Tonight in Seattle:  

Ms. Led

Rockstar New Wave Karaoke Countdown: Lesli Wood

Lesli Wood photo by Jason Tang
(photo by Jason Tang)

If there's one lady in this city who's earned a Wonder Woman cape, it's Lesli Wood.  For as long as TIG has been around (reminder: 10 years!), Lesli has been a part of Seattle's most noteworthy bands.

I remember the first time we saw her in action.  It was with Saeta at the Sit and Spin in 2002. It was a completely dark room, with Saeta's sublime, flowing songs filling the space.  Lesli lit up the stage with her beautiful vocals and heart-wrenching piano melodies… and her imaginary fanclub was formed. 

Since then she's lead the way in Seattle's music scene with not one, but two more amazing bands: Ms. Led (r.i.p.) and The Redwood Plan (currently ruling the streets).  She was even a mentor on an episode of MTV's "Made" (in which she illustrated *extreme* pose, compassion, and patience).  And while doing all this, she's been a practicing attorney. The lady totally deserves a superhero cape!

If you heart Lesli as much as we do (which we *know* you do), mark your calendar for the next Redwood Plan show on Friday, June 8th at The Crocodile with Seapony, Land of Pines and Young Evils for the Noise for the Needy Benefit.

We heart Lesli for so many reasons. She's talented, kind and she's been gracious enough to take part in many an imaginary party (and rocked them all). Remember her performance of "Divorce Song" at our Exile In {Imaginary} Girlville Liz Phair cover night back in 2008 (video below)?!

I wonder what amazing new wave song she's going to sing at our 10th Anniversary Rockstar New Wave Karaoke Bash on Friday, June 1st at Chop Suey {tix}.  Get your video recorder ready!

See Gina Young's new play 'Salt Water'

Gina Young's newest play, Salt Water, is playing at the Live Girls! Theater in Ballard later this month.


Final Ms. Led show 1/23. Nnnnooooooo!!!

Previously I've regretted breaking news here that I get via my Facebook friends' status updates but this was confirmed by the High Dive's website: Ms. Led, the first band I ever wrote about (back when I was a writer at ROCKRGRL magazine) and have been friendly with ever since, is playing their final show in January. January 23rd at the High Dive, to be exact.

I'm very saddened by this because Ms. Led was one of the very first bands to be nice to me when I started going to shows 6 years ago. They also kick ass. Unfortunately, my birthday is also that night, so I don't think I'll be able to make this show - which makes it suck times ten now.

I was also sick when The Young Sportsmen played their final show a few weeks ago and I loathe not being able to properly say goodbye to my favorite Northwest.

I'll post more details when I know them. In the meantime, here's the awesome video to the song "New Agenda".

Latest comment by: Lesli Wood: "Thank you for the sweet responses. I have loved being a part of Ms. Led and this will always be my favorite band. I do have a new project that will be debuting in March - a dancier band in the style of Le Tigre. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. For now, ...

Celebrating six years of TIG at Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville

Tennis Pro get Girlvilled. Photo by Laura Musselman.

at Chop Suey

See the setlist and some amazing photos from last night's Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville bash!


Latest comment by: yelahneb: "looks like it was a blast! so bummed i was out of town... yay for TIG!"

Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville

Exile in {Imaginary} Guyville poster by Seattle Show Posters

Exile in {Imaginary} Guyville

Practice all your moves, and mark your calendars: Celebrate TIGs sixth anniversary with us at Chop Suey on June 25!


Latest comment by: jim: "Oooo that was fun. Leslie and Gina and Gina and (who was that other person on the mic?) were completely cool in a way that I haven't seen in a long time. "

Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville, TONIGHT!!!

Chop Suey. Tonight, Wednesday night, June 25th. Doors at 8p, "6'1"" starts promptly at 9p. Come celebrate six fabulous years of TIG with us.


Latest comment by: imaginary chona: "have fun you guys!"

Northwest goodness at the Georgetown Music Festival

There is plenty of Friday and Saturday afternoon to catch the route 60, 131, 134, or 170 to catch this little festival with a big Northwest line-up.


Our first podcast in a year!

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can say we're back to our old podcasting ways! Our brand new podcast highlights the nine amazing bands who will play at our Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville} show on June 25 at Chop Suey.


Three Imaginary Girls Podcast June 2008

Three Imaginary Girls will celebrate our sixth birthday with an Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville bash at Chop Suey on June 25, 2008, which will feature the music of Liz Phair's seminal debut Exile in Guyville performed in order by a bunch of our favorite Northwest bands of the moment. This podcast highlights the music of those bands. Enjoy!

Latest comment by: M. Bison: "Hell yes for playing M. Bison tunes! Thank you so much! That tune is actually called "party all the time" - not "deer hunter." don't sweat it tigs, and be there on exile night!"

The Long Blondes at Neumo's

at Neumo's

She danced around the Neumo’s stage in a pair of stilettos that could be used as a deadly weapon and controlled the sexual tension of everyone in the room, male or female.