractor. Like fellow travelers Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, BDGB fills out the stage with band members and fills the room they’re in with their expansive sound. They blend sounds your grandparents would recognize while maintaining their pop sensibilities.

All BDGB shows are recommended, of course, but attending this show would be an especially wise decision to make because it will be the final show that the ridiculously talented and de-lovely violin/viola player Saundrah Humphrey plays with the band because she’ll be moving to Denmark just a few short days afterwards.

Here’s a few more worth checking out:
Friday, March 21 – Thee Sgt. Major III and the Knast at the King Cobra
Sunday, March 23 – Speaker Speaker, Sirens Sister and Ms. Led at the High Dive
Tuesday, March 25 – Novena Novela and Ed Wang at the High Dive
Tuesday, March 25 – Jens Lekman at Neumos

Come on Petunia,
Chris Burlingame
*Three Imaginary Girls*

High iPod rotation:
The Epochs
These New Puritans

(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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