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April 17, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Vinyl junkies, what’s going in your bag on Record Store Day?

Record Store Day is April 19.

Record Store Day is April 19.

I am a vinyl junkie and Record Store Day is my drug. The annual event takes place on Saturday, April 19 and features a growing list of rare gems and limited-edition releases for sale at independently owned record stores.

Started to boost sales of a then slagging vinyl market, the event has grown in popularity with die-hard vinyl fans lining up around the block to get their hands on unique releases.

Last year I set my alarm for 5 a.m., foolishly thinking I’d probably be the first person in line. When I arrived I was 15th in line and ahead of me was a guy who had spent the night in a tent.

A full list of what’s available is on the Record Store Day website.

Built To Spill's "Ultimate Alternative Wavers" will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

Built To Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

I’m hoping to snag a copy of Built to Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers,” which is being released on vinyl for the fist time, 21 years after it was initially released on CD and cassette by C/Z Records.

A full list of Seattle area music stores participating can be found here.

Let us know in the comments, or via Twitter what you’ll be looking to score.

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April 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Eckstein Middle School jazz kids hit Reno jackpot

Seattle's Eckstein Middle School Band

Seattle’s Eckstein Middle School Band

Those Seattle jazz kids did it again at the Reno Jazz Festival this past Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, with Eckstein Middle School sweeping the major categories and picking up multiple individual awards. The Eckstein outfit is conducted by Cuauhtemoc “Moc” Escobedo.

Here are the Seattle-area winners:

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April 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Sasquatch! 2014 is sold out!

(Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

(Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

After cancelling the first-ever second weekend of Sasquatch!, originally scheduled for July 4-6, Adam Zacks and LiveNation announced that the original weekend, scheduled for May 23 – 25 has completely sold out.

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April 7, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Cartoonist Ward Sutton revisits Nirvana

Nirvana will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, in a ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. In anticipation, The Seattle Times asked artist Ward Sutton to draw a tribute to the band. Sutton, a New York-based cartoonist, illustrator and rock-poster artist, lived in Seattle in the band’s heyday in…

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April 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Eckstein Middle School jazzers score in Monterey

Student jazz players from Eckstein Middle School, Seattle’s “feeder” school for the fabled Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, were recognized last weekend in California at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, an educational program of the Monterey Jazz Festival. The students are under the baton of Moc Escobedo. Outstanding soloist awards went to Elliot Halpern, tenor saxophone…

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April 1, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Chat with the world’s foremost Nirvana expert

Nirvana, the rock band that put Seattle on the rock map, will be inducted April 10 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Coincidentally, the induction comes just five days after the 20th anniversary of the day Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide. What are your thoughts about Nirvana and its legacy? Many readers…

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March 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Bumbershoot moving back to Memorial Stadium, adding headliners

Bumbershoot fans enjoy the sunshine and the music at Memorial Stadium, which will be the mainstage again this year. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times

Bumbershoot fans enjoy the sunshine and the music at Memorial Stadium, which will be the mainstage again this year. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times

After three years of having its mainstage inside KeyArena, Bumbershoot is moving its headliners back outdoors to Seattle Center’s Memorial Stadium this year.

The move was precipitated by potential scheduling conflicts at KeyArena with the WNBA.

The board of directors of One Reel, the nonprofit that puts on Seattle’s annual arts festival, voted on Tuesday to authorize the shift and the increased expenses associated with it.

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March 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Second installment of Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend, has been canceled

The second weekend of the Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the July Fourth weekend, has been canceled. The festival will keep its traditional Memorial Day weekend plans. Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle, laid out the details in a press release. “The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to…

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March 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Come As You Are: A panel discussion with Nirvana experts

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider).

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider).

Experience Music Project will host A panel discussion on April 6 with Charles R. Cross (Cobain biographer and author), Charles Peterson (photographer), Jack Endino (producer and musician) and Bruce Pavitt (co-founder of Sub Pop) with host Jacob McMurray, EMP’s Senior Curator of “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.” The group will share stories about the legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana along with video and audio clips.

Admission to the panel discussion, which takes place at 2:30 p.m. at EMP, is free.

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