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October 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Which Bob Dylan will we see this weekend? | Concert preview

(Courtesy of the artist)

(Courtesy of the artist)

Bob Dylan has changed sound and shape so many times over his 50-plus-year career that his fans sometimes forget that change is his preferred method of transportation. Here’s a look at four different Dylans, and an estimation as to which one(s) you’re likely to see during his three-night residency at the Paramount, which begins Friday, Oct. 17.

The Bob Dylan You Heard on “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits”: This man no longer exists — if he ever did. Some people confused him with being a prophet or at the very least prescient. But let’s get serious: How insightful is it to say “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”? When were times not a-changin’? Please.

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", Bob Dylan, Concert Preview

September 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Old Crow Medicine Show brings boozy, charming string sound to Paramount

Old Crow Medicine Show has its signature hit, “Wagon Wheel,” but there’s much more to the Nashville string band, which stops by Seattle Friday. Its latest album, “Remedy,” is a boozy, charming collection of songs that confirm the band members’ songwriting chops even as they continue to modernize their sound. Highlights include the silly humor of “Brushy…

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Comments | More in Americana, Country | Topics: "Wagon Wheel", Concert Preview, Old Crow Medicine Show

September 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Elton John to walk down the yellow brick road at KeyArena | Concert preview

After decades of performing, the “Rocket Man” is still soaring.

Elton John’s current globe-trotting tour includes a concert with Bright Light Bright Light (Welsh-bred Rod Thomas) Saturday, Sept. 27, at KeyArena. According to early reviews, the show is a boisterous, piano-pounding, two-hour career retrospective stocked with such hits as “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind” (his famous tribute to Marilyn Monroe), “Tiny Dancer,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Rocket Man.”

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Candle in the Wind, Concert Preview, Elton John

September 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Jovino Santos Neto tops Eastside Jazz Extravaganza | Concert preview

Jovino Santos Neto performs at the Eastside Jazz Club Extravaganza Saturday. (Dan Sheehan)

Jovino Santos Neto performs at the Eastside Jazz Club Extravaganza Saturday. (Dan Sheehan)

The Earshot Jazz Festival will be upon us shortly, but you might consider taking in the Eastside Jazz Club “Extravaganza” Saturday as an appetizer to the main course. The intrepid club presents regional jazz artists every month, striving to keep jazz alive at the other end of Highway 520, and puts its all into this annual Bellevue celebration.

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Comments | More in Jazz | Topics: Ari Joshua, Concert Preview, Eastside Jazz Club

September 19, 2014 at 5:13 AM

Decibel Festival moves to EMP | Festival preview

 

Since it began in 2004, the Decibel Festival has brought to Seattle an international collection of producers and DJs — from electropop and drone to experimental hip-hop and minimal techno — who represent the cutting edge of electronic music, a genre that has grown from a fringe interest to a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Comments | More in Electronic | Topics: Clean Bandit, Concert Preview, Decibel Festival

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