Three Imaginary Girls: Big fun inside and out!


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According to weather forecasts, we may be seeing temperatures reaching somewhere in the 90s. Like every week since I started writing this column, there’s no shortage of fun things to do both indoors and out.

Seattle Cheese Festival at Pike Place Market, May 16 through 18
One of my favorite events every year is the Seattle Cheese Festival in Pike Place Market. The finest purveyors of cheese and a few thousand of their most devoted fans flock to the market to sample (and buy) their wares. I’ve gone the past few years and always found myself spending way too much money on cheese (and wine) and then the following weeks wishing I spent more.

Discs of Fury at Lo-Fi Performance Art Gallery, Friday May 16
I really cannot even think of adding anything to what my friend and TIG colleague Imaginary Dana writes of this show:

Know what the Seattle music scene has been missing…? The perfect 70s glam-rock band. At least, we were. Imaginary ladies and gentleman, I give you… DISCS OF FURY.

Discs of Fury, which features members of M. Bison and Bad Dream Good Breakfast, will annihilate your senses with their high soprano wails, blazing over-the-top arena rock guitar rifts, fancy costumes, and basically everything you could ever hope for in your favorite glam band. Their debut record is a two-act rock opera (obvs, what else could it be?) called The Chroncles of Lazer: Vol 1 and to celebrate its release, the band has an AMAZING event planned for tomorrow (Friday May 16th) at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (429 Eastlake)

So I won’t.

Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin at the Vera Project, Saturday, May 17
I have yet to see SSLYBY play (and am only casually familiar with their music) but I can say with 100% certainty that they really bring it live. How do I know? Because the last time SSLYBY played in Seattle, the actual Boris Yeltsin dropped dead the very next day.

Michael Vermillion at the Tractor, Wednesday, May 21
The former member of Vendetta Red is a singer-songwriter in the vein of Johnny Cash or Hank Williams. Like the best country musicians, Vermillion is an accomplished, empathetic storyteller and has a wide-ranging voice. Tonight he celebrates his brand new, self-released record Last Night on Earth at the Tractor with Lonesome Rhodes & The Good Company and Mario Matteoli.

See you out and about,
Chris Burlingame
*Three Imaginary Girls*

High iPod rotation:
Clinic {at Neumos on 5/16}
Dead Meadow {at El Corazon on 5/17}
Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands

(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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