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Allalom — We Make Our Own Mistakes, Vol. 1

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What makes a good compilation? Unlike mixtapes, compilation albums don't generally have a central theme, and they only offer a taste of each band on the record. I figure the way to judge a compilation is by the number of great songs that are really worth listening to. In the case of We Make Our […]

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69 Love Songs Pre-Valentine's Day Bash!

Three Imaginary Girls, Barsuk Records, and 90.3 KEXP present the songs of The Magnetic Fields as interpreted by members of The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Rocky Votolato, Visqueen, Tullycraft, Harvey Danger, Kane Hodder, Transmissionary Six, Saeta, and many more. Thursday night, February 9th, at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, WA Seattle, WA, January 20, 2006 […]

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Best Northwest Releases of 2005: Top 100 Readers' Poll Winners

You voted, we tabulated. Here’s a print-ready list of the top 100 Pacific Northwest releases of the year for your post-holiday-gift-certificate shopping pleasure… {50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} Death Cab for Cutie — Plans {review} Tullycraft — Disenchanted Hearts Unite {review} The Decemberists — Picaresque {review} […]

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There's Only One Side Tonight

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Seattle's 23 year-old underground AM radio symphonist Sameer Shukla compels you to sing along with psychic disaster on his manicured debut. Ten deceptively cheerful-sounding, could-be-singles frame each plagued romantic mess described, in shape-shifting jingling tracks fit for a perfect Beach Boys on barbiturates glass-strewn-in-warm-sand weekend overdose. No wonder John Richards named Shukla "your favorite new […]

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The Imaginary Live Show Rundown

Show Date: September 22, 2005

Featuring stellastarr*, Two Gallants, NW Film Forum Anniversary, Sameer Shukla, The Pharmacy and more. {as of September 22, 2005} Last Saturday's {September 17, 2005} stellastarr* show was a packed one at the ole Chop Suey. This is a good sign for our band from NYC, especially considering it was the same night as the KEXP […]

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The Imaginary Live Show Rundown

Show Date: September 8, 2005

Featuring Dwight Pelz, Daylight Basement, Bumbershoot, The Decemberists, Aqueduct, Okkervil River, The Brazilian Girls, Tegan and Sara, The Divorce, Tom Brosseau, and more. {as of September 8, 2005} Did everyone have a great Labor Day weekend? I'd say that my Labor Day fun officially started last Wednesday. First up, karaoke to support city commissioner candidate […]

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TIG on KEXP for February 2005

On Saturday night, February 5th, we had the honor of appearing on KEXP's great local show Audioasis with the fabulous Lisa Wood. We had a blast watching the live in-studio performances by Reed and Kultur Shock, and then got play a few of our favorite local imaginary tracks of the moment. Here's our setlist, with […]

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