Tonight in Seattle:  

Dear Nora

We're so excited for this weekend's San Fran Popfest we had to podcast

The San Francisco Popfest starts today (imaginary Keenan is already headed south to get there in time for tonight's shows)!!!

The 'fest runs though Sunday, May 24, 2009 and Keenan, amazing imaginary photographer Steve Louie and I will be running around the greater San Francisco area basking in all that fine fine indie-pop.

We're looking forward to most all the bands (ballboy ballboy ballboy), but we put together a podcast of some of the lesser known ones and ones with hit songs we've been listening to on repeat (ahem: Stay Flyin').

You should go listen to it now (and go subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes 'cause we have big plans to make this the summer of podcasts!).

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Three Imaginary Girls San Francisco Popfest Podcast {May, 2009}

From Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24, 2009, Three Imaginary Girls staffers Liz and Keenan will be running around the San Francisco partaking in all the fun of the San Francisco Popfest. This podcast showcases some of the bands they are most looking forward to seeing while there with

Three Imaginary Girls San Francisco Popfest Podcast {May, 2009}

From Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24, 2009, Three Imaginary Girls staffers Liz and Keenan will be running around the San Francisco partaking in all the fun of the San Francisco Popfest.

This podcast showcases some of the bands they are most looking forward to seeing while there with

Magic Marker Records Showcase in Portland

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The show last Saturday was a celebration of Magic Marker Record’s 10th anniversary, and it showcased the label’s finest pop bands, both past and present: The Galactic Heroes, Dear Nora (both reformed for this night only), BOAT and Tullycraft. With a line-up like that, Portland really doesn’t seem too far away.

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Latest comment by: imaginary liz: "This show was really rad! Here are some great photos I found on flickr of the night. And here are some more! "

Magic Marker Records book a roadtrip-worthy anniversary show

You better hope gas prices stay low until February! Portland's fantastic Magic Marker Records just announced their anniversary show! And it's amazing!

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Latest comment by: Hans: "HeHe and lol! Cool pictures! Which remindes me, I am 36 and haven't had time for a whtite wedding. Thanks for posting"

Freebies from Magic Marker this holiday season!

I know that you've probably already spent your savings on extravagant gifts for your many friends and relations this season, and Magic Marker knows it too! That's why they're offering some new additions to your local pop collection digitally for zero dollars!

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Latest comment by: blake: "An album in a month is so awesome!"

Holy NYC POPFEST Batman!

The NYC Popfest folks have announced their 2007 line-up and HOLY COW is it fantabulous! IT MAKES ME WANT TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS!
Behold - I'll post the line-up now and comment more once I gather myself.

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Latest comment by: Joseph Riippi: "Holy Myriad Bands Batman! Still, would rather fly home for Sasquatch!. Alas, I have a wedding to go to that weekend in DC. Sigh...."

All Girl Summer Fun Band, Dear Nora, The Decemberists, The Lucksmiths, The Shins, The Thermals, Tullycraft — A House Full of Friends

A House Full of Friends
and The A House Full of Friends compilation pulls together two-discs worth of artists whom have performed at some point or another in a small SE Portland house where Mark RothkopfCurt Ketner, the founders of Magic Marker Records, lived from 1997-2004.

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