Boasting a lineup of hitmakers from the current rock charts, 107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball offered a rich musical feast Tuesday at KeyArena.More
You are currently viewing all posts written by Gene Stout. Gene Stout was the pop music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for more than two decades. He is currently freelancing for the Seattle Times. His stories have appeared in newspapers around the country through the New York Times and Hearst Corporation news services. Gene is a Seattle native who grew up on Mercer Island and graduated in communications and editorial journalism from the University of Washington. “I started this journey when Little Richard knocked me out of the cradle,” Gene says. “And I continue to be a sucker for a great musical hook.” Over the years, Gene has interviewed hundreds of musicians, from Eddie Vedder and Courtney Love to James Taylor and Quincy Jones. He was front and center when Seattle’s insular garage-rock scene exploded internationally in the early 1990s.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at 107.7 The End.
The long-running alternative-music station, which made its debut in the early ’90s, is gearing up for its annual Deck the Hall Ball, an eight-hour concert marathon Tuesday, Dec. 9, at KeyArena.More
The eclectic lineup for KISS 106.1 FM’s Jingle Ball includes Mary Lambert (shown here), Lindsey Stirling, Fences, Jake Miller, Rixton and Magic! But Lambert will be the belle of this ball, particularly now that Fall Out Boy, originally scheduled for the show, has canceled.More
It’s been a milestone year for Motown legend and former child prodigy Stevie Wonder, whose soul-stirring songs have brought him millions of fans and more than two dozen Grammy Awards.
The beloved musician recently received two national honors, in addition to launching one of his most ambitious tours in years.
With the return of singer-pianist Christine McVie after a 16-year absence, a re-energized Fleetwood Mac wowed a near-capacity crowd with a powerful, sometimes explosive concert Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tacoma Dome.More
More than 20 years ago — a time when such artists as Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey ruled the pop and R&B charts — a 13-year-old singer and dancer named Usher graduated from “Star Search” to a soaring career that would lead to album sales of more than 50 million and…More
Bob Dylan’s so-called Never Ending Tour, a string of concert treks that have kept him on the road nearly nonstop since 1988, will someday end with Dylan’s final bow.
But for now, the folk-rock icon with the gravelly voice, poetic songs and enigmatic personality shows few signs of slowing down.
If experiencing Dylan in concert is on your bucket list, there’s no sense in putting it off. The 73-year-old troubadour and his seasoned, five-piece band were in fine form Friday night for the first of three concerts at the Paramount Theatre, performing to a near-capacity crowd spanning several generations.More
After decades of performing, the “Rocket Man” is still soaring.
Elton John’s current globe-trotting tour includes a concert with Bright Light Bright Light (Welsh-bred Rod Thomas) Saturday, Sept. 27, at KeyArena. According to early reviews, the show is a boisterous, piano-pounding, two-hour career retrospective stocked with such hits as “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind” (his famous tribute to Marilyn Monroe), “Tiny Dancer,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Rocket Man.”More
Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is throwing his support to the national “15 Now” campaign for a $15 minimum wage. Cornell joins his former Audioslave collaborator Tom Morello (also of Rage Against the Machine) in a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E. Cornell will perform Audioslave songs with…More
The music menu at the Washington State Fair isn’t all country.
Buoyed by its hit “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ’Em Up),” from the 2013 album “Save Rock and Roll,” early 2000s emo heroes Fall Out Boy (pictured) appear Friday, Sept. 12.More