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18-year-old L.A. singer-songwriter Soren Bryce brings her EP tour to Seattle

Posted November 9th, 2015 by genestout

Currently on a short West Coast tour in support of her new EP, 18-year-old Los Angeles singer-songwriter Soren Bryce performs Wednesday at The Crocodile in Seattle. Tickets are $13 in advance. The show starts at 8 p.m. Get the details here.
She’ll be opening for Norwegian singer-songwriter Mr. Little Jeans, a.k.a Monica Birkenes.
Her debut EP, released [...]

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Duran Duran, Chic offer a blue-ribbon concert at the Washington State Fair

Posted September 25th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
If ’80s New Wave band Duran Duran had any misgivings about adding a state fair date to their current tour, they must have been dispelled at Wednesday’s concert.
Led by singer Simon Le Bon, the group played Sept. 23 at the Washington State Fair, with Nile Rodgers and Chic opening with a dance-fueled set.
Duran [...]

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‘I’m Glad I’m Not Me’: Born Cages performs its new album at Barboza

Posted September 15th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Born Cages whips up a potent brew of EDM and 1980s-style synth rock on its debut full-length album, “I’m Glad I’m Not Me.”
The new album was released last June on the New York City-based label, Washington Square (also home to The Hold Steady).
Last November, the music video for “Rolling Down The Hill” won [...]

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Lynn Anderson RIP: ‘95 interview revealed down-to-earth country star

Posted August 1st, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Lynn Anderson, who died Thursday, July 30, in Nashville, was a down-to-earth country star with a great sense of humor and many delightful personal stories.
When I interviewed her by phone in advance of two April 1995 concerts at the Auburn Performing Arts Center in Auburn, Wash., Anderson was 47 years old.
Best known for [...]

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Chris Cornell announces solo album and tour for ‘Higher Truth’

Posted June 4th, 2015 by genestout

Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated singer songwriter Chris Cornell of Soundgarden fame has announced plans to release a new solo studio album, “Higher Truth.”
Due Sept. 18 and produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), the album expresses Cornell’s continuing evolution as a songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman, telling stories which resonate across genre [...]

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