Three Imaginary Girls recommends filling your weekend with shows

photo by Laura Musselman

photo by Laura Musselman

Here are some shows worth your time and money:

Partman Parthorse at the Comet Friday Jan 29th

Go on and get dirty while consumed by the simple swagger of the bragging and slurring that sloshes over the instruments and amps of this Seattle punk group. Sudden changes in tempo, lyrics that feel confrontational, and a mixture of early Fugazi with deliberately sloppy chops may cause unexpected limb jerking. Watch out for spilling beer and stick around for Sex with Strangers.

Hey Marseilles at the Crocodile Saturday January 30th

Wipe away the grime of Fridays recommended show. This is a big band with a big sound and a big heart that makes you wish you had bigger arms so you could wrap them around every single member. Their classical leanings combine with air tight pop sensibilities to create a momentum you wish you could retain. But it’s a melancholy momentum, one where the sound of all the instruments combine to create a wind that pushes you away from familiar shores.

Silk Flowers @ Black Lodge Sunday January 31st

Signed to Dean Spunt’s (No Age) Post Present Medium label, it’s safe to say this show will be great. Silk Flowers is off kilter enough to make its minimal tunes intriguing. This is mostly due to the warble of the baritone vocals that sink into the syncopation of spliced together synths. This New York based band is utterly odd and their dark hypnotic songs may bring up suppressed memories of darker times. Just let it happen.

See you out and about,
Chelsea Werner

*Three Imaginary Girls*

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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