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Sound Off 2018

Recommended Shows: Sound Off! Semifinals #1 {2/9} and Dancing on the Valentine 13 {2/10}!

HAND UP if you’re ready for an insanely fun weekend of music! This Friday & Saturday, two of my favorite annual shows are happening. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 First up, let’s talk Sound Off!, MoPOP (formerly EMP)’s inspiring Battle of the Bands for musicians 21 & under. I worked at MoPOP for 4 years, and every. […]

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Big Fun This Week: 3 Amazing Shows, all for a good cause

Big fun this week: 3 amazing shows, all for a good cause

The first couple weeks of December are turning out to be one of the best weeks for show-goers all year.  Hopefully we can all give ourselves early holiday gifts and treat ourselves to some BIG FUN this month. Each of these three picks for the week features AMAZING line-ups, raising much-needed funds for great causes: […]

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New Order Benefit at Neumos

Recommended show: Every Little Counts feat. the music of New Order {12/3}

There are plenty of holiday fun times happening his month, so I wanted to make sure you knew about this insanely cool benefit show our pal Marco Collins helped put together. Behold: Every Little Counts featuring the music of New Order! THIS Thursday, December 3, FM Collective (with Mr. Ken Stringfellow), Fly Moon Royalty, Daniel Blue (of Motopony), Andrew Joslyn & Eric […]

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Jenny Exohxo Pyramid

(drum roll, please) And the grand total raised at Dancing on the Valentine 7 is….

$7, 714.83!!!! You guys. That is. AMAZING!!! Jenny George (pictured atop an Exohxo pyramid above!) was sobbing with joy when we dropped the money off to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society {check out this sweet comment from Erin @LLS}. They told us straight up that it would help SO many people! This is the most money […]

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Let's Nic at Nite with Hey Marseilles, Pearly Gate Music, star-tastic silent auctions and more for a good cause

{Hey Marseilles photo by Jason Tang from the Imaginary Photo Pool} Huge thanks to the folks that have put together the Nic at Nite party for letting us share a special invitation to their big soiree on Monday, May 23rd at the Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave E ) in Capitol Hill. The evening […]

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Help "Unscrew the Crocodile Employees" on Dec. 30

Let's face it, amongst the many pleasant things in this world, one thing NOT on that list would be getting a voicemail from your boss on a Sunday afternoon informing you that you no longer have a job. It sucks times ten during the holidays. Alas, such was the fate for the employees of our […]

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One show not to be missed this weekend: Fish the Cat Records' Toys for Tots Benefit at the Mars Bar

There are lots of great shows this weekend: the Cops all-ages CD release, the Thermals, I could go on. But one show I highly endorse would be the 7th Annual Fish the Cat Records Toys for Tots benefit at the Mars Bar. It is deserving of both a plug here on the Imaginary Blog and […]

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Get Ready to Set Sail!! A Yacht Rock Primer. . .

It’s ten days and counting until we christen the pina colada-drenched schooner that will be the Yacht Rock for Puget Sound tribute night at Neumo’s on July 26th! In honor of the event, we offer a pleasant spritzer for the uninitiated, counting down the very best of the Yacht Rock canon. I’m sure we’ll forget […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Guilty Pleasures Cover Night at the High Dive

There is no single term I find more grating than "guilty pleasure" when applied to music – not even "seminal." I completely agree with rock writer Eric Weisbard, who once wrote, "There are no guilty pleasures. There are only people who think some forms of culture ought to know their place. And those who believe […]

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