Cinerama, with ballboy

Show Date: October 1, 2002

"9.28.02, The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco""9.30.02, Blackbird Cafe, Portland""10.1.02, Crocodile Cafe, Seattle" In late September – early October there was a miraculous alignment of the planets that resulted in a glorious 4-day ballboy — Cinerama bender for Imaginary Girl Liz. As some might already know, I’ve been a massive fan of both ballboy […]

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Mates of State: a sonnet

Show Date: September 12, 2002

Last Friday night Graceland, those Mates of State Beamed gems of love, rang thru their eyes and song. Whilst melodies made us adore and long. Which first: their ardor, or songs so great? We wondered, as their music did so sate. With voices clear and harmonies inspired, Husband, wife played to our shared delight. Charm […]

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Talkin' shit about an indie rock t-shirt

Show Date: September 12, 2002

Everyone knows the Indie-Rock-Show-T-Shirt Rule™, right? You know the one, that unwritten rule: whatever band you are going to see, you must, if you insist upon wearing a band t-shirt, wear a band shirt that is at least one degree more obscure, cool, or unknown than the band you are currently seeing. This sets you […]

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joematt

Arty Boys

The Three Imaginary Girls are vain. So when an incredibly talented local artist paints a picture of us, we glow. And of course, then we write about it. Meet Matthew "Joematt" Parker: painter, lover, friend. For this show, Matthew found inspiration in those around him, documenting his friends in various haunts around the city. We […]

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Bumbershoot 2002: The Imaginary Highlights

Show Date: September 3, 2002

You remember when we did 14 shows in 14 nights? Hold on to your bonnet kids, at this year's Bumbershoot music festival — we witnessed 17 shows in four days. Following you will find a recap of the stuff we scribbled down in our trusty notebooks while running from venue to venue: Greatest Rockstar Moments: […]

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Playing Enemy

Show Date: September 5, 2002

When I set out to see Playing Enemy, it was because I found out at 10:15 p.m. that the Sparta show over at Graceland was all ages and so was just coming to a close as I sat in my apartment tying my shoes. Disgruntled and determined to bang my head (at least on the […]

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Nickel Creek

Show Date: September 5, 2002

Young bluegrass upstarts? You bet! Thumbing their cute noses at the 'new traditionalism' inspired by the staggering success of the orthodox bluegrass soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the Californian guitar-fiddle-mandolin trio Nickel Creek mix their bluegrass — a genre not known for its flexibility — with an incongruent dose of, well, just about […]

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Kevn Kinney

Show Date: September 1, 2002

At the last party at I.G. Dana's house, some folks on the porch were talking music and one guy started dissing Courtney Love. "OK, so how do you know she's an evil bitch?" I asked. His response, "Ummm… because Krist Novoselic told me so!" Right. Now I'm not going to argue with that. It may […]

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The Doobie Brothers

Show Date: September 2, 2002

The autumn leaves go tumbling by. Clouds march by, amassing their troops in the skies. Don't let them shoot my kite down. Looking forward to seven months overcast skies. Leaves swirl at my feet and I walk along the crowded downtown Seattle sidewalks with my head in the clouds. The ennui's setting in so I sit […]

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