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November 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Flying Lotus hypnotic and personable at Neptune | Concert review

A big triple wow for Flying Lotus’ sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 18. One wow for the non-stop assault of electronically mashed up sound, one for the warp-speed 3D visuals by Timeboy and Strangeloop — they came last year, too, but this was my first encounter — and one for the opening trio…


Comments | More in Electronic, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: "You're Dead", Concert Review, Flying Lotus

November 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM

FKA Twigs debut short, slow & mesmerizing | Concert review

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

See more photos from Tuesday’s concert.

Rising U.K. singer/songwriter/producer/dancer FKA Twigs’ performance at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18, was everything that her music is — moody, intimate and dramatic, but ultimately kind of slow-moving.It was FKA Twigs’ first appearance in Seattle, part of her first large-scale international tour.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "LP1", "Video Girl", "Water Me"

November 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Barry Manilow’s ‘One last Time!’ tour coming to KeyArena in 2015 | Ticket alert

Barry Manilow is bringing his “One Last Time!” tour to KeyArena on May 27, 2015. Tickets, which cost $17.75-$125.75, will go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 5 via Ticketmaster (800-745-3000  or  Manilow released his latest album, “My Dream Duets,” on October 27.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Barry Manilow, KeyArena, Ticket alert

November 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Foo Fighters slated for Gorge next fall | Ticket alert

The Foo Fighters announced Tuesday that the band will perform at the Gorge Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. The band is currently promoting its new album, “Sonic Highways,” with an eight-part HBO series documenting the group’s recording sessions in eight different cities, including Seattle. Tickets for the Gorge show go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday,…


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Foo Fighters, Gorge Amphitheatre, Ticket alert

November 18, 2014 at 4:36 PM

What does ‘FKA Twigs’ really mean?

(Dvid Burton)

(David Burton)

In our preview of FKA Twigs (given name Tahliah Debrett Barnett), who plays the Showbox Tuesday, we repeated an explanation of “FKA” originally published by Pitchfork, taken up by Wikipedia, then repeated a gajillion times in a gigajillion publications.

When Seattle Times freelancer Mike Ramos spoke with the British soul sensation on the phone last week, however, she said that explanation was false.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: FKA Twigs

November 17, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Joni Mitchell box set sounds fantastic but no surprises | New Recordings

Joni Mitchell, “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced” (Rhino)

It’s a surprise given the long span of Joni Mitchell’s career that she has never previously put out a multi-disc compilation box. The four-CD set “Love Has Many Faces” is her first, with a total of 53 tracks, all newly remastered.



Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Amelia", "Both Sides Now", "Love Has Many Faces"

November 14, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Flying Lotus landing at the Neptune

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Flying Lotus, who plays the Neptune next week, released his fifth studio album — “You’re Dead!” — in October. It is a brief (under 39 minutes) but exploratory jaunt through multiple styles and genres that begins as a free jazz album but takes turns through electronic, bass, juke and hip-hop, with guest…


Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: Flying Lotus, The Neptune

November 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

After more than a decade, Christine McVie tours with Fleetwood Mac

Big news for boomers: Christine McVie, who has not toured with classic-rock-era superstars Fleetwood Mac since 1998, has rejoined Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for the “On With The Show” tour. This is the lineup that waxed “Rumours” and “Tusk” and, according to reviews, the tour mostly revisits familiar territory. But…


Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Tacoma Dome

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