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Saint Maybe calls out the spirit of Jack Kerouac at the Blue Moon Tavern

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Hey, Jack Kerouac!
Next Thursday (Feb. 28) the Seattle U-District dive bar you (supposedly) frequented, the Blue Moon Tavern, is hosting the Tucson band Saint Maybe, whose leader, Oliver Ray, was introduduced to neo-beat goddess Patti Smith by none other than Allen Ginsberg. (The night before, Saint Maybe opens for Ms. Smith a bit [...]

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New York Times Magazine profiles Grammy nominee Frank Ocean

Posted February 8th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
R&B singer Frank Ocean has received six Grammy nominations, putting him numerically in the same league as Kanye West and Jay-Z, each of whom is also nominated for six awards.
Among the major awards Ocean could win at Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast are record of the year, album of the year (for the album [...]

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The Not-Its! throw a party for ‘dance-happy kids’ and their parents

Posted February 7th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
The Not-Its! will put the Vera Project’s “all ages” designation to the test when they appear there Saturday, Feb. 9.
Performing at the Seattle Center club at 11 a.m. (yes, that’s in the morning, on a weekend), the band, members of the Kindiependent collective, “which also includes Recess Monkey, Caspar Babypants and The Harmonica [...]

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Leni Stern’s new CD, ‘Smoke, No Fire,’ was recorded in war-torn Mali

Posted February 7th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
“My last album before this one, ‘Sabani,’ was a really happy album. Times were good in Mali,” Leni Stern explained in a November press release for her current album, “Smoke, No Fire,” which was partly conceived (with the help of singer and griot Ami Sacko) and recorded in the capital of the war-torn [...]

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