Archive | Laura Veirs


Photo essay: more MFNW! The Builders and the Butchers, The Decemberists, The Head and the Heart, Menomena

Another landslide of gorgeous photos from our imaginary weekend at Musicfest Northwest! The Builders and the Butchers The Decemberists The Head and the Heart Menomena Laura Veirs The Mynabirds {All photos courtesy of imaginary photog extraordinaire, Nate Watters. And don’t forget to check out more MFNW photos over at the imaginary flickr pool… we’ll meet […]

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MFNW recap: the weekend edition — Decemberists, the Head and the Heart, Menomena

{This is part three in a series of recaps about Musicfest Northwest 2010 — make sure you check out Thursday’s and Friday’s coverage too!} The Builders and the Butchers: Saturday at MFNW was chock full o’ rad, with bands around every corner and all kinds of PDX-style awesomeness abounding. The day started off with an […]

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Countdown to Musicfest Northwest in 3… 2…

Technically, you can get your Musicfest Northwest (MFNW) on starting tonight — there will be a few gigs going on around town down in Portland to warm up the masses — but our imaginary coverage will officially begin tomorrow and we can’t hardly wait!  There’s quite a few acts and sorta-showcases that we’re espcially stoked […]

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Laura Veirs’ sixth full-length, Saltbreakers, is a pretty, middle-of-the-road-less-traveled album that never sends you soaring too high, or drags you down too low. Her voice shines, and is the strongest aspect of her music, but the hum-drum guitars and seldom-used pianos may bore some. For others’ tastes, though, this is a great, introspective piece of […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {40-31}

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} #40 Vendetta Red — "Sisters Of the Red Death" (Sony) {official website} * {buy it}   #39 Matthew Shaw — Convenience (Self-released) {official website} * {buy it}   #38 Fruit Bats — Spelled in Bones (Sub Pop) {official website} * {buy […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results {50-41}

#50 Argo — Jetpacks for Everyone (Ana-Them Records) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #49 The Purrs — No Particular Bar, No Particular Town (self-released) {official website} * {buy it}   #48 Rochester Fosgate — Rochester Fosgate (Smooth Excavator) {official website} * {buy it} *   #47 These Arms Are Snakes — […]

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