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July 11, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Tori Amos coming to Paramount | Concert preview

Singer-songwriter Tori Amos, who has received multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 12 million albums, performs the first U.S. show of her 80-city tour Thursday, July 17, at the Paramount Theatre.

The tour supports her current album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” which made its debut at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 album chart.

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July 4, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Antlers, fully mature now, to play Neumos | Concert preview

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

Peter Silberman, lead vocalist and primary lyricist for The Antlers, is a man with big ideas.

(Marc Lemoine)

(Marc Lemoine)

They are often too expansive to resolve themselves on a single track, which Silberman proved to the world on 2009’s “Hospice,” a concept album so adept and high-minded that it became the gold standard against which many fans and critics have measured all the Antlers’ subsequent releases, including this year’s “Familiars.”

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July 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

’80s New Wave pioneers New Order to play Paramount | Concert preview

New Order, formed in 1980, pioneered a blend of post-punk and synth-pop, creating huge dance-floor anthems, including “Bizarre Love Triangle” and “Blue Monday.” The band currently features founding members Bernard Sumner (pictured), Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert along with Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, who replaced original bassist Peter Hook in 2011. New Order 8 p.m. Sunday, July…

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June 27, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Future follows his own blueprint | Concert preview

(Jonathan Mannion)

(Jonathan Mannion)

Atlanta’s Future, who plays the Neptune Theatre Thursday, is one of the leading voices in rap, R&B and even pop music in 2014, with multiple radio hits (“Move That Dope,” “Honest”) and collaborations with everyone from Kanye West and Andre 3000 to Miley Cyrus.

But the 30-year-old’s path to the top has been an arduous one.

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June 26, 2014 at 4:27 PM

KISS and Def Leppard to pump it up at White River | Concert preview

(Brian Lowe)

(Brian Lowe)

KISS and Def Leppard team up for a headbanging, tongue-wagging night of hard rock Sunday in Auburn. Visiting more than 40 cities, the tandem tour celebrates KISS’ 40th year in music, as well as the band’s induction this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Collectively, the two bands have sold more than 200 million albums.

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June 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Kraftwerk plays Paramount, its EDM progeny, the Gorge | Concert preview

(Peter Boettcher Photography)

(Peter Boettcher Photography)

Electronic music is so ubiquitous today that EDM (electronic dance music) fans may not appreciate how revolutionary the music was in the early ’70s.

German group Kraftwerk pioneered the sound, releasing the mesmerizing album “Autobahn” and its title track in 1974.

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June 17, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Buzz Osborne of the Melvins — unplugged? | Concert preview

While most musicians — most people — are dead asleep, Buzz Osborne, who plays Neumos Friday, is already wide awake.

“Most days, I leave before the sun [comes up] and go play 18 holes of golf with the working-class people at the municipal courses around Los Angeles,” he says via telephone from his house in Hollywood. “They just think I’m some weirdo. It’s funny.”

Golf?

Can this be the same musician who taught a young Kurt Cobain his first few guitar chords and introduced Dave Grohl to his eventual Nirvana bandmates? Never mind practically inventing the sludge and stoner metal subgenres on 1991’s seminal “Bullhead” and ’93’s “Houdini” — to name just two of 19 Melvins LPs.

Yes, it is. And on his new solo album, “This Machine Kills Artists,” (an allusion to Woody Guthrie) he plays acoustic guitar.

Has King Buzzo gone soft?

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June 13, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Tlingit funk at the Royal Room

(Russell Johnson)

(Russell Johnson)

Most folks know Preston Singletary as the glass artist whose colorful, modernist and Tlingit-themed pieces are much prized here and around the world. But Singletary also plays bass in a chock-a-block blues-rock group called A Little Big Band, which recently completed a self-titled album featuring the soulful powerhouse vocals of Star Nayea.

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