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Newsmash: Thoughts about caucuses, favorite songs, and reasons to leave the house

Hello dear February and all that you’ve brought with you this week! Political things are kicking up and getting real with all kinds of insanity and importance. Have you caucused before? I remember the first caucus I went to back in 2004. Thank goodness I had the guide that our pal Lawrence put together for […]

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Sasquatch 2015 Picks: Courtney Barnett, Kendrick Lamar, Run The Jewels, S, Tame Impala, THEESatisfaction {Monday, May 25}

{Top photo: THEESatisfaction – Photo credit: Brady Harvey} Of all the stacked daily lineups at this year’s Sasquatch, Monday is probably my favorite. Just looking at this schedule makes me exhausted! Aside from being maybe the best day for music of the whole weekend, it’s also the best day for hip-hop, jam packed with local […]

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Imaginary Victoria's best of 2010, part one: seventeen new releases that knocked the stripes right off my kneesocks.

I know, I know. Writing best of 2010 lists is so three-weeks-ago. But with such a good year in music having just passed, it would be remiss of me to not to let the imaginary-sphere know about a few of my favorite close-of-the-start-of-the-oughts things. I’ve never been a big subscriber to “this is better than […]

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See Me River play album release tonight, with Grand Archives and S. at the Tractor

Tonight is a three band deep jubilee of American self-expression as smart and intimate as a poem by Walt Whitman, and as big and overflowing with talent as a Seattle Carter Family. The Tractor hosts See Me River‘s album release for The One That Got A Wake, their latest and best album so far. They’re […]

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Sadstyle

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The diaspora of talented songwriters from the collective known as Carissa’s Wierd has by now become legendary, with a few albums of post-break-up works from Sera Cahoone (solo) and Mat Brooke (Band of Horses, now Grand Archives) to remind fans of their three very fine, first full-lengths while all together: Ugly but Honest (2000), You […]

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Grand Archives mesmerize the Triple Door

Show Date: February 20, 2008

I want into this night expecting nothing less than magic: it was an early spring evening flanked by a gorgeous lunar eclipse, and I was on my way to a notoriously beautiful venue, to see Grand Archives, a band on the brink whose recently release album was spinning nonstop in my ears. To follow the […]

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Puking and Crying

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Admittedly, I am a huge fan of Jenn Ghetto's music. Her work as one of the founders of Carissa's Weird, along with her first solo release under the name 'S', has provided some of the best material to come out of Seattle over the last five years. The title of the first S album, Sadstyle, […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results {40-31}

#40 Cantona — 3×4 (self-released) {official website}   #39 S — Puking and Crying (Suicide Squeeze Records) {official website} * {buy it}   #38 The Girls — The Girls (Dirtnap) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #37 The Jeunes — 4 Song EP (self-released) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review} […]

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