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October 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Local electronic heroes Odesza celebrate new album with two shows | Concert preview

Northwest electronic duo Odesza’s profile has grown immensely in the past two years, and the group now has a proper album to show for it. Upcoming Seattle shows are in support of “In Return,” a release that expands Odesza’s trademarks — waves of sub bass, hip-hop-lite drums and hooky melodies from a cadre of anonymous-sounding guest vocalists — to widescreen proportions. With Hayden James, Ambassadeurs.

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Comments | Topics: Odesza, Showbox, Showbox at the Market

September 25, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Decibel Festival on the cutting edge | Concert review

Decibel isn’t your typical electronic music festival. Though it sporadically books EDM artists, its main focus isn’t bass drops, but rather electronic music’s cutting edge.

Fittingly, attendees of the 11-year-old electronic-music festival were treated Wednesday night to a mix of club-ready house, pitch-black techno, futuristic R&B and abstruse, forward-thinking hip-hop.

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Comments | More in Electronic | Topics: Arca, Concert Review, Crocodile

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 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Drake vs. Lil Wayne all about the star power | Concert review

Lil Wayne and Drake performed at White River Amphitheatre Sunday (Associated Press)

Lil Wayne and Drake performed at White River Amphitheatre Sunday (Associated Press)

Drake and Lil Wayne are rappers who also happen to be two of the most recognizable faces in popular music. So it stands to reason that the duo’s performance at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on Sunday night was less about performing songs than it was about performing celebrity.

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Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: "Drake, Concert Review, Lil Wayne

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