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October 24, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Peter Buck and Alejandro Escovedo at Benaroya | Concert preview

It’s billed as “One Night, Two Legends,” but when Peter Buck, left, and Alejandro Escovedo, right, play Benaroya Hall, what you really will witness are two legends who are also friends. Part-time Northwest resident Buck is best known for R.E.M., but he has often jammed with Austin songwriter legend Escovedo over the years. On this…

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October 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Australia’s Pond has a touch of Tame Impala | Concert preview

On the list of bands overdue for a Seattle show, Tame Impala ranks near the top. Following 2012’s star-making “Lonerism,” the Australian psychedelic rock juggernaut was a disappointing no-show at last winter’s Deck the Hall Ball, and hasn’t been heard from since. Tuesday, however, the Tractor Tavern in Ballard hosts Pond, featuring two of Tame…

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October 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson swings into town | Concert preview

Vocalist Karrin Allyson loves visiting Seattle’s Jazz Alley every year — and we love seeing her — but even she would admit that the Emerald City doesn’t quite compare to where she’s been recently — a jazz cruise on the Mediterranean, with stops in Monte Carlo, Marseilles and Rome. Allyson was keeping pretty great company at sea, too, with a front line that included reed player Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.

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October 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Sleater-Kinney returns with new album and tour in 2015

Sleater-Kinney is back, the critically-acclaimed band will release a secretly-recorded album via Sub Pop on Jan. 19/20, 2015. “No Cities to Love” is the band’s first release in 10 years, though it surprised fans by including a new song on “Start Together,” the band’s seven-LP box set which will be released on Oct. 21 also via Sub Pop. The new album is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/ DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website.  Sleater-Kinney will be touring the U.S. and Europe in 2015, but so far no Seattle date has been announced.

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

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