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Recommended show + free tickets: Pickwick at the Neptune {12/8}

{Pickwick / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

UPDATE: This show is sold out, y'all!

If you didn't buy or win any tickets, all is not lost: Pickwick will be playing a free all-ages set tonight {December 6th} at Easy Street! They'll be taking the stage at the Queen Anne store at 7p. The house will probably be packed, so make sure you get there early!

More info if you need it at the Easy Street site here.

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Holy crow! It's December already (Batman)? Seriously! 2011 is zipping along in the HOV lane to it's inevitable end, and so far as we're concerned, there's no better way to close it out than with a handful of killer shows: this coming week has us up to our armpits in the likes of the National and the Cave Singers, both doing two nights of performances, and there's some great art and dance events happening as we pull into the weekend: namely, two nights of BENT writing workshop benefit shows, with some spoken word artists at the Fremont Abbey Friday and a straight-up dance party Saturday. Come next Monday, we'll be bopping along in the front row to Telekinesis {with the Young Evils!} at the Crocodile, and then, finally: Soul-Night BoogieDown Fest 2011 with one of our new favorite move-your-booty bands, Pickwick, on Thursday, December 8th at the Neptune.

Phew! Can we get a "hell yes!"? Yes! How about we give away a pair of tickets to see the fine gents of Pickwick??!?! Hell yes!

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Three Imaginary Girls presents: The Long Winters at the Showbox! {10/20}

Is this actually happening?

It sure is: not only are the Long Winters playing a show at the Showbox as part of the 2011 City Arts Fest, but the night is being presented by... us! That's right -- we are presenting {what will likely be} the Long Winters' only full-band show on the calendar this year. Pinch us!!

So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, first of all, we'll have some extra features on the Long Winters and the other bands on the roster over the next few weeks leading up to the show. Expect an interview or two, a custom-designed show poster from our friends over at Seattle Show Posters, and maybe even a few surprises! But first and foremost, we'd like to gush a little bit about TLWs and give away a pair of tickets to a lucky reader and their guest for the October 20th show.

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Latest comment by: imaginary victoria: "

Yes, we already picked a winner. Was it you??

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Let's Nic at Nite with Hey Marseilles, Pearly Gate Music, star-tastic silent auctions and more for a good cause

2010.07.29: Hey Marseilles @ The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
{Hey Marseilles photo by Jason Tang from the Imaginary Photo Pool}

Huge thanks to the folks that have put together the Nic at Nite party for letting us share a special invitation to their big soiree on Monday, May 23rd at the Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave E ) in Capitol Hill. The evening is a celebration and fundraiser for Nicole Pieratt, amazing Seattle stylist, lady, etc. Earlier this year, Nicole was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer (at the age of 27) and has spent the last few months in treatment. To mark this special milestone, a group of her fans and friends have organized a fancy party complete with performances and silent auction prizes featuring a who's who of Seattle:

Special Live Performances by:
Hey Marseilles
Pearly Gate Music
DJ Erika White

Silent Auction Contributions from:
Mathews Winery, Mark Ryan Winery, Sub Pop, Teatro Zinzanni, Pacific Northwest Ballet, autographed works by Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson, photographic prints by Hayley Young, original artwork by Stacey Rozich, Drew Christie, Daniel Carillo, autographed vinyl from The Cave Singers, Campfire, Ok, and many more

Autographed vinyl! Original artwork and photographic prints! Sub Pop!

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Win two tickets to Fences and Campfire OK {4/16}

Fences / by Lindsey Byrnes

You like Fences. You like Campfire OK. You have twelve dollars. You should be at Neumos on Saturday night.

What's that, you say? Don't have twelve dollars? Well, as the old folks like to put it -- today is your lucky day! Because our lovely friends over at Neumos have a pair of tickets to give away for this Saturday-night-ful all-ages show: just shoot us an email to tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject line "AFenceAndACampfire" to be entered to win! We'll choose a lucky winner +1 to attend the show gratis by Thursday at 4p, so make sure'n get your entries in before then.

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Latest comment by: Franky Greens: "This show is going to be awesome ! I can't wait to check it out !!"

Recommended show: Benefit for Drew Grow at Columbia City Theater {2/19}

{Drew Grow / by Dan Muller}

There's only one place to be on Saturday night, and that's at the benefit show for Drew Grow out at Columbia City Theater. Featuring (mostly) acoustic performances by The Maldives, Kevin Murphy of The Moondoggies, Mychal Benjamin Goodweather of Campfire OK, Bryan John Appleby, Jake Hemming of Big Sur, Ghosts I've Met and, apparently, some special secret guests.

On top of what will prove to be a compelling night of live music, CCT will be opening its doors early for a silent auction starting at 7 with all proceeds going to Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives. It includes items like three nights at the Doe Bay Retreat House for you and 19 of your closest friends, $2,000 worth of web-design by Hardly Coded, and an array of more affordable items too. In addition, a merch market will be open all night with vinyl from Damien Jurado, prints from Dylan Priest and Sarah Jurado, special silk-screened posters made just for the benefit by Killorn O'Neill -- the list goes on and on.

True story: be there, or kick yourself in the pants forever. When good people come together doing great things for a worthy cause, magic is bound to happen.

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Campfire OK — Strange Like We Are

Campfire OK's debut album Strange Like We Are is a smorgasbord of tasty sounds, slowly-simmered songs, and crackling good production.

About a half dozen well-trained and eager-to-please musicians (known mysteriously only by the last names Van Der Krimp, Dagworth, Hannigan, Goodweather, Exworthy, and Appleby) juxtapose delicate picked and plonked, emotionally earnest slow jams with clanging hoe-down choruses. Its twelve tracks feature a whole lot of rocketing and crescendoing 88s (piano), everybody-join-in-percussion, and even a softly glowing free jazz lilt between the occasional barbed chorus.

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Latest comment by: kevin: "They put on one of the most memorable shows at the Columbia City Theater to date. Great review! "