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Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, which wowed us with its ethereal, self-titled debut album in 2008, will release its second album, “Helplessness Blues,” May 3 on the Sub Pop/Bella Union label.
The release of the 12-song album coincides with the band’s first North American tour since 2009. European dates will follow.
The tour kicks off April 30 at the [...]
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Seattle singer-songwriter Barbara Ireland’s new album is a world apart from the glam-punk she once performed as a member of The Fags and other bands.
Ireland’s new album, “Turning Back Time: Classic Songs to Kiss By,” is a sultry, sumptuous collection of jazz and blues from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Among the gems: “Black Coffee,” [...]
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By MIKEL TOOMBS
Will it play in Peoria?
The question dates back to the show business of the 1920s: “If an act did well in Peoria,” according to Peoria.com (yes, I know), “vaudeville companies knew that it would work throughout the nation.”
In the 2010s, with a new movie featuring lovable rock iconoclast Lemmy Kilmister, 65, the answer [...]
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On its 20th anniversary live album, available Tuesday, Jan. 18, Pearl Jam is careful to avoid the greatest-hits trap that can fossilize a band’s career, no matter how great the material.
“Live on Ten Legs,” a seamless, 18-track collection of live tracks that sounds as though it was recorded at a single concert, is perfect for [...]
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Rock guitarist Joe Satriani played the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom Saturday, Jan. 8, with his globe-trotting band — and Seattle photographer “Iron Mike” Savoia was there to capture the action on stage.
Satriani, who sat in with the Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” band in late November, recently released his “Essential” double CD album as well as a [...]
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