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January 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Who’s playing Sasquatch 2015? Find out at launch party | Ticket alert

The 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival line-up will be announced at a launch party beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 with a free show featuring Ty Segal, Tacocat, the Young Evils and comedian Chris Gethard at the Neptune Theatre.

Tickets for the all-ages show are free and will be available at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Paramount Theatre box office. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of two tickets per person.

(Matthew Lamb)

(Matthew Lamb)


Comments | More in Festivals, Rock/Pop | Topics: Chris Gethard, neptune theatre, Sasquatch! Music Festival

December 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Bluegrass and country alert — Hot Rize, Frankie Ballard play Neptune | Concert preview

The Neptune Theatre hosts all kinds of music, but bluegrass and country fans get twice their share next week, with the much-anticipated reunion of progressive bluegrassers Hot Rize (Wednesday, Dec. 10) and a close-up view of Nashville rising star Frankie Ballard (Saturday, Dec. 6).


Comments | More in Country, Folk | Topics: Concert Preview, Frankie Ballard, Hot Rize

November 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Flying Lotus hypnotic and personable at Neptune | Concert review

A big triple wow for Flying Lotus’ sold-out show at the Neptune Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 18. One wow for the non-stop assault of electronically mashed up sound, one for the warp-speed 3D visuals by Timeboy and Strangeloop — they came last year, too, but this was my first encounter — and one for the opening trio…


Comments | More in Electronic, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: "You're Dead", Concert Review, Flying Lotus

September 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

UPDATE: Dave Chappelle to perform 10 shows over four nights at the Neptune Theatre

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform Oct. 13-14 at the Neptune Theatre. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UPDATE: Comedian Dave Chappelle will perform 10 shows over four nights, Oct. 13-17, at the Neptune Theatre. Shows are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which cost $55, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and are available by phone at 877-784-4849 or online at The last time the Emmy-nominated comedian came through town he sold out all four nights at the Moore Theatre. My review of his opening-night performance is here.


Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Comedy, Dave Chappelle, neptune theatre

June 27, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Future follows his own blueprint | Concert preview

(Jonathan Mannion)

(Jonathan Mannion)

Atlanta’s Future, who plays the Neptune Theatre Thursday, is one of the leading voices in rap, R&B and even pop music in 2014, with multiple radio hits (“Move That Dope,” “Honest”) and collaborations with everyone from Kanye West and Andre 3000 to Miley Cyrus.

But the 30-year-old’s path to the top has been an arduous one.


Comments | More in R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: "Honest", Concert Preview, Future

June 6, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Sweet harmonies and stripped-down folk| Concert preview

American folk rock is reaching another apex thanks to bands like The Lumineers and Seattle’s The Head and the Heart scoring big hits with anthemic songs with radio-friendly, pop-driven hooks.

While they may not peddle music as readily accessible as some of their peers, The Milk Carton Kids — who swing through the Neptune Theatre on Wednesday, June 11 — have benefited from the genre’s recent commercial success.


Comments | More in Americana, Folk | Topics: Concert Preview, Milk Carton Kids, neptune theatre

April 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Blackberry Smoke fires up country rock tonight at the Neptune | Concert preview

Blackberry Smoke plays the Neptune Theatre Friday night.

Blackberry Smoke plays the Neptune Theatre Friday night.

Atlanta country rock band Blackberry Smoke has put out just three studio albums in 14 years on three different labels. That’s not usually a recipe for success — or staying power. But they’ve got both thanks to a reputation as relentless road warriors and a passionate fan base that extends to Europe.

It’s all part of doing whatever you have to do to survive in the industry, frontman Charlie Starr said.

“That’s just the music business,” Starr said. “None of us are independently wealthy. Before the days of Kickstarter it was like, ‘Well, we can’t stop touring and make an album because we don’t have enough money.'”

Starr laughed, but only because things are going pretty well for Blackberry Smoke as the “Fire in the Hole” tour hits the Neptune Theatre tonight with opener Delta Saints. The band has a new live album and DVD coming out and is planning on heading into the studio later this year to record its follow-up to 2012’s “The Whippoorwill.” They’re also heading back out to Europe later this year and will play in London, Paris and Berlin. 


Comments | More in Country | Topics: blackberry smoke, delta saints, neptune theatre

March 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Lake Street Dive jumping off | Concert preview

(Jarrod McCabe) Named after a Minneapolis street dotted with dive bars, this ridiculously infectious boy-girl-boy-girl quartet toiled in obscurity for nearly a decade before pulling in more than a million views of its minimalist YouTube cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” A Manhattan show spun off from the Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,”…


Comments | More in Folk, Jazz, R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: "Bad Self Portraits", Concert Preview, Lake Street Dive

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