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Archives: April 2010

April
30th

American Idols Live headed to KeyArena

The Top 10 “American Idol” finalists – Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, and Tim Urban – will headline Seattle’s KeyArena on Aug. 20, Seattle Center announced today.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10 am.

April
30th

Grit City Bootlegs No. 50: Gold Teeth

And heeeeeeerees Tacoma’s Gold Teeth. While these dark, grainy, distorted clips won’t win any awards for sound and cinematography, they give you the gist of the mayhem that unfolded last Sunday at Top of Tacoma.

P.S. I know “time machine” isn’t spelled that way. I checked my AP Style Guide and everything. But GT’s Sean Horst insisted that’s how the band rolls. You know, they spell like rappers.


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April
29th

John Mayer, Keith Urban to co-headline the Gorge

Pop star and recently infamous n-bomb dropper John Mayer will team up with country superstar Keith Urban for a special “CMT Crossroads” show at the Gorge in Grant County on Aug. 28, organizers announced this week. The Avett Brothers will open the show, wh.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on May 8th. Find pre-sale info here.

Before the concert, fans will be able to catch the duo on “CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban,” which was taped before an invitation-only audience earlier this year.

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April
29th

7th annual Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival on for May 29

The 7th annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival will be held May 29 at Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square, the Harmon Pub & Brewery and Stonegate Pizza, organizers announced Wednesday. The schedule is as follows:

Big bands jazz stage at Freighthouse Square’s Rainier Room
Johnny Lewis Big Band (1 p.m.)
Roadside Attraction (2:30 p.m.)
Mukilteo’s Outrageous Jazz Orchestra (4 p.m.)
Rich Wetzel’s Groovin Higher Jazz Orchestra (5:30 p.m.)

Blues stage at the Harmon Pub & Brewery
The Crossroads Band (12:30 p.m.)
Little Bill & the Bluenotes (2

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April
29th

Built to Spill will open for Kings of Leon at Gorge

Kings of Leon announced Northwest alt-rock faves Built to Spill and the Features as openers for their July 17 at Grant County’s Gorge Amphitheatre. Support in other markets will be provided by the Whigs, the Stills and the Black Keys. More tour info here.

April
29th

Alice in Chains teams up with Mastodon, Deftones for big arena tour

Alice in Chains has warmed up with a bunch of theater dates since releasing comeback album “Black Gives Way to Blue” last year. And now the resurgent grunge-metal heroes have announced plans to take it up several notches with its Black Diamond Skye tour, which will bring take over Seattle’s KeyArena on Oct. 8.

A in C has tapped Mastodon and Deftones for support, with other regional dates at Vancouver, BC’s General Motors Place on Oct. 7 and Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 9.

April
28th

Maurice the Fish to hold third annual Fish Food benefit Saturday

Tacoma’s Maurice the Fish records will host its third annual Fish Food benefit concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5236 E. B St., in Tacoma.

Daniell Egnew, Raymond Hayden and the Dark Drive Home, Nick Sandy, Eric Montgomery, Savanna, Eric Montgomery and JNC Trio will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting Fish Food Banks of Pierce County.
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April
27th

Jonas Brothers appear headed to White River Amphitheatre

The Jonas Brothers Seattle area concert on Sept. 14 is technically at a venue, TBA. But Pollstar pegs the location as White River Amphitheatre.

The Jo Bros last performed locally at the Tacoma Dome last year (report here.) Yours truly was a victim of the infamous foam geyser, and not especially happy about it.

April
26th

Backstreet Boys headed to Kent’s Showare Center

The Backstreet Boys’ North American tour will drop in on Kent’s ShoWare Center on August 5, organizers announced today.

The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that day. Tickets are $29.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30. Packages are available by visiting the resurgent boy band’s fan site.