Check out this playful video of ‘End is near’ shot in a junk-filled barn loft with Portland’s Loaded for Bear at vimeo 39448273 You can listen to and download the song and the rest of the tracks off of the album ‘The Exit Carnival’ at loadedforbear.bandcamp.com/album/the-exit-carnival-2011 !
STG presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Tuesday, July 2, 2012.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.
STG presents Adam Carolla & Dennis Prager on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Veteran broadcasters Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager present an evening of funny and thought-provoking conversation. The two free-thinking talkers will discuss and debate topics as wide-ranging as the afterlife, welfare, parenting, politics, and pets. The 90+ minute performance will also include a Q&A with the audience where no topic is off limits. Fans of either Carolla or Prager, or just fans of stimulating conversation, are sure to enjoy this engaging program.
SingCon is an annual singing competition hosted by the Hong Kong Student Association at the University of Washington. Every year, SingCon attracts participants from different colleges and universities from around the greater Seattle area, making it one of the most prestigious singing competitions in Seattle. Come support your favorite top 10 contestants for the champion title! The show will feature local guest artists Lijie, Gowe (Kollaboration Seattle) and Fiona Dawn, as well as international hip-hop artist MC Jin.
The Moore Theatre
There has never been mistaking Sinéad O’Connor for anybody else. A voice born to break as many hearts as windows, as tender as it is lethal. The face, simultaneously that of ocean-wide-eyed angel and shaven-headed warrior queen. And the spirit, courageous in its conviction, undaunted by controversy and fortified with endless reserves of resilience. Sinéad O’Connor is that rare thing in popular music: a complete one-off. From her first breakthrough hit, 1987’s ‘Mandinka’, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its unforgettable number one version of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftans, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic Irish female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinéad O’Connor. There is only Sinéad O’Connor.
with Sleeper Agent
September 21st, 2012
June 30th, 2012 8:00pm at The Paramount
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans.
October 6th, 2012 9:00pm at The Neptune
Calobo, known for their energetic live shows, tight vocal harmonies and intricate musicianship, built a large and dedicated cult following in the Pacific Northwest through out the Œ90s.
The independent roots rock band Calobo was founded in the early 90s by long time friends Caleb Klauder and David Andrews. They had been writing and performing music together while growing up on Orcas Island in Washington State. Each choosing to go to college in Oregon allowed them to continue performing music together. It was in college that they each gathered together their musically talented friends to form a band. They ended a successful 10-year run in 2001 and are only now reuniting to perform again.
Oh yes, The Fun Police are back with another disc, ‘Clown Control’, weaving their way through a collection of 13 tracks that wander through genres like a journeyman traveller through customs. From punk folk to Asian flavored folk, straight rock to reggae, The Fun Police are blazing trails through music country, with a delicious taste of their flavorful offerings for everyone. Never heavy handed, these gents and one lady (the bad cop?) seem to churn out tune after tune of quality music that never really sounds like the track before it. Add it all up, and that is a delicious recipe for music lovers.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY ethic. She has sold over 40,000 copies of her albums without a record label, management or physical distribution.
Tickets are $20 Adavanced or $23 Day of Show.
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STG presents Colin Stetson on May 4, 2012 at Columbia City Theater in Seattle.
Three instrumentalists from different but related musical communities step out of the band atmosphere to present their solo compositions for this very special “Alone Together” tour. Each artist will perform solo on their respective instrument, exploring a variety of different compositional approaches. Colin Stetson (Bon Iver/Tom Waits/Laurie Anderson) will perform his spellbinding bass saxophone solo work, Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire/Bell Orchestre) will present her unique and vibrant solo violin pieces, and Gregory Rogove (Devendra Banhart/Megapuss/Priestbird) will play his minimalist, solo piano pieces, from his recently released PIANA album (Knitting Factory Records).
Tickets: $13 Advance/ $15 Day of Show
STG presents Music Matters LIVE! Featuring Vicci Martinez, Alan White, Howard Leese, Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs, The Synergia Northwest Orchestra and very special guests TBA on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
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STG presents Best Coast at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Combine the sophisticated chill of a New York City winter with the girlish, laid back romance of California in the summertime and what to you get? The answer is Best Coast, the latest musical endeavor by perennially cool, self-described “weird girl” Bethany Cosentino. Best Coast was born when Cosentino decided to come home to LA after a time in New York City, to get a fresh start at living in the place she knows best—California. Quickly garnering praise from critics and listeners with the single “Sun Was High (So Was I),” Cosentino was approached by UK-based label Blackest Rainbow, who released her now sold-out tape Where the Boys Are. Also in the works are two new 7-inch’s, one being released by San Diego-based Art Fag Recordings and the other, the debut release from brand-new Brooklyn label Group Tightener.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 day of show.
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STG presents Daughtry on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Tickets range from $30.75 to $50.75 (not including fees).
Buy Tickets Here: http://stgpresents.org/artists/?artist=1877
STG presents Aziz Ansari on Friday, June 29, 2012 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Tickets are $33.75.
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STG Presents Kristin Chenoweth on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Pushing Daisies was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy”. She has appeared in Fox’s comedy Glee, where she played a former student who comes back to help re-energize the Glee club. She also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing and guest judged on American Idol.
To Purchase Tickets go to: http://stgpresents.org/artists/?artist=1871
STG presents the Mickey Hart Band at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
The Mickey Hart Band has announced a 19-date tour kicking off with a hometown show at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA on November 28th. Hart is donating 100% of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on MickeyHart.net to Music Therapy. In August, Hart’s new band debuted to packed houses in New York and San Francisco. The line up for Hart’s new band features vocalists Crystal Monee Hall and Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas. The show will feature brand new material as well as selections of his greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.
Tickets: $32 Advance $35 Day of Show
All Ages/ Bar w/ ID