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The Atlas

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I first heard Kristin Allen-Zito, Bellingham’s indie queen about five years ago.  A profound serendipity, I stumbled into an acoustic set at the now-defunct Bay Street Coffee House, and was immediately besotted.  I am not usually one for femme folksingers, but there was something vulnerable at work that arrested my attention.  Having cemented my allegiance […]

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Apparition!

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Black Eyes & Neckties have certainly made a name for themselves. The buzzing garage punk fivesome are fierce, and downright scary, which is how their Bellingham hometown fan base prefers it. Known by their fans as BENt, Ryan Cadaver, Bradley Horror, Brenda Grimm, Josh Homicide, and The Fist stage horrifically splendid spook shows complete with […]

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Jenni Potts

On stage, Jenni Potts sounds exactly like her debut EP, The Fourth, out on Clickpop Records. She doesn’t strain or even look up much. Her head is down, her long legs folded up under her, her foot barely moving to the strum of her guitar. She’s been through a lot, is still trying to figure […]

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The Fourth

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“What came first, the music or the misery?” asks John Cusack’s character Rob at the beginning of High Fidelity. For Jenni Potts, a twenty-year old singer-songwriter from Bellingham, the answer is clearly the latter. She has taken the misery plus angst, depression, denial, and uncertainty, and rolled it into one very compelling record. The Fourth […]

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Bumbershoot 2007: The Trucks Interview

Pressed for time, I ended up interviewing the Trucks at their Bumbershoot merch table signing. I felt a bit awkward because there was a whole bunch of people around watching us conduct this interview… Don't forget to read the live show review from Bumbershoot too. {Imaginary correspondent elle was an interviewing machine at Bumbershoot 2007, […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Chuckanut Drive and Prosser at the Tractor

All the talk around town is the Beastie Boys show at the Crocodile, but folks have an alternative (or shall we say y'alternative) in Ballard. Tonight at the Tractor Tavern Bellingham band Chuckanut Drive will be celebrating the release of their album Crooked Mile Home. From what we've heard here at imaginary headquarters, the band […]

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Prosser

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Prosser, the self-titled release from Seattle-based musician Eric Woodruff (formerly of Bellingham’s Delay) is a new and refreshing take on today’s alt-folk sound. The album runs through a gambit of different genres without ever seeming forced or manipulated. The quality of Woodruff’s musicianship (who plays every instrument on the album sans the occasional cello and […]

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