The juggernaut that is the reunited Sleater-Kinney keeps rolling along … the band will perform songs off their album, “No Cities to Love” (Sub Pop), on “Late Night with David Letterman” on Thursday, Jan. 15, and on the day of the album’s release, (Tuesday, Jan. 20) on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Early press on…More
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From Paul de Barros: If you saw that cynical Coen Brothers film about the Greenwich Village folk music boom of the ’60s, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” you’ll recall the character Troy Nelson, who drops in briefly, in his Army uniform, to serenade the bohos. Just as the Davis character is based roughly on Dave Van Ronk,…More
From Paul de Barros: Two of the most creative guitarists in jazz, from two generations, team up for an open-ended romp at the Royal Room on Tuesday: Veteran Nels Cline, 58, a polymath familiar to broad audiences from his work with Wilco, Thurston Moore and Scott Amendola; and Julian Lage, the 27-year-old phenom introduced a…More
After months of “hey, who’s gonna buy Chop Suey?,” it looks like something is going on with the Capitol Hill nightspot. The Capitol Hill Blog and the club’s Facebook page report a “Another One Bites the Dust” closeout/blowout on Jan. 18, featuring Tacocat, Wimps, Kithkin, Sashay and more. (The first 250 tickets went…More
From Jeff Albertson: On her new album, “Same Sex Symbol,” comedian Cameron Esposito speaks candidly about her sexuality and appearance. “As you can tell by my haircut, I am a Thundercat … and also a giant lesbian! Of course I am, I have a side mullet and I look like most of Portland’s men.” Her…More
Seattle Symphony’s fourth annual cross-genre Sonic Evolution concert (8 p.m. Jan. 30) will include a SSO-commissioned work by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (during which he’ll perform, too), the SSO has announced. Other big Sonic Evolution news: McCready will also perform during the show with Mad Season — original drummer Barrett Martin, Guns N’…More
Merrill Garbus, who has performed under the band name Tune-Yards since 2009, has risen in five years from quirky club favorite (she last played here at the Crocodile) to major venue star, opening for the likes of Arcade Fire and returning to Seattle to play the Moore Theatre. It’s altogether appropriate, then, that her new…More