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Seattle singer V. Contreras celebrates ‘Lush’ video and upcoming album

Posted April 30th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Seattle singer V. Contreras (a.k.a. Victoria Wimer Contreras) is known to local music fans as a vocalist with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, as well as featured performer at the Patsy Cline “Sweet Dreams” tribute several years ago and as a singer of the National Anthem at Seattle Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics games, where [...]

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Comedian Craig Gass launches ‘The Worst Comedy Show EVER’

Posted April 18th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
His live set may be dubbed “The Worst Comedy Show EVER,” but comedian Craig Gass can count Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney among his fans.
All three Seattle rock musicians are featured on Gass’s new CD/DVD, “The Worst Comedy Show EVER,” which was released April 16 [...]

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Noise for the Needy announces initial lineup for 2013 festival

Posted April 12th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The initial lineup for the 2013 Noise for the Needy festival June 20-23 features Said the Whale, Polyrhythmics, Smokey Brights, River Giant, The Blakes, Kris Orlowski, Cody Beebe and the Crooks, Tango Alpha Tango and many others.
Tickets go on sale April 19 at the official website. Proceeds will benefit the Ballard Food Bank.
Performances [...]

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Americana/alt-country singer Star Anna throws a ‘benefit’ for her new album

Posted April 12th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Think globally, buy locally.
That seems to be the current philosophy of West Seattle’s Star Anna, who last October headlined the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s Sonic Evolution program at Benaroya Hall.
Indeed, the sparkling singer-songwriter, part Neko Case and part Pearl Jam (Mike McCready is an active fan), is not financing her latest attempt at world [...]

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‘Shakespearean’ Molly Ringwald adds second show at Jazz Alley

Posted April 12th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
“Tony Randall. Mary Tyler Moore. Molly Ringwald.”
“Molly Ringwald, Cordelia, King Lear, Godard.”
The first reference is to Bikini Kill’s great riot-grrrl anthem “Tony Randall,” the second to a video of a scene from legendary director Jean-Luc Godard’s not-so-great 1987 film version (the manual typewriter lets on that’s it’s not a period piece) of “King [...]

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