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The Banner Days at The Triple Door (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Korby Lenker and The Banner Days SHINE at The Triple Door

By Mocha Charlie Korby Lenker and The Banner Days met back East last fall when they were both finalists in the New Song Contest. Both played at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC. While there, they became good friends, and paired up for Lenker‘s Seattle show at The Triple Door on Sunday night. It was […]

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Down North at Neumos (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

Seattle’s Down North goes “Hollywood! Hollywood!” . . .

By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Hanna Stevens . . . so was the call and response Saturday night from Seattle soul rocksters Down North, and that chant could very well become their reality. Like in Peter Pan, Peter tells the children, “Think good thoughts, if you believe, you can fly.” Grammys . . .LA . […]

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Get ready to Timbrrr! this weekend

Festival season is kicking off very early again this year. Baby it may be cold outside but the good folks at Artist Home are turning up the heat in Leavenworth this weekend (January 9-10), as the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival returns to delight Northwest music lovers with a stacked bill. When it comes to delivering a quality music and life event, Artist […]

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Primus Brings “Pure Imagination” To The Paramount (Photos)

By: Xander Deccio When you think of Primus, you think of crazy, bass-driven prog-rock ditties like “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and the innuendoed “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” When you think of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (or for you millennials, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory),  a crazy, psychedelic children’s book/film that makes […]

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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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