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2013: a mostly-local year in the rearview mirror {pt. II}

{This is part two of my 2013 year in review — check out part one here, and the accompanying Spotify playlist here. Don't forget, if you like something you hear on the Spotify, BUY THE MUSIC. That's how it works!} David Bazan at the Neptune, as part of the Barsuk 15th-year anniversary shows. Summer — […]

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2013: a mostly-local year in the rearview mirror {pt. I}

RSD2013 release, and quite possibly one of the best things I heard all year, AKA Shearon van Ettenwater. In years past, I've looked forward to the construction of my end-of-year lists, especially during years that ran toward the fuller side of new (and new-to-me) music that I was excited to compile and share. Since the […]

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Recommended Shows: A very imaginary holiday weekend at the Volterra Drawing Room {12/20 and 12/21}

The holidays are in full swing, and what better way to get into the spirit than to spend the evening in a cozy venue with a bunch of awesome local bands doing acoustic sets? My buddies Marco Collins and Michelle Quisenberry TOTALLY have you covered!  Marco has curated an Acoustic Christmas in Ballard: a great […]

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Recommended show: Brite Lines at the Crocodile

Mark your calendars, imaginary friends! Brite Lines, who stole the show at last year's Imaginary Holiday Spectacular {and are currently taking over the immediate internet with their recent mockumentary} will be middle slot at the Crocodile this Friday, and we highly recommend their set! Here's what we had to say about them last year, which […]

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Recommended Show: The Redwood Plan, Black Swedes and The West at The Sunset {11/30}

You guys! I found the perfect thing to shake you out of your Turkey/Tofurkey coma on Saturday night: a trifecta of awesomeness at The Sunset! The Redwood Plan, fronted by the always-amazing Lesli Wood, is hitting the stage along with Black Swedes (who I have fallen all over before), and The West (who released a […]

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Don't miss: Quasi at the Tractor {Friday}

Okay. Seriously, can we talk about this for a minute, imaginary friends? Quasi are playing The Tractor on Friday. QUASI. TRACTOR. FRIDAY. FUCK. Janet Weiss AND Sam Coomes AND that almost-untouchable, best-pairing-since-chocolate-and-peanut-butter vibe, AND a new album (Mole City), and I think our faces just got rocked off before we could even a parking spot […]

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NW hip hop showcase: Night of the LTD (CANCELLED)

Hello, imaginary friends! We just found out that this show has been cancelled, but wanted to pass along Imaginary Karen's thoughts on the matter regardless. Read on for some great insight: This week at the Kanye show, I nearly threw my beer in the face of the guy next to me after he confidently declared […]

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