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MusicFestNW – Mid-September Music Madness in Portland – Photo Essay

Show Date: September 17, 2009

Imaginary Chona and I tag-teamed MusicFestNW with her resident reviewer, RJ, recently. I covered the first few days and she hit the last few days due to some circumstances of her being “cursed” until Saturday. Somehow, she broke the curse and I believe has photos posted on the site. I made it down to Portland […]

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Posters Fade

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Just because you’re depressed doesn’t mean you have to be all sad about it, right? That seems to be the prevailing sentiment in Derby’s sophomore album, Posters Fade, and the Portland indie-pop trio makes their case effectively. From the inebriant melodies in the opening track’s toast to “the girl that helps you get through it” […]

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SXSW 2006 Preview

Show Date: March 16, 2006

The Three Imaginary Girls posse is heading south and partaking all that is South by Southwest. For years, we've heard recounts of the good times and once in a lifetime showcases. Folks, we are beyond excited to experience it for ourselves. My head has been reeling with each 10 page highlighted print out igLiz hands […]

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The Imaginary Live Show Rundown

Show Date: August 21, 2005

Has Seattle ever been this hot? And no, we're not talking about the un-Seattle-like broiling temps — we're talking about all the amazing live shows we've seen so far, as well as the great shows we're looking forward to in the coming weeks. Sizzle, I say! Two of our imaginary highlights of the summer so […]

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This Is The New You

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This Is The New You, by Oregoners (or is it Oreganos?) Derby, sounds a bit more like the old me, really. Influences are worn on sleeves (Brit-pop from my early adulthood writ large on those patches). Songs have a vaguely comforting familiarity (K-Billy's songs of the 70's, anyone?) — and still, something is a bit […]

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