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2013: a mostly-local year in the rearview mirror {pt. I}

RSD2013 release, and quite possibly one of the best things I heard all year, AKA Shearon van Ettenwater. In years past, I've looked forward to the construction of my end-of-year lists, especially during years that ran toward the fuller side of new (and new-to-me) music that I was excited to compile and share. Since the […]

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Heavy {local} rotation: Pickwick, Heligoats, Sallie Ford, Wimps

You know what? There is a metric shit ton of good new local music out there right now, leading me to believe that in the statistical history of on-off years, 2013 is going to be an ON. Aside from The Orwells (non-locals, but worth mentioning for the sheer amount of times I've listened to their […]

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Countdown to the Imaginary Holiday Spectacular: Chris Otepka and Brite Lines

Happy Monday, imaginary friends! We're here bright and early this morning to start the week off right: there's just two weeks until our annual Holiday Spectacular {taking place on Friday, December 21st at Chop Suey}, and that gives us just enough time to get you as excited about the bands taking the stage as we are. […]

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Save the date: the Imaginary Holiday Spectacular is coming! {12/21}

Yep, you guessed it — with the passing of Thanksgiving, the holiday season is now officially in full swing, and with that, we're super excited this morning to announce the 2012 lineup for the Imaginary Holiday Spectacular! Get your calendars out and mark the date: this year's show will be taking place on Friday, December […]

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This is what you're doing tonight: Heligoats at the Comet

You remember Heligoats, right? Of course you do: sweet, Bellingham-spun, beautifully delirious frontman of the band Chris Otepka was kind enough to grace us with his presence with a solo performance at our Imaginary Holiday Spectacular last year. Tonight, he's bringing the whole band out at the Comet Tavern {yep, tonight-tonight, Thursday the 27th} and […]

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Photoessay: Eef Barzelay {Clem Snide} and Chris Otepka {Heligoats}

Show Date: July 6, 2012

By some stroke of fortunate timing, we found ourselves at the Tashiro-Kaplan Artist Lofts in Pioneer Square this past Friday night, for a few beautiful sets of music from Eef Barzelay, Chris Otepka, and Shannon Stephens. It was one of those heard-it-through-the-grapevine "house" shows, with a few dozen folks scattered about on floor cushions, a […]

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Photo essay + weekend roundup: a double-dose of Eef

It was a great weekend for the music books, with so many good shows going on around town — and you can call us biased, but we really do think Friday's Imaginary Holiday Spectacular took the cake as the weekend-starter to top them all. We spent the night flitting between Santa Roderick's lap and the […]

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Countdown to the Imaginary Holiday Spectacular: five more days!

There's plenty more to talk about this week as we count down to our imaginary holiday party: we've already filled you in about the goodness that is Heligoats {and Chris Otepka's previous incarnation, Troubled Hubble}, and our most recent addition to the line up, Sean Nelson and Kyle O'Quin's Temp Score. We'll have a little […]

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