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Sep.
16th

Dierks Bentley explains why he went bluegrass on “Up On the Ridge” (audio)

Dierks Bentley will be the main attraction Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand. You can expect some “What Was I Thinkin’,” some “Sideways” and maybe some “Feel That Fire” on the set list. But along with the big radio hits, expect a few unplugged selections from his latest critically acclaimed album “Up On the Ridge.” There’ll be a related Q & A in Friday’s GO section, but until then click here to listen to the country superstar talk about why he went bluegrass on the new CD.

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Sep.
9th

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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Aug.
5th

Doug Stanhope interview, pt. 2: When gigs go haywire (audio)

Here’s one more clip from the Doug Stanhope interview with the comedian talking about those nights when gigs get out of control, something he seems to revel in. Let’s hope things don’t get too crazy at Jazzbones on Friday.

Stanhope on gigs going haywire.

P.S. You can see bootleg clips of the infamous “Austin Incident” mentioned in the above clip over here. And check Friday’s GO section for a double dose of comedy with my Stanhope piece and a cover story on up-and-coming local comedian Nate Jackson and his

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Aug.
5th

Doug Stanhope interview, pt. 1

So I’ve been promising Doug Stanhope clips on the Twitter feed for a few days now. But it’s taken me a bit longer than expected, partly because I’ve had more f-bombs than usual to navigate. I garbled the dirtiest parts (I know, BOOOO!) But these clips are still PG-13, FYI.

Stanhope on where his edgy style comes from.

He dashes our hopes for a Stanhope/Rogan ticket in 2012..

The comedian will headline Jazzbones on Friday where you’ll be able to hear him uncut. And he’s also the subject of a

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July
23rd

Toby Keith talks new songs, creative freedom (audio)

Country superstar Toby Keith is the main attraction at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre on Saturday, when he’ll have support from Trace Adkins. In a few hours, you’ll also see him on the cover of our GO section. But until then, click the links to hear Keith talk about …

… new songs you’ll hear Saturday and …

… creative freedom he’s achieved with his own label.

July
15th

Kings of Leon talk new songs, the price of fame

This week’s hot ticket is to see Nashville’s Kings of Leon at the Gorge Amphitheatre, a band that in the last few years has grown from club-headlining indie darlings to one of the hottest bands on the planet.

The Kings are Friday’s GO cover story, so pick up the paper tomorrow to read what they have to say about returning to the Gorge and what they learned from Pearl Jam. Meanwhile, check out these clips I recorded during a May conference call brothers Caleb

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July
2nd

Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier talks new songs, Olympia roots

College radio faves Deerfhoof will headline Olympia’s Capitol Theater on the Fourth of July and Seattle’s Vera Project the day after that. And recently, I caught up with founding member Greg Saunier for a story that will run in Friday’s GO section and the Olympian’s Weekend. But before that hits the streets, you can click the links below to hear Saunier talk about …

… the new album the band is mixing on the road and a new local fans

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June
13th

Tiny Vipers’ Jesy Fortino recalls days of D & D, playing for Thai food

Later today, Seattle singer-songwriter Jesy Fortino, a.k.a. Tiny Vipers, will play an all-ages show for the Squeak and Squawk Festival’s Squawk Box (a rented retail space at 745 St. Helen’s Ave., in Tacoma.)

I caught up with her a few days ago for a piece in Friday’s GO section. And here are a few audio clips from the interview about …

… where here stage name comes from.

… playing for Thai food, developing her sound and figuring out what people like.

June
13th

Marcy Playground’s John Wozniak recalls his Olympia years

Marcy Playground front man John Wozniak is from Minnesota, and his band got its start in New York. But last night’s show at the Royal Lounge in Olympia was a homecoming of sorts? Woz, as his friends call him, attended Evergreen State College in the early ’90s, and you can click here to listen to him reflect on time spent in Oly, under the “Shadow of Seattle.”

Tickets may be available for tonight’s show in Seattle if you missed Marcy in Oly last night, by the way. Click here for details.

June
4th

Tiny Vipers, Typhoon among acts tapped for Squeak and Squawk 2

Some of you may recall the Squeak and Squawk Festival, a Tacoma indie-rock happening that went on at the now defunct Helm Gallery and then fledgling rock room, the New Frontier Lounge, in October 2008. (I blogged about it here if you don’t.)

The festival’s second not quite annual installment will returned to the New Frontier next Thursday with shows running through June 14. But while those dates have been on my radar for a while, I didn’t know about a batch of all-ages shows until I caught up with even organizer Sean Alexander today.

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