Three Imaginary Girls: A little flu won’t calm my fever!

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I’ve been under the weather all week long, yet there are so many great shows this weekend that, barring death (or something comparable), I won’t be staying in this weekend -- and neither should you. Here’s what I suggest for Saturday, March 29:

Tennis Pro’s CD Release at the King Cobra with the Whore Moans and Iceage Cobra
The reasons to love Tennis Pro are numerous to list, but here’s a start:

  • Their brand new album is called Are You There God, It’s Me, Tennis Pro, and that is a really funny title for a record.
  • They have a song on their last album called “Imaginary Girl”.
  • They have another song called “We Put the Punk in Punctuation.”
  • They dress the part of Tennis Pros during their live shows.
  • Even without their costumes, their live shows are always lots of fun.
  • They obviously don’t take themselves too seriously; yet still craft fun and hyper-literate pop punk songs.

If you think any (or all) of those points sound awesome, you’ll surely want to find your way to the brand new King Cobra Saturday night.

The Young Sportsmen at the High Dive
I am usually opposed to the crowds in Fremont on weekend nights, but this is a case where good music rules out.

The Young Sportsmen are easily one of my favorite bands in Seattle. They play energetic, unpretentious powerpop with some of the catchiest songs you’re likely to hear. It’s no secret that I loved their 2007 album Death to Palaces, ranking it high on my list of favorite Northwest albums.

The band has not been playing too many shows as of late, as they say on their MySpace page that it was to record a follow-up to Palaces. Consider this show a rare opportunity to hear some new songs by a band that never fails to deliver live.

Also worth checking out this week:
Sera Cahoone’s CD release at the Tractor on Saturday, March 29
Le Loup at Chop Suey on Tuesday, April 1
Levi Fuller at the McLeod Residence on Wednesday, April 2

Are you there God, It’s me...
Chris Burlingame
*Three Imaginary Girls*

High iPod rotation:
The Sandpeople
Kate Nash
Biirdie

(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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