Author Archive | imaginary dana


Viva Viva Viva KEXP and Robyn Hitchcock

“I don’t think you can quit music writing,” quipped Mr Hitchcock. “It’s like alcohol. You never quit; you’re just in recovery.” I beamed. I’d just been introduced to Robyn Hitchcock and was having quite the superfan moment. He’d graciously responded to my stammering fan-girl claim that I’d returned to music writing after a seven-hiatus because […]

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Fly Moon Royalty. Photo credit: Bryan Campbell

Fly Moon Royalty video for “Grown Man” Is Star-Making

Are you there, TIG readers? It’s me, Imaginary Dana. It’s been {insert far too large a number} years since my last post. But I’ve come out of imaginary retirement because there’s just too much goddamn musical goodness in Seattle this April, and I’m bursting to share it all. Here’s the first gem: Seattle duo Fly […]

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A whole lotta news about Monsters of Folk

Have you heard about Monsters of Folk yet? If not, it’s probably because you’re not lucky enough to get PR emails. Our imaginary inboxes have been full-to-overflowing with news of the project, a collaborative effort of three indie-heavyweights: Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Jimmy James of My Morning Jacket, and singer-songwriter M. Ward. We batted […]

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Photo(s) of the day: Robin Pecknold headlining the A Drink for the Kids benefit

From the most lovely and talented Sarah Jurado, here’s a shot of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, headlining last night’s A Drink for the Kids Vera Project Benefit. I’ve gotta admit, I didn’t recognize him for a moment, what with the shorn locks. Nice new ‘do, Robin! (Or at least, new to me.) And because […]

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Last night's secret Long Winters show at the Sunset

Show Date: July 9, 2009

The Long Winters played a secret show at the Sunset last night, and it was actually like, a secret! Generally speaking, “secret” shows in Seattle go a bit like this — that is, they’re an extremely loudly whispered secret, at best. Barsuk Records are better secret keepers than most. (Remember that secret Death Cab show […]

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Free tickets alert: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Sleepy Eyes of Death

Another day, another free ticket giveaway… this time, for two different shows — both at Chop Suey, both 21+, both awesomeness.  Friday, May 1: Sleepy Eyes of Death (with Constant Lovers and Weekend) Enter to win {email tig at with the subject line: SleepyEyes} Saturday, May 2: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down […]

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