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KEXP receives hefty 4Culture grant

Posted November 30th, 2015 by genestout

Congratulations to Friends of KEXP, which has received an award of $1 million for a new facility at Seattle Center, thanks to King County and 4Culture’s Building for Culture funding program. Friends of KEXP was among a group of 100 arts, culture and heritage projects throughout King County. “The Building for Culture program will have […]

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Legendary Seattle radio DJ Marco Collins hosts a MusicCares benefit

Posted November 24th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Seattle DJ Marco Collins, who was the subject of the SIFF film “The Glamour and the Squalor,” is putting his energy and passion into a benefit for MusicCares, a national organization that helps musicians in need. The organization operated by The Recording Academy. The event, dubbed “Every Little Counts (sic), is at […]

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18-year-old L.A. singer-songwriter Soren Bryce brings her EP tour to Seattle

Posted November 9th, 2015 by genestout

Currently on a short West Coast tour in support of her new EP, 18-year-old Los Angeles singer-songwriter Soren Bryce performs Wednesday at The Crocodile in Seattle. Tickets are $13 in advance. The show starts at 8 p.m. Get the details here. She’ll be opening for Norwegian singer-songwriter Mr. Little Jeans, a.k.a Monica Birkenes. Her debut […]

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Duran Duran, Chic offer a blue-ribbon concert at the Washington State Fair

Posted September 25th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT If ’80s New Wave band Duran Duran had any misgivings about adding a state fair date to their current tour, they must have been dispelled at Wednesday’s concert. Led by singer Simon Le Bon, the group played Sept. 23 at the Washington State Fair, with Nile Rodgers and Chic opening with a […]

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‘I’m Glad I’m Not Me’: Born Cages performs its new album at Barboza

Posted September 15th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Born Cages whips up a potent brew of EDM and 1980s-style synth rock on its debut full-length album, “I’m Glad I’m Not Me.” The new album was released last June on the New York City-based label, Washington Square (also home to The Hold Steady). Last November, the music video for “Rolling Down […]

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