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June 28, 2013 at 10:35am

Vet Tix offeres free concert and event tickets to veterans

If you search Brown Paper Tickets for show going down today, you'll find tickets for the World's Quickest Theater Festival, Architectural Walking Tour, Le Faux female celebrity impersonation show, the opening ceremony of the honorary consulate for the Czech Republic and more.

If you're a veteran, you might be able to free score tickets to these events, and the thousands of music festivals, comic book conventions, sporting events, comedy shows, farm-to-table dinners, cooking classes, plays, concerts, burlesque, roller derby and more offered through the ticket agency. Brown Paper Tickets has made it easy for anyone to donate tickets to the men and women of the U.S. armed services through a crowdfunding program called "Brown Paper Tickets Salutes." An integration with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix, allows anyone creating event registration and ticketing through Brown Paper Tickets to donate tickets to veterans with just one click, and to allow ticket buyers to purchase extra tickets that are donated to veterans.

For the scoop on this program, and to get in on the party, click here.

Filed under: Military, Concerts, Events, Tightwad,

June 24, 2013 at 11:14am

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to play KeyArena Dec. 12

Premier hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will kick off their fall U.S. arena tour Oct. 22nd, playing some of the biggest venues of their career, including a Thursday, Dec. 12 date with Seattle's big house, KeyArena.

Fan pre-sale begin Tuesday, June 25 here. Ticketmaster has the $35-$72 tickets, and will offer them for sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28.

Here's a couple excerpts from the press release:

The group has toured their electrifying live show worldwide for nearly a year with Rolling Stone saying "they have the makings of genuine superstars." In early fall the group will play sold out shows across Europe following massive ticket sales that saw two nights at the O2 Arena in Dublin sell out in 25 minutes-faster than any artist since Beyonce. The fall U.S. arena tour will be available for early pre-sale to save fans money on ticketing fees, before going on-sale to the general public on Friday, June 28th. Joining Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the road will be Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli and Mississippi's own Big K.R.I.T.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, from Seattle, WA, are known for their expertly crafted music and innovative music videos and media. They broke new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, ‘The Heist,' which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label. Recently they made Billboard history as the only duo to send their first two singles to #1 on both the Hot 100 and Top 40 Radio charts with new single "Can't Hold Us" and breakout smash "Thrift Shop;" each has over 60 million and 350 million views on YouTube respectively. "Same Love", a song and video in support of marriage equality, galvanized young fans and voters, and is currently soaring at radio on multiple formats with certified Gold sales.

June 4, 2013 at 4:09pm

Bon Jovi Tacoma Dome tickets go on sale Monday, June 10

Bon Jovi returns to the Tacoma Dome this fall.

Just the other day Bobble Tiki held court at Tacoma Cabana discussing "The Comeback Album" by musicians. Bobble Tiki thinks its like shooting squealing divas in a barrel when an out-of-grace superstar releases The Comeback Album, the one that's gonna put 'em back in Tha Game. Remember Christina Aguilera's napalm-skanky Stripped? Michael Jackson's ... anything? Bobble Tiki included Bon Jovi's ludicrous "career artist" stab Bounce. The first mistake with Bounce was allowing Bon Jovi to name their album after 1. a Juggies phenomenon and 2. a fabric-softener company. Their second was to support Bon Jovi in making one of the most ultra-crappy rock albums of 2002.

You don't care. Bon Jovi will play the Tacoma Dome Saturday, Oct. 5 and you're going to be there. You're thrilled tickets start at $19.50, but a little ticked other prices haven't been release. You're also pissed that you don't have an American Express Card (due to the high annual fees) because advanced tickets to the Tacoma concert will go on sale to American Express Cardmembers at 10 a.m. tomorrow through 10 a.m. Friday. So, you'll wait until 10 a.m. Monday, June 10 when the tickets are released at all Ticketmaster locations, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1.800.745.3000, Ticketmaster Express at 866.448-.7849 (automated only self service line) and Ticketmaster.com. And just to stick it to Bobble Tiki, you're going to stream Bounce for the next two hours.

Filed under: Concerts, Tacoma,

June 3, 2013 at 1:51pm

Concert Alert: Cheap Trick to lodge guitar pick in your scone

Surrender!

