Archive | Grand Hallway


Saturday's recommended show: Love Hotel at Barboza

(photo: Angela Dawn) We are all kinds of nostalgic here at imaginary headquarters as we mark our 10th anniversary and look back on all the amazing bands that have held firm spots in our hearts (and on mix tapes) over the last 10 years. One band that supplied many nights of fun in our early […]

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Now hear this: Youth Rescue Mission will fracture your heart.

This is so much more than a recommended show and a ticket giveaway, even though *technically* this post is all of those things. We’re coming to you bright-and-early this fine Wednesday morning to talk to you for a moment about Youth Rescue Mission. They’re new to the concert-going masses, but if you’ve kept an ear […]

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Recommended show: BARE at Fremont Abbey {Friday, January 21}

The first two weeks of 2011 have set the bar pretty high for shows: Lovesick Empire killing the stage at a real-life $5 cover night at Neumos, Damien Jurado selling out Columbia City Theater, and back-to-back nights with The Head and the Heart (an impromptu night at Porterhouse in West Seattle last Thursday, and Friday’s […]

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Triple Door to host Grand Hallway's last show… OF THE YEAR

Normally, song titles like “Blessed Be Honey Bee” and “Napoleon’s Left Shoe” make me want to run for the hills. However, when it comes from a band like Grand Hallway, I just can’t get enough. Singer Tomo Nakayama’s voice is pure gorgeousness, warm and honey-toned. I also have a wee crush (shh, don’t tell her!) […]

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The Doe Bay Sessions: reliving summer with Sound on the Sound

Missing on summer? We feel you. So do our friends over at Sound on the Sound, who have been posting a series of exclusive videos of their trip out to Doe Bay this past August of some stellar local bands. Gorgeous content from some of our favorite songsterers and songstresses are yours for the viewing, […]

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This weekend's recommended shows: The Head and the Heart, twice!

Remember that one time? You know. Before we knew about The Head and the Heart and all their full-frontal amazingness? Right. Us neither. If you’ve yet to experience the sorta-indie-roots-ish, not-quite-americana vibe that these kittens have been putting out all over the PNW recently, you’re in for a treat. You have not one, but two […]

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Rad bands for a great cause: the NFTN 2010 lineup

{photo credit: the lovely Laura Musselman, courtesy of our imaginary flickr pool} Now that we’re all done with Sasquatch, it’s time to set our sights on the next raddest lineup to hit the west coast: it’s Noise for the Needy, 2010 edition. There’s close to seventy-five bands and djs playing a baker’s dozen of venues […]

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Grand Hallway packed the Tractor

Show Date: January 9, 2010

  Tomo Nakayama (and all of Grand Hallway for that matter) is a pleasure to watch perform.  The eight piece orchestral indie-pop band played to a bursting Tractor Tavern, last Saturday, with headliners Black Whales and Amateur Radio Operator. Having never caught Grand Hallway live before, I was surprised by Tomo’s ability to alternate between […]

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