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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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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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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