Tonight in Seattle:  


Imaginary Watch This: A Breakthrough in Field Studies' "Waves on the Ocean"

My talented friend Jon Wooster keeps breaking my heart (but in all the good ways) with his new musical adventures, and one of the adventures I'm loving the most is A Breakthrough in Field Studies, who released this video for "Waves on the Ocean" and a full-length LP last year ... (I am just fucking lame and haven't remembered to post it until now).

Anyway! Yeah. ABiFS is rocking my knee-socks off with this power poppy tune, and I definitely need to get my butt out to see them live soon! Have you guys seen 'em? I think they're fantastic. 

{See A Breakthrough in Field Studies play at The Tractor Tavern on Tues, Jan 22 w/Daughters of the Dead Sea, The Steveadore, and Mannequin BBQ for only $6!! Doors @8pm. 21+} 

Celebrate Independent Video Store Day at Scarecrow this Saturday {10/20}

I’ve said it before: I know all this streaming/on demand business is convenient because you don’t have to get off your ass in order to pick a film to watch, but I am a child of the 80s and I still really love going to an actual video store, browsing the aisles, reading the backs of boxes, and leaving with a few choice (or you know, not so choice) picks.

On Saturday, Scarecrow Video is blowing up this year's Independent Video Store Day with the following awesomeness:

- A sweet VHS Art New Wave Show
- A Scarecrow on Seattle rental section
- Coffee & Chai samples from VHSpresso
- Limited Edition Scarecrow Tees & Tote Bags for sale
- 50% off used movies for sale (blu-rays, DVDs, VHS – even Laserdiscs) - Saturday & Sunday
- $3 off new blu-rays & DVDS
- 10 rentals for $35

And! You can enter to win prizes: 
- A Full Series pass to the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival
- A theater rental at Grand Illusion Cinema
- Cinema Screening passes for NWFF
- Screening passes to Landmark Theatres
- $25 gift cert + 4 movies passes to Central Cinema
- 5-disc set The Story of Film: An Odyssey 
- A Blu-ray & region-free DVD player
+ tons of cool giveaways JUST for walking in the door!!! !! !!! !


Imaginary Exclusive: Blue Skies for Black Hearts cover Young Fresh Fellows

Attention all Blue Skies for Black Hearts and Young Fresh Fellows fans!!! My favorite Portland band sent me this brand spankin' new video and asked me to share it with our Imaginary readers first. The video shows BSFBH covering Young Fresh Fellows' "Aurora Bridge" -- with special guest SCOTT MCCAUGHEY!! Since YFF is one of the first bands I actually moshed to, and I am now a maniacal Blue Skies fangirl, I have an extra soft spot in my heart for this combination. Please watch the video. The vocals are glorious. 

Even better: Blue Skies for Black Hearts are playing The Comet next Thursday, June 7, and we have a pair of tickets to give away! Send an email to tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject line "Over There" between now and 6/4. We'll pick a winner Monday morning and put your name on the list +1 for The Comet show on Thursday. And in case I haven't made it clear before, YOU WANT THOSE TICKETS. Because Blue Skies for Black Hearts is so much fun live! 

{Blue Skies for Black Hearts w/the Knast, Hearts and Thugs, Gibraltar | The Comet| June 7 | 9pm, $7}

Video filmed and recorded at Perma Press Recording, Portland, OR.


Imaginary Watch This: Summer Twins (bringing us summer a little early)

You guys. I think I found the opening track for my Summer 2012 mix! Summer Twins (who I saw open for Matthew Sweet just a few weeks ago) just released a video for "I Will Love You" and it's bursting with danceable indie-pop goodness that makes me want to jump around like crazy and spin in the sunshine and collapse after hours of laughing. Plus, the ending is all lilty-pretty-swooning retro beautifulness. Plus plus, the video is ADORABLE. Where can I get one of those polka-dot dresses? And hand-clapping boys to dance around me while I play musics? 

{Yeah, I have a crush. So sue me.}

Press play and start your early Summer dance party now!

Recommended Film Event: NIFFTY Music Video Mixtape {4/28}

Nothing like a mini-film festival in April to get us prepped for both STIFF and SIFF, which arrive in May.

NFFTY (pronounced “Nifty”) is the “National Film Festival for Talented Youth”, and showcases the best young directors 22 and younger from around the world. This 4-day festival takes place April 26-29, with films and events at the Cinerama, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, and the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. I'm probably also supposed to say it's "presented by bing(tm)" (HI MICROSOFT). 

I'm always excited to see fresh talent, but this year I'm most stoked about the music video mixtape on Saturday 4/28: 90 minutes of original music videos with music from the White Stripes, Cults -- and a bunch of other bands I'm not cool enough to know of, but I'm sure are great. Seems like an awesome way to spend $11 to me! 

