Author Archive | Imaginary Gemma

Author Greg Vandy and Mudhoney's Steve Turner

26 Songs in 30 Days: Greg Vandy’s book about Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs

A history book by local authors about music created in the Pacific Northwest? Of course I was going to read to 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest by Greg Vandy and Daniel Person, and of course I was going to like it. It […]

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Your music could live here. Seattle public library - central branch. Photo credit: Jason Mills

Seattle Public Library hooks up with local music for PlayBack

Local music and the public library are getting together, and it’s just like watching two of your best friends turn into the cutest couple. Of course the library’s collection of over 2.2 million items already includes music. Besides physical CDs, they’ve had digital music through Freegal and Hoopla for years. Now the library is going beyond […]

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Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. photo credit: Maria Kanevskaya

Imaginary Interview: Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen is known for brutally frank emotional dissections in her lyrics. Combined with her casual, personal stage presence and a disarming hint of twang in her speech, the overall effect is one of unguarded and unselfconscious openness. But when you talk to Thao one-on-one, you quickly realize that every aspect of her music is […]

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Vök releasing Tension October 21

For the last year or so, Vök have been building more tension in Reykjavík than the Holuhraun Volcano, but they’ve been hard to find Stateside until now. Their debut EP, Tension, is getting a North American release in October, and the band will follow up with a tour (you can be sure we’ll let you […]

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Moondoggies. Photo by Mocha Charlie

Happy birthday, Seattle Living Room Shows!

Show Date: April 26, 2014

How do you throw yourself a surprise party? If you’re Kristen and Carrie Watt, you book a festival’s worth of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite indie musicians and a glamorous private venue in SoDo and then sell tickets announcing only the date and time. And if you’re the Watt sisters, fans and friends of Seattle Living […]

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If it’s the frozen, outer space soundscapes of Sigur Rós that floats your soul, it can seem like your only hope is a genre of one. But as Yoda said, “No, there is another.” Also hailing from Iceland, also active since the late ‘90s, and equally bizarre, múm use electronics embellished by ethereal, child-like vocals […]

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