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YeekYak-Mara-Volta-Clockface-Airforce…?

Show Date: July 4, 2002

We're not much for fireworks. So instead of staring skyward this July 4th, imaginary girl friend Marlene and I headed to the Wasabi Bistro (not that place again!) for sustenance, and then arrived at the Crocodile to hear local up-and-coming band Yeek Yak Airforce. There we were, music reviewers with pens and pads in hand, […]

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Visqueen, with Crictor

Show Date: July 3, 2002

{gush} I can't count the number of Mandrin and sodas that Kim Warnick has poured for me at the Cha Cha. At least fifty. Eighty? One hundred? As I said, I couldn't count. Of course, I know who she is; founding member of the Fastbacks, the former Mrs. Ken Stringfellow, friend-apparent to music writer Kathleen […]

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Top Five Reasons why all KEXP fans should boycott the Trachtenberg Family Slide Show Players

For your reading pleasure, here is the original email I sent to John Richards on May 29, 2002 Top Five Reasons why all KEXP fans should boycott the Trachtenberg Family Slide Show Players: They proclaimed their Saturday night performance as an "anti-KEXP rally," that was, "staged as a direct protest to the John Richards sponsored […]

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Carissa's Wierd: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Show Date: June 14, 2002

Yes, the Three Imaginary Girls are such HUGE Carissa's Wierd fans that when we found out they were playing material from their upcoming release, we got tickets for both shows! Friday night they played at Chop Suey, Saturday night they played an all-ages show at the Paradox. Philadelphia band Boxstep played with them at both […]

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Pretty Girls Make Graves with Your Enemies Friends

Show Date: June 9, 2002

For weeks (months) I’ve heard Dana rave about Pretty Girls Make Graves. I doubt there has been a trip in her car where she hasn’t played a song from their debut cd, quoted a lyric over the course of conversation, or gushed about their live shows. I was nearly as excited as she was when […]

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Who'd Believe for All the World that You Were My Imaginary Girl?

Show Date: June 7, 2002

I've always adored They Might Be Giants. How could I not? Flood was released and my first hangover came shortly thereafter. Even god-awful retching to that CD didn't not dim the musical nightlight turned on inside the birdhouse in my soul. Flood was (and still remains) the source of many positive memories and is a […]

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The Worst You Can Do Is Miss the Long Winters Live

Show Date: May 31, 2002

First thing: if you weren't lucky enough to see The Long Winters live, DO NOT MISS IT NEXT TIME!!! And if you don't already own their debut CD, The Worst You Can Do Is Harm, then stop reading this column and run to go purchase it. Right now! Then please come back and continue reading. […]

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