Six Parts Seven

Show Date: August 10, 2002

Six Parts Seven immediately demonstrated that they're not your typical indie-rock band… Playing instrumental melodies at once buoyant and brooding, deliberate and evocative, the band featured no less than three guitars (with "high-lonesome" guitarst, Matt Haas alternately playing lapsteel), a bass guitar and drums, playing intricate lovely compositions. A singer…? Hmm. I'm not seeing a […]

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Tullycraft

Show Date: August 2, 2002

Imaginary Girl Liz is a HUGE Tullycraft fan. HUGE. On the 1-10 Imaginary Girl Liz scale, Tullycraft gets an eleven. Every group has an alpha, and in my circle of friends, there's no questioning who reigns supreme for musical recommendations. In the words of the mighty Pete Hilgendorf (Men of Science) on his musical strategy: […]

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The Malinks

Show Date: August 2, 2002

When I arrived at EMP's Liquid Lounge Friday night to see Tullycraft, I immediately spotted a wiry bleachy blond cutie-pie. This face… I knew this face… Then within minutes, said face (with body attached) took the stage with his powder blue guitar and sparkly guitar strap (and his two band mates) as the opening band […]

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Terror Sheets

Show Date: August 10, 2002

When was the last time someone used the echo effect live at Graceland? And morphed the dreamy and jangly angle so well? No one has, until the Terror Sheets. I can see why they've found a home at Sad Robot Records (incidently, also the label for Carissa's Wierd, the headliners for the evening). They rock, […]

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Carrie Akre

Show Date: August 9, 2002

I am not a fan of EMP's Sky Church as a show venue. It's too perfect, too pristine, designed for comfort and convenience more than experience — it's name, ironically, notwithstanding. Sure I can appreciate the lack of smoke… the early (and on-time) show performances, and the immaculate (and not too loud) sound. But it's […]

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Múm

Show Date: August 12, 2002

The crazy thing about Múm is that they look so darn… regular. I mean, let’s face it; the four members that make up the band are anything but mundane. First and foremost, they are from Iceland and don’t tell me that doesn’t immediately trigger forgotten memories of the Sugarcubes and the suspicion that everyone in […]

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Automaton with Bitesize

Show Date: August 7, 2002

Last Wednesday, I decided to celebrate my triumphant return to Seattle (from the bowels of the suburbs, not from some exotic locale, fyi) by going out on a weeknight. Fortunately for me, Automaton was playing at the I-Spy, meaning that not only was there a band I could sing along to, but also my repressed […]

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