Author Archive | imaginary liz

Nana Grizol at the Vera Project / July 2017 / Photo: Liz Tollefson

Liz’s favorites of 2017: albums and shows that were great even though everything else felt crappy

I’m pretty sure once 2017 is over, and even after we get some space from it, I’ll still get a sour taste in my mouth thinking back to the turmoil it inflicted on the world. But, there were some high points that provided inspiration and comfort in these trying times – which I’ll share in […]

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A Look Back at the 2007 Imaginary Holiday Spectacular that Almost Never Was

10 years ago we hosted one of our more memorable Three Imaginary Girls holiday parties {although, I’m sure you agree they have ALL been amazing!}. The weeks leading up to the 2007 TIG holiday party were just as we had hoped/planned: We had gathered a line-up of folks on the bill who we couldn’t believe […]

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Mending our tired hearts with Seattle’s Tribute to the Last Waltz

Having a favorite band is one of the best things in the world. The music and materials spawned by a favorite band are a reliable go-to for the mending of a tired heart or a sad face. The only drawback to being one of our kind (the type to fall hopelessly in love with a […]

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TIG Exclusive: Debut album by Shrug Life – rifftastic wry-pop from Dublin

We are excited to share an exclusive stream of the new album by Shrug Life. The Dublin trio’s slightly self-titled debut full-length album, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ {which takes keystrokes to a whole new level}, will be released on Friday, September 29, 2017 on Seattle’s very own indie-rific label – Jigsaw Records – but you can here it […]

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The Long Winters at Upstream Festival. Photo: Jennifer Sangster

The Long Winters show at Upstream Fest was just as amazing as we hoped it would be

Show Date: May 12, 2017

The recent Long Winters show, as part of the first ever Upstream Fest, served as the class / family reunion of my dreams. A gathering of some of my most favorite people, in a smallish artsy exposed brick space, for a show of one of our favorite bands was a brilliant alignment of indie-cultivated stars […]

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TIG Exclusive: Hear Rat Fancy’s New EP of Snarky Sunny Twee-Punk

As the weather warms and we shed our headphone-ear-muffs for backyard party mix tapes, the time is perfect for Rat Fancy to release their debut EP: Suck A Lemon. Rat Fancy is ex-Sweater Girl Diana Barraza (vocals/guitar), Gregory Johnson (guitar / keyboard) and Gavin Glidewell (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, they know a thing or […]

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