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TIG presents: Our fifth birthday party shows!

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TIG 5th Birthday Party!

Get ready to crack out your best party dress! Three Imaginary Girls is thrilled to announce a double-shot weekend of shows to celebrate our fifth birthday party!

The shows will take place in Seattle on:

  • Friday, July 6, 2007 at the Crocodile Cafe (21+)
  • Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Vera Project (all-ages)

Both shows are co-sponsored by 90.3 KEXP, and the 21+ show is also co-sponsored by PBR and VAIN. Here are the exciting lineups!

Friday night 7/6 at the Croc (21+)

  • BOAT (CD release show!)
  • The Shaky Hands
  • Dolour
  • The Western States Motel

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 DOS {buy}

Saturday night 7/7 at the Vera Project (all-ages)

  • The Shaky Hands
  • BOAT (CD release show!)
  • Eux Autres
  • Patience Please

Tickets are $7, $6 for Vera members {buy}

The nights will also feature loads of party treats, as any good fifth birthday party should. The 21+ show will feature rockstar guerrilla makeovers from VAIN, in-person love advice from Love is Hard columnist Rachel Flotard (of Visqueen), and loads of other surprises. And of course, both nights will feature live music from six of the most exciting imaginary bands we know on the left coast.

The two shows will also be a great place to meet all the amazing people who contribute to Three Imaginary Girls every day (you didn't think it was just three of us still, did you?), including our latest additions, our Boston live show correspondent Betsy Boston, and a small posse of the cutest all-ages writers ever, who will keep us up-to-date on the under 21 goings-on in Seattle this summer and beyond.

Five years! Can ya believe it? Yeah, us neither. So pick out your favorite party dress and come celebrate with us.

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MORE ABOUT THE AWESOME BANDS!

BOAT
Seattle's lo-fi troubadours celebrate their DIY ethic with smart, catchy songs and -- best of all -- their second full-length release on Portland's Magic Marker records.
BOAT on TIG: http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/band/boat
Website: http://boat.ohnodisaster.com
MP3: http://boat.ohnodisaster.com/mp3s
Label: Magic Marker Records

The Shaky Hands
Hook-laden and jangly in all the right places, the debut, self-titled release from Portland's the Shaky Hands was highly anticipated by TIG as well as a majority of music blogging community, who were captivated by their fresh, disarming brand of indie-rock.
The Shaky Hands on TIG: http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/band/theshakyhands
Website: http://www.myspace.com/shakyhands
Video: "Why and How Come?"
Label: Holocene

Dolour
It's been over three years since the last sunshiny release from Seattle pop masters Dolour, and after hearing the The Year in the Wilderness, we know it's been worth the late. Come welcome back the return of Seattle's best Pet Sounds-flavored pop band.
Dolour on TIG: http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/band/dolour
Website: http://www.dolour.com/
Recommended track: "Naive"
Label: self-released

Eux Autres
Portland's Eux Autres charm with their coarse, cute, clever, and cosmopolitan songs. The brother-sister duo (drummer Heather, guitarist Nicholas) craft songs that range from fetching nonchalant quips to wacked-out euro-stylee indie-pop bliss.
Eux Autres on TIG: http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/band/euxautres
Website: http://www.euxautres.net
MP3: http://www.euxautres.net/music/Eux_Autres-Ecoutez_Bien.mp3
Label: Grenadine Records

Patience Please
The very imaginary Seattle quartet Patience Please will rock the stage with their darling Jets to Brazil musicianship and Bunnygrunt quirk. Also the band is *this close* to releasing their debut full-length (titled Fleeting Frequencies) so the show will be chock full of new energetically cute (and new) PP songs.
Patience Please on TIG: http://threeimaginarygirls.com/band/patienceplease
Website: http://www.myspace.com/patienceplease
MP3: http://www.indiepages.com/patienceplease/illhave.mp3
Label: Happy Happy Birthday to Me

The Western States Motel
LA's the Western State Motels are a little bit folkie, and a little bit indie-pop-and-roll, and their debut LP has garnered praise as far and wide as the LA Times to SPIN to My Old Kentucky Blog -- and of course, Three Imaginary Girls. One of the most promising new bands from our neighbors to the way south. Website: http://www.thewesternstatesmotel.com/
Recommended track "Cheap Speakers"
Label: Self-released

I'm so excited! Should we really wear party dresses? Because I'm totally down with that

Yes, we imaginaries be wearing party dresses for sure!