Archive for “April, 2012”

On this page the following entries were made in the “April, 2012” time-frame.


CONCERT PREVIEW: Violinist Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire

Posted April 30th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Pop quiz. Which is, ahem, hotter in Seattle: yoga or Montreal’s indie-rock breakout Arcade Fire (now of “The Hunger Games” fame and the Grammy-winning album “The Suburbs”)? I know, I know, it’s a tough one. But you might not have to choose with Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld, who performs here Friday […]

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Kenny G dreams of putting his saxophones in the hands of students

Posted April 25th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Saxophonist Kenny G begins a four-night, eight-show engagement Thursday night (April 26) at Jazz Alley. It’s a rare Seattle club appearance for the Grammy-winning artist, who has sold more than 75 million albums since graduating from Seattle’s Franklin High School in the early ’70s. On April 3, I interviewed the Seattle native […]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Cellos take center stage in a pair of Seattle shows

Posted April 25th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS You had me at “cello.” Over the next week or so, that instrument, usually featured in a supporting role, takes center stage in a pair of Seattle concerts. First up, Friday (April 27) at The Triple Door, is “this big horde of cellos called the Portland Cello Project,” PCP founder Douglas Jenkins […]

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Lullaby versions of The Smiths arrive just in time for Record Store Day

Posted April 20th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Heaven knows I love the concept of Rockabye Baby! — the rock-the-cradle lullaby versions of Mama and Dada’s favorite tunes, often with age-inappropriate titles. The series’ tribute to The Smiths seems especially illustrative: “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” “Girlfriend in a Coma” and “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” anyone? (“Please, Please, Please, […]

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Wanda Jackson and Portland’s Sallie Ford keep Americana alive

Posted April 20th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS With the passing of The Band’s all-Americana legend Levon Helm, rock’s original voices are now few and far between. Happily, you can hear one tonight (Friday, April 20) in Seattle, up on Capitol Hill: Wanda Jackson, her rockabilly growl still remarkably intact at age 74 (Helm, reduced to a whisper by throat […]

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