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Spoon interview (audio)

Spoon’s “Transference” is my favorite rock album of 2010 so far, so it goes without saying that I’m stoked to be checking out the first half of the band’s two-night stand in Seattle in a few hours at the Moore Theatre.

And finally I’ve had time to post a few clips from my interview with bassist Rob Pope who last month talked about …

… living in Seattle and the Austin-bred band’s Northwest ties.

… how he joined Spoon after Get Up Kids.

… Spoon’s gradual rise and

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Corinne Bailey Rae recalls her days in Helen (audio)

Most people know Corinne Bailey Rae for “Put Your Records On,” the pop smash that elevated her from unsigned artist to international superstar back in 2006. But did you know that Rae, Monday’s main attraction at the Moore in Seattle, started out as a rocker?

Before her solo career took off, the British songbird played in an alt-rock band called Helen that was nearly signed to Roadrunner Records. Click here to find out what happened to that band and how it may have influenced her new album, “The Sea.”

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Interview with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil (audio)

Motley Crue wild man Vince Neil is the main attraction at Snoqualmie Casino tonight, details here. And apologies if you surfed over earlier looking for the interview audio promised in today’s paper. I had some software issues – heh!

But here’s a clip from my interview with Neil talking about the history of Crue Fest and laying out plans for his forthcoming solo disc.

Vince Neil interview


Belles’ Kitchen: AC/DC tribute vixens will send Sixth Avenue’s loudest club off with bang

This is it, folks! The last weekend to swig Rainier and get your mosh on over at Hell’s Kitchen v. 1.0.

In case you haven’t heard, Sixth Avenue’s loudest, most-black-t-shirt-wearenest venue is headed downtown where it will reopen next month. Meanwhile, who better to close the old joint down in style than the rockin’ chicas of Hell’s Belles?

Click here to listen to what Lisa Brisbois, a.k.a. the Belles’ Malcolm Young, had to say about headlining the last three shows at one of her favorite local rock venues.

Find show times,

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The Sonics nearly done with four new songs, iconic singer says (audio)

A year ago Saturday, Tacoma garage-rock legends, The Sonics, showed us they still had it with a fierce, swaggering set at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, their first local performance since the Nixon administration.

And as this Halloween approaches there’s more Sonics news that’s so good it’s scary. Lead howler Jerry Roslie tells me his band is close to finishing four new songs with Seattle super-producer Jack Endino.
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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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