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Kyle Johnson's Top Ten Live Music Photos of 2008

Editor's note: TIG photographer Kyle Johnson has been quite busy this year. Taking the impeccable press and editorial photos as well as covering shows and festivals for TIG, Kyle has amassed a great portfolio for 2008. Here's a recap of his personal favs from the past year:   Grunge Lives in 2008! Green River at […]

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Jose Gonzalez at the Museum of Fine Arts

Show Date: June 18, 2008

{Ahoy there, Imaginary Ash here. When ace photographer Ion Sokhos asked me if he could cover Jose Gonzalez for TIG, I was all, hells yeah! He brought along his friend Braden Miller, who wrote the following review. Props to Ion and Braden for their excellent contributions, and we hope to hear/see more from them!} While […]

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José González: mesmerizing songs and (more) photos

Show Date: March 30, 2008

As the house lights dimmed and smoke began to fill the stage, you couldn't help but wonder what José González had up his sleeves. As he sat alone on stage, light pierced darkness like a morning sun peaking over the horizon. González, in shadow puppet form, swiftly entranced the venue's packed booths as he slowly […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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I suck…

…because I never posted this awesome Jose Gonzalez interview for you all to read. Imaginary contributor Diana Salier submitted it well over a month ago, and I was saving it till right before his show here in Seattle… and then I forgot to post it pre-show earlier this month. Gack! So — go read it. […]

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Jose Gonzalez

I met Jose Gonzalez for the first time in the summer of 2006, while he was passing through the West in support of 2005’s Veneer. After talking to him for an hour and then catching his set later that night I couldn’t get over the fact that he was the humblest, nicest guy I’d ever […]

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In Our Nature

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If ever there was an heir apparent to the emotionally bare music of the likes of Nick Drake, Elliot Smith or Jeff Buckley, José González is it. Hopefully he won’t follow the path that those others did, but In Our Nature, González’s follow-up to the dark gem Veneer, is so choked with emotion that you […]

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Veneer

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I've never been to Sweden. Heck, I've never been to Europe. These days, though, it seems like Sweden is pulling they most quiet, clandestine music invasion ever. Sure, we've had occasional incursions of our airspace by the likes of ABBA, the Hives, the Cardigans, but nothing that looked like the covert operation occurring today. Who […]

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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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