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Tonight's Recommended Show: The Lights, Thee Emergency, Kissing Potion, and The Whore Moans at the Comet

How many Noise for the Needy shows have you been to so far? How was that killer NFTN CSS show last night? Well, tonight those NFTN folks have a couple other shows for us to choose from. Tonight we'll be heading to the Comet for the Lights playing with more-Detroit-rock-than-bands-from-Detroit Thee Emergency. This evening calls […]

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Fests are upon us: Part 2: Noise for the Needy

Noise for the Needy is a local non-profit that sponsors a yearly music showcase in Seattle to benefit a charity. This year the event will benefit Rise 'N Shine, an organization that provides emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization is as worthy […]

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Best Northwest Releases of 2006

Zow — it's been another great year for music everywhere, and a particularly amazing one for music straight outta the Northwest (we hate to brag, but the hometown pride has us beaming!). Thanks to all of you who voted in our fourth annual Best Northwest Releases of 2006 Readers' Poll. As always, we are pleased […]

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AstroPOP! for July 2005

Gemini {May 21-June 21} You want to know if you're going to find true love this month? You're asking the big questions this month, Gemini, and I applaud you for it. And I'm guessing that you're onto me — I'm applauding so heartily because I don't really have an answer for you. My usual sources […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results {20-11}

#20 Transmissionary Six — Get Down (FILMguerrero) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #19 The Graze — Iowa Anvil(J-Shirt) {official website} * {buy it}   #18 Blessed Light — Love Lights the Way (Mill Pond Records) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #17 Beehive — Cycle A (self-released) {official […]

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Best of 2003: Imaginary Staffers Top 10 Lists

Char, Imaginary Girl All Girl Summer Fun Band, “2” Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism” Massive Attack, “100th Window” Outkast, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” Stellastarr*, “Stellastarr*” The Dandy Warhols, “Welcome To The Monkey House” The Fitness, “Call Me for Together” The Postal Service, “Give Up” Various Artists, “Lost in Translation” Soundtrack Visqueen, “King Me” Yeah Yeah Yeahs, […]

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Best of 2003: Top 100 Imaginary Albums of the Year

You voted, and we tabulated. Now you can print and clip the top 100 imaginary albums of the year list for your post-holiday-gift-certificate shopping pleasure… The Postal Service, “Give Up” The Shins, “Chutes Too Narrow” Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism” Radiohead, “Hail To The Thief” Outkast, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” The White Stripes, “Elephant” The Long […]

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Show Date: October 21, 2003

Blamo!!!!! Sound the bells, kids: Menomena is the shiiiiiite so you need to pay attention here!!!! After hearing their debut release I AM THE FUN BLAME MONSTER and then seeing (and sponsoring) their first ever Seattle appearance, I've gotta let all my imaginary friends know that Menomena is a BAND TO WATCH for in 2004!! […]

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The Lights

Show Date: October 15, 2003

I'm here to dispel the Lights myth — that is, ironically, the Lights are not light. The Lights are dark and discordant, indifferently incongruous; their first full-length CD Beautiful Bird  (Bop Tart Records) rocks, but didn't prepare me for the live Lights, where their raw jangly antagostism broiled my ears, provoked my imagination, and moved […]

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