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Sasquatch 2011 acts to be revealed at Feb. 6 launch party

Live Nation tells us we’ll learn who’s playing Sasquatch 2011 on Feb. 6. A festival launch party will be held at 8 p.m. that day with performances by the Thermals (recent TRC interview clips here), Das Racist andMad Rad. Comedian Todd Barry, who appeared at last year’s festival, will host the event.
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Helmet front man talks “Seeing Eye Dog,” Northwest roots (audio)

Page Hamilton’s influential alt-metal quartet Helmet just dropped its seventh album “Seeing Eye Dog” with plans to storm Seattle’s Showbox at the Market on Wednesday, Sept. 15 (show details here.) Meanwhile, you can click the links below to hear what Hamilton had to say last week about …

… his roots in the Pacific Northwest.

… reflections on the first 20 years of Helmet and when it’ll be time to hang it up.

… writing for the new album and his creative process in general.

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Built to Spill headlining tour to wind down in Seattle

Many local fans caught Built to Spill opening for Kings of Leon earlier this summer at the Gorge Amphitheatre. And soon Idaho’s alt-rock heroes will be back with a headlining tour of their own, which will wind down Nov. 19 and 20 at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market, label Warner Brothers announced.

Boise’s Le Fleur will open. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of each show. You can find more details here.

The tour – in support of last year’s “There Is No Enemy” album –

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Lady Gaga awes, inspires army of “little monsters” during heavily anticapted Tacoma tour stop

It was the year’s most anxiously awaited pop happening Saturday night when more than 20,000 “little monsters” converged on the Tacoma Dome to witness the spectacle of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour.

“Little monsters” being the 24-year-old pop phenomenon’s pet name for her followers, many of which wholeheartedly embraced her message of tolerance and individuality with flamboyant, sometimes gender-bending fashion – face paint, vividly hued wigs, aluminum cans used as curlers, corsets and fishnet stockings (photo gallery here.)
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Tacoma Rock City approved (Aug. 13 to 19)

A few events worth checking out in the week to come.

Music and Art in Wright Park benefit show

Earplugs are not optional on Saturday. At least not if you want your ears to survive the epic metal sludge and hardcore mayhem that Mico de Noche and C.F.A. will unleash on Tacoma’s New Frontier Lounge. The bands are looking to raise about $2,500 to help finance the MAWP festival, which will also feature the F-ing Eagles, Gold Teeth, Lozen, Girl Trouble and more on Aug. 21 at Wright Park.
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Soundgarden rumored to play secret show at Showbox

The recently reunited Soundgarden’s first official, confirmed gig is at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival in August. But Billboard and other sources are reporting that the grunge titans will actually launch their comeback bid Friday night at Showbox at the Market. If true, it’ll be their first gig since 1997.


Mike McCready’s Flight to Mars to headline Crohn’s benefit

Flight to Mars, featuring Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, and resurgent Seattle rock band, Sweet Water, will play the eighth annual benefit fro Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on April 23 at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market.

The show will benefit Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Camp Oasis and advocacy for patients, causes near and dear to McCready who has suffered from Crohn’s disease – which causes inflammation of portions of the digestive track – for more than 22 years.

“It’s just a really painful, humiliating disease,” he told me in

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Bebel Gilberto cancels Seattle show

Brazilian pop star Bebel Gilberto’s Dec. 13 stop at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market was called of for “logistical reasons,” according to a press release just sent out by Seattle Theatre Group.

Refunds are available at point of purchase, the release says.