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Can You Dig It?

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Thee Emergency's Dita Vox is pure rock and roll hotness. She's all woman, no argument from me, but her vocals evoke brains, intensity, strength, and tenderness beyond gender. You want to BE her, whether or not you're a young girl who also wants to front a gasoline-drenched, Bic lighter-waving four piece slutter-rock band, or an […]

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Rachel Flotard from Visqueen

I'm sitting in the van on U Street with Rachel Flotard, lead singer and guitarist for Visqueen, taking their night off from tour with Neko Case to play a quick set for the D.C. fans. Visqueen, (Rachel, guitar/vox; Ben, drums; Ronnie, bass) just finished playing a powerful set upstairs at the Velvet Lounge, a set, […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} #10 IQU — Sun Q (Sonic Boom Recordings) {official website} * {buy it}  #9 The Turn Ons — East (Childstar) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}  #8 Luke Temple — Luke Temple (Mill Pond Records) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   […]

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Sunset on Dateland

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I saw Visqueen for the first time during the Sasquatch! festival last May at the Gorge. They were sharing the mainstage with all those other favorites that made it impossible to stray to the sidestage. Yeah, I wanted to see the Long Winters, but moving me from my prime standing spot for Built to Spill, […]

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Best of 2003: Top 10 Local/Northwest Imaginary Albums of the Year

Since the top five on this list all also appear on our Top 10 overall imaginary albums of the year list, we’ve added some Honorable Mention local bands! #1 The Postal Service — Give Up (Sub Pop) Winning our imaginary best of 2003 by overwhelming majority, the Postal Service gorgeously blend the electronic delicacy of […]

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