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December 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

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

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, are on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec.19 at XFINITY Arena box office,…

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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.

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

December 9, 2014 at 9:40 AM

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney adds third Seattle show to ‘No Cities To Love’ tour | Ticket alert

Sleater-Kinney will play the Showbox on May 8 and 9. (Brigitte Sire)

Sleater-Kinney will play the Showbox on May 8 and 9, 2015. (Brigitte Sire)

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney has added a third show, Thursday, May 7, at the Showbox.

Sleater-Kinney has announced that it will close out its “No Cities To Love” tour with a two-night stand at the Showbox on May 8-9, 2015. The band, which formed in Olympia in 1994 and was a key part of the riot grrrl movement, has added a total of 19 new dates to its 41-date schedule. “No Cities To Love” is Sleater-Kinney’s first album in 10 years. Band member Carrie Brownstein (center) is the co-star of the successful TV comedy “Portlandia.”

Tickets cost $30 and are available at noon on Friday, Dec. 12, via ShowboxPresents.com.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "No Cities To Love", Sleater-Kinney, The Showbox

December 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

2014 winner of Seattle International Comedy Competition is Nathan Brannon

Portland's Nathan Brannon, winner of the 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition. (photo by Peter Greyy)

Portland’s Nathan Brannon, winner of the 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition  (Peter Greyy)

Comedian Nathan Brannon capped a stellar year by winning the 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Sunday at the Comedy Underground.

The Portland-based comedian competed against 33 other hopefuls during the month-long competition which  took place in venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Brannon’s had an impressive year. He was one of six performers selected for call backs for NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and recently opened for superstar Dave Chappelle.

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Comedy Underground, Cory Michaelis, Kyle Bottom

November 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Foo Fighters to play surprise gig at Showbox, tickets on sale today

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28 at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters, in town recently to record the Seattle segment of the band’s “Sonic Highways,” project will play a surprise show Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. Tickets, which cost $20, go on sale at 3 p.m. Wednesday, No. 26, at the Showbox, Easy Street Records and Sonic Boom Records. No online sales are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of “Sonic Highways” at 9 p.m. followed by a live performance at 10 p.m.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Sonic Highways", Dave Grohl, Easy Street Records

November 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Four-day passes to Sasquatch! Music Festival available Friday, Nov. 28 | Ticket alert

Four-day festival passes to Sasquatch! Music Festival will be available at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28. The festival takes place over four days from May 22-25, at Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County. Four-day passes are $350 and available via SasquatchFestival.com. The complete lineup will be announced in February.

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Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Sasquatch! Music Festival, Ticket alert

November 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

UPDATE: Bill Cosby gigs in Tacoma, Yakima canceled

Bill Cosby’s performance, scheduled for April 18, 2015, at the Broadway Center, has been canceled. “This decision is not intended to pass judgment on Mr. Cosby – that is not the business of the Broadway Center,” said David Fischer, the Broadway Center’s executive director. Cosby’s been the subject of allegations of sexual assault by a list…

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November 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Barry Manilow’s ‘One last Time!’ tour coming to KeyArena in 2015 | Ticket alert

Barry Manilow is bringing his “One Last Time!” tour to KeyArena on May 27, 2015. Tickets, which cost $17.75-$125.75, will go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 5 via Ticketmaster (800-745-3000  or ticketmaster.com).  Manilow released his latest album, “My Dream Duets,” on October 27.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Barry Manilow, KeyArena, Ticket alert

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