Chris Cornell: The Seattle Sound and its untimely deaths

Chris Cornell: The Seattle Sound and its untimely deaths
Chris Cornell, who has died at the age of 52, was hailed as one of the founding fathers of grunge. But his dissident music scene ended years ago – victim of its own success. The year was 1994. Kurt Cobain was dead, Pearl Jam had a new drummer and Chris …
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What, No Flannel? | The Real Look of Grunge
How to account for the enduring allure of grunge, both in sight and sound? “The music had a certain aggression to it that was very sweaty and kind of male, but it was decidedly not macho,” explains Moore. “It had a real kind of sophistication to it.”
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Grammys 2018: Why You Shouldn’t Be Shocked That Bruno Mars Beat Kendrick Lamar
Most years, you watch the ceremony for the live music and ignore the actual awards … when the air was full of grunge and gangsta rap – except all the big awards went to Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” a duet with her dead father, on a song that …
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Yellowjackets bring jazz fusion sound to University of Wyoming

musicYellowjackets bring jazz fusion sound to University of Wyoming
The Yellowjackets have been fusing jazz with other musical styles for more than three decades. The quartet’s sound has evolved over the years, along with its lineup. The group will visit Laramie for a Saturday night performance and will stick around for …
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Fusion Power
The celebrated guitarist — once part of the fusion super group Return to Forever with Chick Corea, Stanley Clark and Lenny White — has recorded numerous albums and collaborated on many others. Widely considered a jazz and Latin fusion pioneer …
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Indian jazz fusion created in Renton
Renton resident Terry ‘Yogi’ McCaw is the creator and member of the Indian jazz fusion band, The Yoginis. The band has members in the U.S. and India. The Indian band crew includes the lead singer, Ujwal Nagar, from popular India group, Advaita. Renton …
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Roger Levesque: Ring in Edmonton’s festive season with the big-band sound

musicRoger Levesque: Ring in Edmonton’s festive season with the big-band sound
While about half those shows focus on festive holiday tunes, there’s a broader breadth of styles, from vintage swing to soul, to contemporary pop. Whatever the material, the bandleaders all agree on one thing: Being part of a big band means big fun …
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Blondie, Motown and Morgan to raise roof at charity concert in Uppermill
‘Blondie meets Motown meets Morgan’ will see the Technique Soul and Motown Band perform live along with separate sets from Blondie tribute singer Roxanne and local entertainer Morgan. The concert, now in its third year, will be held at Uppermill Civic …
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Album Review: Otis Redding – Soul Manifesto (1964-1970)
Here he proves it with a program that ranges from Motown (“My Girl”) to rock (“Day Tripper” and “Satisfaction”) to soul (“These Arms of Mine”). The vocals and horns on “Respect” are a standout. The Dock of the Bay. Along with his landmark appearance at …
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The Sound of the Twin Cities; My Sonic Highway

musicThe Sound of the Twin Cities; My Sonic Highway
When Gerard Way came on stage and began to sing his Brit-pop inspired song “The Bureau” from his solo debut album, things immediately clicked. Often identifying myself as a fan of hard, grunge, post-grunge and alternative rock produced by groups …
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CD review: An enlightened new recording of de Lalande
This recording examines some elaborate solo music composed by the most important composer who served the French royal chapel, Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726). Many Catholic composers created elaborate musical settings from the …
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Internationally Acclaimed Musical Duo Create ‘Instant Composition’ for Dance
Violinist Lili Haydn and pianist Bill Goldstein will join Duckler’s dancers for an improvised collaboration. The virtuoso duo recently released a completely improvised album. In addition to her four critically acclaimed solo albums, Haydn can be heard …
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Sound Check: Bluegrass is a broad world for Infamous Stringdusters

musicSound Check: Bluegrass is a broad world for Infamous Stringdusters
“Most of us didn’t grow up playing bluegrass,” says dobro player Andy Hall, who met banjo player Chris Pandoifi at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “We grew up listening to and playing rock in different forms, Grateful Dead stuff or blues. So …
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First ever Evergreen Bluegrass Fest is a legacy of community volunteer
The Evergreen community will get a new bluegrass festival this August that organizers hope will become an annual draw, similar to other bluegrass festivals in the area. But unlike the others, this one is closely tied to a late member of the Evergreen …
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Man About a Horse – Bluegrass EP – Breathing new life into a classic art form
There are all sorts of technical terms for good bluegrass music that I can’t really describe. But what I am certain about is that it’s not all good, so when I find bluegrass that gets to that “next level,” it’s really great. Man About a Horse is one of …
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