Tonight in Seattle:  

Craft Spells

Recommended show + free tickets: Dum Dum Girls and Craft Spells at the Neptune {7/28}

Who wouldn't want to listen to some amazing girl powered music AND give big to charity at the same time? That's why we love the bejeezus out of the collaboration between KEXP, STG, and Starbucks that is making the magic known as the Little Big Show happen. A few times a year they put on their explorer caps, search out some great bands, bring them to the Neptune, and then donate all of the ticket sale money to a Seattle nonprofit. And this latest installment on July 28th {this Saturday!} features the dreamy indie punk/pop sounds of the Dum Dum Girls and the soft electro of Craft Spells. And did we mention that all of the money will benefit the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (that sponsors the largest youth film festival in the whole wide flippin' world, based right in our hometown)? Rad!

Are you feeling lucky? Because we have a pair of tickets to giveaway! You betcha, you could be the first to hear Dee Dee and the gals play tracks of their new EP, End of Daze, which drops on September 25. And homegirl can belt it out so you don't want to miss it! Think Joan Jett meets Joey Ramone, crossed with Robert Smith. The Dum Dum Girls are the type of badass band I dreamed of joining when I was thirteen.

So you wanna win those tickets? Just shoot us an email at tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject "LittleBigShow3" anytime between now and 2pm on Wednesday, July 25th. We'll choose a winner Wednesday afternoon, and send you an email letting you know that you +1 are on the list for Saturday's show.

Good luck!

{All ages / bar with ID / $15 adv / 8pm doors. Tickets and more info available here.}

Latest comment by: sara: "Oh no, previous comment was for CHBP...sorry!"

The Drums + Craft Spells = total dance party!

at Neumos

The Drums then took the dance party baton from Craft Spells and ran with it. Lead singer Jonny Pierce set the tone by enthusiastically dancing through each of their songs, at times moving and swaying like a young Morrissey. Pierce seemed impressed by the liveliness of the young and energetic Seattle crowd, at one point commenting, "You guys are rambunctious and naughty...and we like that."

They got plenty of screaming approval for their Portamento hit "Money" and their set closer "Let's Go Surfing" (featuring actual crowd surfing -- how appropriate!); but perhaps the biggest positive reaction of the night came courtesy of the day's political events, with Pierce dedicated their song "If He Likes It Let Him Do It" to President Obama for his statements earlier in the day regarding gay marriage rights.

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Latest comment by: Imaginary Amie: "I KNOW, RIGHT? I am kind of determined to run down to Sonic Boom and pick up a copy of Best Coast's new one on vinyl. :) "

Recommended Show: The Drums + Craft Spells at Neumos {5/9}

You guys! I honestly cannot think of a better pairing than The Drums and Craft Spells -- and they are playing together! In Seattle! At Neumos! On May 9th! It's like chocolate and peanut butter for your ears! (Or something) 

Anyway! Y'all already know how much I love The Drums, so I decided to try to convince you to come with a Craft Spells video this time around. But just in case, you can watch some Drums videos here. Supporting band Part Time also sounds pretty neat. This is going to be an awesome show, so get your tix now! 

{The Drums, Craft Spells, and Part Time | Neumos | Wednesday, 5/9 | 7pm Doors | $13 ADV at Moe Bar & eTix.com