Stories tagged: music
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 3:07 P.M.
Bach Festival: ‘Three Dancers’ a riveting new work
While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 4:01 P.M.
Concert review: Blake Shelton’s voice shines brightest at Arena show
Blake Shelton’s charisma and carefree smile lit up the stage from the first notes he sang. His vocals during the live performance surpassed the recording, and there was a careful …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 2:29 P.M.
iTunes: Ed Sheeran rockets to No. 1 with ‘Shape of You’
iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending February 23, 2017.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 11:56 A.M.
Bach fest adds second chance to hear ‘Tales of Hemingway’
Second performance of the Grammy-winning work will be at Holy Names on Friday night.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 4 P.M.
Esperanza Spalding brings her genre-defying act to Moscow for Hampton Jazz Festival
Portland singer, songwriter and bassist Esperanza Spalding has performed at the White House for the Obamas, paid tribute to Prince alongside Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae, and beat out Justin …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 11:42 A.M.
A pianistic odyssey opens the Northwest Bach Festival’s Classics series
Piers Lane, the Australian pianist, treated the crowd at Barrister Winery to some lovely playing a strong second half.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
Spokane Symphony to give taste of France with tribute to composer Maurice Ravel
For the symphony’s Classics concert this weekend, “French Virtuosity - A Tribute to Ravel,” Preu chose to shine the spotlight on renowned French composer Maurice Ravel while also showing his …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:16 A.M.
Blake Shelton mines ‘Voice’ talent RaeLynn and Sundance Head for opening slots on latest tour
Since his 2001 debut, Blake Shelton has made a name for himself as one of country music’s most popular voices. In recent years though, the country superstar has been mentoring …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017
KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale
Browse through thousands of vinyl records, CDs, DVD and gear in this annual sale that benefits Spokane Public Radio. Please note the change in venue this year.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:59 A.M.
Jay Z to become first rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame
The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights in the industry, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will also be part of its 2017 …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 3:34 P.M.
David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’
The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 11 A.M.
Jamming with Jimi: Packed with big-name talent, ‘Experience Hendrix’ is no mere tribute act
The “Experience Hendrix” tour made its debut in 1998, and it’s gone back out most every year since with a different mix of guitarists on the bill.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:43 A.M.
On sale: Daniel Tosh, Kip Moore and Metallica (in Seattle)
Our weekly rundown of new shows going on sale in the next week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 11:33 A.M.
iTunes chart: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl bump
A look at the official iTunes’ charts for the week ending Feb. 9 would seem to indicate a lot of people downloaded Lady Gaga’s music after her halftime appearance at …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 10:41 A.M.
Enter soundman: Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour
They’ll hit the Northwest in August, with dates set Aug. 9 in Seattle at CenturyLink Field and on Aug. 14 at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 9:39 P.M.
Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4
The British singer beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album “25,” and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when she also won album, song and record of …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 9:02 P.M.
Northwest Bach Festival’s Zuill Bailey now a Grammy winner
Zuill Bailey is now a Grammy winner. The cellist, who serves as artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane, won a Grammy for best solo instrumental performance Sunday, …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
Around the remote: Corden hosts Grammys
James Corden, the dynamic late-night funny guy who regularly hosts music’s biggest stars in his car, now gets to host an entire arena full of them. The eye-popping performance list …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 4:39 P.M.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reunite for Grammy honor
Tom Petty got his band the Heartbreakers back together for a high-class gig to launch Grammy weekend.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
Katy Perry gets political on her new song ‘Chained to the Rhythm’
Katy Perry – whose Twitter bio now reads “Artist. Activist. Conscious.” – really drops the hammer.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 10 A.M.
At the Bartlett: Sallie Ford uses her indie-rock music to face her demons
On her confessional fourth album “Soul Sick,” the Portland-based singer-songwriter sorts through the thoughts in her head.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 10 A.M.
Reel Big Fish looks to capture their vintage sound at Knitting Factory show
The moderately famous ska punk band from the 1990s will perform “Turn the Radio Off,” their most popular album, in its entirety at a show at the Knitting Factory on …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8 A.M.
Spokane Symphony bridges classical and contemporary on upcoming Classics program
The Spokane Symphony performs as many timeless classics as it does 21st century curios, and this weekend’s Classics concert further bridges the divide between contemporary and classical. The upcoming program …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 5:50 P.M.
Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton headline Watershed
Darius Rucker also will headline a night at the sixth annual country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre this summer.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:57 A.M.
On sale: Jimmy Eat World, Nickelback, Survivor/Loverboy up for grabs this weekened
Our weekly rundown of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 1:36 P.M.
Historic homes concerts this week postponed by road conditions
Organizers cite icy, slushy roads near the concerts’ location on West Sumner Avenue as reason for postponement.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11:02 A.M.
On sale: Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, Chris Shiflett book dates in Eastern Washington
A look at new shows going on sale in the next few days.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10:26 A.M.
Flaming Lips add stop at Spokane’s Knitting Factory in May
Oklahoma’s most bombastic psych rockers will hit the Lilac City on May 13
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017
Bee Gees, ‘Saturday Night Fever’ to get 40th anniversary Grammy salute
John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion and other pop, R&B, rock and country stars will pay homage to the Bee Gees and the Australian group’s blockbuster 1977 soundtrack …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 9:07 A.M.
North American rhapsody: Queen, Lambert will bring tour to Seattle
Since joining forces with the “American Idol” runner-up for a series of shows in 2012, the band that ruled rock radio in the 1970s and early ’80s has enjoyed tremendous …