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Pretty pretty princesses.
The October issue of Seattle Magazine puts the spotlight on the upcoming Built to Spill concert at the Moore this Friday, October

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Seapony's Danny Rowland on Seattle Magazine Gender-Bending Flub: "Get With It! I'm a Boy!"

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Pretty pretty princesses.
The October issue of Seattle Magazine puts the spotlight on the upcoming Built to Spill concert at the Moore this Friday, October 21, which is part of City Arts Fest and which one of Reverb's favorite local bands, Seapony, will be opening.

Established indie band Built to Spill in concert with emerging pop princesses Seapony

EDITOR'S PICK

Established indie band meets emerging indie band in this guaranteed-good-time rock show (part of the City Arts Festival). Boise-based Built to Spill hasn't released a new album since 2009, and we still adore them. The pop princesses of Seattle-based Seapony are galloping into the spotlight with their recently released debut album, Go With Me. Don't be silly--get tickets pronto.

It would appear to be high praise, except that a quick visit to their Facebook page, or an even quicker Google image search, would reveal that Seapony consists of one female and three males, making that "pop princesses" tag they use twice here a little iffy. Apparently all the details of the Seapony hype didn't reach the writer of the above preview.

I recently spoke with Seapony's Danny Rowland, who writes the band's music with co-founder and girlfriend Jen Weidl, about how he feels about Seattle Magazine's diss to his masculinity.

"How do I feel about this? I feel like someone at Seattle Mag did some lazy journalism'ing, that's what I think! They're doing it all half-assed over there. Get with it, people! I'm a boy!"

After I asked him what princess-like qualities he did possess, Rowland did concede, "I'm sort of high-maintenance, is that one?"

You can show your support for Seapony and a man's right to be called a man when he is a man by coming to the Moore show this Friday night, or, for a more low-key option, Seapony is also playing a second City Arts Fest show on Saturday night at the Rendezvous with Tea Cozies, Witch Gardens, and Midday Veil.

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