Your music could live here. Seattle public library - central branch. Photo credit: Jason Mills

Seattle Public Library hooks up with local music for PlayBack

Local music and the public library are getting together, and it’s just like watching two of your best friends turn into the cutest couple. Of course the library’s collection of over 2.2 million items already includes music. Besides physical CDs, they’ve had digital music through Freegal and Hoopla for years. Now the library is going beyond […]

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Viva Viva Viva KEXP and Robyn Hitchcock

“I don’t think you can quit music writing,” quipped Mr Hitchcock. “It’s like alcohol. You never quit; you’re just in recovery.” I beamed. I’d just been introduced to Robyn Hitchcock and was having quite the superfan moment. He’d graciously responded to my stammering fan-girl claim that I’d returned to music writing after a seven-hiatus because […]

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Fly Moon Royalty. Photo credit: Bryan Campbell

Fly Moon Royalty video for “Grown Man” Is Star-Making

Are you there, TIG readers? It’s me, Imaginary Dana. It’s been {insert far too large a number} years since my last post. But I’ve come out of imaginary retirement because there’s just too much goddamn musical goodness in Seattle this April, and I’m bursting to share it all. Here’s the first gem: Seattle duo Fly […]

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The Invitation

The Invitation

{The Invitation is screening at The Grand Illusion Cinema April 7-14}  It takes mastery of pacing and atmosphere in order to build a good thriller, and Director Karyn Kusama definitely has a handle on both with The Invitation.  Will {Logan Marshall-Green looking so at home in his Fury Road-inspired hair and beard that I did more than a […]

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Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. photo credit: Maria Kanevskaya

Imaginary Interview: Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen is known for brutally frank emotional dissections in her lyrics. Combined with her casual, personal stage presence and a disarming hint of twang in her speech, the overall effect is one of unguarded and unselfconscious openness. But when you talk to Thao one-on-one, you quickly realize that every aspect of her music is […]

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