Archive | In Praise of Folly

Tonight's Recommended Show: In Praise Of Folly, The Americas, I Love You Avalanche, Leaves

Defunct Seattle band In Praise of Folly will reunite for one show only today for a special benefit show for their friend and former drummer, Phil Mayben, who passed away in February. The show will take place at Atlas Clothing on Capitol Hill, a place that offers not only fabulous vintage and locally designed duds, […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {30-21}

#30 M. Ward — Transistor Radio (Merge Records) {official website} * {buy it}   #29 Minus the Bear — Menos El Oso (Suicide Squeeze) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #28 The Elephants — The Elephants (Self-released) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #27 The Pharmacy — B.F.F (Don't Stop Believin' […]

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Sexy, smart, hard, and catchy. Those are the adjectives for my favorite bands. There has to be an intelligent, sensual dynamic tension involved, that kids back in the late forties called rock and roll. The trio In Praise Of Folly has that energy in today's context, and conspicuously peak out past the pack of bands […]

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Three Imaginary Girls to Host "Silly Love Songs" Karaoke Bash on Friday the 13th!

"w/the Turn Ons, Dolour, In Praise of Folly, An American Starlet, Love Hotel, the Catch, Black Nite Crash, Radio Nationals, Ms. Led, Water Kill the Sun, Electric Kisses, the Lashes, the Long Winters, and more!" Seattle, WA, January 27, 2004—Three Imaginary Girls, "Seattle's sparkly indie-pop press", will be hosting a rockstar-laden "Silly Love Songs" Karaoke […]

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Cupid Rhymes with Stupid

Show Date: February 14, 2003

A Very Crocodile V-Day synopsis: four bands, two imaginary girls, 148 photographs, three drinks, five cigarettes, and one torn-in-half heart on the mend. I’d like to start out with a reminder that "Cupid" rhymes with "stupid," which should give a clear picture as to how I really feel about Valentine’s Day. Or, at the very […]

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Cutest Band in Seattle Contest 2003

Show Date: January 24, 2003

Finally {!} a contest in Seattle I can judge. I may not know my wine or textiles, but I know cuteness. So, when I was actually asked to judge such a contest, I was not only excited, but vindicated in that I could finally put to use my elementary school pasttime of reading Tigerbeat magazine. […]

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