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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Show Date: August 2, 2002

"Thanks for coming out. We're the Backstreet Boys," said Aveo frontman William Wilson to introduce the show. What a kidder! "I can't tell what I need," he continued after the first song. "I think I might need…" His voice trailed off. What did William need? He didn't know; I wasn't sure either, as I sat […]

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T in the Park 2002

Show Date: July 16, 2002

When April (our San Francisco Imaginary Girl correspondent) and I bought our T in the Park tickets back in February, we had no idea who was going to be on the bill. It was like crap shoot — except what did we really have to lose? Even if the line-up was full of crappy bands, […]

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It's MY Party

"Yesterday I got so old it made me want to cry" "Come to wish me an unhappy birthday" "Like a birthday, or a pretty view" Etc etc… The theme of growing another year older is a popular one for new wave pop, apparently. Such was the case last Friday night, when I had the auspicious […]

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Charming Snakes

Show Date: July 12, 2002

Can I mention how hot it is in the Bad JuJu Lounge? And only slightly more distracting and disturbing, it is DAYLIGHT. And you know, the new velvet sofa and chairs are quite nice. So I'm sitting in here alone, talking with a new friend Eric, who tells me they have food at the Bad […]

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The Simians

Show Date: July 12, 2002

We had a few minutes, so Mom and I headed over to the Vera stage to hear what was playing. And behold to our ears… it's hillbilly indie-rock! Or as the Simians called it, "Roots-Revival." imaginary Dana's Mom:  I rather liked them; they were distinguished from other things we've heard today. You know, I liked them too! […]

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