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Beauty Parlor: hey, all you pretty things! {new record review column}

I’m going to start this new “album round up” for Three Imaginary Girls with the above recent You Tube video for Sean Rowe‘s “Jonathan”: (1.) Because I think it’s the best song off of his recent Magic album (recently given full treatment here) and though it’s been out a while the video is new. More-so, […]

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La Sera

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I thought the Vivian Girls were pretty good, a lot of pissy but prim potential. But I think La Sera, bassist-vocalist Katy Goodman’s new band, is great. That’s because her new thing’s self-titled debut doesn’t hide behind Ramones-wanna be riffs or Sonic Youth ear-gumming feedback. Instead, La Sera shows what the Shaggs would have been […]

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Bumbershoot 2010: Album 101 Prep for Recommended Artists

It is sheer madness that there are so many great live performers appearing at Bumbershoot 2010 this year. This is my personal schedule to see a cross-section of irascible indie-ness (be it indie pop-friendly Pac NW hip-hop, indie rock, Brooklyn funk, etc.) but mostly focusing on those TIG-sparking artists who either put out a great […]

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Let's make stuff and listen to the new Femurs and Carissa's Wierd records

Join us Sunday, June 27 from 1p-3p at Neptune Coffee for the second edition of our Imaginary Crafty Listening Party! Last month we had a glorious time making new crafty friends and debuting the new Math & Physics Club album. ┬áThis time around, we’ll fill the air with the likes of two album we think […]

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Cracked Love & Other Drugs

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It’s kind of appropriate that last summer in Seattle hometown kerosine-crunch bashers Unnatural Helpers assisted Billy the Fridge and the other Top Pot celebrities fete the sugary fried breakfast-death eating frenzy of a Top Pot donut eating contest. Garage punk veterans Brian Standefort and Leo Gephardt (two Mr. Hydes from Idle Times and before that […]

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Hardly Art's country-rock finest, Moondoggies, play dual shows at the Tractor Tavern

The Moondoggies have captured our beard-loving northwestern hearts. They play American music.. music that is warm, stilted with lush harmonies and hinting at a prevalent and haunting sense of wanderlust. And much like most bands these days, their sound can’t be classified singley. It’s country. It’s gospel. It’s a rollicking bar-jam that is at once […]

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Imaginary Interview: The Dutchess and The Duke at Capitol Hill Block Party 2009

Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison of The Dutchess and The Duke sit down at Cafe Vita with threeimaginarygirls to discuss their new album, Sunrise/Sunset, their upcoming tour with Modest Mouse, and poop. Check out Block Party’s youngest patron, seven week old Oscar Lortz! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUD6fV1sVE]

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Chomp down at Light in the Attic's 3rd annual doughnut eating contest

Here is a little free association test for you: When you hear the expression “competitive eating,” what comes to mind? If the answer wasn’t a Mexican Elvis impersonator, well, you’re probably not the only one, but it feels kind of appropriate, no? Indie record label Light in the Attic is hosting their 3rd annual donut […]

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