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Friday Show Recommendations: Parquet Courts+Thurston Moore, Purple Mane + More!

Whether you’re into crunchy guitars or dance parties, this weekend has it all! You simply MUST stop your Winter Netflix Binge Fest 2018 and go out on the town this Friday. “We’re gonna have some fun, show you how it’s done, T.G.I.F.” First up we recommend Parquet Courts and Thurston Moore at the Showbox! Have […]

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Sound Off 2018

Recommended Shows: Sound Off! Semifinals #1 {2/9} and Dancing on the Valentine 13 {2/10}!

HAND UP if you’re ready for an insanely fun weekend of music! This Friday & Saturday, two of my favorite annual shows are happening. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 First up, let’s talk Sound Off!, MoPOP (formerly EMP)’s inspiring Battle of the Bands for musicians 21 & under. I worked at MoPOP for 4 years, and every. […]

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Andrew’s Favorite Albums and Concerts of 2017

2017 was a fairly rough year all around for many of us, mostly due to the current political situation, however, it ended up being quite a memorable year in music. This is certainly one of the primary factors that helped us get through it. For me, the year started out slow in regards to music, but […]

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Nana Grizol at the Vera Project / July 2017 / Photo: Liz Tollefson

Liz’s favorites of 2017: albums and shows that were great even though everything else felt crappy

I’m pretty sure once 2017 is over, and even after we get some space from it, I’ll still get a sour taste in my mouth thinking back to the turmoil it inflicted on the world. But, there were some high points that provided inspiration and comfort in these trying times – which I’ll share in […]

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A Look Back at the 2007 Imaginary Holiday Spectacular that Almost Never Was

10 years ago we hosted one of our more memorable Three Imaginary Girls holiday parties {although, I’m sure you agree they have ALL been amazing!}. The weeks leading up to the 2007 TIG holiday party were just as we had hoped/planned: We had gathered a line-up of folks on the bill who we couldn’t believe […]

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Sally Hawkins as Elisa and Doug Jones as Amphibian Man in The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

{The Shape of Water is screening in Seattle at SIFF Cinema Egyptian} Guillermo del Toro has done it again. And by “it,” I mean, “blown me the F away” with another amazing film. In The Shape of Water, Elisa {Sally Hawkins}, a woman who’s been mute since birth, works the night shift at a mysterious government […]

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Fotoform

Out of the ashes of C’est la Mort, one of Seattle’s best 1980s underground inspired bands, Fotoform has arrived with a stellar new self-titled album. Fotoform released their eponymous debut LP earlier this year, following several years of line-up changes and appearances on a handful of compilations. The previous version of the group, C’est la Mort, issued the […]

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