Archive for “February, 2012”

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Blues Brothers inspiration Curtis Salgado pours a shot of soul

Posted February 27th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Soul man and harmonica icon Curtis Salgado, an inspiration for John Belushi’s “The Blues Brothers,” is preparing his new album, “Soul Shot,” for an April 10 release on Alligator Records. The Everett, Wash., native who grew up listening to Fats Waller, Wilson Pickett, Muddy Waters, Count Basie and others in Eugene, Ore., […]

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Heavy rockers The Melvins go ‘lite’ for their June release, ‘Freak Puke’

Posted February 27th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT The Melvins — one of the heaviest bands to come out of the Northwest rock scene — is going “lite” with its upcoming, 10-song, Melvins Lite album, “Freak Puke,” due June 5 on Ipecac Recordings. Melvins Lite features founding members Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover in collaboration with Trevor Dunn, a rock […]

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‘Louie Louie,’ Jerry Dennon and the history of Northwest rock and radio

Posted February 26th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Raised on the Oregon coast, Jerry Dennon became one of the legendary personalities of early Northwest rock – not as a musician, but as a record promoter who played a key role in making The Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie” a huge success. In the mid-‘50s, Dennon was hired by Portland’s BG […]

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Momentum builds for new single and album by Denver group The Fray

Posted February 24th, 2012 by genestout

Will the success of “Heartbeat” give The Fray’s new album a strong pulse? “Scars & Stories” makes its debut at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 album chart for Feb. 25 largely on the strength of the soaring debut single. The Denver-based rock band, formed in 2002 by two high school friends, celebrated the release […]

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Spring Fair in Puyallup celebrates the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll

Posted February 23rd, 2012 by genestout

Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news: The Spring Fair in Puyallup is preparing to spread a little rockin’ pneumonia this year. The 23rd annual fair April 19 to 22 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center is adding a new, free, hands-on exhibit, “Rock U: the Institute of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Visitors can […]

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