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Snoop Dogg celebrates 420 at WaMu Theater (Photo Slideshow)

Photos By Alex Crick Performing in a misty haze of weed and fake fog both Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg seemed at ease as the crowd joined him by passing joints as security seemed to ignore all but the highest offenders.  WaMu Theater was a place of celebration from beginning to the very late end.

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An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust at El Corazon (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill Being a long-time Sevendust fan, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at the El Corazon on Friday night. A mellow Sevendust is quite the oxymoron, especially when comparing what was billed as an “acoustic evening” to their catalog of material.  Although this is not Sevendust’s first rodeo with an acoustic album/tour […]

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Dancing with Bastille at Showbox Sodo (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown What time should you show up to see a concert?  That depends. If it’s a front-of-the-line spot for the Bastille concert at Showbox Sodo,  no later than 8 a.m..  A group of girls and a mom drove all the way from Eatonville to make sure they were front and center for one […]

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Young the Giant blows our minds at Showbox Market (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown Young the Giant made Showbox Market their home for two nights.  And boy, did they make themselves at home.  I caught their show on Saturday (April 5, 2014,) the first of the two nights.  This was my third time seeing the band, but, my first time seeing them up close and through my […]

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Beats Antique bring a visual cornucopia of strange to the Showbox SODO (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill Deer antler headpieces, cabaret dancing, demonic inflatables, belly dancing and even a wedding proposal were all on stage Saturday night during the Beats Antique show at the Showbox SODO. The only thing missing was a decapitation and a live sex act. Having said that, there is a difference between enjoying a show […]

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Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie, The White Buffalo and Jonny Two Bags drop punk for country rock at Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by John Lill It was night full of four chords and the truth. Fresh into a North American tour, veteran punk rocker Chuck Ragan with his new group The Camaraderie, The White Buffalo and Jonny Two Bags of Social Distortion traded out distorted guitars for twangy telecasters and acoustic six strings to a packed house […]

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Ume ‘kicks it’ at The Crocodile (Photo Slideshow)

by Dan Rogers, Arlene Brown Photos by Dan Rogers Two great bands, one rip roaring, rockin’ night.  The Crocodile played host to Black Pussy of Portland, and Ume of Austin Texas. Black Pussy has a very ’70s rock look,  and the ’70s-’80s rock sound to match.  Reminiscent of Black Sabbath at times, but with a psychedelic rock twist, they […]

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Against Me! brought the Neptune to life! (Photo Slideshow)

By Dan Rogers The Neptune hosted three great bands with three completely different sounds.  It was a night of emotional uppers and downers.  It was all good music, just definitely a mixed-bag of rock. Cheap Girls, a trio from Lansing, Michigan have a garage band sound.  But it’s a pretty good sound.  Brothers Ben and Ian […]

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Big Head Todd gets bluesy at the Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Showbox Market was admittedly my first real blues rock show. And hooray for firsts! Everyone without their nose in the corner and over twenty has heard an Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughn song, or watched that Bruce Springsteen video […]

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Neil Finn’s Murkey Depths at Neptune Theatre (Photo slideshow)

by Brent Stavig Photos by Arlene Brown There are several smells that I don’t necessarily want to be part of my concert experience. One is popcorn, another is calamari, and patchouli holds a consistently tertiary role. Unfortunately, all of these smells were present as I waited to hear Neil Finn take the stage at the […]

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Toadies, Supersuckers, and Battleme: a.k.a things tossed around at El Corazon

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown “Enthusiastic” would be the polite, yet lame way to describe the crowd at the Toadies/Supersuckers/Battleme show at El Corazon. “Flagrantly chaotic” would be a better fit, though. Or, perhaps “drink-tossingly, recycle bin-wieldingly insane.” Yeah, I like that best. No matter how you put it, this show was a […]

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St. Vincent mesmerizes The Moore (Photo Slideshow)

by Hanna Stevens St. Vincent gave Seattle a superbly beautiful sonic seizure at The Moore Theatre last Wednesday. Touring behind her February 2014 self-titled release, St. Vincent has refined and defined herself as a guitarist, singer performer, and ultimately, artist, with a show that is constantly self-referential between performance, visuals, sound, and lyrical content. Annie […]

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