And in case you feel like getting extra nerdy, there's also a FREE music for film panel at 12:45 on Saturday, where you can learn about options for scoring the best music for score. Or something. Listen and learn! For free! YAY! 

There are a lot of other great films and events happening too. Check the full schedule online so you can plan your own awesome NFFTY weekend. 

{Music Video Mixtape | Saturday April 28, 3:00 pm | 90 min | SIFF Uptown 2 }

Imaginary Linkage: Stuff We Spied Online This Week {4/14-4/20}

The Tilda Stardust tumbler attempts to answer the burning question: Are Tilda Swinton and David Bowie the same person? 

Winter is coming! But it's so cuuute: Playmobil Game of Thrones.

Finally! Some useful relationship advice from HP Lovecraft.
"Your shadowy correspondent’s mention of the ill-regarded numbers nineteen and three recalls an unutterable experiment performed on sticklebacks by the Swedish icthyologist Dalgaard."

Someone contact Rick Deckard so we can find out if this thing is a replicant or human. (*shiver*)

Hey! Let's all buy some thrift store paintings and add monsters into them!

A real-life Amelie(esque) story: Woman finds WWII love letters at a Goodwill and returns them to the family

Someone is a very faithful Breaking Bad fan: Save Walter White

Imaginary Linkage: Stuff We Spied Online This Week {4/8-4/15}

According to this awesome 80s PSA, The HOFF isn't stoked about pot, and neither is K.I.T.T.

Does a bear get jiggy in the woods? Apparently, yes. 

What happens when a pro illustrator draws the stuff kids think up? Imaginawesome, of course.

Looking for St. Gwen? You probably need some of these celebrity prayer candles

Disney gets the design treatment: 10 beautiful alternative movie posters. 

How long do you think you would survive in a horror movie? Check this flow-chart so you're prepared. 

Yum! Maybe these eensy food photos will satisfy your snack cravings. 

And this week's imaginary cuteness award goes to: 33 photos of animals with stuffed versions of themselves.

Latest comment by: imaginary liz: "

Imaginawesome is now my favorite word, ever!


Imaginary Linkage: Stuff We Spied Online This Week {4/1-4/7}

The stuff of nightmares: 13 Awful Easter Bunny Family Photos

Alfred Hitchcock fangasm: A simply amazing Rear Window Timelapse Video

Having a bad day? Read this and instantly feel better! 

ATTENTION! Giant killer chickens once ruled the earth!!! 

Liz Lemon would totally buy this: hot dog-stuffed pizza (Cheesy! Blasters!) 

The perfect art for your imaginary den: mosh pit mixed media photo/paintings

The answer to the question "What if my dog could text?"
"Fun day. Ran around the house in a cape. I'M BATDOG LOL"

Flight of the Conchords feat. Jay-Z! (so NSFW, just FYI) 

Imaginary Linkage: Stuff We Spied Online This Week {3/25-3/30}

The most amazing PBR commerical ever: Disco, beer, and Patrick Swayze in a white suit + scarf. AWESOME. 

Untrimmed facial hair inspires a full-length documentary: The Winter of the Beard

World's Fair Nostalgia: A set of design images and photos from the 50s & 60s. 

The evolution of college radio: A brief history of KUOW, KCMU...and KEXP!

This would have been useful at The Underground, back in 1987: How to Dance Goth

What if all the Mad Men characters were dogs? Dogster matches breeds to characters. 

There's a reason everybody's talking about the Dollar Shave commercial: Because it is HILARIOUS!

Who invited her again? Girls' night with Katniss, Buffy, Hermione….and fun-killer Bella

Katniss: So, how was everyone’s week?

Hermione: Oh, same old. Quidditch match, Ron being a whiny, emotional middle-child, a few random assassination attempts by the Dark Lord, saving Potter from certain doom. Y’know, the usual stuff.

Buffy: I was saving the world.

Katniss: I was also saving the world!

Bella: I jumped off a cliff to get the attention of my ex-boyfriend.

Imaginary Watch This: New Video for Kissing Party's "The Game"

We here in imaginary land were already fans of Kissing Party, the melodic Indie Pop band from Denver whose fuzzy, catchy tunes make us want to pirouette in our knee highs and Converse. 

Anyway! This new video came our way so I thought I'd share. I'm not exactly sure what's going on in this (deliberately) scratchy beach adventure, but I do know it ends with a knife fight - and hey, everybody loves knife fights, am I right? No? Oh. Well, maybe you'll like the song anyway, because it's pretty amazing, knife fight or non. 

And if you love it, you can download their whole album, Wasters Wall, for $9.99 here.

Latest comment by: girls parties: "This videos cool but nutty. i like it tho. cool song"