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Northwest garage-rock band The Sonics release first new album since 1967

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Exciting news for fans of classic Northwest rock: legendary band The Sonics will release its first new studio album since 1967 on March 31.
The group known for such garage-rock classics as “The Witch,” “Psycho,” “Strychnine” and “Have Love Will Travel” will celebrate the release of the new album (on the band’s own Tacoma-based [...]

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Climate change is no joke for ’stand-up economist’ Yoram Bauman

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
A global meltdown may be on the horizon but: tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!
That would be the night of Jan. 28, when Yoram Bauman, the “world’s first and only stand-up economist,” performs at Seattle’s University Unitarian Church (6556 35th Ave NE) as part of Climate Action Week. Read more about Climate Action Week and [...]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle launches its 2015 ‘Sessions’ concert series

Posted January 19th, 2015 by genestout

‘Sessions’ — the intimate, wintertime version of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery’s popular summer concert series — kicks off with a sold-out show by Seattle’s Sunshine Junkies Jan. 24 in the Barrel Room.
The show by the eclectic-music band playing original music and cover songs is sold out. But the second annual series continues with a strong [...]

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KEXP reveals plans for new location and increased public engagement

Posted January 14th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
In the coming year, beloved Seattle nonprofit radio station KEXP will move from its cramped headquarters on Dexter Avenue to a spacious new facility at Seattle Center.
The new facility at the Northwest corner of Seattle Center will be a game-changer for the eclectic, cutting-edge alternative music station, allowing it to reach a higher [...]

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Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle grace inaugural ‘Skyville Live’

Posted January 13th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, a new concept in Internet entertainment – “Skyville Live” – will make its debut at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) at the official website here.
The free, interactive, inaugural broadcast, which will stream in HD video in front of a Nashville studio audience, features performances by Gladys Knight, Martina [...]

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