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Category: General news
July 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

More free tickets! Lucinda Williams and Josh Ritter

Love singer-songwriters Josh Ritter and Lucinda Williams? So do we. That’s why we’re giving away free tickets to both shows at ZooTunes. Ritter plays Wednesday, July 30; Williams, Thursday, July 31. Please go to our Facebook page to find out how you can win! Click here for tickets to Lucinda Click here for tickets to Josh Have fun out…


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July 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

What to see at Capitol Hill Block Party 2014


Concertgoers take in Capitol Hill Block Party 2013. (Marcus Yam/The Seattle Times)

The Capitol Hill Block Party — Seattle’s favorite one-day actual block party-turned three-day corporate-sponsored music festival — is returning to a fenced-in Pike Street for the 17th year this weekend.

Friday’s lineup boasts headlining indie-rock veterans Spoon, who haven’t released an album since 2010s “Transference” but have a new one called “They Want My Soul” on the way that comes packed with a wannabe slacker-pop summer anthem “Do You.” Brooklyn DIY keyboard/drums dance-pop sweethearts Matt & Kim will also bring their energetic, feel-good live set to the main stage.


Comments | More in Festivals, General news, R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rock, Capitol Hill Block Party 2014

July 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Pop, Electronic, Rock and Americana all on tap at KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

Starr Anna will perform on Aug. 22 at the Mural Amphitheatre. (Hillary Harris)

A wide variety of genres and local acts will be featured at KEXP’s Concert at the Mural, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug 1 with performances by TacocaT, Kithkin and a special guest at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre.

The full schedule of performers:

8/1 – Donor Appreciation Night
Special Guest

8/8 – Decibel Festival Night
Katie Kate

8/15 – Rock Show
A Place To Bury Strangers

8/22 – Swingin’ Roadhouse
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Star Anna
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands

The free all-ages concert series features picnic style seating on the lawn with food and beverage available along with a beer and wine garden for guests 21 and up.


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Concerts at the Mural, KEXP, Seattle Center

July 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Sub Pop launches internet radio station

By Katharine Schwab / Seattle Times staff writer

Sub Pop, the Seattle-based indie record label known for popularizing grunge music in the ’90s, is jumping on board the streaming radio trend with its own radio station on TuneIn, which hosts more than 100,000 radio stations and caters to more than 50 million monthly active users.


Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: SoundCloud, Sub Pop, TuneIn

June 30, 2014 at 10:59 AM

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ still fresh after 50 years |Movie preview

When United Artists arranged to produce the Beatles’ first feature film, “A Hard Day’s Night,” in 1964, the company’s sole intention was to cash in on a craze before it fizzled out — which, considering the fickle tastes of teenagers, they expected would happen in about six months. Instead, “A Hard Day’s Night” became a classic,…


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June 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Roosevelt High School trumpet player chosen for all-star band

Trumpet player Noah Halpern, who graduated from Seattle’s Roosevelt High School in June, has been selected to play in the 2014 edition of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Halpern is one of the 21 musicians from six states to make the cut. As part of the band, Halpern will make a two-week tour of…


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