I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I am just about ready for Sarah Palin to just become the answer to a trivia question. From today, there’s 12 days until the race for the White House 2012 begins. Because of that, I’m anxious to pull myself away from MSNBC and CNN for a while. Here are a few things I think are worth your time and I guarantee will be more fun than carving the initials of the guy you’re not voting for into your own skin.
Against Me!, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Future of the Left at the Showbox at the Market, Friday, October 24
We all love Ted Leo, right? He’s on our side. He’s punk, liberal, hates Taco Bell and is an intellectual. He’s on our side and he’s playing at the Showbox on Friday night. What’s not to like, right?
Hell, he even does a great version of “Since U Been Gone” (whose original version is as close to perfect as a pop song can get).
He’ll be playing with fellow lefty punks Against Me! I’ve got a hunch that a lot of people will want to leave this show and want to throw a trashcan through the window of a Starbucks. They’ll settle for throwing a recycle bin through the window of the Seattle’s Best Coffee that just closed at the corner of First and Pike.
Lykke Li at Neumo’s, Wednesday, October 28
My favorite breakthrough star of 2008 is the Swedish pop star Lykke Li. She has a sweet, (sometimes) breathy voice that plays perfectly over some excellent beats and with some fun and catchy lyrics. I’ve consistently loved “A Little Bit”, “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “I’m Good, I’m Gone” since I first heard them and they’ve been in heavy rotation in my head since then. Here’s the video to “I’m Good, I’m Gone”:
See you out and about,
*Three Imaginary Girls*
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