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July 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Sub Pop releasing Sarah Silverman’s new album on vinyl, CD and digital download

Sub Pop will be releasing Sarah Silverman’s new comedy album, “We Are Miracles,” on September 23. The LP will be available on limited-edition colored vinyl, CD and digital formats. The special was recorded at Largo in Los Angeles and features material from Silverman’s Emmy-nominated headline special for HBO. Sub Pop has also released comedy albums by David Cross, Eugene Mirman and  Patton Oswalt.

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July 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

’80s New Wave pioneers New Order to play Paramount | Concert preview

New Order, formed in 1980, pioneered a blend of post-punk and synth-pop, creating huge dance-floor anthems, including “Bizarre Love Triangle” and “Blue Monday.” The band currently features founding members Bernard Sumner (pictured), Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert along with Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, who replaced original bassist Peter Hook in 2011. New Order 8 p.m. Sunday, July…

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July 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Pop, Electronic, Rock and Americana all on tap at KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

A wide variety of genres and local acts will be featured at KEXP’s Concert at the Mural, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug 1 with performances by TacocaT, Kithkin and a special guest at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre.

The full schedule of performers:

8/1 – Donor Appreciation Night
Special Guest
TacocaT
Kithkin

8/8 – Decibel Festival Night
Yppah
Katie Kate
IG88

8/15 – Rock Show
A Place To Bury Strangers
Battleme
Wimps

8/22 – Swingin’ Roadhouse
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Star Anna
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands

The free all-ages concert series features picnic style seating on the lawn with food and beverage available along with a beer and wine garden for guests 21 and up.

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Concerts at the Mural, KEXP, Seattle Center

June 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Comedy’s biggest stars coming to White River Amphitheatre

Louis C.K. and others to play White River Amphitheatre on Sept. 5.

Louis C.K. and others to play White River Amphitheatre on Sept. 5.

Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings and Brody Stevens are coming to the White River Amphitheatre on Sept. 5. Tickets for the event, billed as the “Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014,” cost  $35-$99.75 and will go onsale at 10 a.m on Saturday, June 28 via LiveNation.com.

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June 20, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Built to Spill, Blue Scholars, Tacocat headline brand-new Fremont Fair concerts

For the first time in its 43-year history, the Fremont Fair is adding a ticketed concert series to its solstice celebration and has tapped two of the top groups in the Northwest, Built to Spill and Blue Scholars, to headline the main stage on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, respectively.
Though live music has been a part of the free-spirited solstice weekend for 20 years,

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June 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Bumbershoot Comedy lineup: local favorites and national stars

Comedian Doug Benson will perform at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.

Comedian Doug Benson will perform at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.

Bumbershoot announced its comedy lineup and it’s packed with podcast stars, locally-sourced comics and a fine selection of sketch and improv. The music and arts festival takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle Center.

Stand up performers include W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Ted Alexandro, Cristela Alonzo, Matt Braunger, Beth Stelling and Rory Scovel among others.

The festival will feature “Star Talk Live” with Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman, “Doug Loves Movies” with comedian Doug Benson and Paul F Tompkins’ “Dead Authors Podcast” all broadcasting live.

Seattle’s comedy scene is represented by “The Comedy Womb,” “Punchline Comedy,” “Wine Shots: Comedy’s Happiest Hour” and “Comedy On Trial.”

Sketch performers include “The Improvised Shakespeare Company,” “Seattle People Doing Sketch” and “The Early Late Show with Yogi Paliwal.”

The full lineup and schedule is available at Bumbershoot.org.

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Bill Nye, Bumbershoot, Comedy

June 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival adds recreational activities

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, which takes place July 24-26 at King County’s Tolt Macdonald Park, has added an impressive schedule of outdoor recreational activities to its outstanding musical lineup. Along with musical sets by Charles Bradley, J Mascis, Damien Jurado and Rocky Votolato attendees can also participate in kayaking and…

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June 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Parlor Live unveils swanky new comedy club in downtown Seattle

Comedian Jeff Dye will perform June 19-21 at the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Seattle.

Comedian Jeff Dye will perform June 19-21 at the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Seattle.

Parlor Live celebrated its grand-opening in Seattle on Saturday, June 14 with sets by Kivi Rogers, Justin Rupple, Jay Hollingsworth and Andrew Rivers. The upscale comedy venue, located in the heart of Seattle’s Westlake shopping district, now joins Comedy Underground as the second full-time comedy venue in the city. Parlor has operated its Bellevue location for six years and by expanding to Seattle guarantees more choices for audiences to see regional and national headlining comedians.

The space, located in what was formerly the Fox Sports Grill at 1522 Sixth Ave., occupies two floors. The upstairs bar and restaurant include a massive wall of TV screens that were showing Saturday’s World Cup matches. The expansive showroom and lounge in the basement offer plenty of seating, a booming sound system and TV monitors that provide a view of the stage no matter where you sit.

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June 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Drake and Lil Wayne to co-headline show at White River Amphitheatre

Drake and Lil Wayne will perform at the White River Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 14. (Photo by Dean Rutz/Seattle Times)

Drake and Lil Wayne will perform at the White River Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 14. (Photo by Dean Rutz/Seattle Times)

Drake and Lil Wayne, two of Hip Hops biggest names, will be joining forces for a co-headlining concert on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the White River Amphitheatre. Tickets will cost $35-$125.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20 via Livenation.com.

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