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August 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Ol’ Willie plays Marymoor

Country legend Willie Nelson performs with his son Lucas, right, on the Sutro stage during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco California, on Sunday, August 11, 2013. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group/MCT) It’s always a good time when Willie Nelson is on the road again. The 80-year-old country…

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August 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Marymoor: no wasted night

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Photo by Christopher Nelson)

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Photo by Christopher Nelson)

There was absolutely no despair at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert Monday night at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Riding high on the strength of its current single, “Despair,” the New York trio led by flamboyant singer Karen O was in a buoyant mood, performing songs from its current album, “Mosquito,” with barn-dance euphoria.

“Oh, despair, you were there through my wasted days,” Karen O sang. “You’re there through my wasted nights . . . “

But this was no wasted night for the hundreds of concertgoers celebrating the band’s first Seattle-area show in years.

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August 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Marymoor: ‘I think we’re one of the best live bands out there’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

New York indie-rock outfit Yeah Yeah Yeahs reached a new career high in June with the filming of its latest video atop the 102-story Empire State Building.

In what was reportedly a first for a rock band, the edgy, dancefloor-friendly trio led by flamboyant singer Karen O filmed the video for “Despair,” the second single from the band’s current album “Mosquito,” on the observation deck of the New York City landmark.

“No one had done it before, as far as we know,” wild-haired guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner said in a phone interview.

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