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May 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Thought you’d seen the last of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Well, think again. After the chart-topping success of the single, “Thrift Shop”, the duo are back on top of the Digital Songs chart with “Can’t Hold Us.”
Billboard reports the band’s latest single, “Can’t Hold Us,” received a 25 percent boost in Top 40 airplay, which led to a surge on the Pop Songs chart; sales-wise, it’s at Number One on the Digital Songs chart for a second straight week after leapfrogging Pink, selling 262,000 copies.
The song is currently #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the act is the first duo to take its first two singles to No. 1 in the Hot 100′s almost-55-year history.
The video for “Can’t Hold Us” is a globe-trotting adventure that eventually leads to some beautiful shots of Seattle.
May 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM
The official lineup for Bumbershoot 2013 is below. Who are you excited to see?
Saturday, August 31: Heart, Kendrick Lamar, Crystal Castles, Gary, Numan, Jason, Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Maceo Parker, !!!, Icona Pop, Joey Bada$$, Washed Out, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Thao + The Get Down Stay Down, Robert Glasper Experiment, Watsky, ZZ Ward, Diamond Rings, The Physics, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, Lake Street Drive, Kris Orlowski, Cookie Monsta, Nacho Picasso, Ernie Watt with New Stories, Grynch, Gus + Scout, Davidson Hart Kingsbury, Total Experience Gospel Choir, Hyperfunk, The Flavr Blue, Sean Majors, Dave B, Human Spirit, Matt Jorgensen +451, Down North and Darrius.
Sunday, September 1: Death Cab for Cutie plays “Transatlanticism,” fun., Tegan and Sara, Matt + Kim, The Breeders, Ra Ra Riot, Beats Antique, Vintage Trouble, The Zombies, Vicci Martinez, Eric Burdon, Bob Mould, David Bazan, The Duke Robillard Band, Mates of State, Sol, Charli XCX, FIDLAR, Tamaryn, Nikki Hill, Ramona Falls, Matt Pond, BRONCHO, The Redwood Plan, Ayron Jones & The Way, Kithkin and The Comettes.
Monday, September 2: BASSNECTAR, MGMT, Allen Stone, Alt-‐J, The Joy Formidable, Trampled by Turtles, Deerhunter, Justin Townes Earle, Kinky, Baroness, Delta Rae, Superchunk, Bajofondo, Lissie, Redd Kross, The Men, Ivan & Alyosha, The Sheepdogs, The Mowgli’s, The Lone Bellow, The Maldives, Kopecky Family Band, Aurelio, BellaMaine, St. Paul de Vence, Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Hot Bodies In Motion, Red Jacket Mine and Cascadia ‘10.
Three-day passes are $120. Single, day‐specific passes are $50 and single any-day passes are $55. Tickets are available
May 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM
We can’t tell you who will be performing just yet, but expect some big local acts as well as a vast array of genres and artists from around the world to be performing at this year’s Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.
The lineup will be made public at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday at the official announcement party at the Crocodile with Allen Stone (which is sold out).
Check back here at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday for the entire roster of acts scheduled to play.
Three-day passes for the festival are $120, one-day passes will go on sale Thursday at 10:30 p.m.
April 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM
This video of the Postal Service performing “Such Great Heights” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a preview of what’s coming to KeyArena on July 18. The visuals are stunning: Massive crowds clapping along, a Ferris wheel and Ben Gibbard giving a command performance on vocals and synthesizer. The reunited band, which also includes Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis, is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its debut album, “Give Up,” which was released on Sub Pop on February 18, 2003.
Tickets cost $36-$46 and will go on sale here at 10.m. on Saturday.
UPDATE: Presale tickets are available now until 10 p.m. Friday. Password is: KEYARENA.
April 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Bumbershoot rolled out its lineup of arts, theatre and writers today and among the highlights of the Words and Ideas programming will be the writers of “Parks and Rec,” which includes comedians Joe Mande and Megan Amram among others. Seattle’s Fantagraphics will host a a selection of readings and conversations with Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Eroyn Franklin, Danny Bland and Kelly Finch.
The full lineup is here.
The visual arts portion of Bumbershoot will feature Reel Grrls‘ “After the Riot“, with daily workshops, conversations, and performances. In between workshops and performances, Reel Grrls’ participants (youth filmmakers and performers) will screen and show their work.
Also showing will be “Magic Sync,” an interactive installation of music, light, and sculpture by Peter Lynch, Andy Arkley and Courtney Barnebe.
The full lineup of music will be announced on May 2 at the Crocodile with a performance by Allen Stone. In addition, later in the summer the festival will announce lineups for Northwest comedy, national comedy, film and Youngershoot (the programming for children and families).
Advance three-day passes for Bumbershoot are now available for $99.
