Author Archive | imaginary liz

Bright Eyes 101 - the Beginner's Guide to the best songs by Conor Oberst

A beginner’s guide to Conor Oberst: 32 of the best songs by Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, and more

A year after I moved to Seattle, a long time friend visited me in my new home city. The night he arrived, Bright Eyes and Her Space Holiday (neither a band I had ever heard of) performed at the Paradox and my friend said both bands were great and we should go. He was right. […]

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Hear it first: The disarming stories behind So Cow’s latest batch of discordant pop songs {TIG exclusive stream}

So Cow is (currently) the music project of Brian Kelly – who played all the instruments on So Cow’s latest release, Lisa Marie Airplane Tour (released on Jigsaw Records). As with any band who has survived 10 years and multiple releases – line-ups and locales have come, gone, and morphed. Brian currently resides in the […]

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Seattle Public Library - Playback - First Round Awesome Picks!

PlayBack! Discover your new favorite Seattle band with SPL’s free new service

Earlier this year I was honored to be on the judging panel for Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack project. In a nutshell: The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack is an online collection that showcases and shares current local music for free. Seattle’s musical culture is known for its originality, passion and creativity, as our local artists continue […]

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Happy 14th Birthday

Happy 14 Years of Imaginary Fun!

Happy 14th birthday to Three Imaginary Girls! It’s so crazy to think our year-long batch of 10-year birthday celebrations was actually 4 years ago (back in 2012). I feel like those events (the shows, karaoke party, poster retrospective show, photography exhibit, ice cream social, the crafternoon, film screening, infographic, zine publishing, etc.) were just last […]

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Blue Jeans - Songs Are Easy

TIG Exclusive: Hear the new Blue Jeans album! {RIYL: indie+fuzz+jangle+synth}

Blue Jeans, the latest signing to Seattle’s Jigsaw Records, have an ungoogleable name that could easily blend into the woodwork of your brain. Thankfully, their new album, Songs are Easy (and their Veronica Lake pedigree), makes sure you won’t forget about them all that easily. With a dose of heavy reverb throughout, Blue Jeans have […]

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