The Barcelona Report

"If you get caught between Barca and New York City (I mean, Seattle…)" My three weeks in Barca have now come to a close (SOB)… and what a lovely strange place it was. Mostly strange because it felt so familiar, so comfortable… I could easily imagine spending lots of time here, and hope to return […]

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Luna in Spain: Ondar-wha?

Show Date: October 25, 2002

OK, so I have missed Luna in Seattle, like… six times? Seven? I don´t know, it seems that whenever they come, I narrowly miss the show for some odd reason or another (like the whole Wilco/Luna fiasco-conflict at this year´s Bumbershoot). As many of you may know, I am currently in España, traveling and learning […]

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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2002

A punky blue-haired music store employee gets butt nekkid in the front yard of a straight-laced admirer. A gay Brit has to "come out" to his activist mother about shagging a female friend. The most beloved rockin’ transsexual this side of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is demystified. Just a few of the sights and […]

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Paul McCartney

Show Date: October 19, 2002

When Conor Oberst parlays his stray-puppy cuteness and sensitive charm into gushing reviews and mother-daughter cd-listening bonding sessions, he's following in the footsteps of the original parental-approved 'Cute One,' Paul McCartney. When Kim and Thurston brought matrimonial bad hair and questionable vocal harmonies to NYC's Lower East Side, Paul and Linda had already blazed the […]

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Bright Eyes with the Bruces and M. Ward

Show Date: October 18, 2002

{I, Imaginary Girl Liz here do solumnly swear to be a professional and objective music writer and I will not gush about Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Saddle Creek Records or anything else associated therewith. Cross my heart.} Bright Eyes hit the Northwest with an army of 13. The rotating cast took the shape of three different […]

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Tullycraft

Show Date: October 12, 2002

A rock ‘n roll dream night. I packed up the Capitol Hill kids for a road trip to Ballard to see one of those "scream with glee when you read the concert calendar in the Sunset Tavern women’s restroom" shows. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a parking space no more than 10 feet […]

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ballboy

Show Date: October 1, 2002

As a card-carrying curmudgeon and a 'been there/done that,' jaundiced music fan, it is rare that I am taken in by the star-making machinery. I am happy to report one of those occasions. I have been enjoying ballboy's debut album, Club Anthems, with its absurdly brilliant "I Hate Scotland" and their import-only EP, All The […]

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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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