April 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM
In the trailer below, studio wizard and Grunge alchemist Jack Endino announces: “Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 right here in Seattle’s beautiful Georgetown neighborhood. Come on down, bring the family, have a good time. Might be fun, yeah, I don’t know. Could be good. Bring ear plugs.”
Sounds great right? But wait, there’s more.
“The jubilee will also feature a cornucopia of commerce, consumption, comedy and art,” says Tad Doyle.
Fans of the local label will be pleased with the lineup–an eclectic blend of rock, hip-hop, punk and more TBA.
Here’s the lineup: Mudhoney, J Mascis, Greg Dulli, Shabazz Palaces (with THEESatisfaction), Shearwater, Father John Misty, Pissed Jeans, The Baptist Generals, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. Tad Doyle) and Endino’s Earthworm (feat. Jack Endino).
The festival is free and family-friendly, according to Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil.
Here’s what to expect:
Sub Pop: Actual live bands, playing actual live music! Some sort of art-related something or other! Like, in a gallery space, we’re thinking! A record fair-type event! Food! Beer and wine! (The food and beer and wine and soda or whatever, you will have to pay for! These parts are not free!) Good times and opportunities to embarrass yourself and those who’d always hoped for better for you! Plus, bands (specifically, these bands)!
April 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Kenmore-based artist A. Gaul Culley’s new project, “Remembering History: Sammamish River/Slough Boat Races (1933-1976),” will be celebrated from noon-4 p.m. April 7 at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave. N.E.
The free event will feature Culley’s prints, which depict boats racing on the Sammamish River, along with lectures by local boat-racing historians and past Slough Boat Race drivers; videos and photos pulled from the archives of the Kenmore, Bothell, and Redmond historical societies; a Classic Boat Show featuring the Unlimited Hydroplane MISS WAHOO; and a build-your-own origami boat workshop.
“Over the last three months, my mission has been to use the creative process to establish a series of artworks and a yearly inter-city community engagement event that celebrates the elemental value that the ‘Builders of our communities’ and the Sammamish River have to the cities of Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville and Redmond,” Culley said. “The first year highlights recreation on the Sammamish River.”
“The Winners and The Innovators,” an installation by Culley, will also be on display at Gallery4Culture in Seattle through April 26.
April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Low has been making sparse, slow-tempo rock music for 20 years. I first saw the Duluth, Minnesota trio in 2008 at Sub Pop’s 20th-Anniversary Festival and I was ill prepared for how massive the band’s live show would be. Sandwiched between the Fluid and Mudhoney, I assumed the audience’s chatter would drown out the band’s somber tunes. Instead, I was captivated. Low are the kind of band that can do much more with much less.
Listen or download a free MP3 here.
Comprised of Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals), Mimi Parker (drums and vocals) and Steve Garrington (bass guitar), Low celebrates the release of its latest album, “The Invisible Way,” with an all-ages show at 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Crocodile. Tickets are $18.
The album, Low’s 10th full length and fourth on Sub Pop, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded in Wilco’s Chicago studio. The trailer is quite a trip.
April 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Three-day passes for the Capitol Hill Block Party are available now for $75. If you buy today, you can save $20 and get a free ticket to the CHBP Premier Party featuring Pickwick and Radiation City on April 4 at Neumos.
The lineup looks to be one of the best the festival has put together and features top-notch local and national acts.
The lineup so far:
The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Pickwick, A Trak, STRFKR, Frightened Rabbit, Dillon Francis, Cults, Hey Marseilles, Chromatics, El P + Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Star Slinger, Glass Candy, Big Freedia, Latyrx, Rose Windows, Daughn Gibson, Odesza, Radiation City, Sandrider, Wild Cub, White Lung, La Luz, BellaMaine, Black Marble, Pure Bathing Culture, The Comettes, Survival Knife, Fly Moon Royalty, Soft Metals, Grave Babies, 18 Individual Eyes, Country Lips, Naomi Punk, The Grizzled Mighty, The Horde and the Harem, Constant Lovers, Learning Team, Theoretics, Bear Mountain, Fools Gold Club House, Chastity Belt, Dave B, Ravenna Woods, Deadkill, Land of Pines, Sam Lachow + Raz Simone, Jarv Dee, William Tyler, JK Pop!, Stickers, Youryoungbody, Dutty Wilderness, Heavy Petting, Mass Games, Monogamy Party, Pony Time, Rabbits, S, Tacos, The Trashies, Tragic Valley, Trash Fire, Unnatural Helpers, FF, Gaytheist, Scream Queen, Spaceneedles, See Me River, Iska Dhaaf, Grenades, TacocaT and Grave Matters.
- Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
March 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM
The Timber! Music Festival, which takes place July 26-27 at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, WA, has added some great bands to its already stellar lineup.
Additions to the festival include Portland indie rockers Quasi, led by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag).
Festival tickets cost $45. Previously announced bands scheduled to play are: Helio Sequence, Fruit Bats, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Kithkin, River Giant and Ten-Speed Music.
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