Stories tagged: music
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Affidavit: Doc prescribed Prince opioids under friend’s name
The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince’s death continues. The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Deals ensure cash keeps flowing to unsettled Prince estate
A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Three instant reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s startling new album
“Damn” was preceded by the release last month of “The Heart Part 4,” a fiery diss track in which he boasted, “My fans can’t wait for me to son your …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
Glen Campbell’s last studio album, ‘Adios,’ to be released in June
The country icon hasn’t performed since 2012 and is in a long-term care facility, but his wife, Kim Campbell, said in a statement that he felt a sense of urgency …
Fri., April 14, 2017
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending April 6:
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Before they were hall of famers, Pearl Jam members were rock fans too
They got there through their own hard work and talent, the sweat and stress of their crew and management, and the support of their loved ones and fans. But each …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
The 7: The songs that will get you through your breakup
After any breakup, you’re going to need some songs to keep you company and drown out the voices in your head.
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Fans say farewell to rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry
The Pageant, a club where Berry often performed, opened its doors Sunday morning for a four-hour public viewing, which will be followed by a private service and celebration for the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Experimental vibe will continue in third year of ‘Uncharted’ collaboration with Spokane Symphony, Terrain
Now in its third year, “Uncharted” brings together members of the Spokane Symphony with 10 local artists for an exploration of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Chance the Rapper was right: Streaming now makes up half of all U.S. music revenue
A new study shows the U.S. recorded music market – from artists such as Drake and Adele, to indie rock bands, to country acts and orchestras – is no longer …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Spring music preview - A look at the musicians performing in Spokane in the coming months
Spring temperatures mean spring tours are on the way. Here’s a look at the musicians performing in Spokane in the coming months.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Barry Manilow says he kept his sexuality secret for ‘fans’
The 73-year-old music legend married his longtime manager, Gary Kief, in a 2014 ceremony at their home in Palm Springs, California. Manilow tells the magazine’s April 17 issue that keeping …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder to lead Pilgrimage Festival
The two-day annual festival debuted in 2015 on a horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee, and was co-founded by Kevin Griffin of the band Better Than Ezra. Timberlake is a partner …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
The good news and the bad news: The Backstreet Boys stole the show at the ACM Awards
So what does it mean that the most energetic moment of the broadcast centered on a non-country act that hit its peak about two decades ago? For traditional country fans, …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
‘Sweet Home Chicago’: Blues musician Lonnie Brooks dies at 83
CHICAGO – Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks, whose relationship with his adopted hometown was cemented by his hit recording of Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago,” has died at age 83. …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 7 p.m.
Black Violin fights stereotypes with its blend of hip-hop and classical music
The blend makes sense to Black Violin’s Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, who grew up appreciating both genres, but Marcus understands why the idea may seem cacophonous to others.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
ACMs play to a loyal country audience to shore up ratings
As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music audience coming back …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Bob Dylan will finally pick up his Nobel prize – but don’t expect a lecture anytime soon
Bob Dylan plans to make a swing through Stockholm for some shows, so the academy will go to him. “The Swedish Academy is very much looking forward to the weekend …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Seattle’s Fleet Foxes announce new album, Knitting Factory show
Six years after the release of the Grammy-nominated “Helplessness Blues,” critically acclaimed Seattle-based folk band Fleet Foxes has announced its upcoming third album, “Crack-Up,” and with it comes a May …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Adele’s ‘Hello’ may mean goodbye to touring
Earlier in the month, the superstar singer and songwriter confirmed to a Brisbane, Australia, audience that she had tied the knot with longtime partner Simon Konecki, and at a Sunday …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
“Brief History” tour brings Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows to Spokane Arena July 12
Prepare to flashback to the ‘90s this summer as alt-rockers Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows bring their “A Brief History of Everything” tour to Spokane Arena July 12.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise
John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Scorpions and Megadeth to stop by Spokane Arena Sept. 29 on “Crazy World” tour
“Crazy World” tour brings Scorpions and Megadeth to Spokane Sept. 29
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1 p.m.
Violinist Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for ‘Classics 8: The Russian Soul’
Benjamin Beilman reunites with Spokane Symphony for “Classics 8: The Russian Soul.”
Thu., March 23, 2017, noon
Country singer Jackie Lee found his own sound with ‘Getting Over You’
Country singer Jackie Lee had the creeping suspicion that the musical road he was on was the wrong one, but, because of the success of the people he was working …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Vans Warped Tour announces lineup for 2017 festival; tour kicks off June 16 in Seattle
Vans Warped Tour announces lineup for 2017 festival, which kicks off in Seattle June 16.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Chuck Berry’s new ‘Chuck’ album set for June 16 posthumous release
Chuck Berry’s long-gestating final studio album “Chuck” has been set for release on June 16, and the first track, “Big Boys,” featuring guests Tom Morello and Nathaniel Rateliff, is available …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett brings a taste of honky-tonk to the Big Dipper in Spokane
Shiflett, who plays lead guitar for Foo Fighters, used the band’s recent hiatus to write and record a new alt-county album, “West Coast Town.”
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Mark your calendars, music fans: Record Store Day approaches
There’s just one month before Record Store Day celebrates its 10th anniversary, April 22. Among the artists participating are Lumineers, David Bowie, Buddy Guy, Sam Hunt and Big Star.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
For Strand of Oaks’ Tim Showalter, ‘Hard Love’ is a reinvention
Timothy Showalter is on tour with his musical project Strands of Oak, after releasing the album “Hard Love” last month. The tour lands at the Bartlett in Spokane on Thursday.