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CD REVIEW: “Symphony of Light” by English prog-rock band Renaissance

Posted April 16th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS The orchestral pop of Renaissance would have been ideal for a KCTS pledge drive, had such a thing existed in the 1970s. (I was about to say pledge “break,” but it appears that the breaks today are PBS programming interrupting the ocean of infomercials.) Amazingly, even though composer Michael Dunford died in […]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Linda Perhacs, ‘a most unlikely rock star’

Posted March 18th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS As a dental hygenist, a trade she still plies at age 70, Linda Perhacs has cleaned the teeth of “Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda and his family. I mean,” she told NPR this month, “Dinah Shore.” As a psychedelic-folk singer, she’s released two albums, “Parallelograms” (1974, reissued and expanded in 2000) […]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Sharon Corr makes her solo North American debut

Posted February 16th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Sharon Corr is Ireland’s answer to Adam Levine. Well, OK, maybe that’s not entirely accurate. It’s true, though, that Corr, recently a coach on “The Voice of Ireland,” had a success with her family folk-pop group The Corrs (45 million albums sold worldwide) that rivals Adam “The Voice” Levine’s with Maroon 5. […]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Strong coffee a way of life for these diverse music duos

Posted February 14th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS “Coffee.” It’s not just a way of life. It’s also the new single by Sylvan Esso, the folk/EDM (!) pairing of Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn (Made of Oak) that performs Saturday, Feb. 15, at Seattle’s Barboza. And, OK, maybe coffee is just a way of life for another duo, […]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Marissa Nadler returns with ‘blackest-ever black’ album

Posted February 13th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS How much more black can Marissa Nadler’s new album, “July,” be? It’s “Nadler’s blackest-ever black album,” NPR reports. “This is true that they said that!” emails Nadler, whose current single is “Dead City Emily.” “You know, I don’t really think of myself as dark, or of the record as exclusively dark, but […]

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