Follow us:

Soundposts

A blog for Seattle music lovers of all stripes, from hip-hop and indie rock to jazz and world music.

Category: Rock/Pop
November 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’ Seattle-area stop ‘feels like home’

photo by Kevin Mazur_CLP0082

Dave Grohl, left, Butch Vig and James Brown at Robert Lang Studios, in Shoreline (Kevin Mazur)

It was inevitable Dave Grohl would pencil in a return visit to the Seattle area as part of his new “Sonic Highways” project. The HBO series follows Grohl’s band, Foo Fighters, around the U.S. as the group records its new album of the same name in eight different cities.

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Sonic Highways", Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

November 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Record Store Day Selections include Woody Guthrie | New recordings

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

Comments | More in Folk, Jazz, Rock/Pop, The Bonus Track | Topics: Echosmith, J Mascis, New Recordings

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 SasquatchFestival.com. The complete lineup will be announced in February.

More

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

November 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Fleetwood Mac at Tacoma Dome with Christine McVie like a ‘family reunion’ | Concert review

 Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie acknowledges the crowd as Stevie Nicks gives her a shout out before starting the song "Dreams" at the Tacoma Dome, (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times0

Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie acknowledges the crowd as Stevie Nicks gives her a shout out before starting the song “Dreams” at the Tacoma Dome. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

With the return of singer-pianist Christine McVie after a 16-year absence, a re-energized Fleetwood Mac wowed a near-capacity crowd with a powerful, sometimes explosive concert Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tacoma Dome.

See more photos of Fleetwood Mac.

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Christine McVie, Concert Review, Fleetwood Mac

November 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Bastille storms KeyArena Tuesday| Concert preview

When London band Bastille first came to Seattle last year, they played at the venerable Tractor Tavern in a wild, sold-out show that had people begging for tickets outside. Just a little over a year later and with No. 1 hit “Pompeii,” Bastille is set to perform at KeyArena on Tuesday, Nov. 25, after canceling…

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Pompeii", Bastille, Concert Preview

November 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM

FKA Twigs debut short, slow & mesmerizing | Concert review

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

See more photos from Tuesday’s concert.

Rising U.K. singer/songwriter/producer/dancer FKA Twigs’ performance at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18, was everything that her music is — moody, intimate and dramatic, but ultimately kind of slow-moving.It was FKA Twigs’ first appearance in Seattle, part of her first large-scale international tour.

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "LP1", "Video Girl", "Water Me"

November 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Barry Manilow’s ‘One last Time!’ tour coming to KeyArena in 2015 | Ticket alert

Barry Manilow is bringing his “One Last Time!” tour to KeyArena on May 27, 2015. Tickets, which cost $17.75-$125.75, will go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 5 via Ticketmaster (800-745-3000  or ticketmaster.com).  Manilow released his latest album, “My Dream Duets,” on October 27.

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Barry Manilow, KeyArena, Ticket alert

November 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Foo Fighters slated for Gorge next fall | Ticket alert

The Foo Fighters announced Tuesday that the band will perform at the Gorge Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. The band is currently promoting its new album, “Sonic Highways,” with an eight-part HBO series documenting the group’s recording sessions in eight different cities, including Seattle. Tickets for the Gorge show go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday,…

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Foo Fighters, Gorge Amphitheatre, Ticket alert

November 18, 2014 at 4:36 PM

What does ‘FKA Twigs’ really mean?

(Dvid Burton)

(David Burton)

In our preview of FKA Twigs (given name Tahliah Debrett Barnett), who plays the Showbox Tuesday, we repeated an explanation of “FKA” originally published by Pitchfork, taken up by Wikipedia, then repeated a gajillion times in a gigajillion publications.

When Seattle Times freelancer Mike Ramos spoke with the British soul sensation on the phone last week, however, she said that explanation was false.

More

Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: FKA Twigs

Next Page »