Tonight in Seattle:  

Head Like A Kite

Head Like A Kite to rock Neumo's with Truckasaurus and Slender Means

That's an audio chocolate-flavored peanut butter mixed with a peanut-butter flavored chocolate I can't wait to savor.

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Latest comment by: Chris Estey: "YES! IT'S FREE!!! Sorry I hadn't stated that earlier."

A Portland Excursion: Farewell to The Trucks (again), plus Head Like a Kite and Subtle

at The Doug Fir

One night. Three bands. Three venues (though two of them were the same). Head Like a Kite, The Trucks and Subtle make for a memorable trip to Portland.

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Latest comment by: Imaginary Shrie: "and Marissa is a gem. IGshr*e"

Head Like A Kite — There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere

Head Like A Kite -- There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere
On There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere, thirteen songs and fragments seem like a loop for a David Lynch space opera.

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Latest comment by: Belinds: "This record rules me."

Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Head Like A Kite

Head LIke A Kite
Photos by Nathan Howard

at Capitol Hill Block Party 2008

Can a couple of white boys with weird guitars show this much soul? Yes, children, they can.

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Latest comment by: Chris Estey: "Thanks, Jeanine! Yes, I had no idea how hard and good they rocked in the flesh. And the soundscapes are often as exciting as the barn-burners. I would have seen them long ago if I had any idea how great they are at performing live. "

Best of 2008: it's half-yearly check-in time

As of today, we're officially in the second half of 2008. Welcome! To gear you up for another fabulous six months of local Northwest releases, we here at imaginary headquarters have brainstormed an imaginary mix for all of you, containing some of our favorite songs by Northwest artists released this year to date thus far.

No promises that each of these will make our Best of 2008 Reader's Poll final list, but at least this way you have the next six months to follow-up and listen to these releases before you have to decide. To paraphrase imaginary ChrisB, we feel like this list is pretty unfuckwithable. But that doesn't mean that we didn't inadvertently overlook something great. If you have additions for our list, please chime in with your comments below.

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Latest comment by: Mike: "Including mbison on your half-year list will turn out to be a insightful and an early prediction for this bands' success. Caught them this weekend at the Hi-Dive, and got their EP. Great stuff- they're here to stay."

Flickr photo of the day: Head Like a Kite

Dave from HLAK and pal Graig Markel (and a lovely blonde woman I don't recognize offhand) rock out at the HLAK CD release show at Neumo's last night.

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Latest comment by: Jeanine Anderson: "@saundrah: Trent was absolutely and fully there and brought it good. However he was positioned way far stage left and this little group was way far stage right. I guess if you have the room, might as well use it!"

Head Like A Kite to tour with Her Space Holiday

Seattle electro-rock due Head Like a Kite are going on a mini West Coast tour with new Mush Records labelmates Her Space Holiday. Exciting!!

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Voyager One CD release show

Voyager One photo from MySpace

at Neumo's

A well-rounded local line-up assembled to celebrate the release of Voyager One's new record, Afterhours in the Afterlife.

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Latest comment by: Charles P.: "Trent Moorman is indeed a God."

Much ado about a bunch of Seattle bands

I've gotten a slew of exciting emails about local bands using their powers of rock for good over the past couple of days, so here's the down-and-dirty update, from my inbox to your imagi-blog...

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Latest comment by: Phil Brannon: "We, Tularosa, have just completed our lineup for live shows with the addition of Steve Melle on bass. It's been a fucking long time locked up in a land of introversion, but we're now moving forward and will soon be announcing shows supporting our full-length ...

Photo of the day: Head Like a Kite in the snow

Superman getting drunk and playing Head Like a Kite on the side of 1-90 in Montana. Snow can't stop the Kite. Nice.

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Latest comment by: imaginary boy embracey: "{insert rimshot here}"