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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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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Prism", Concert Preview, Katy Perry

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

August 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Eastside punk, South End rap – something in common? | Concert preview

Ten years ago, a raucous post-hardcore quintet from the Eastside suburbs called The Blood Brothers was making local music history, gaining a national following and spawning a legion of sound-alike bands. On Friday, the band is performing at the Showbox — its first local show since 2007.

A half-mile away, at the Crocodile, Nacho Picasso, a South End-bred rapper at the forefront of Seattle’s underground for the last few years, may be building the kind of legacy that years from now will also deserve a reunion celebration.

Though these artists don’t share much in the way of sound, image or background, there is a common thread — an overarching regional dreariness typical of the Northwest, which resonates with local youth.

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Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: Concert Preview, Crocodile, Nacho Picasso

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