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Latin Grammy win by Seattle musicians Jack Endino and Barrett Martin highlights Seattle-Brazil connection

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:22:30 -0800

The Latin Grammy Award bestowed on Seattle musicians Barrett Martin and Jack Endino, for work with the Brazilian legend Nando Reis, is part of a growing Seattle-and-South America musical connection.

Mel Tillis dies: Country legend known for his songs and stutter

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:20:35 -0800

Mel Tillis, whose career as a country singer and the writer of enduring hit songs like “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” earned him a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame and a National Medal of Arts, died Sunday in Ocala, Florida. He was 85.

Beyonce is highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:41:40 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music. Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce’s earnings were boosted by her “Formation” world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250 million. Runner-up Adele […]

Pink: Christina Aguilera ‘killed it’ with AMA performance

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:43:02 -0800

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink is shooting down any suggestion that she was critical of Christina Aguilera’s tribute performance of Whitney Houston hits during Sunday night’s American Music Awards. A cutaway shot to Pink’s reaction during Aguilera’s medley on the ABC broadcast had Twitter users buzzing that Pink was less than impressed with Aguilera’s performance. […]

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:03:11 -0800

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in […]

Mourning Malcolm Young, and remembering Seattle area’s soft spot for hard-rocking AC/DC

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:08:58 -0800

Seattle has embraced AC/DC since its early days. The band came to Western Washington many times over the decades — with blatant lyrics, stage howitzers and at least one striptease. With the death of co-founder Malcolm Young, we take a trip down three-chord rock memories.

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:23:45 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for […]

Target run: Taylor Swift shocks shoppers while buying album

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:31:00 -0800

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Taylor Swift has left some fans shocked by dropping by a Tennessee Target store to pick up a few things, including her new album. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled her Target run through Instagram Stories. The newspaper reports Swift approached fans and video chatted with their friends who missed […]

Graceland asks court to intervene in squabble over new venue

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:59:13 -0800

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley Enterprises is asking a court to allow it to seek public funds to help it build a new 6,200-seat entertainment venue at Graceland. The company, which operates the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis, said in a news release Wednesday it filed for a declaratory judgment in Shelby County Chancery Court. […]

Noah Gundersen returns from tour to play the Neptune Theatre

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0800

Seattle native Noah Gundersen plays at the Neptune Theatre on Nov. 17 and 18.

Seattle Peace Chorus presenting concert dedicated to free speech

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Seattle Peace Chorus is presenting “Freedom of the Press/Freedom of Song,” dedicated to the importance of free speech and expression, and a mix of related themes, narration, instrumentals and singing.

Ticket alert: Foo Fighters coming to Safeco Field next fall

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:22:48 -0800

The Foo Fighters will be bringing its "Concrete and Gold North American Tour" to Safeco Field on Sept. 1, 2018.

Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:51:30 -0800

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at […]

Chicano Batman mixes groovy tunes and Latino identity

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

With heavy bass in the backdrop, a funky organ highlight and guitar riffs that jump between ’60s oldies and ’70s psychedelic, Chicano Batman, who plays The Showbox Nov. 18, wormholes you into the past while making Latino identity relevant in the indie and alternative scene today.

Ticket alert: Taylor Swift’s “reputation Stadium Tour” coming to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field in May

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:28:45 -0800

Taylor Swift will be bringing her "reputation Stadium Tour" to Seattle's CenturyLink Field on May 22.

Pacific Northwest garage-rock legend Fred Cole dies at 69

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:19:13 -0800

As the grunge gold rush in the 1990s made stars of young bands in and around Seattle like Nirvana and Soundgarden, Fred Cole and Dead Moon remained beloved local stars despite being decades older than their peers.

Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer brings solo project Jaws of Love to Barboza

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Kelcey Ayer of Los Angeles-based Local Natives says his solo album is something he could never have made with Local Natives; because it’s so personal and close to him, it only made sense he develop it on his own.

John Popper on 30 years of Blues Traveler and heading out solo

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:55:26 -0800

The band, which has played with guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and opened for the Rolling Stones, comes to Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 12.

What Earshot Jazz Festival does and doesn’t offer Seattle’s jazz fans

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

Earshot Jazz Festival, spread over five weeks at 25 locations and concluding Sunday, did well in connecting fans, showcasing local talent, and accenting musical and cultural diversity. But it lacks high-profile names to draw more mainstream fans.

Imagine Dragons among Vegas shooting benefit headliners

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:52 -0800

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Killers and Imagine Dragons are headlining a benefit concert next month to help the victims of the shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas. Organizers on Tuesday announced some of the performers of the Dec. 1 concert at T-Mobile Arena. Also scheduled to participate are trio Boyz II […]