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October 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Sleater-Kinney returns with new album and tour in 2015

Sleater-Kinney is back, the critically-acclaimed band will release a secretly-recorded album via Sub Pop on Jan. 19/20, 2015. “No Cities to Love” is the band’s first release in 10 years, though it surprised fans by including a new song on “Start Together,” the band’s seven-LP box set which will be released on Oct. 21 also via Sub Pop. The new album is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/ DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website.  Sleater-Kinney will be touring the U.S. and Europe in 2015, but so far no Seattle date has been announced.

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Sleater-Kinney, Sub Pop

October 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Trashy fashion wins Seattle diver a kayak trip with Macklemore

Seattle diver Laura James’ trash-inspired fashion has netted her a kayak trip on the Duwamish River with thrifty hip-hop icon Macklemore. The contest was part of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s “River For All” campaign to raise awareness of the environmental and health threats of toxic pollution in Seattle’s Duwamish…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Duwamish River, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Macklemore

September 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Sketchfest Seattle wraps up with a weekend of sketch and stand-up performances

Sketchfest Seattle, the annual festival of sketch and stand-up comedy, wraps up with performances tonight, Sept. 25 at the Pocket Theater and Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday Sept.  27 at the Annex Theatre. Tonight’s show features sketch comedy from Seattle’s “Ubiquitous They,” described by current GQ writer Lindy West as “a cohesive,…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Comedy, Sketchfest Seattle, Stand-Up Comedy

September 25, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Parlor Live to host ‘Last Comic Standing’ showcase with 44 local comedians

Seattle’s Parlor Live will be holding a showcase for NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The showcase will feature 44 local comedians vying for a chance to be included in the reality TV show’s ninth season. Tickets are only $3-$5 and all proceeds will benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

The ninth season of the reality show will premiere on May 21, 2015. Former winners include Dat Phan, John Heffron, Alonzo Bodden and Iliza Shlesinger.

"Last Comic Standing" showcase. (Photo via  @ParlorSeattle on Twitter)

“Last Comic Standing” showcase. (Photo via @ParlorSeattle on Twitter)

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Last Comic Standing, Parlor Live, Seattle Comedy

September 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

UPDATE: Dave Chappelle to perform 10 shows over four nights at the Neptune Theatre

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UPDATE: Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform 10 shows over four nights, Oct. 13-17, at the Neptune Theatre. Shows are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which cost $55, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and are available by phone at 877-784-4849 or online at www.stgpresents.org. The last time the Emmy-nominated comedian came through town he sold out all four nights at the Moore Theatre. My review of his opening-night performance is here.

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Comedy, Dave Chappelle, neptune theatre

September 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at Washington State Fair rescheduled

UPDATE: Keith Urban’s concert at the Washington State Fair has been rescheduled to next year, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Ticket holders for the 2014 Keith Urban concert can hold on to their tickets, which will be honored at next year’s show or return the ticket before Oct. 31, 2014 for a refund. For more…

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