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March
16th

Newly revived Lilith Fair will include two Washington dates

The first Lilith Fair since 1999 will include two Washington stops, July 2 at the Amphitheater at Clark Count and July 3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George. Those stops were at the start of a tour itinerary just e-mailed to Lilith fans who registered on the festival site.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 27. Prices have not yet been confirmed, but click here for a ticket link for the Vancouver show and here for the Gorge stop.

Among

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Dec.
24th

Favorite albums of ’09, No. 8

Brandi Carlile, “Give Up the Ghost”

Maple Valley’s Brandi Carlile and twin songwriting partners Tim and Phil Hanseroth (a.k.a. the “Grey’s Anatomy” house band) turned to some heavy hitters to help out with their third disc, namely super-producer Rick Rubin, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Elton John. The disc isn’t as seamless as “The Story” or Carlile’s self-titled debut, with “Caroline,” the show tune-style ditty that features the Rocket Man, being a notable square peg. But “That Year,” “Oh Dear” and other cuts represent some of Carlile’s best and most personal material to date.

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Oct.
25th

Brandi Carlile at the Paramount Theatre (photos and set list)

South Sound Superstar: Maple Valley's Brandi Carlile, joyfully headlining the Paramount Theatre Saturday (photos by Ernest Jasmin)..
South Sound Superstar: Maple Valley’s Brandi Carlile, joyfully headlining Seattle’s Paramount Theatre Saturday.

I’d still rank Brandi Carlile’s concert last year at Benaroya Hall a notch or two higher than Saturday night’s homecoming set at the Paramont Theatre. Mostly little things set that show apart, like the acoustics at Benaroya being more conducive to going unplugged and mike-less for “Dying Day” (lots of shushing this time); a set list that featured more of Brandi’s self-titled debut, which is still my favorite of her three albums. Oh, and no Symphony this time, though cello player Josh Newman held his own as the one-man string section during most of the set.
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Oct.
23rd

Brandi Carlile talks “Give Up the Ghost,” smiling Dobermans (audio)

Maple Valley’s Brandi Carlile delivered my favorite performance of 2008, a breathtaking set with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall last November. So if you’re like me you’re stoked to see her again Saturday (Oct. 24) at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Some of you may have already checked out a related sound bite I posted from my interview with Brandi talking about Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith appearing on her new “Give Up the Ghost” album. Click the link if you haven’t, or check out these new clips with her talking

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Oct.
5th

Brandi Carlile on working with Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith (audio)

Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).
Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).

Brandi Carlile’s fans have heard the Maple Valley-based singer-songwriter road test “Dying Day,” “Dreams” and other cuts from her forthcoming, third album for months, most notably during a breathtaking date with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall last November, my favorite performance of 2008.

And come midnight, they’ll finally be able to get their hands on the recorded versions of those tunes as the Rick Rubin produced “Give Up the Ghost” arrives on iTunes and a record store near you.
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