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Category: Rock/Pop
January 22, 2015 at 2:07 PM

The Vaselines, a Kurt Cobain fave, return to Seattle | Concert preview

There’s an ocean and a continent between Glasgow and Seattle, but the ties between the Vaselines and Northwest music run so deep, the Scottish duo may as well be from here.

Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly, who appear at Neumos Saturday, wrote “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” “Molly’s Lips” and “Son of a Gun” — all recorded by Nirvana. Kurt Cobain even mused about the couple in his journal.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: 'V for Vaselines', Concert Preview, Eugene Kelly

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Sleater-Kinney still sounds tough and terrific | New Recordings

Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities to Love’ (Sub Pop) When your favorite band reunites after an extended break, there’s always a moment of trepidation. Will they be able to live up to perhaps unrealistic expectations? Or will the reunion turn out to have been done for the sole purpose of coasting on previous laurels? Fans of Sleater-Kinney can breathe…


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "No Cities To Love", Carrie Brownstein, Sleater-Kinney

January 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Who’s playing Sasquatch 2015? Find out at launch party | Ticket alert

The 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival line-up will be announced at a launch party beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 with a free show featuring Ty Segal, Tacocat, the Young Evils and comedian Chris Gethard at the Neptune Theatre.

Tickets for the all-ages show are free and will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Paramount Theatre box office. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of two tickets per person.

(Matthew Lamb)

(Matthew Lamb)


Comments | More in Festivals, Rock/Pop | Topics: Chris Gethard, neptune theatre, Sasquatch! Music Festival

January 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Patti Smith, rock poet on a tear | Concert preview

There are few artists in rock ’n’ roll, particularly ones in their late 60s, who are on quite the tear that Patti Smith has been on the last decade.

She’s put out an acclaimed late-career album (“Banga”), won the National Book Award for her memoir “Just Kids,” continued to publish books of poetry and has been elected to the Rock ’N’ Roll Hall of Fame (in 2007).


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: 'Banga', Concert Preview, Moore Theatre

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 13, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Dave Matthews Band to make annual pilgrimage to the Gorge | Ticket alert

(Aaron Farrington)

(Aaron Farrington)

The Dave Matthews Band will be playing its annual three-night stand at the Gorge Amphitheatre, in George, Grant County, Sept. 4-6. The band will be playing two full sets each night of its 37-date tour, which kicks off in May. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 via For further details, visit


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Dave Matthews Band, Gorge Amphitheatre, Labor Day Weekend

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