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
Planes on Paper, ‘The Ruins’ (EP, self-released) Planes on Paper, a year-old Yakima folk duo consisting of Navid Eliot (guitar, vocals) and Jen Borst (vocals), is releasing its second EP just in time for gigs at Leavenworth’s Timbrrr Winter Music Festival (Jan. 9-10) and a shindig with Shelby Earl and others at the Columbia…More
Most tribute concerts are bloated affairs where a slew of acts can make you just want to hear the original songs on the albums. But Thursday’s EMP Museum Founder’s Day Jackson Browne tribute was a template for how it can be done right.More
The Portland Cello Project brings its holiday show to Seattle on Sunday, Dec. 7, but don’t expect roasting chestnuts and a winter wonderland. This nontraditional Santa has everyone from Bach to Britten in his sleigh and this year, he has another little something up his scarlet sleeve — new arrangements of songs by the late
The Neptune Theatre hosts all kinds of music, but bluegrass and country fans get twice their share next week, with the much-anticipated reunion of progressive bluegrassers Hot Rize (Wednesday, Dec. 10) and a close-up view of Nashville rising star Frankie Ballard (Saturday, Dec. 6).More
Woody Guthrie, ‘My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town’ (Woody Guthrie Publications)
The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is upon us — that’s the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, in case you forgot — and there’s some good stuff out there, though much of the list, as has become customary, is comprised of limited-edition special-release singles.More
Joni Mitchell, “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced” (Rhino)
It’s a surprise given the long span of Joni Mitchell’s career that she has never previously put out a multi-disc compilation box. The four-CD set “Love Has Many Faces” is her first, with a total of 53 tracks, all newly remastered.
KeyArena announced Tuesday that “due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances” the concert by the British group Bastille slated for Saturday, Nov. 15 at KeyArena has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 25. November 15 tickets will be honored for the new date. Additional tickets are also still available: $31.50-$39.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com). .More
A retrieval by an important local jazz man, a reinterpretation of a Beatles classic and a new album by a ‘70s hero who’s had another name change are among the albums released today.