Archive | Don’t Stop Believin’

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Local psyche-rock snogs Japanese punk pop: The Purrs, Shonen Knife, The Pharmacy at the Tractor {September 8}

Gird your weary loins, as you have approximately one day after Bumbershoot 2010 to prepare for a multi-genre mini-festival at the Tractor. Shonen Knife is headlining, and after recently watching their live DVD Live At Mohawk Place 2009 about a dozen times (featuring excellent work by new drummer Emi), I am anxious to see the Japanese […]

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T-minus 8 days: Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville: Team Gina

TIG's sixth anniversary party and tribute to Liz Phair's a-freaking-amazing debut album Exile in Guyville, Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville, is now only eight days away! Today's countdown item is all about Team Gina. We (and I in particular) have written so much about Ginas Bling and Genius you'd think they were the Fleet Foxes. Well, they do have better […]

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!Gross!

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!Gross! is the kind of urban-versus-rural aural shit that oozes out of black holes like Kent and Renton (where Pleasureboaters happen to be from). Noisy boys chopping it up in the basement, deeply inhaling the grainy crank — it's all about the torqued bash clipping against the bass warble, avant-garage thrash-on guitar suddenly sputting into […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {30-21}

#30 M. Ward — Transistor Radio (Merge Records) {official website} * {buy it}   #29 Minus the Bear — Menos El Oso (Suicide Squeeze) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #28 The Elephants — The Elephants (Self-released) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #27 The Pharmacy — B.F.F (Don't Stop Believin' […]

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B.F.F.

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"Auntie Kimya has a big fat fucking crush on her little nephews, the Pharmacy" – Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches) There's a rock opera in B.F.F. somewhere, played by nerds. Not real nerds, mind you, but social ones, with too many Descendents and Frank Zappa albums in their record collections and all of the Aqua Team […]

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