My March issue of Paste arrived today (P.S. — I paid $10 for my subscription when Paste offered In Rainbow-style pricing this past fall), and the very first story in the front-of-book is called After the Goldrush: Does Seattle's Music Scene Still Matter? Now, as you may know, I live in Boston and have been to Seattle only once for TIG's birthday parties last summer, so you'll have to read the article for yourselves to decide how the Atlanta-based music rag's coverage stands up. I do however know that they totally nailed it by mentioning TIG within their Three Reasons To Not Count Seattle Out Yet sidebar (within the paragraph under the heading "Indie thrivers and survivors"). It's on page 19, if you're playing along at home.
Since I can't find it online, here, I'll just type the whole paragraph out for you:
[from Rust Never Sleeps: Three Reasons To Not Count Seattle Out Yet, reason three]
Indie thrivers and survivors
New bands such as Grand Archives, The Blakes and Minus the Bear; clubland stalwarts Neumo's, Chop Suey and High Dive; the indomitable Sonic Boom Records; influential KEXP morning-show host John Richards; the Vera Project (a youth music/arts center that recently raised $1.5 million for permanent digs and counts 17,000 kids as participants) and ThreeImaginaryGirls.com (the city's self-proclaimed "sparkly indie-pop press") are all reminders of Seattle's time-honered ability to reinvent itself.