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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…


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

November 7, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Herb Alpert at 79 still has that knack | Concert preview

Mention the Edgewater Hotel and the first image that comes to mind for Seattleites is the Beatles fishing out the window in 1964.

But something else also happened in pop music at that bayside auberge a year later. Trumpeter Herb Alpert, who plays Jazz Alley next week with his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, had an important epiphany.


Comments | More in Jazz, Rock/Pop | Topics: "In the Mood", Concert Preview, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

November 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Slack key masters Ledward Kaapana & Cyril Pahinui headline Seattle fest | Concert preview

Hawaiian slack-key fests are an annual affair in Seattle, but before you go all ho-hum, note that both Cyril Pahinui and Ledward Kaapana are on the bill this year. That’s a whole lotta slackin’. Pahinui, 64, is, the son of slack-key legend Gabby Pahinui and approaches this sweet, slow-motion traditional music with much…


Comments | More in World | Topics: Concert Preview, Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana

October 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney never wanted to play drums | Concert preview

\When Patrick Carney was 15, he lied about his age to get a job washing dishes at a local restaurant. His mom told him that if he saved half his money, he could spend the other half on anything he liked. At the time, Carney was taking guitar lessons, and he figured the best way to increase his chances of joining a band was to become the easiest person to make music with.


Comments | More in Blues, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Turn Blue", Black Keys, Concert Preview

October 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

No masks, no monkey business, just great music: Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs | Concert preview

Never mind Halloween. Friday, Oct. 31, Town Hall’s Global Rhythms series hosts an act that requires no masks or monkey business, when the great Tex-Mex accordion master Flaco Jimenez joins San Antonio conjunto Los Texmaniacs in a concert of traditional as well as rocked up Tejano fare that should be an unqualified treat.


Comments | More in World | Topics: Concert Preview, Flaco Jimenez, Global Rhythms

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