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June 20, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Built to Spill, Blue Scholars, Tacocat headline brand-new Fremont Fair concerts

For the first time in its 43-year history, the Fremont Fair is adding a ticketed concert series to its solstice celebration and has tapped two of the top groups in the Northwest, Built to Spill and Blue Scholars, to headline the main stage on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, respectively.
Though live music has been a part of the free-spirited solstice weekend for 20 years,

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Comments | Topics: Blue Scholars, Built To Spill, Campfire OK

April 16, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Tacocat to perform free show on Thursday, April 24 at Hilliard’s Taproom

Tacocat perform a free show at Hilliard's Taproom on Thursday, April 24.

Tacocat perform a free show at Hilliard’s Taproom on Thursday, April 24. (Photo by Kyle Johnson)

Tacocat, everyone’s favorite palindrome band, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Hilliard’s Beer Brewery and Taproom, 1550 N.W. 49th St., Seattle. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP. The event is limited to those 21 and over.

Seattle Seahawk’s mascot, Blitz, will make a special appearance and be available for photos with fans. A food truck will be offering free hotdogs to the first 300 people in the door.

KEXP DJ Alex Ruder will be spinning tunes throughout the evening.

Warning: Infectious pop song below.

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Comments | Topics: Crimson Wave, DJ Alex Ruder, KEXP

April 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM

All welcome at queer ‘Mo-Wave Festival | Concert preview

For the second consecutive year, ’Mo-Wave is upon us — the Capitol Hill music, dance and art festival with a punk edge that draws heavily on the five letters L, G, B, T and Q.

That’s Q for “queer,” a more inclusive word than “gay,” though organizers stress that any gender or orientation is welcome to attend.

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Comments | Topics: 'Mo-Wave Festival, Chop Suey, Concert Preview

March 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Funky Fremont Solstice ads Built To Spill, Blue Scholars to music lineup

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade has added a ticketed all-ages Solstice Concert Series to the June 20-21 celebration.

The annual event turns 43 this year and will feature music by Built to Spill on Friday and Seattle’s own Blue Scholars on Saturday.

Advance tickets are $20 for single-day entry and $35 for a two-day pass and available for purchase at Fremontfair.com.

Friday’s lineup:

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Comments | More in Festivals, R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: Blue Scholars, Built To Spill, Campfire OK

February 25, 2014 at 10:03 AM

TacocaT, The Notwist, Beck | New recordings

Bree McKenna, of TacocaT (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Bree McKenna, of TacocaT (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

TacocaT, a cool Seattle band with a cool name; The Notwist, a German band gunning for a comeback on Seattle’s Sub Pop label; and Beck, a cool guy who has nothing to do with Seattle, are the artists with new releases we selected for review this week. Read what our critics have to say — and don’t miss the videos at the bottom of this post.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: "Close to the Glass", "Morning Phase", "NVM"

January 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM

‘It’s a girl!’ Childbirth | Concert preview

(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Bree McKenna of TacocaT, left, Stacy Peck of Pony Time and Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Outside a tucked-away studio off Dexter Avenue, writer, musician and organizer Bree McKenna is talking about the hyperactive punk scene on Capitol Hill, where she is a fixture. One of her bands (TacocaT) is making a music video inside. But right now the story is her other band, Childbirth, the trio McKenna created with members of Pony Time and Chastity Belt. Their debut album “It’s a Girl!” came out last week.

Why choose Pony Time and Chastity Belt for a supergroup?

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Atomic Bride, Bree McKenna, Chastity Belt