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Def Jam co-founder Cey Adams featured at interactive conference

Posted October 9th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Cey Adams, a co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, as well as a visual artist, author and designer, is among “The Makers” speaking at the 2014 Seattle Interactive Conference Oct. 15-16 at the Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center.
Adams is known for his work with the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, LL Cool [...]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: The Americans bring their cool basement sound to High Dive

Posted September 30th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Formed in 2010, L.A. indie rock band The Americans have accomplished a lot in four years.
They’ve crisscrossed the country, performing with such artists as T Bone Burnett, Patti Smith and Grammy and Oscar winner Ryan Bingham on his “Junky Star” and “Tomorrowland” tours. The band’s current tour features a stop at High Dive [...]

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons take fans on a fun nostalgia trip

Posted September 14th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Still witty and engaging after decades of performing, 80-year-old Frankie Valli led his storied vocal group on a baby boomer nostalgia trip Friday, Sept. 12, at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose tale has been told in the Broadway musical and movie “Jersey Boys,” rolled out hit after hit [...]

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New Waterfront Festival features live music and synchronized light show

Posted September 10th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The New Waterfront Festival will bring live music back to Seattle’s waterfront in a big way.
Performers during the six-hour festival from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Waterfront Park include Vaudeville Etiquette, Geoffrey Castle, Wanz, ChebonChebon, McTuff and Stephanie Anne Johnson.
The festival boasts an historic first: Vaudeville Etiquette will perform a synchronized [...]

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MusiCares benefit concert celebrates the sounds of Little Feat

Posted September 10th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Northwest musicians are gathering Friday for “Get Yer Feet Wet,” a tribute show featuring the music of Little Feat, an eclectic, influential band that has played nearly every genre of roots-oriented music, from rock to soul.
The lineup of local all-star players includes Jeff Fielder, Garth Reeves, Chris Friel, Kim Virant, Andy Stoller, Jason [...]

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