On this page the following entries were made in the “February, 2010” time-frame.
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An all-star cast of Seattle-based musicians are teaming up for “A Hootenanny for Haiti” Sunday at the Showbox at the Market.
The stellar group includes Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded), Star Anna, Gary Westlake, Jeff Rouse, Kim Virant, Mark Pickerel, Kim Warnick, Ty Bailie and others.
Audience participation is encouraged at [...]
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By MIKEL TOOMBS
“Is Tinariwen the greatest band on earth?”
The online magazine Slate posed that question a couple years back, and the latest release by the band from the southern Sahara Desert (Tinariwen means “deserts” or “empty spaces” in the Tamashek language) adds more evidence for the affirmative [...]
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Some bands merely grow old, others grow up.
Today’s Bon Jovi, among the premier pop-metal bands of the 1980s, has a depth that wasn’t apparent in its younger days. Once defined by the album “Slippery When Wet,” Bon Jovi is now more socially adept. Or at least more socially conscious.
Among the new songs from the band’s [...]
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The circle is still unbroken for Bon Jovi, the pop-metal band that made its debut in 1984 with the hit single “Runaway.”
Twenty-six years later, Bon Jovi is back on tour with its latest album, “The Circle,” a collection of arena-rock anthems that carry on the traditions of this solidly mainstream American band.
Over the last three [...]
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In the 1970s, Casablanca Records became the symbol of music-industry excess.
Founded by the magnetic Neil Bogart (with co-founder and cousin Larry Harris), Casablanca introduced such over-the-top superstars as the fire-breathing KISS and the dance-inducing Donna Summer and the Village People. Fueling the madness of Casablanca’s heyday were loads of money, cocaine, weed, booze, sex and [...]
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