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February 3, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Sasquatch! 2014 lineup announced: Outkast headlines

The suspicions have proven true. Outkast  — the Atlanta hip-hop duo that’s reuniting after a decade at Coachella this April — is also going to play the first installment of this year’s two-part Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in May.

Soundgarden headlines phase two of the festival in July. Below is the full lineup for Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, announced at a launch party at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre Monday night.

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

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Comments | More in Comedy, Festivals, General news | Topics: Frank Ocean, Kraftwerk (3D), M.I.A.

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

September 19, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Neko Case brings the fight Wednesday night | Concert review

Neko Case
Neko Case

Neko Case gestures as she performs Wednesday night at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Photo by Owen R. Smith.

The Paramount Theatre crowd was rowdy and Neko Case was in a playful, somewhat vulgar mood Wednesday night despite battling a head cold.

“We are going to play a lot of f—ing songs,” she announced with a laugh about a third of the way through her 21-song set as she took a glance down at the set list.

Not only did Case play plenty of songs off her new album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You,” she also touched on old favorites that got the crowd cheering their approval.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Neko Case, paramount theatre, Pickwick

September 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Neko Case fights harder | Concert preview

Tacoma-raised Neko Case brings her signature, commanding alto and a new collection of great songs to the Paramount Theatre. The New Pornographers singer is touring in support of her excellent new solo album, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You,” which The New York Times…

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September 3, 2013 at 5:30 AM

Neko Case at the top of her game

Neko Case, ‘The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You’ (Anti) Neko Case’s excellent new album is not particularly easy to digest. It starts with the title, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.” There are plenty of…

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Neko Case, New Pornographers