Archive | Dandy Warhols

Friday's recommended show: Dandy Warhols playing the hits at the Showbox {12/3}

[video:] Given my love of all things Pacific Northwest  and Britpop, it’s no surprise that I have a soft spot for The Dandy Warhols.  The band expertly blends the brashness and hook-laden landscapes of their UK influences with Portlander moxie.  I had forgotten how much I dig on them until I their 2010 retrospective of […]

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Bumbershoot 2010: My Imaginary Bumbershoot Schedule

{The Submarines} Usually when we say “imaginary” around TIG, we mean stuff that we’re super-psyched for! And in this case, it’s true –but it’s also literal, as I won’t be at Bumbershoot this year. So imagine (ha) if you will, that I am going. Here’s what you’d see if you followed me around: ALL THREE […]

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Show Date: August 9, 2008

As I stepped outside my apartment on my way to the 2008 KEXP BBQ, I felt a few drops of rain falling. I wisely doubled back and grabbed an umbrella and jacket from my car. Normally a little rain doesn't faze me, but with freshly dyed hair one must plan ahead. Last time I got […]

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Let me go crazy, craaaazy on Blitzen Trapper!

It's a proud Northwest moment! Portland band Blitzen Trapper have just released about the coolest cover song I've heard in ages: Heart's "Crazy on You," replete with blings and bleeps and of course, some buttrock(ish) power chords. The track comes from a forthcoming release on Arena Rock Records called Bridging the Distance, which features loads […]

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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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Bumbershoot 2003: An Imaginary Preview

Show Date: September 1, 2003

Not sure what to see at Bumbershoot? Here's our imaginary input on the shows we don't wanna miss… {Friday recommendations} Broadcast Oblivion 2pm – 3pm: EMP Sky Church Visqueen 2:45pm – 3:45 pm: What's Next Stage The Decemberists 3:30pm – 4:30pm: EMP Sky Church The Divorce 4:15pm – 5:15pm: What's Next Stage Modest Mouse, The […]

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Best of 2003: Top 10 Local/Northwest Imaginary Albums of the Year

Since the top five on this list all also appear on our Top 10 overall imaginary albums of the year list, we’ve added some Honorable Mention local bands! #1 The Postal Service — Give Up (Sub Pop) Winning our imaginary best of 2003 by overwhelming majority, the Postal Service gorgeously blend the electronic delicacy of […]

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T in the Park 2002

Show Date: July 16, 2002

When April (our San Francisco Imaginary Girl correspondent) and I bought our T in the Park tickets back in February, we had no idea who was going to be on the bill. It was like crap shoot — except what did we really have to lose? Even if the line-up was full of crappy bands, […]

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