Yeek Yak Airforce

Show Date: August 8, 2002

Quickie Pacific Northwest Indie-Cred Checklist: 1) Do you wear converse? Check! 2) Did Phil Ek record/produce your album? Check! 3) Has Kathleen Wilson mentioned and/or insulted you in her column? Check! 4) Do you drink cheap no-nonsense American beer? Check! 5) Did you spill said beer over imaginary girl who came to review your show? […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
tullycraftbsf02

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: […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading
carrieakre02

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 […]

Continue Reading
mum

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 […]

Continue Reading