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Feb.
2nd

Pearl Jam to reissue expanded versions of grunge classics “Vs.” and “Vitalogy”

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary celebration will continue with newly restored and expanded versions of the band’s “Vs.” and “Vitalogy” albums. They’ll be released on March 29, the band announced today.
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Jan.
18th

Hear Decemberists live on NPR.org Wednesday

Portland’s Decemberists will perform material from their just released new album, “The King Is Dead,” for National Public Radio’s web site on Wednesday, EMI announced. Fans will be able to hear an hour-long performance and interview session that will be webcast from Portland’s NPR affiliate’s studios at noon, which will be viewable at www.npr.org/music/. For local fans, that will serve as warm-up to the band’s Feb. 18 appearance at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Jan.
13th

Roman Holiday, Ben Union gear up for big show, DVD shoot at Liberty Theatre

Ben Union and Roman Holiday will play the Liberty Theater Friday (photo by Jade Ehlers)

Around this time last year, Puyallup’s Roman Holiday made an impressive showing at their hometown Liberty Theater, packing the historic, 600-capacity venue to the rafters as they unveiled their sophomore disc, “Paint This Town.”

And in 2011, those RoHo boys plan to step their game up. By now established as one of the area’s most buzz-worthy bands, they will return to the Liberty Friday night, this time with support from their their pal, Ben Union. They’ll shoot some DVD footage while they’re at it.
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Jan.
11th

Roman Holiday “The Long Way Home” video

I’m working on a story about Puyallup’s Roman Holiday, who will take over the Liberty Theater with buddy Ben Union Friday night. You can get tix in advance through Ticketmaster here. The story and/or interview audio will be up shortly. Meanwhile, check out the video to one of RoHo’s new songs, “The Long Way Home,” which is sure to be on the set list Friday night.

Dec.
2nd

Roman Holiday, Ben Union shooting concert DVD in January

Local rock faves Roman Holiday were at the New Frontier Lounge last night shooting some video before Rock N’ Roll Bingo. But it seems the main event is set for Jan. 14 when they’re filming for a DVD with their homie Ben Union. Here’s the announcement they put out Facebook this week.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Roman Holiday and Ben Union will be playing an ALL AGES SHOW (bar with ID) at The Liberty Theater in Puyallup, WA on Friday, January 14th, 2011. Also on the bill is Portland band, Painted Grey.
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Nov.
4th

Pearl Jam to celebrate 20 years with live CD

Pearl Jam will release a new live compilation to celebrate their 12th anniversary, the band announced today. “Live on Ten Legs” will be released through Pearl Jam’s Ten Club and select digital and independent music retailers on July 18. A Ten Club pre-sale of the CD and vinyl versions began today on the band’s web site.
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Nov.
4th

Reunited Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland make it to Kent for hit-filled show


Scott Weiland: Well dressed and fully functional in Kent (photos by Ernest Jasmin)

The usual speculation about what could go wrong for Stone Temple Pilots was greatly amplified after the reunited band postponed several tour dates in September following bizarre behavior from embattled front man Scott Weiland. Surprise!

But Weiland made it to Kent’s Showare Center Wednesday night, along with drummer Eric Kretz and the brothers DeLeo, Dean and Robert on guitar and bass respectively. Weiland looked pretty dapper, in fact, in tailored coat and tie. He didn’t ramble incoherently or otherwise seem under the influence, reserving most of his minimal banter for calling out the new cuts from the self-titled album (starting with that one that blatantly rips of Nirvana.) And the guy didn’t appear to be lip-syncing, as alleged after another tour mishap this year. I was looking and listening for it, and a pitchy delivery on “Still Remains” suggested authenticity.

Nope, there were no train wrecks in Kent as STP delivered grunge era hits to a sparse but enthusiastic crowd. Click the more button for a set lists and a few more shots I snapped during the band’s set.
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Nov.
2nd

Broken Bells, the Black Keys, Sleigh Bells and more headed to Deck the Hall Ball

Seattle rock station KNDD-FM (107.7, The End) has announced the lineup for its annual Deck the Hall Ball concert. Broken Bells, the Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, Temper Trap and Sleigh Bells will play the holiday showcase, which is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start on Dec. 8 at Seattle’s WaMu Theater.

Tickets are $44.50 and “Friends of the End” will have access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. Tix go on sale to the general public

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Oct.
9th

Alice in Chains return to KeyArena, record 3D concert film

It’s hard to believe Alice in Chains v. 2.0 has been around for half a decade now. And on Friday, the resurgent Seattle metal gods returned home for the third time in just over a year, an event that market the latest phase in their improbable comeback.

In 2005, the band’s surviving members resurfaced for a star-studded South Asian tsunami benefit at Seattle rock club, the Premier (a venue since renamed Showbox SoDo.) Later that year, they tapped singer-guitarist William DuVall to fill in for fallen front man Layne Staley, who died in 2002 of an apparent drug overdose.
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