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764-HERO

Show Date: July 14, 2002

How can I tell you what 764-Hero sound like? Other bands sound like them. 764-Hero set the gold standard for Pacific Northwest guitar-driven melodic indie-rock. Today's performance: exemplary — I would expect nothing less. It's like the sunshine came out after a cloudy early afternoon, just to accentuate their technically flawless performance. I LOVE the […]

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The Long Winters

Show Date: July 14, 2002

What can Three Imaginary Girls say about The Long Winters that hasn't already been said? They're wonderful. When we saw them at the Crocodile, they were great. When we saw them at the Paradox a few weeks later, they were great. We saw them at the Block Party, and guess what? They sound great in the sunshine. […]

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Hypatia Lake

Show Date: July 14, 2002

Hypatia Lake. I'm stunned. The music, it's so intricate, innovative, interesting and soaring, I just don't know what to say. {Dana listens in stunned, happy silence…} The drums sound like my heart, beating fervently with new love for this band. Musical enamoration. Thump thump, thump thump. The music sound haunting, like a thunderous wistful daydream. […]

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The Gossip

Show Date: July 14, 2002

I first saw The Gossip at the last Block Party, when they played live for KEXP, and was totally impressed with their energy. John Richards (who was on the air at the time) still hasn't stopped gushing about their set. With good reason. The Gossip are the greatest thing to happen to punk rock since […]

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Oh, Has the World Changed or Have I Changed?

Show Date: July 7, 2002

It was a week of nostalgia for Imaginary Girl Dana, with the Flock of DJ sponsored Smiths-fest at i-Spy, including all-star Smiths cover band, The Unlovables… plus — a pocketful of Posies fans at the Fremont Fair…. What's this? A DJ playing all Smiths songs, all night… and a Smiths cover band, too?? My God. […]

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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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