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Jan.
31st

Ventures/Wailers show official

Leonard Haggarty of Blue Horizon Records confirmed that Tacoma rock legends, The Ventures and the Fabulous Wailers, will indeed team up for a big show in Seattle, on April 10 at the Moore Theatre. Plus, the promo site for their new album “Two Car Garage” seems to be up and working. Learn more here.

Jan.
30th

Call the odds makers: It’s Dierks Bentley’s Super Bowl pick

I know I’m amped about Sunday’s Super Bowl game. And even before country star Dierks Bentley called today for an interview about his Feb. 28 appearance at the Tacoma Dome, I figured I knew who he’d be rooting for the day after tomorrow. You know, ol’ Dierks is from the A-Z.


"Mark it down. I think it’s gonna be 38 to 26, Cardinals," he boasted. "They’re gonna light it up. Kurt Warner wears that one glove. He’s adding some rhinestones to it for this game. He’s bringing the special glove to the Super Bowl."


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Jan.
30th

X coming back for another two-night stand

Legendary punk band X is coming back for another two-night stand Showbox at the Market, the band’s publicist announced today. This tour will bring the quartet to the Seattle venue on April 10 and 11, and hopefully those shows will be as cool as their local stops for last year’s 13-31 tour.


X will also play Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on April 9 just to give you all another Northwest option since tickets are bound to go fast. And the veteran outfit will be setting up a web site to allow fans to vote on the set list, according

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Jan.
30th

Taylor Swift tour headed to Seattle

Country star Taylor Swift, best known for hits “Tim McGraw,” “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Fearless,” will headline her first major tour this year, which will include a May 15 stop in Seattle, according to dates just released by her publicist. Other Northwest stops include Portland, Yakima and Spokane. No venues were named in the press release, but opening acts Kellie Pickler and Gloriana were. In most markets, tickets will start at $20.


Stay tuned for more details, or check out what she said last time I interviewed her over here.


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Jan.
29th

Shorties will get their groove on at Shorty’s

For the past few year’s, downtown Tacoma’s Brick City Club has featured Saturday night rock event, Club Impact, and the hip-hop oriented Club Friday every other week. And lately I’ve been hearing about a new night in the works, an 18-and-up dance event that will take place on Friday nights when Club Friday isn’t in session.


It’ll be called Shorty’s at Brick City. It kicks off on Feb. 20 with a performance by New York-based pop performer Alex Young. And this afternoon I caught up with Brick City volunteer Teresa Mullins who gave me the skinny on Shorty’s.

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Jan.
29th

Food drive, special ticket price for Afro-Cuban Allstars show

Lacey Leffler at Broadway Center sent me this regarding the Feb. 17 appearance of Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All-Stars at the Pantages Theater.


We are working a pretty cool project with Emergency Food Network that we’re just announcing this week. Key Foundation, the performance sponsor, has helped us join forces with EFN to help encourage food donation at a time when they need it most. We’re making $15 tickets available to the show with a non-perishable canned food item donation. We’ll have food bins set up at the Box Office.


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Jan.
28th

Ventures, Wailers 50th anniversary show close to being confirmed for April

Those 50th anniversary shows for the Ventures and the Wailers I mentioned on Jan. 8? Well, the first one looks like it will take place on April 10 in Seattle, with the details being finalized as we speak. Leonard Haggarty of Tacoma’s Blue Horizon records also tells me that “Two Car Garage,” the new album featuring both influential Tacoma bands, will be out soon. No kidding this time. The release has been slightly delayed as the label works on its promotional web site and aspects of the packaging, he said. Stay tuned.

Jan.
27th

Jason Aldean unveiled as first Puyallup Fair headliner of 2009

Rising country star Jason Aldean will help kick off the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 11. Organizers just announced that the rising country star – best known for hits "She’s Country," "Hicktown" and "Why" – will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grand stand on opening night of this year’s fair, after the PRCA Rodeo.


Tickets for Aldean’s performance are set at $30 to $50. The rodeo series continues through Sept. 13, and tickets for all of the above go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7. Show times and prices are as follows.


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Jan.
27th

Chuck D-affiliated group pays tribute to Michelle Obama

Just got done interviewing Chuck D for a preview of his appearance next week at UPS. And among the many topics we covered were Crew Grrl Order, a group on his Slamjamz label, and the disparity between male and female success in hip-hop. While lots of folks have penned songs about Barack Obama, C.G.O. pays musical tribute to Michelle with “First Lady.” Check it out here.


And it goes without saying that you should check back for clips from the interview in the next few days. Cheers!