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January 14, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Sleater-Kinney on Letterman, Conan

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…


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

January 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Tom Paxton, last of the old-fashioned folkies

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,…


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January 7, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Chop Suey closing … and reopening?

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…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Chop Suey, clubs, Scott Shapiro

December 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Mad Season joins symphony’s Sonic Evolution lineup

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’…


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December 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Tune-Yards, armed with more star power, returns to Seattle

Tune-Yard , at Sonos Studio in L.A. (Jerod Harris/Getty Images) 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…


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Moore Theatre, rock, Tune-Yards