Bell Biv Devoe will headline Ladies Night Out vol. 2, Ocean Records’ big R&B extravaganza that will also bring Al B. Sure, SWV, Jon B, Tacoma’s Ralph Porter and more to Kent’s Showare Center Thursday night. My Q & A with Ronnie Devoe ran in last Friday’s GO section. And now here are some bonus audio clips from the interview about …
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. Read more »
Stone Temple Pilots are headed to Kent. The Showare Center just announced a Nov. 3 date with the resurgent alt-rock band, best known “Sex Type Thing,” “Creep” and other hits (not to mention front man Scott Weiland’s crazy antics – this incident, for example.)
The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that day. Tickets are $25 to $49.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24. Find more info here.