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Weekend plans to dance your funny valentine off?

{Amazing Lesli Wood / Redwood Plan photo by Jason Tang from the TIG Flickr Photo Pool} The weekend is nearly upon us… what are you most looking forward to? On Friday night, Lesli Wood and the Redwood Plan kicking arse at the Comet with Dept of Energy headlining? Fresh Espresso (with a name like that […]

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Such an imaginary weekend!

Could there be any more good shows happening this weekend? I mean, seriously. Just look at the calendar! I'll be spending my Friday night at Neumo's, up to my ears in the goodness of The Moondoggies / Maldives — still reeling from the pop-bliss of last night's Fountains of Wayne show at the Triple Door! […]

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One show not to be missed this weekend: Fish the Cat Records' Toys for Tots Benefit at the Mars Bar

There are lots of great shows this weekend: the Cops all-ages CD release, the Thermals, I could go on. But one show I highly endorse would be the 7th Annual Fish the Cat Records Toys for Tots benefit at the Mars Bar. It is deserving of both a plug here on the Imaginary Blog and […]

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TONIGHT! Ball of Wax Vol 10 release show

Tonight is a GREAT night for live shows. In addition to the obvious touring bands coming on through (the Pipettes, the Hives) and a local favorite Rocky Votolato, there's a showcase for local bands going on at the Sunset that's well worth your attention… It's the CD release show for the Ball of Wax Audio […]

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The Blakes all-ages EP release show

Show Date: October 5, 2007

The Blakes have taken the Seattle music scene by storm in a very short amount of time, and they've earned it, releasing two EPs and a self-titled full-length record {review} in less than a year. They've played SXSW, Sasquatch, Seafair, and Bumbershoot this year alone, and are just about to launch into a huge nationwide […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Seattle Powerpop Blog's Anniversary Party

Tonight's recommended show is a celebration of my favorite non-TIG music website in town. Gary Miller and his Seattle Powerpop blog have turned me on to so many great powerpop bands over the past 365 days or so that it isn't even funny. Tonight his blog turns 1 and he's assembled some fine bands to celebrate. Even […]

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Fests are upon us: Part 2: Noise for the Needy

Noise for the Needy is a local non-profit that sponsors a yearly music showcase in Seattle to benefit a charity. This year the event will benefit Rise 'N Shine, an organization that provides emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization is as worthy […]

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Fests are upon us: Part 1: Georgetown Music Festival

Summertime in Seattle means nothing if not music festivals. While Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party have grown to astronomical (read as: huge touring bands) proportions, The Georgetown Music Festival is keeping it local as can be, with a preliminary lineup of loads of Seattle- (and a few Portland) based bands prepared to rock […]

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