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Former Pipettes singer Gwenno Saunders debuts ‘political concept album’

Posted May 7th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Gwenno Saunders, once lead singer of British girl-band Pipettes (the delightful if slight 2007 “We Are the Pipettes”), soon will be debuting “a political concept album inspired by an obscure Welsh language sci-fi novel, subtly disguised as a blissful kraut-pop record.” Sung entirely in Welsh, “apart from one song in Cornish,” the […]

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PREVIEW: Singer Dana Fuchs brings her powerhouse show to the Northwest

Posted March 17th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Powerhouse blues-rock singer Dana Fuchs and her band bring their current tour to the Northwest, with shows March 17 and 18 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley and March 21 at Jazzbones in Tacoma. Her latest release, “Songs From the Road,” is packed with soulful swagger. If you’ve experienced her new live CD/DVD, recorded […]

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Crystal Bowersox moves beyond ‘American Idol’ with current show

Posted February 25th, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Crystal Bowersox is no longer someone to dread. That is, the dreadlocks that so unnerved Simon Cowell (always a good thing, in my book) on the 2010 season of “American Idol” (she was runner-up, with Cowell‘s blessing) are now a thing of the past. In some ways Bowersox, who released the excellent […]

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Northwest garage-rock band The Sonics release first new album since 1967

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Exciting news for fans of classic Northwest rock: legendary band The Sonics will release its first new studio album since 1967 on March 31. The group known for such garage-rock classics as “The Witch,” “Psycho,” “Strychnine” and “Have Love Will Travel” will celebrate the release of the new album (on the band’s […]

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Actor Vincent D’Onofrio records eccentric ‘punk spoken word’ album

Posted December 5th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS As William Shakespeare, were he alive today (he’d be 450), might have tweeted, “Though this be Method (acting), yet there be madness in ‘t.” Noted Method actor Vincent D’Onofrio, 55, has created a “punk spoken word album,” “Slim Bone Head Volt,” along with a crew of musicians led by Dana Lyn. (D’Onofrio […]

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