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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

September 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Katy Perry’s Popsicle-colored “Prismatic’ show to Tacoma Dome | Concert preview

Nearly a year after its release, Katy Perry’s “Prism,” which spawned her biggest single yet, “Roar,” is still in the top quarter of the Billboard 200 album chart. No doubt her Prismatic World Tour, which will fill the Tacoma Dome Saturday, Sept. 13, isn’t hurting those numbers.

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August 25, 2014 at 6:01 AM

New documentary about legendary teen band Slint | Concert preview

Six months before Nirvana’s “Nevermind” came out in 1991, a band called Slint — playing Seattle’s Showbox Wednesday — issued its own one-of-a-kind record. An angular, shadowy six-song suite, “Spiderland” is today considered by many to be the genesis of post-rock, a style emphasizing atmosphere and extreme dynamics over verses and choruses. Without it, there’d be…

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Breadcrumb Trail", "Spiderland", Concert Preview

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