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January 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Who’s playing Sasquatch 2015? Find out at launch party | Ticket alert

The 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival line-up will be announced at a launch party beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 with a free show featuring Ty Segal, Tacocat, the Young Evils and comedian Chris Gethard at the Neptune Theatre.

Tickets for the all-ages show are free and will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Paramount Theatre box office. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of two tickets per person.

(Matthew Lamb)

(Matthew Lamb)


Comments | More in Festivals, Rock/Pop | Topics: Chris Gethard, neptune theatre, Sasquatch! Music Festival

January 13, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Dave Matthews Band to make annual pilgrimage to the Gorge | Ticket alert

(Aaron Farrington)

(Aaron Farrington)

The Dave Matthews Band will be playing its annual three-night stand at the Gorge Amphitheatre, in George, Grant County, Sept. 4-6. The band will be playing two full sets each night of its 37-date tour, which kicks off in May. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 via For further details, visit


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Dave Matthews Band, Gorge Amphitheatre, Labor Day Weekend

January 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM

‘Wine Shots’: comedy, nostalgia, a Michael Bolton cover band

“Wine Shots: Comedy’s Happiest Hour”, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11 in the Grotto at the Rendezvous. Do you have a love of ’80s/’90s nostalgia and a thirst for  wine in a shot glass? If you answered yes to either of those questions, put down your wine spritzer and read on. “Wine Shots: Seattle’s…


Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Andy Iwancio, Bettina McKelvey, Elicia Sanchez

January 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Punchline Comedy will tape regional comics ‘For the Record’ | Comedy preview

Comedian Erin Ingle performs at Jai Thai on Broadway. (Christian Leonard)

Comedian Erin Ingle performs at Jai Thai on Broadway (Christan Leonard)

Starting in January Punchline Comedy Shows will be partnering with to record the stand-up of over 50 regional comedians in the back bar at Jai Thai on Broadway. The recordings will be produced for potential use as official submissions to SiriusXM, Laughs (Syndicated on Fox), or nationwide festivals. Shows are on Saturday and start at 9 p.m. Admission is free (seating is limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early).

Punchline Comedy Shows has been producing comedy at Jai Thai since 2010. It’s one of the longest running and independently produced comedy nights in Seattle and has become ground zero for Seattle’s alternative comedy scene. Punchline also produces a weekly open mic every Tuesday and every other Friday. On the weekends, the healthy crowd transforms the venue into a place where local comedians can get much-needed stage time to hone their craft.

The full schedule:

Jan. 3: Host – Erin Ingle
Recording Comedians – Anica Cihla, Brendan Kelley, Brent Flyberg, Carl Powers, Curtis Cook, Eric Lundquist, Gerry Todd, Jake Naly, Jess Norton and Parker Postyeni.
Headliner – Derek Sheen


Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Jai Thai on Broadway, Punchline Comedy Shows, Seattle Comedy

December 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

R&B Superstar R. Kelly to play XFINITY Arena | Ticket alert

R. Kelly will perform Saturday, Feb. 7, at XFINITY Arena at Everett. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Grammy Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly will perform Saturday, Feb. 7, at XFINITY Arena at Everett. The singer is known for his hits “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Ignition (Remix),” and the hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet.” Tickets, which cost $58-$203,…


Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: R. Kelly, Trapped in the Closet

December 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

‘Henrietta Comedy Show’ brings curated laughs to Capitol Hill

The Henrietta Comedy Show takes place every second Saturday of the Month at the Eclectic Theater.

The Henrietta Comedy Show takes place every second Saturday of the Month at the Eclectic Theater.

Seattle’s comedy scene has an abundance of open mics. Evan Morrison and Albert Kirchner feel a curated approach is better.

The “Henrietta Comedy Show,” hosted by Seattle comedians Morrison and Kirchner, is bringing a carefully selected lineup of comedy to Capitol Hill’s Eclectic Theater every Second Saturday of the month.

“The format is designed for comedians to showcase the heart of their act in a curated environment,” Kirchner said, “We will introduce two comics doing 20-minute sets and finally a more established comedian performing for 30 minutes. We ask comics to focus on their more artistically fulfilling materials and styles. If the show is on their side, they will be more comfortable and playful, creating a better show overall.”

The lineup for Saturday, Dec. 13 features Emmett Montgomery and Elicia Sanchez, both of whom were recently selected by NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” for call-back auditions in Los Angeles. Montgomery also opened for Dave Chappelle at the Neptune Theatre recently and Sanchez is fresh of a tour opening for Hari Kondabolu. Ryan Casey, who also co-hosts “Laugh Riot” at the Naked City Brewery, will also be a featured performer.

Doors are at 10 p.m. and tickets, which cost $8-$10, can be reserved by phone at 800-838-3006 or online via Brown Paper Tickets.


Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Albert Kirchner, Evan Morrison, Henrietta Comedy Show

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