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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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Believe it or not: a campaign to fund a Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan museum

Posted March 7th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
The URL of the Washington Post story says it all:
Because Brooklyn, indeed.
Comedians Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins have launched a Kickstarter campaign (raising more than $2,000) to fund the Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum (#THNK1994 is the hashtag) in their borough apartment. (If they reach their goal, guided tours will be [...]

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Crystal Bowersox moves beyond ‘American Idol’ with current show

Posted February 25th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Crystal Bowersox is no longer someone to dread.
That is, the dreadlocks that so unnerved Simon Cowell (always a good thing, in my book) on the 2010 season of “American Idol” (she was runner-up, with Cowell‘s blessing) are now a thing of the past.
In some ways Bowersox, who released the excellent album “All That [...]

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Maroon 5 kicks off huge tour, heads to Seattle after Academy Awards

Posted February 13th, 2015 by genestout

This year’s highly anticipated Maroon 5 World Tour will kick off Monday, Feb. 16, when the rock band takes the stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
MAGIC! will join the tour as special guests, along with Rozzi Crane as the opener for U.S. dates.
The tour will visit 27 cities, with a stop at [...]

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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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