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A blog for Seattle music lovers of all stripes, from hip-hop and indie rock to jazz and world music.

September 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Blake Shelton charms with hits, humor and a personal moment | Concert review

With his ninth studio album due out in just over a week, Blake Shelton was feeling the passage of time Friday night at the Tacoma Dome. “Did you know I’ve been coming to Washington for 13 freaking years?” he asked, almost as if he couldn’t believe the number. Shelton, 38, brought it back to basics in an…

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Comments | More in Country | Topics: Blake Shelton, Tacoma Dome

September 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Dave Chappelle to perform two nights at the Neptune Theatre

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13 and 14 at the Neptune Theatre. Shows are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which cost $55, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and are available by phone at 877-784-4849 or online at www.stgpresents.org. The last time the Emmy-nominated comedian came through town he sold out all four nights at the Moore Theatre. My review of his opening-night performance is here.

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Comedy, Dave Chappelle, neptune theatre

September 19, 2014 at 5:13 AM

Decibel Festival moves to EMP | Festival preview

Since it began in 2004, the Decibel Festival has brought to Seattle an international collection of producers and DJs — from electropop and drone to experimental hip-hop and minimal techno — who represent the cutting edge of electronic music, a genre that has grown from a fringe interest to a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Comments | More in Electronic | Topics: Clean Bandit, Concert Preview, Decibel Festival

September 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Interpol classes up the Paramount, expanding on their instantly recognizable sound

While riding the bus downtown for Interpol’s concert at The Paramount, I struck up a conversation with a fellow commuter headed to the same show. I asked him what he thought of the indisputably classy rock group’s new album, “El Pintor,” the band’s first in four years.

“It’s growing on me,” he replied.

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Comments | Topics: Interpol, Paul Banks, The Paramount Theatre

September 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Florida Georgia Line start the party at the fair | Concert review

Florida Georgia Line -- Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley -- strike a pose at the Washington State Fair Monday, Sept. 15. (Lindsey Wasson)

Florida Georgia Line — Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley — strike a pose at the Washington State Fair. (Lindsey Wasson)

There are few country bands that possess the pop flair and down-home charm needed to ignite a party the way Florida Georgia Line did Monday, Sept. 15, at the Washington State Fair.

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Comments | More in Country | Topics: "Cruise", "Here's to the Good Times", brian kelley

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