\When Patrick Carney was 15, he lied about his age to get a job washing dishes at a local restaurant. His mom told him that if he saved half his money, he could spend the other half on anything he liked. At the time, Carney was taking guitar lessons, and he figured the best way to increase his chances of joining a band was to become the easiest person to make music with.More
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Bob Dylan has changed sound and shape so many times over his 50-plus-year career that his fans sometimes forget that change is his preferred method of transportation. Here’s a look at four different Dylans, and an estimation as to which one(s) you’re likely to see during his three-night residency at the Paramount, which begins Friday, Oct. 17.
The Bob Dylan You Heard on “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits”: This man no longer exists — if he ever did. Some people confused him with being a prophet or at the very least prescient. But let’s get serious: How insightful is it to say “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”? When were times not a-changin’? Please.More
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has joined the chorus of artists and fans decrying the way U2 released its new album, “Songs of Innocence.” The band sold the album to Apple, which in turn automatically added it to all 500 million iTunes accounts worldwide last month. In an interview with The Seattle Times Wednesday to advance…More
“This Is All Yours,” the new LP from the British industrial-rock act alt-j, is the latest reminder that pop music need not be sweet. It can be abrasive and haunting, even nasty. Alt-j has a deep war chest that includes heavy-handed guitar riffs, militant drum cadences, large helpings of metal and plenty of soul. The…More
Before her 12th birthday, Sydney Sierota formed a family band with her three brothers that played Rihanna and Rage Against the Machine covers at local festivals and Chick-fil-As near their home in Los Angeles. Before she was old enough to drive, she and her brothers sat across the table from an executive at Warner Bros. Records who offered them a deal on the spot.More
Conor Oberst was alternately blessed and plagued with “next Dylan” status at a very young age. His promising talent in the folky singer-songwriter genre came at a time when rock ’n’ roll was still battling rap-rock. Oberst, who comes to the Showbox at the Market Sept. 30, gave thirsty music critics and fans an excuse to wax nostalgic.More
A few minutes before Jack White and his blue-hued band took the stage at the Paramount, Monday night, a JW minion came out from behind the curtain to address the sold-out room. “Are you ready for a rock ‘n’ roll show, Seattle?” Because if you are, you’re going to have to follow the rules.
Jack White is particular about how you consume his music.More
There may not yet be a clear winner for “song of the summer,” but 2014 has not been wanting for entire albums with a definitive sound.More
The crowd was drunk on dollar Pabst and screaming for an encore when Susan Tedeschi joined her husband on stage during the Derek Trucks Band’s 2005 set at Moscow, Idaho’s, John’s Alley. She was met with a roar and the sold-out room was treated to a rarity, something fans of the pair had long been begging for: a Tedeschi-Trucks collaboration.More
When Kings of Leon brought their 2007 album “Because of the Times” to a sold-out show at The Moore, I remarked at the time that it was probably the biggest the band was going to get. Friday night, headlining at KeyArena, the largest room in the city, they made me out to be only half…More