The Three Imaginary Girls have hung up their Easter bonnets

photo by Andrew McDonald

Math & Physics Club will perform at High Dive on Saturday
photo by Andrew McDonald

Holy Wilford Brimley’s dia-be-tus, Batman! We’re a third of the way through April! The last of the big candy holidays has come to a close until Halloween. All the hidden eggs have been (hopefully) rediscovered, even the black licorice jelly beans are gone, and the Easter Bunny has hopped back up the Bunny Trail. We here at Three Imaginary Girls have been nursing candy hangovers, scooping up the last of the clearance Cadbury Eggs to get us through til next Easter, and setting our sights on Sasquatch, which creeps ever closer. What better way to burn off some of that caramel-charged energy than nod, bob, shimmy or bunny hop to the sweet treats we’ve discovered for this week? Come out and shake a powder-puffed tail to our picks for this week:

4/9/10 - L.A. Guns/The Kamikazies/Third Law Of Motion, El Corazon
This is less of a serious suggestion and more of a sentimental choice. Somewhere, the 11-year old version of myself would hate me for not suggesting them, solely for the fact that I listened to Cocked-n-Loaded on cassette til it made the voop-voop-voop sound. Who didn’t love “The Ballad of Jayne?”

4/10/10 - Math & Physics Club/Eux Autres, High Dive
Local favorites the Math and Physics Club will warm the cockles of even the coldest heart with their twee charms. The combination of sweet earnest lyrics, strings, and Charles Bert’s Snuggle-soft vocals are like a clothes hamper full of kittens.

4/11/10 - “Honk Fest West” - Orkestar Zirkonium/Environmental Encroachment/Vamola/Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band/BeatCrunchers/Hungry March Band/Hubbub Club/Yellow Hat Band {West Seattle}
This is a 3 day festival, with many free events and over 20 street bands, samba lines, and general noisy, delightful mayhem. If your tastes run toward the Seussical, this might be the kind of weekend diversion you seek.

4/12/10 - The XX, Showbox SoDo
Fun fact about XX- they were selected by Simpson’s creator and All Tomorrow’s Parties curator Matt Groening to play ATP. This makes both parties infinitely cooler, n’est-ce pas?

4/13/10 - King Khan & The Shrines/The Fresh & Onlys, Neumo’s
Come bask in the glory of a punk legend! For the uninitiated, check out a recent interview with King Khan and TIG’s own wunderkind, Chris B. If the rat story doesn’t intrigue you, there might be a nice episode of Two and a Half Men you could catch up on instead...

4/14/10 - Bible Of The Devil/Witchburn/Hakai, Funhouse
It’s really hard to type a comment about these guys with only 4 fingers available, when one’s hands are perma-stuck in devil horn position. Behold the majesty of their mighty buttrock! They are well-versed in the classics- Dio, Sabbath, Anvil...It’s tattoo gettin music!

4/15/10 - Florence & The Machine/Holy Hail, Showbox
With the swagger of PJ Harvey, intense lyricism of Fiona Apple, and the vocal regal richness of Annie Lennox, this girl will make you fall in love with her, or kick your ass trying.

4/16/10 - The Whore Moans/The Fucking Eagles/Virgin Islands/Sugar Sugar Sugar, Sunset
I love the Whore Moans band the way 8-year-old boys love Transformers and dinosaurs. If I could pick up two of their songs and smash them together and say “And this song is all BOOOSH! And this one is all WAAAAAAAH!” and pretend they were on fire and roll them around in my hands I would do it. They’re a little bit Sweet, a little Replacements, a dash of T-Rex and a lot of laryngitis.

Sweets to the sweet-
Mary Kwatkosky-Lawlor (Imaginary Mimi)
*Three Imaginary Girls*

In high i-pod rotation:
Black Tambourine
Dum Dum Girls
Transient Songs

(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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