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Grammys: Taylor Swift’s off key singing, the Michael Jackson tribute

Eww! Taylor Swift is hitting some seriously sour notes there. And whose idea was it to pair her with Stevie Nicks? Not as awful as last year’s Stevie Wonder/Jonas Brothers abomination, but it’s in the same area code. Just sayin’.

[Update: Rolling Stone has a piece on Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta defending Swift's off key performance here.]

The show bounces back with a classy Michael Jackson tribute, with Celine, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson and the great Smokey Robinson delivering Jackson’s powerful “Earth

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Grit City Bootlegs No. 41: Matt Coughlin Band does “Thriller”

I think Revengers may have started something with that clip I posted of the band doing their best Weezer impression.

As it turns out, the Matt Coughlin Band does a pretty crazy cover of the King of Pop’s signature song, “Thriller.” But the MCB puts an Americana spin on it with some fiddle and drummer Dalton Shotwell delivering Vincent Price’s spooktastic spoken word parts. Here they are at Beyond the Bridge Cafe in Sumner.

Matt Coughlin Band (soon to be called something else, they tell me) is the subject of my column for Friday’s GO section. Your next chance to catch ‘em live is Dec. 10 at the Swiss. But before that you can click the “more” button to see what they’re like when they’re not rockin’ the Jacko.
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“Michael Jackson” in concert

Michael Jackson’s fans are all rushing to their local cineplex to catch that new “This is It” flick. And as an added bonus for locals, some guy named Scorpio is headlining a couple of tribute shows, one Friday (Oct. 30) at the Cedarwood Dome in Fife, the other Halloween night at Station 56 in Tacoma.

Personally, I’d just rather see the guy break-dance (clip number 3), but judge for yourself.

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