Three Imaginary Girls are in mourning

Dan Muller

Dan Muller

This Friday will mark a very sad day for us here at Three Imaginary Girls. Harvey Danger will be playing their last all ages show ever at the Vera Project on Friday, 8/28, and the final 21+ show the following night at the Crocodile. Harvey Danger is a TIG favorite, a soundtrack to many of our wasted youths, and much more than the sum of the success of “Flagpole Sitta.” Though, as of the end of this week, they may be no longer be a group, we look forward to their future successes with eager ears, though we may need a month or two to pout…a lot. If you too are a Harvey Danger fan, perhaps wallowing in sorrow at one of these shows might just be a balm to your achy-breaky indiepop heart.

8/22/09: “International Pop Overthrow” — Gary Reynolds & The Brides Of Obscurity/The Liar’s Club/GE5/Guns & Rossetti/Goldie Wilson/The Broadcast Debut/Spygirl at the Mars Bar
International Pop Overthrow is celebrating its 12th year of bringing together pop bands who want to play in a festival setting from all around the world and to celebrate pop music. You may just catch the new next big band in pop music! This 5-night festival started on 8/19 and will until 8/23, with all the shows at the Mars Bar.

8/23/09: The Dead Kenny G’s at the Sunset
The Dead Kenny G’s are the quiet storm of punk music. They will make you shimmy and shake with sexy jazz beats, but make you wanna jump off an amp too, but reaaaaal slow.

8/24/09: Shoemaker Brothers/Koko & The Sweetmeats/Todd Joseph at the Comet
The Shoemaker Brothers are 4 brothers from Shelton Washington, all of whom are incredibly talented musicians who “won’t stand for being pigeonholed.” They use elements of folk, blues, and beautiful lyrics to create evocative, gauzy music. They are touring on their most recent, self titled album, the Shoemaker Brothers.

8/25/09: Hellogoodbye/Fun/Limbeck/My Favorite Highway at the Chop Suey
Hellogoodbye describe themselves as sounding like “Tom Hanks in his younger years.” Do they mean Turner and Hooch younger, or Bosom Buddies younger? Either way, the beats are flirty and playful, and the lyrics are sweet, surprisingly enough not unlike a young Mr. Hanks. Hopefully these guys make enough money on this tour to not have to dress like ladies to make rent.

8/26/09: The Cult at the Moore Theatre
No introduction is needed here. Go and breathlessly await “She Sells Sanctuary,” and sway to the dreamy English sad bastardry.

8/27/09: Jay Reatard, Sonic Boom in-store {7pm, Ballard}
Do you like stomping, clapping, and big beardy weirdies? Come ready to feel good and put a little dance in your pants. If nothing else, you can pick up that copy of “John Tesh at Live at Red Rocks” album you’ve been looking for.

8/28/09: Harvey Danger {final all-ages show}, Vera
Bring a hanky, kids…

“Meet me up on ninety-nine. Beneath the Marco Polo sign. I’ll be the one with a box of wine and a hundred dollar car…”

Mary Kwatkosky-Lawlor (Imaginary Mimi)
*Three Imaginary Girls*

In high i-pod rotation:
The Fruit Bats
The Young Fresh Fellows
The Pastels and Tenniscoats

(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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