Bumbershoot 2014 closed on a sunny note on Monday. For dozens of photos by Seattle Times photographers from the weekend, click here. For reviews from opening day, click here. Video and some social-media moments are here. And finally, here’s a Monday wrap-up from arts writer Misha Berson: After a weekend of patchy clouds and intermittent rain…More
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Seattle Times contributor Terry Wood reports: GEORGE, Wash. — Day One of Paradiso, the electronic dance music festival hosted for a third straight year Friday and Saturday at the Gorge, was awash in earthshaking beats and PLUR — Peace, Love, Unity and Respect, the founding credo of a growing musical movement that has evolved out of…More
Nirvana will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, in a ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. In anticipation, The Seattle Times asked artist Ward Sutton to draw a tribute to the band. Sutton, a New York-based cartoonist, illustrator and rock-poster artist, lived in Seattle in the band’s heyday in…More
Capitol Hill Block Party 2013 is racing toward the hot and raucous finish line. Find coverage of all three days here and on Twitter at @SoundPosts. Look for a new post chronicling each day’s happenings tomorrow as well. If you’re just catching up, and missed our preview, check it out here, along with our…More
Day two of CHBP 2013 is just about over, and all the tired party people are heading home to rest up for another day Sunday. But as they lay their heads down on their pillows, they’ll have some memories to savor from this sunny Saturday. Some highlights of the day, from our live coverage: Joseph Sutton-Holcomb…More
Find music writer Andrew Matson’s day-by-day picks for Block Party below — the list is a companion to his full festival preview. Have your own list to share with other readers? Add it to the comments thread. FRIDAY Danny Brown (6:30 p.m., Main Stage): Hard-core rapping from one of the best doing it. Secret Colors (8:30 p.m., Barboza…More
Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch writes: With a swaggeringly chunky saxophone riff and a tricky bit of bass-drum syncopation, David Byrne and St. Vincent got their concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery off to a glorious start on Thursday night. That riff belonged to “Who,” the opening track on the duo’s 2012 album, “Love This…More
The NW Folklife Festival got off to a mellow start Friday afternoon with mostly clear skies and light crowds. Ukulele players happily co-existed with brass bands; belly dancers with Irish cloggers. Here, the LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland Oregon stopped near the Fisher Green Stage to entertain onlookers. Folklife continues through Monday night…More
What’s the easy way? Depends on where you’re coming from. Folklife has put together a really great web page detailing all possible options: Driving and parking; public transportation; and biking. Note that there’s a special Folklife shuttle operating Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Northgate and from Renton to Seattle Center. The fare is $2.50. The page…More
At the Seattle Times’ morning news meeting, an editor expressed surprise that a story about composer Burt Bacharach’s newly published memoir was among the most-read items on our website today.
Many of us on the A&E staff know Bacharach as the wellspring of some of the greatest pop hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “What’s New Pussycat?” (recorded by Tom Jones); “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (B.J Thomas) and “Close to You” (The Carpenters). But if you’re not clued into this particular era, or a student of pop culture, you might not know this songwriter’s amazing legacy.
Here, for the curious, is a quick list of some of Bacharach’s best-known tunes; all the lyrics were written by his creative partner, Hal David, and a number were recorded by Dionne Warwick. Note that if you are already a Bacharach fan, your favorite might not be here (feel free to add yours to the comments thread). The guy has written scores of songs, dozens of which which broke the top 40. An astonishing body of work.
The list …More