Archive | All Girl Summer Fun Band


Bring back the sun (??!!) with Imaginary Amie's Summer Mixtape

Ahhh….summer. There’s nothing quite like cranking up a bouncy, happy song on a sunny day – whether you’re in a car with the top down, or taking a sunshiny sidewalk stroll with your earphones firmly in place. Sadly, once again this summer,  the sunny days in Seattle have been few and far between (Hello, July?). Here’s […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 TIG Editorial Picks

TIG staffers are a lot like you — coming up with our list of faves for the year is a fun and gripping process. After comparing/contrasting/debating our individual favorites, we figured the sum of our imaginary parts would make for an interesting list. While ChrisB and Keenan, among other things, brought in the power-pop elements,  […]

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Magic Marker Records book a roadtrip-worthy anniversary show

You better hope gas prices stay low until February. Portland's fantastic Magic Marker Records just announced their 10-year anniversary show! And it's amazing! February 7th at the Someday Lounge in Portland. This just in from MMR honcho, Curt: The line up looks like: Tullycraft Dear Nora (a one time reunion) BOAT Kissing Book (a one […]

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Stay out of the rain! Go see some pop shows!

This is a fantastic weekend for indie pop in Seattle! Saturday night at the Vera Project you'll find Portland's All Girl Summer Fun Band, who, if you haven't heard, fit their name very well (though they still hold up in the Fall too!). AGSFB also features Kathy from the Thermals. Their fun, clever songs laden […]

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Short attention span songs

I love it when folks get right to the point. Got a hook? Give it to me right away! No need to noodle around and skirt around the chorus – hop to it! Finally, a podcast that fulfills my need for instant gratification. Since the folks at Not Quite Rocket Science began their podcasting a […]

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Ltd Ed. Vinyl = Happy Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Oh how the indie-pop kids are SO hard to buy for. The minute they find something they like, it goes out of print (or out of stock of their size). Finally – the perfect gift for your hard-to-buy-for vinyl loving friend (let me know if you need my mailing address). note: the first 150 subscribers […]

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A House Full of Friends


The A House Full of Friends compilation pulls together two-discs worth of artists whom have performed at some point or another in a small SE Portland house where Mark Rothkopf and Curt Ketner, the founders of Magic Marker Records, lived from 1997-2004. Presumably, the house was usually full of their friends. The liner notes call […]

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Best of 2003: Imaginary Staffers Top 10 Lists

Char, Imaginary Girl All Girl Summer Fun Band, “2” Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism” Massive Attack, “100th Window” Outkast, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” Stellastarr*, “Stellastarr*” The Dandy Warhols, “Welcome To The Monkey House” The Fitness, “Call Me for Together” The Postal Service, “Give Up” Various Artists, “Lost in Translation” Soundtrack Visqueen, “King Me” Yeah Yeah Yeahs, […]

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