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Category: Alternative Rock


Soundgarden returns home for two Seattle shows in February

Soundgarden is coming home.

One of the seminal bands that put the Pacific Northwest music scene on the map in the 1980s and 1990s, Soundgarden is bringing their Winter 2013 North American tour to Seattle. The band will play the Showbox on February 7 and 8.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday.

These are the first shows the band has played in Seattle since they reunited in 2010. The band’s new album, King Animal, will be released on Tuesday.

Soundgarden has already released a music video for “Been Away Too Long” – the first single from their

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Green Day brings ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tre! to Seattle

Green Day will kick-off their ¡Uno!¡Dos!¡Tre! North American tour at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Nov. 26.

If you’re a member of the Idiot Club (a fan club) your tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. For the rest of you it’s noon on Friday.

The full-scale North American tour’s other regional stops will be in Kennewick and Salem.

You can join the Idiot Club here. Fans who purchase tickets online will be able to download Green Day’s ¡Uno! (a $9.99 value) with each ticket purchased.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Green Day,

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Smashing Pumpkins kick off tour at Comcast Arena

The Smashing Pumpkins will be kicking off their U.S. tour at Comcast Arena in Everett on October 10. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7.

The band will perform their new Oceania album followed by classics and other material.

The 7:30 p.m. show will be on Wednesday, October 10 with singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroader, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino.

Oceania entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart in June.

Visuals for the show are by Sean Evans who worked with Roger

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Hell’s Kitchen will be reborn as The Loch’s

The space that held longtime nightclub Hell’s Kitchen will reopen on Friday, Sept. 7 as The Loch’s.

I spoke with new owner and former Hell’s Kitchen booker Lonnie Reed today. He said The Loch’s will feature a wider spectrum of acts than its predecessor.

“We wanted to do something more welcoming – to any genre of music,” Reed said.

Hell’s Kitchen closed its doors at 928 Pacific Ave. in late June when its four owners could not financially sustain the business. It had been a fixture on the Tacoma music scene for 10 years.

Reed and former

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Wussy plays Mandolin Cafe June 16

They might be the best band in America that no one has heard of. Unless you’re a critic. The indie rock group Wussy will be making a stop at Tacoma’s Mandolin Cafe for a show on June 16 at 6 p.m.

The Cincinnati-based group is promoting their fourth release, Strawberry.

The band, led by former Ass Pony’s frontman Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker, also includes Mark Messerly as bassist/utility man and drummer Joe Klug. Only Cleaver and Walker will be performing at Mandolin.

The promoter says the show is free but Mandolin says the three act

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The Grizzled Mighty play Harmon Tap Room on Saturday

Seattle-based The Grizzled Mighty is hooking up with Tacoma’s Voxxy Vallejo and Cottonwood Cutups at the Harmon Tap Room on Saturday for an 8 p.m. show.

The Grizzled Mighty is a Blues Rock duo made up of lead singer/guitarist Ryan Granger and drummer, Whitney Petty (formerly of Deerhunter). Their style has been compared to The White Stripes, Black Keys and The Kills.

For the past few months four singles from The Grizzled Mighty’s LP have been in rotation on KEXP and, after a trip to New Zealand, there as well. The Grizzled Mighty will play

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Ringo Starr, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, Devo and more at Chateau Ste. Michelle this summer

You might as well just pitch a tent and never leave Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery this summer. An amazing amount of big name talent will be performing in Woodinville, starting June 16.

Saturday, June 16 • 7 p.m., $45.00 GA / $69.50 Res.

The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue with DONALD FAGEN
Friday, July 6 • 7 p.m., $50.00 GA / $80.00 Res.

Saturday, July 7 • 7 p.m., $49.00 GA / $89.00 Res.

An Evening With THE BEACH BOYS, 50th Anniversary Tour
Friday, July

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Tacoma band Midnight Salvage launches new CD at Jazzbones tomorrow

Head to Jazzbones this Friday night to catch Tacoma rock/folk band Midnight Salvage Co. launching their debut CD “What You Hope For”, along with guest artists James Coates and China Davis to open. You can hear it here.

With all five members Tacoma natives and three out of five graduates of the University of Puget Sound, MSCo is truly a Tacoma band, making a name for itself around the region with a gritty, guitar-heavy rock that’s like a grunged-up Johnny Cash. Since the CD they’ve added in some more lines for violinist Courtney Shelton (whose hubby Aubrey

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