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November 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highway’ takes them to Seattle’s Showbox | Concert review

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl at the Showbox, November 28, 2014; guitarist Pat Smear to his left. (Photo by Gillian G. Gaar)

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl at the Showbox, November 28, 2014; guitarist Pat Smear to his left. (Photo by Gillian G. Gaar)

Foo Fighters thrilled a packed Showbox audience with a three-hour show last night that dug deep into the band’s catalog and served up some entertaining and unexpected covers as well.

 

The band has been doing a series of small-scale shows in the cities featured in the Dave Grohl-directed HBO series “Sonic Highways.” The series’ seventh episode, which also aired last night, focused on Seattle; the audience was treated to a screening of the program before Foo Fighters took the stage.

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November 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Foo Fighters to play surprise gig at Showbox, tickets on sale today

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28 at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters, in town recently to record the Seattle segment of the band’s “Sonic Highways,” project will play a surprise show Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. Tickets, which cost $20, go on sale at 3 p.m. Wednesday, No. 26, at the Showbox, Easy Street Records and Sonic Boom Records. No online sales are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of “Sonic Highways” at 9 p.m. followed by a live performance at 10 p.m.

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November 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’ Seattle-area stop ‘feels like home’

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Dave Grohl, left, Butch Vig and James Brown at Robert Lang Studios, in Shoreline (Kevin Mazur)

It was inevitable Dave Grohl would pencil in a return visit to the Seattle area as part of his new “Sonic Highways” project. The HBO series follows Grohl’s band, Foo Fighters, around the U.S. as the group records its new album of the same name in eight different cities.

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November 11, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ goes down same old road | New Recordings

Foo Fighters, ‘Sonic Highways’ (RCA) Foo Fighters’ new album is a soundtrack of sorts, its title taken from the HBO series of the same name, which follows the band around the U.S. as they record each of the album’s tracks in a different city (including Seattle). It’s a robust record, packed with the kind of hard rocking…

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May 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Love Nirvana? Don’t miss Rock Hall induction on HBO | TV preview

Dave Grohl performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, 2014. (Kevin Mazur)

Dave Grohl performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, 2014. (Kevin Mazur)

On Saturday, May 31, HBO will air a three-hour special of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. If that sounds like a long ceremony, consider that the event itself — which took place April 10 in Brooklyn, New York — ran nearly two hours longer.

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February 13, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Aberdeen’s first Kurt Cobain Day to be held next week

Aberdeen is finally getting ready to honor its native son.

 

Aberdeen added "Come As You Are," the title of a Nirvana song, to the city's "Welcome" sign in 2005. On February 20, the city will celebrate the first "Kurt Cobain Day" (Gillian G. Gaar)

Aberdeen added “Come As You Are,” the title of a Nirvana song, to the city’s “Welcome” sign in 2005. On February 20, the city will celebrate the first “Kurt Cobain Day.” (Gillian G. Gaar)

This past Wednesday, the city’s mayor, Bill Simpson, proclaimed Thursday, February 20, as Kurt Cobain Day, “in recognition of his artistic achievements,” in the words of the official proclamation. “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

 

It would have been Cobain’s 47th birthday. Nirvana’s lead singer and creative force committed suicide at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994.

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December 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis nominated for 7 Grammy awards

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Pop music pundits were predicting that the Seattle rap team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would show up in Friday’s Grammy award announcement, but few expected the duo to rake in seven nominations.

Even fewer expected the members of Nirvana, whose singer Kurt Cobain has been dead for 19 years, to get a nomination, as well.

But that’s how it came down.

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