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Sea-Tac Airport and EMP Museum unveil Pearl Jam poster exhibit

Posted May 27th, 2015 by genestout

As part of the Experience the City of Music program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Port of Seattle, EMP Museum, Pearl Jam, and poster artists Ames Bros. today unveiled a new exhibit of screen prints commissioned over the years for the band’s promotional concert posters.
The exhibit on Concourse A is the second music-themed attraction for [...]

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Former Pipettes singer Gwenno Saunders debuts ‘political concept album’

Posted May 7th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Gwenno Saunders, once lead singer of British girl-band Pipettes (the delightful if slight 2007 “We Are the Pipettes”), soon will be debuting “a political concept album inspired by an obscure Welsh language sci-fi novel, subtly disguised as a blissful kraut-pop record.”
Sung entirely in Welsh, “apart from one song in Cornish,” the album, called, [...]

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Seattle native Dylan Jakobsen premieres new video on ‘Taste of Country’

Posted May 1st, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Country music is extremely popular in Seattle, despite the city’s reputation as a mecca for grunge and alternative rock.
Now along comes musician Dylan Jakobsen, who was born in Seattle during the grunge era of the ’90s and grew up on a diet of classic rock. But his preferred style today is country rock, [...]

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Billy Corgan has new ‘Impact’ on TV wrestling

Posted April 28th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
If you’re a pro wrestling fan, Monday, April 27, was the greatest day you’ve ever known.
Yes, Billy Corgan, “Smashing Pumpkins mastermind and rock innovator,” has signed on as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development, for TNA Wrestling’s flagship program “Impact Wrestling,” televised Friday nights on Destination America. (Despite all the rage, he’s still [...]

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PREVIEW: Singer Dana Fuchs brings her powerhouse show to the Northwest

Posted March 17th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Powerhouse blues-rock singer Dana Fuchs and her band bring their current tour to the Northwest, with shows March 17 and 18 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley and March 21 at Jazzbones in Tacoma.
Her latest release, “Songs From the Road,” is packed with soulful swagger. If you’ve experienced her new live CD/DVD, recorded at the [...]

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