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Category: General news
January 16, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Alice in Chains to play halftime at Seahawks game Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday morning that Seattle rock band Alice in Chains will play the halftime show at CenturyLink Field Sunday, Jan. 18, for the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. In the Hawks announcement, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell professed being a Seahawks fan since 1976, when he was 10…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Alice in Chains, Seattle Seahawks

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 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bumbershoot to partner with Showbox Presents/AEG Live

Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times One Reel, which presents Seattle’s annual arts festival, Bumbershoot, announced Friday that it has entered into a partnership with Showbox Presents/AEG Live, promoters of music at the Showbox, KeyArena and other venues around the country. The new partnership will offer nonprofit One Reel sorely needed financial support, as the…


Comments | More in Festivals, General news | Topics: AEG Live, Bumbershoot, One Reel

December 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Everett and Newport High School jazz bands selected as finalists

Two high school jazz bands from the Seattle area have been chosen as finalists in the Swing Central Jazz High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop, which takes place in Savannah, Georgia. The local finalists are the Everett High School Jazz Band, directed by Megan Vinther, and the Newport High School Jazz I, from Bellevue, directed…


Comments | More in General news, Jazz | Topics: Everett High School, Newport High School, Savannah Music Festival

December 11, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Big staff switch, guest artist announcements at Cornish College

Tom Baker will step in as interim chair of the music department at Cornish. (Tim Summers0

Tom Baker will step in as interim chair of the music department at Cornish. (Tim Summers)

Word on the street is that Cornish music department head Kent Devereaux is leaving in January for a new post as president of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, in Manchester, N. H. Composer and guitarist Tom Baker, currently on the Cornish faculty, will step in as interim chair.


Comments | More in General news, Jazz | Topics: Cornish College of the Arts, Kent Devereaux, Mary Halvorson

December 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Brandy Clark, and more local names in the Grammy noms

Brandy Clark, who hails from Morton, Lewis County, is up for a Best New Artist Grammy Award/Jason Davis, Getty Images UPDATE: Yet more local names have surfaced as Grammy nominees. Among them is Morton-bred Brandy Clark,  who’s competing against Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Haim and the ubiquitous Sam Smith. Clark is already on the industry’s radar, having…


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December 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, U2 to play Vancouver, B.C., not Seattle | Ticket alert

Has your passport expired? If you’re a music lover, best take care of that. Two major tours have just announced they will stop across the border in Vancouver, B.C., but not in Seattle. That’s right. Rock superstars U2 and the cross-generational juggernaut of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga both land in Vancouver in May, 2015. Both acts play two nights and the shows are the inaugural dates of their respective tours.


Comments | More in General news | Topics: "Cheek to Cheek", "Songs of Innocence", Lady Gaga

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 The complete lineup will be announced in February.


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

November 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

After more than a decade, Christine McVie tours with Fleetwood Mac

Big news for boomers: Christine McVie, who has not toured with classic-rock-era superstars Fleetwood Mac since 1998, has rejoined Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for the “On With The Show” tour. This is the lineup that waxed “Rumours” and “Tusk” and, according to reviews, the tour mostly revisits familiar territory. But…


Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Tacoma Dome

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