The eclectic lineup for KISS 106.1 FM’s Jingle Ball includes Mary Lambert (shown here), Lindsey Stirling, Fences, Jake Miller, Rixton and Magic! But Lambert will be the belle of this ball, particularly now that Fall Out Boy, originally scheduled for the show, has canceled.More
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The ACLU of Washington announced today that Macklemore, the local-boy-made-worldwide-music-phenom, has been awarded the organization’s Civil Libertarian Award for his efforts around same-sex marriage. According to a news release, the rapper “has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights. He shares his views about the issue in his moving song ‘Same Love,’ written in support of legalizing marriage…More
Mary Lambert, ‘Heart on My Sleeve’ (Capitol Records)
It’s no surprise that the title of Mary Lambert’s debut album starts with “Heart.” The word shows up in nearly every song as a metaphor for love, but also self-acceptance. That combination of sincerity and empowerment makes “Heart on My Sleeve” a winning effort, and a surefire hit.More
Seattle diver Laura James’ trash-inspired fashion has netted her a kayak trip on the Duwamish River with thrifty hip-hop icon Macklemore. The contest was part of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s “River For All” campaign to raise awareness of the environmental and health threats of toxic pollution in Seattle’s Duwamish…More
By Katharine Schwab/Special to The Seattle Times
Macklemore added another cause to his list with his participation in the River For All campaign, which calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local government officials to provide an adequate cleanup plan for the toxically polluted Duwamish River.
“This is our city’s only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that it’s safe to reside here,” Macklemore said in a statement on the campaign’s website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. “I stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.”More
So, after an absolute social-media firestorm about his costume at last Friday’s surprise performance at EMP, Macklemore has issued a public statement on his website. It’s fairly long, and in it the rapper tries to explain both how he ended up in the getup many (in Twitter speak that means thousands) are saying was an anti-Semitic outift.More
Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis showed up for what seemed to be a rollicking, innocuous surprise performance to open the “Spectacle” exhibit at the EMP Museum. Attendees were encouraged to come in costume from their favorite music video. Unclear what video Mackelmore’s costume is referencing, but it seems more than a few people think…More
This week Macklemore and Ryan Lewis played to 50,000 fans over three nights at KeyArena. Just hours later, they flew to New York to play Madison Square Garden Friday.
But on Saturday they were back in Seattle playing a benefit for Children’s Hospital at the Showbox. It was the smallest venue they’ve played in many months, but as the final performance of a transformative year, it was also their most special.More
As if they hadn’t already done enough in town this week, after three sold-out shows at KeyArena, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announced Friday that they will join The Helio Sequence and other Seattle bands for the second annual Seattle Children’s hospital benefit Saturday at Showbox at the Market. The concert is sold out. The benefit is…More
If you were looking to understand the unifying force of Seattle’s teen idol rapper Macklemore in one scene, this was it: a 40-something mom drinking white wine, dancing hard while “chaperoning” three elementary school-aged girls wearing T-shirts with “Same Love” printed on the front.
Was the concert for the mom, or the kids? Tuesday night at KeyArena — the first night of a three-night, sold-out stand — the answer was both.More