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Some of our must-sees for Bumbershoot 2012 {Sept. 1-3}

There's plenty to dig into at this year's Bumbershoot Music Festival outside of the big-draw acts (Gotye, anyone?) that make the daily ticket price well worth every hard-earned dollar you're going to spend. There's an impressive comedy lineup, KEXP's always-awesome "secret" Music Lounge, endless vendors, and the sunny goodness of the Seattle Center grounds — […]

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A mixtape of Imaginary Liz's Best of 2011 {so far)

Rather than thinking of it as 2011 being halfway over, I prefer to see it as we’re all halfway to my birthday {December 24th if it’s not on your calendar already}.¬† To celebrate, and take stock of this year’s releases thus far, I’ve put together a mix of my favorite songs of 2011 {so far}. […]

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NYC Popfest 2011 :: recap!

The fifth anniversary of NYC Popfest kicked off with a sold-out show at the Cake Shop with headliners the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who were announced to the opening night bill only a week before the start of the festival. (Talk about a pleasant surprise!) Pet Milk {hailing from Philadelphia} started the night […]

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Pains of Being Pure at Heart woo The Crocodile

Show Date: April 22, 2011

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart played a sold-out show to promote new album Belong at The Crocodile last Friday, with many of the Imaginary crowd eagerly in attendance. ¬†Offering a welcome retreat from the Sakura-Con crowds, the show also heralded in the spring concert season that I have long been anticipating. The Pains […]

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Trying to get a handle on my excitement for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart show {this Friday}

¬† It’s been a tough past couple days as I whittle down the countdown clock to Friday night and the big Pains of Being Pure at Heart show at The Crocodile! The tick tock on the clock started months ago when I first heard whispers from the blazingly pretty new album, Belong {listen to a […]

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Every indie rock musical generation’s tantrum heartbreak purges out a band that people will resist based on the vulnerable obviousness of their name. But at the leaf pile-loving, milk-tea drinking, sunshine pop with grey cloud dimming Three Imaginary Girls HQ, a group calling itself The Pains of Being Pure At Heart is not going to […]

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Recommended for Friday: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Vera Project

It’s been over a year since the sparkly/fuzzy/jangly imaginary favorite Pains of Being Pure at Heart came through town, and we’re just as smitten with them as we were the first time we heard “This Love is Fucking Right”. If you jump over to Pitchfork today, you can check out the new POBPAH single “Heart […]

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imaginary liz's favorite albums of 2009

For some reason as stressful as it is sometimes to do, I found myself compiling a bunch of year end and decade end lists over the holiday weekend. So many so, I decided to spread out all my lists throughout the week. Today we’ll start with the meat of the list — my favorite releases […]

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keenan's favorite albums of 2009

After quite a bit of hmm-ing and hah-ing, I’ve finally come up with my favorite albums of 2009, listed in sort of numerical order, or at least that’s how I feel today, including local favorites BOAT, Visqueen, and indie pop hearthrobs The Pains of Being Pure at Heart! {photo by hot avocados photography} 10. Telekinesis! […]

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