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Video of Dierks Bentley with Tim O’Brien

Was going back through my Dierks Bentley interview audio, and he mentions this appearance with bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien – this being the cover of Dylan’s “Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)” as remade on for Bentley’s “Up On the Ridge” CD. Stay tuned, since I’ll be posting clips from my interview and I’ll have a related story in GO previewing his upcoming appearance at the Puyallup Fair later this week.


Stay tuned for Bumbershoot 2010 updates

The 40th annual Bumbershoot festival will get underway in less than an hour, with Neko Case, the Decemberists and living legend Bob Dylan among the main attractions on the main stage at Memorial Stadium today. The full schedule is here, and make sure you check back throughout the weekend for photos, video and more updates on this year’s hottest acts.


Vampire Weekend schedules two makeup dates in Seattle

Vampire Weekend has scheduled two dates at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre to make up for missing last weekend’s show at Marymoor Park as front man Ezra Koenig battled vocal issues. The new shows will start at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23, promoter STG Presents announced Thursday. Tickets for the Marymoor show will be redeemable at either performance. Rules for exchanging tickets were posted on the band’s fan site and are as follows:
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It’s a recession, people! And 10 more reasons to buy the cheap tickets to Bumbershoot

The 40th annual Bumbershoot festival will bring the usual army of chart-topping performers, cult bands, comedians, street performers, writers, poster artists and more to Seattle Center from Saturday though Labor Day.

Dylan, Drake, Hole, Neko Case and Mary J. Blige are among the big shots that’ll be causing a stir on the main stage at Memorial Stadium this year. You can find a full schedule here.

But new this year is tiered ticket pricing. Festival promoter One Reel has given local music fans the option of paying full price – $40 in advance per day, $50 at the gate – for all the sights and sounds they can cram into their festival experience. Or they can buy economy tickets, which grant access to everything but the main stage for $22 per day in advance, $30 day of.

And really, it’s a no-brainer; save your ducats, people!
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Tacoma Rock City approved (Aug. 20 to 26)

All we hear is Lady-O Gaga

I’m a jaded rock critic, hence my initial resistance to Lady Gaga. Sure, her hits are kinda catchy, but they’re also kinda disposable. She’s sooo edgy, but really Madonna had all the gender-bending and sacrilegious video imagery down to a science way back in 1990 (and, really, Peaches pushes the boundaries way further than both of them.) But I must confess, I’m on board for the Artist Formerly Known As Stefani Germanotta’s stop Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Mostly I want to see what kind of wacky outfit she shows up in – you know, if she’ll reprise her telephone-head ‘do or dust off that Kermit the Frog stole she wore that one time.

The after party, featuring Monster Ball opener Semi Precious Weapons, is at Jazzbones, by the way.
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Arcade Fire tour headed to KeyArena

Arcade Fire will headline Seattle’s KeyArena on Sept. 29, the band announced. The Montreal, Canada-based troupe recently released its third album, “The Suburbs,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Here is the rest of the tour itinerary.


WED – 9/22/2010 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Arena
THU – 9/23/2010 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
SAT – 9/25/2010 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
SUN – 9/26/2010 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral
TUE – 9/28/2010 – Vancouver, BC

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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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What the Backstreet Boys have in store for you next week

The copy of GO that will land on some of your porches in just a few hours includes my recent interview with A.J. McLean, who will appear with his fellow Backstreet Boys next Thursday at the Showare Center in Kent. Until then, I thought a few of you BSB fans might enjoy this clip of McLean talking about the live setup for the current tour. Check back in the next few days and I’ll have clips of him talking about why they haven’t switched to “Backstreet Men,” Paula Abdul and puking fans.

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Hot Rod-A-Rama band schedule

The 10th annual Hotrod-A-Rama festival will take over the Swiss Tavern and the surrounding block on Aug. 6 and 7, with lots of smokin’ rides – this year’s theme is traditional ‘rods from 1965 and earlier – and some of the region’s rowdiest bands. Organizer James Bender hooked me up with this year’s sched:

Aug. 6
Si Si Si (9:15 p.m.)
The F-ing Eagles (10:30 p.m.)
Girl Trouble (11:45 p.m.)

Aug. 7, outdoors
’63 Burnout (1 p.m.)
Marshall Scott Warner (2 p.m.)
Pin-up contest/Awards (3 p.m.)

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