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Ripley

Show Date: July 12, 2002

While Hells Belles were helling and belling on the main stage, I headed over to the Vera Stage, where another rockin' girl, Jessie S.K. and her band, Ripley, were performing a most solid set. Ripley is oft-compared to Throwing Muses, so I headed to the show in eager anticipation. And you know, I didn't find […]

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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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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 Catheters

Show Date: July 16, 2002

It's the Catheters! And my Mom is here!! I am watching the *Catheters* — with my MOM. Hoo boy. And it's L O U D. Ear-shatteringly, devastatingly, loud. {Mom} He sounds like a crow, stuck in an… I don't know. Where do crows get stuck?{/Mom}  DID YOU SAY SOMETHING, MOM?? Cause I can't hear you […]

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Peter Parker

Show Date: July 14, 2002

"This song is called 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' and it's for you guys!" declared Peter Parker frontman Matthew Parker. This song was played in ¾ count, an indie-rock waltz, a distorted, crescendo-ed waltz. It started off a bit plodding, ahhh, then it picked up, and away we go… Wait. Then it was plodding, plus […]

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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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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 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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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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