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Oct.
31st

In case you’re wondering what the Sonics look like these days


Perhaps you remember me posting this photo of Jerry Roslie back when the Sonics reunion was just a rumor. This was taken in 1968, shortly after he split from the Sonics. He was playing in the Jerry Roslie Riot, a house band at the Mod Room in Scotty’s, 29 Tacoma Avenue North, at the time.

RICHARDS STUDIO COLLECTION/TACOMA PUBLIC LIBRARY



Well, fan Gregg Osborn (left) sent me this pic from when he spotted Roslie in University Place back in August; good eye, considering the

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Oct.
29th

The Muse on Sixth Avenue

Surely, a bunch of you have noticed this recently opened joint on Sixth Ave. I’ve been either been out of town or busy soaking up the ambiance over at New Frontier. Anyone checked it out and have any impressions so far? Maybe I’ll swing by tonight.

Oct.
29th

Grunge idol Chris Cornell to sign autographs to help curb domestic violence


Chris Cornell a year ago, pre-Timbaland, at the Paramount Theatre. You can catch him Sunday at Showbox SoDo and signing autographs in Tukwila (details below).

ERNEST A. JASMIN


I was already planning to check out Chris Cornell’s show with Timbaland Sunday night at Showbox SoDo. You know, even if the idea of Chris Cornell and Timbaland together gives me vertigo. Cripes! What is this world coming to, people? Actually, the first few singles from the duo’s forthcoming album that I downloaded from iTunes are pretty good once you get

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Oct.
29th

Interview with Indigenous front man Mato Nanji


Mato Naji is singer, guitarist and main songwriter for popular blues-rock band, Indigenous. You can catch him on Nov. 6 at the Paramount with the Experience Hendrix tour. Or you can check out the new Indigenous disc, "Broken Lands," which came out in August and features the band’s new lineup. Click the link below to hear what he had to say about that last bit.

PIPER FERGUSON


It hasn’t been 100 percent Sonics mania this week. I also took a few minutes to interview Indigenous singer-guitarist Mato Nanji this week. Mostly,

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Oct.
28th

Girl Trouble’s Bon Von Wheelie on the greatness of Bob Bennett and her favorite Sonics song


Girl Trouble — from left, Bon “Von Wheelie” Henderson, bro’ Bill “Kahuna” Henderson, K.P. Kendall and Dale Philips (out of frame) — will open for the mostly reunited Sonics Friday night.

JANET JENSEN


I had my Olympus recorder in my pocket when I ran into the good peeps of Girl Trouble at the Patfest benefit show Friday at Hell’s Kitchen. And since I knew they were opening for the Sonics on Halloween, I talked drummer Bon "Von Wheelie" Henderson into a quick quick, on-the-spot interview,

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Oct.
27th

Happier Sonics thoughts

OK, those last two posts were pretty depressing. How ’bout this to lift your spirits and restore your faith in humanity? The Sonics, Friday! Whooooooooo!!! Here’s what they looked like at New York’s Cavestomp festival last November. And I’ll have more related audio, pics and stuff in the next couple of days.


Oct.
24th

Tragic Jennifer Hudson news


Chicago Police Forensic services look at a car at the scene outside the home at an address listed to singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson and Darnell Donerson, the name of the singer’s mother, in Chicago, Friday Oct. 24, 2008. At least one of two people found shot dead Friday at a South Side home was believed to be a relative of Hudson, and police were seeking a missing child who might also be related to the singer.

DAVID BANKS/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Several sources are reporting that Jennifer Hudson’s mother

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Oct.
24th

Nothing gets you in the mood for Halloween like … ‘Fat Bottom Girls?’

The clever band name of the week award goes to (drumroll, please) Seattle tribute band Halloqueen. Those guys will headline a big Halloween pre-funk party at Jazzbones on Sunday. And as you might have guessed, they pay homage to Queen, but only around this time of year when they get the most bang for their buck for that punny name.


Halloqueen hails back to a post-Sept. 11 benefit for the Red Cross in 2001. The lineup is Sean Bates on lead vocals and keys, Rick Friel on bass, Tim DiJulio on guitar and Chris

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