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December 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Jackson Browne feted by EMP Museum | Concert review

Jackson Browne at EMP Museum Thursday, Dec. 11. (Brady Harvey/EMP Museum)

Jackson Browne at EMP Museum Thursday, Dec. 11. (Brady Harvey/EMP Museum)

Most tribute concerts are bloated affairs where a slew of acts can make you just want to hear the original songs on the albums. But Thursday’s EMP Museum Founder’s Day Jackson Browne tribute was a template for how it can be done right.

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Comments | More in Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: Concert Review, Danny O'Keefe, Dave Alvin

December 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Stevie Wonder brings it all back home | Concert review

Stevie Wonder at KeyArena, Wednesday, Dec. 3. (David Conger)

Stevie Wonder at KeyArena, Wednesday, Dec. 3. (David Conger)

America may have created Ferguson, but it also created Stevie Wonder.

In a cathartic, nearly four-hour marathon with one short intermission, Wonder offered the packed house at KeyArena a sanctified celebration Wednesday, while also spreading balm on the nation’s racial wounds, opened by this month’s grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York.

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Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Songs in the Key of Life", Concert Review, KeyArena

November 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Fleetwood Mac at Tacoma Dome with Christine McVie like a ‘family reunion’ | Concert review

 Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie acknowledges the crowd as Stevie Nicks gives her a shout out before starting the song "Dreams" at the Tacoma Dome, (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times0

Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie acknowledges the crowd as Stevie Nicks gives her a shout out before starting the song “Dreams” at the Tacoma Dome. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

With the return of singer-pianist Christine McVie after a 16-year absence, a re-energized Fleetwood Mac wowed a near-capacity crowd with a powerful, sometimes explosive concert Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tacoma Dome.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Christine McVie, Concert Review, Fleetwood Mac

November 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Flying Lotus hypnotic and personable at Neptune | Concert review

A big triple wow for Flying Lotus’ sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 18. One wow for the non-stop assault of electronically mashed up sound, one for the warp-speed 3D visuals by Timeboy and Strangeloop — they came last year, too, but this was my first encounter — and one for the opening trio…

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Comments | More in Electronic, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: "You're Dead", Concert Review, Flying Lotus

November 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM

FKA Twigs debut short, slow & mesmerizing | Concert review

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

FKA Twigs making her Seattle debut at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

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Rising U.K. singer/songwriter/producer/dancer FKA Twigs’ performance at the Showbox Tuesday, Nov. 18, was everything that her music is — moody, intimate and dramatic, but ultimately kind of slow-moving.It was FKA Twigs’ first appearance in Seattle, part of her first large-scale international tour.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "LP1", "Video Girl", "Water Me"

November 2, 2014 at 11:19 AM

The Black Keys crank it up to 11 | Concert review

If you are a fan of spontaneity, it may disappoint you to learn that the Black Keys played the exact same set Saturday at KeyArena as they did on Friday in Portland and Vancouver the night before that. The benefit of all that repetition was easy to see, however, as the band turned in an impressive marathon of some of its biggest hits that was on point from start to finish.

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Comments | More in Blues, Rock/Pop | Topics: Concert Review, KeyArena, The Black Keys

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