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Category: Classic Rock


Chad and Jeremy return to Immanuel Presbyterian on Sunday

Original “British Invaders” Chad and Jeremy are back at Tacoma’s Immanuel Presbyterian Church to perform a free benefit concert to support an international Habitat for Humanity build in Guatemala.

The pair, whose full names are Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, first broke into America with the rest of the Brits in the early 1960s. The duo were quite successful until breaking up. They reunited in 2003 and have been touring together since. They performed at Immanuel two years ago.

But that hasn’t kept Clyde from pursuing his busy acting career. He’s appeared in the popular BBC drama “Downton Abbey”

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Jimmy Buffett will be lounging at KeyArena Oct. 23

Attention Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band are bringing their Lounging at the Lagoon Tour to KeyArena on Oct. 23.

The one-night-only Margaritaville is at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15.

This is the first time Buffett’s been to Seattle in nine years. He’s played the Tacoma Dome more than once but not recently. Buffett’s probably been busy overseeing his commercial empire which includes restaurants, clothing, alcohol products and furnishings. He even sells Tiki bars for your basement lounge. A Jimmy Buffett resort-casino will open in Atlantic City in 2013.

Buffett’s first digital album

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LouieFest returns with iconic ’60s bands The Sonics, The Wailers, Moby Grape

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back with a bang. The weekend features a power house trio of iconic 1960s rock bands: The Sonics, The Wailers and Moby Grape.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with The Sonics at the Pantages Theater and LouieFest takes over the outdoor spaces at Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“Cars and rock and roll – A connection made in heaven,” said LouieFest co-organizer Randy Sparks.
For the first time since the 1960s, Tacoma’s own

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LouieFest returns to Tacoma – at LeMay

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back and it’s coming to Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay – America’s Car Museum July 28-29.

Forty bands on four outdoor stages will make up the entertainment during the two day festival.

Highlights include:

– Moby Grape

– Tacoma’s The Fabulous Wailers, who first recorded “Louie Louie.”

– 1,000 guitar sing-along to “Louie Louie.” Bring your own guitar and play with the pros.

– Local art, vendors, beer garden and children games/activities

WHEN: 10 a.m. to dusk,

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Free Thursday concert series begins tonight at Uptown Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor shopping center Uptown Gig Harbor begins a free summer concert series today. The Shy Boys kick off the concerts which will run every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 23.

Also at UGH (sorry, couldn’t resist) is a Saturday farmers market (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and on July 25: Girl’s Night Out featuring a raffle and drink specials at Blazing Onion.

Here’s the full schedule:

Today: The Shy Boys (Classic Rock)

July 12: Michael Anthony Pratt (Country)

July 19: Us on Roofs (Indie Rock)

July 26: The Collective (Jazz)

Aug. 2: Common Ground (Modern Rock)

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse will play KeyArena in November

Neil Young hasn’t toured with his longtime collaborators Crazy Horse in eight years. Until now.

Their fall tour was just announced today and it’s coming to Seattle’s KeyArena on Saturday, November 10.

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

The annoucement comes just before tomorrow’s release of “Americana” – their first album together in nine years.

More from the announcement:

“AMERICANA” is a rich collection of classic American compositions, some dating back 200 years or more and each has its own unique history veiled with multiple meanings and relatable, lyrical significance as applicable today as they

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Roger Waters brings “The Wall” to Seattle in May

Roger Waters is bringing “The Wall” to KeyArena on May 24, 2012. Tickets go on sale November 14 at 10 a.m.

It was just last year that Waters brought “The Wall” to the Tacoma Dome. Waters’ homage to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” is his magnum opus. His attempt to update one of the most mythic tours in rock history – a 1979 production that visited just two American cities – was serious cause for celebration. With giant marionettes, striking visuals from Alan Parker’s cult film, and a 30-foot, white wall – assembled and demolished on stage –

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Puyallup Fair Schedule is set

The final act has been booked for September’s Puyallup Fair. Sammy Hagar, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Selena Gomez, Amy Grant, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich, Flaming Lips and much more are on the schedule.

There really is something for everyone here from Christian to comedy, Latino to rodeo. Teen to classic. Click on “more” to see the full schedule, times and prices.

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