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Our top 10 ‘What we did at that great indie-rock show in 100 words or less’ list

Show Date: April 19, 2003

“The Natural History, the French Kicks, Bettie Serveert, the Sights, the Datsuns, Caesars, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, Aerogramme, the Delgados, {*phew*} April 2003”   We were insane. But how could we say no? All these bands were from out-of-town — who knows when we would have gotten another chance to see them? So we […]

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Little Hand of the City, The Pale, The Senate Arcade

Show Date: September 28, 2004

The evening started low-key enough. A last minute decision to treat ourselves turned into a Tuesday night show of unknowns and known favorites. A band that had recently crossed our radar, Little Hand of the City was opening up for imaginary heartthrobs, The Senate Arcade and The Pale. I found out about Little Hand of […]

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Tennis Pro and Argo

Show Date: August 24, 2004

I know I've already written about Tennis Pro. I know I've already sprinkled them with loving adjectives like zany and fun but I have news for you, readers — Tennis Pro has new songs! And fun new stage antics! I wouldn't be doing my imaginary job if I didn't keep you in the Pro-know. My […]

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The Stereo Future, Big Collapse, No Means Yes, and Irene

Show Date: July 28, 2004

With the whirlwind that is our imaginary lives — hoping for a new President, working our day jobs, and posting CD reviews, oh my! — it's refreshing to show up on a weeknight at Graceland to see four unknown {to us} bands. It's the adventure of it all, really, or as Char's imaginary date du […]

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The Lashes, DEK, and Agent Orange

Show Date: June 22, 2004

June 22's Graceland bill was a fascinating mix of all things punk. The five-band-bill was definitively punk: loud, fast and adrenaline-pumping. But missing was much confluence among the bands, each at a seemingly different point in their careers as punk-rockers. In terms of the evening's line-up continuity, the Lashes (armed with a much-deserved Lookout Records […]

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Three Imaginary Girls to Sponsor Ladyfest Showcase w/ The Catch, Ms. Led, Scream Club, Schoolyard Heroes, Smoosh, and Mon Frere

Seattle, WA, June 14, 2004 —, "Seattle's sparkly indie-pop press," will be co-sponsoring an all-ages Ladyfest Showcase on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Graceland. The night will feature a stellar lineup of some of the finest female Northwest artists, including The Catch, Ms. Led, Scream Club, Schoolyard Heroes, Smoosh, and Mon Frere, and will […]

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David Dondero

Show Date: December 20, 2003

Holiday parties, end of the year work deadlines, last minute holiday card writing, and gift procuring madness couldn't keep me away from a Visqueen show… especially one with David Dondero opening up… although those distressing things could make me late to the show. An unfortunate occurrence resulted in my missing the first few songs of […]

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Show Date: December 20, 2003

The December holidays are stressful for me. Always have been. Even before I was mildly aware of all the tradition and dysfunction surrounding them. What perfect timing that a Visqueen show would fall at the climax of this, a most crazed of times. This was exactly the rock 'n roll-realignment-of-the-spirit jolt I needed. I won't […]

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Triple X Audio

Show Date: November 15, 2003

The spotlights were reflecting off all of the studded belts at Graceland on this particular Friday night. XXXAudio had friends and fans {and an imaginary girl} waiting outside in the rain for the doors to open. Shivering and wet, I entered, hoping that some good old fashioned rock and roll would warm me to the […]

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