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December 17, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Mary Lambert rises above politics | New recordings

Mary Lambert Welcome51tBITxQgZL__SL500_AA280_Mary Lambert, ‘Welcome to the Age of My Body’ (Capitol)

Mary Lambert was the voice of the chorus on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love,” and she’s the first Macklemore-associated act to get picked up by a major label. “Body Love,” broken into two parts on this EP, examines the challenges of being female in a society that objectifies women.

“I only know how to exist when I am wanted,” she sings.

It’s a moving song, but rises above politics to become a message about the human struggle to find faith and self-acceptance.

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0 Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: "She Keeps Me Warm", "Welcome to the Age of My Body", Mary Lambert

December 11, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take a triumphal homecoming turn at KeyArena

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis play the first of three sold-out shows at KeyArena in Seattle on Tuesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis play the first of three sold-out shows at KeyArena in Seattle on Tuesday. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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.

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0 Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Hollis, KeyAreana, Macklemore

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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0 Comments | More in General news, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Dave Grohl, Grammy Awards, Krist Novoselic

May 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Sasquatch! 2013 Friday night: Macklemore and Vampire Weekend UPDATED

Macklemore

Photo by Christopher Nelson / Live Nation; all other photos by me

It’s Macklemore’s world right now. You know that, right? The Capitol Hill rapper is super famous at the moment, with his songs “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” having blown up nationally, crossing over from kids to their parents, making him a household name. Every other person at Sasquatch! is a 22-year-old wearing a Macklemore “My City is Filthy” t-shirt. He’s Kurt Cobain famous.

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0 Comments | More in Festivals | Topics: Macklemore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert