Archive for “October, 2012”

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CD REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s new album may be a step back, but sparks fly

Posted October 29th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Pure pop for now people. The prescient Nick Lowe had Taylor Swift’s new album, “Red,” sized up many years ago, well before she was even born. Now, Swift already established herself as the best songwriter in pop music today with her last album, the rollicking “Speak Now”: “Back to December” is pretty […]

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Fantagraphics presents readings for two graphic, historical biographies

Posted October 25th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Alternative cartoonists David Lasky and Noah Van Sciver have delved into U.S. history to create two fascinating graphic novels – Lasky’s “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” and Van Sciver’s “The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln.” A book signing and exhibition of original art is from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. […]

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‘Rockabilly Filly’ Rosie Flores rides into the Sunset Tavern

Posted October 12th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS All the flat-top cats and dungaree dolls will be in rockabilly heaven Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern. That’s where Rosie Flores, long known as the Rockabilly Filly, kicks off her fall tour in support of a new album, “Working Girl’s Guitar” (Bloodshot), also due Tuesday. Flores will be joined by […]

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A sonic homage to Van Halen from Swedish synth-pop act Hortlax Cobra

Posted October 11th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Pierre Menard just tweeted Hortlax Cobra: “Dude, you stole my shtick.” Menard, the Jorge Luis Borges character who offered a new take on “Don Quixote” with his word-for-word interpretation (wait, it gets even more confusing), would surely appreciate the efforts of solo synth-pop act Hortlax Cobra, the alter ego of John Eriksson […]

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Madonna returns to Seattle — the city where it all began 27 years ago

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Twenty-seven years after opening her first concert tour in Seattle, Madonna thrilled fans with two hours of music and spectacle Tuesday night, Oct. 2, at KeyArena (the opener was French and producer DJ Martin Solveig). It was the first of two Seattle shows this week by the 54-year-old pop star and master […]

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