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Deck The Hall Ball 2014: the man show

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Xander Deccio Last Tuesday’s Deck The Hall Ball at KeyArena gave the girls plenty to squeal about as piles of attractive and apparently very flexible male singers and musicians took to the stage to flaunt sex appeal and music, courtesy of 107.7 The End. The jumbotrons flanking the stage relayed #DTHB […]

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Shaprece shines on Columbia City

By Hanna Stevens On November 20, Columbia City Theater was filled with musicians and community members out to support Shaprece, Budo, and Theoretics, as well as many other contributors and collaborators. Theoretics opened, delving into their new sound a bit more with One-A-Month artists. They debuted their newest track with powerhouse Maiah Manser, and were also […]

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Planes On Paper's The Ruins

Planes On Paper: The Ruins EP and release party announced

By Christine Mitchell Planes On Paper’s folky music is deceptive in the best possible way. The Ruins (out Jan. 1), the band’s second EP, immediately embraces the listener with the pedal steel’s warm molasses sound. Navid Eliot and Jen Borst’s singular harmonies curl around each other like smoke: a beautiful burnt offering slithering skyward on […]

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Usher at Key Arena

By Susan Galbraith Photos by John Lill True Usher fans have been with him since the beginning and after the explosive dance moves and silky smooth vocals witnessed on Wednesday night at the Key, it’s obvious why he’s been one of the kings of R&B for over two decades. Starting with  “My Way” and “You […]

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The Black Keys Tear Up KeyArena (PHOTOS)

By Xander Deccio Akron, Ohio-based rock duo The Black Keys caused major pandemonium at Seattle’s KeyArena last night. The sold out show which was also being simulcasted live on 107.7 The End brought out many to see Dan Auerbach (vocals and guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums) do their thing. The duo, who frequently collaborates with […]

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Fleetwood Mac is back and better than ever at T-Dome (Photos)

by Greg Roth Photos by John Lill It was interesting that Mick Fleetwood waited until the completion of Fleetwood Mac’s brilliant, Tacoma Dome performance to proclaim, “The Mac was back!” It was as if Fleetwood was spiking a metaphorical football in the end zone after scoring a game winning touchdown. He let the legendary group’s music and […]

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Steel Panther and Judas Priest metal up the Tacoma Dome

By John Lill Back in the day, Frank Sinatra would have a comedian open for him, someone like Don Rickles. Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, Judas Priest had Steel Panther, a contender for the world’s funniest band, not just for the songs but what happens in between. Steel Panther, a hair band from the Sunset Strip, totally rocks while […]

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FKA Twigs at The Showbox (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

FKA Twigs Enchants at The Showbox

By Alicia Kamenick A sold-out crowd at The Showbox was treated to a night of moody, experimental and visually stunning performances by FKA Twigs. The British singer (born Tahliah Barnett) has released only two EPs and one full-length album, but she used her hour-long set well to mesmerize the crowd. After a long, droning electronic introduction […]

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Mudhoney at Neumos (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Mudhoney brings the aggression to Neumos

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Mudhoney is apparently a great reason to get yourself out of the house and shove someone very hard, and repeatedly at that. Their recent show at Neumos served to showcase a band and its loyal fans who refuse to mellow over the years. The angry knot at the […]

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Mac DeMarco Surfs Crowd Adoration at Chop Suey

By Victoria Holt After opening for Julian Casablancas mere hours before, Mac DeMarco brought his rowdy live show to Chop Suey last Thursday, November 13th for a late night set. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, and now based in Brooklyn, he and his band of troublemakers put on an entertaining set full of nudity, tongue-in-cheek […]

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Capital Cities light up Showbox SODO

  By John Lill Los Angeles based alternative electronic pop duo Capital Cities performed at Showbox SODO on Sunday as part of their current fall/winter tour that kicked off in early October after opening shows on Katy Perry’s spring tour. Their tour sponsored by Xbox One seemed like one big commercial from the beginning. A […]

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Ben Gibbard at Neptune Theatre (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Ben Gibbard and Eric Anderson enchant The Neptune Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

By Arlene Brown Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service) and Eric Anderson (Cataldo and Ruler) enchanted the crowd at the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, November 15 – with all ticket sales going to Seattle ArtsFund.  Both crooners lead their own bands in effortless fashion.  Both are snazzy dressers.  Both are very easy […]

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