When is the last time you had a guitar pick lodged in your ear? It could have been 2010 at the Emerald Queen Casino. That's when Cheap Trick came to town. Those who have seen Cheap Trick live - maybe "At Budokan" - you know guitarist Rick Nielsen hurls around 463 guitar picks into the crowd during the band's shows.

Cheap Trick's all right, they just seem a little weird.

Like ELO, Cheap Trick might be one of the only bands that rock ironists and sincere, lighter-holding buffoons like Bobble Tiki could ever truly agree on. The band's prowess at never seeming too far off current is almost psychic and their songs are irresistible. Beyond that, there's also the fact that at this point, something like four decades in, the band is an institution - and still rock it like they have everything to prove, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

Well, maybe. Cheap trick is headed to the Washington State Fair Wednesday, Sept. 11 two perform two of its albums - At Budokan and Sgt. Pepper Live - with an orchestra(!) The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m., and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at www.thefair.com/concerts or (888) 559-FAIR (3247). Expect to pay $25-$55.

Bobble Tiki is currently trying to track down the accompany orchestra to discover if there's a rogue violinist with a propensity to fling bows into crowds. Stay tuned.

Filed under: Concerts, Puyallup,

May 29, 2013 at 3:54pm

Words & Photos: Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day Four

Having Fun in the rain at Sasquatch! Festival 2013. Photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

Ed. Note: The Weekly Volcano sent Olympian Red Williamson of newspinphoto.com to Sasquatch! Festival 2013. For four days in a row he submitted amazing photos from the festival. Williamson brought his wife, Rachel, and friend, Matt Guile, along. Rachel files the report below on the final day of the festival, Monday, May 27, from The Gorge.

We are wrapping up day four of our incredible weekend at Sasquatch 2013, and we're coming home feeling a little wiser. We've learned a few things - people will actually buy $3 water and $9 chicken strips, honey buckets are not full of honey and rainy skies won't deter passionate people away from a kickass music festival.

Newspin Photo team member Matt Guile summed up the Sasquatch experience nicely. "It's the epitome of mixing business and pleasure," he said. "At the best of times, work is euphoric; at the worst, you are lost in a sea of fans, artists, security guards and sun - but you are here."

Well, in our case today, the rain was pouring down without mercy. Fans around us found comfort in hot food and warm hoodies, and were packed like sardines underneath covered spaces. Our team felt grateful to spend the morning diligently working, sheltered from the rain in the media area - a space at Sasquatch that has begun to feel like our home away from home.

>>> Barr Brothers fans, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> Wet crowd, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> P.O.S., photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

The afternoon arrived, and we made our way over to our first show - an energetic hip-hop set with live instrumentation. Nissim (formerly D.Black) wears a cap that, like his changed name, reflects his new journey as an Orthodox Jew, "to make music that inspires and elevates this world."

We wandered over to the Honda Bigfoot stage to see spunky, electro-pop band CHVRCHES first, then P.O.S, who really inspired us with the way he pumped up the crowd. His energy made us forget about the rain for a while with lyrics like, "This is for everybody who carries the world's weight, but stands up straight."

We were impressed again by Elliott Brood, three guys and a bunch of instruments who use music to tell historic, century-old stories. Dirty Projectors rocked us with its incredible arrangements and the duo ODESZA's live show did not disappoint the excited fans. While waiting for its sound to get sorted out, The Barr Brothers, called "the best live band in Montreal," showed their personalities by drinking and smoking cigarettes on the Yeti stage. Band members were creative with many different instruments; one moment that stood out to us was when three band members played guitar together, using a string!

>>> Barr Brothers, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> Death Grips, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> Elliott Brood, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

Theoretics' high energy, funky hip-hop show really came to life with a full band, and Death Grips' performance was rowdy and off-the-wall. As the set started, the microphone was having problems, and rapper MC Ride suddenly threw it on the ground and left the stage! For a moment the crowd wondered if he would come back; luckily for us, he did, and Death Grips put on an incredible show. Imagine Dragons headlined over on the Sasquatch stage, and rocked a sopping wet crowd full of colorful ponchos and garbage bags. Lead rocker Dan Reynolds thanked the crowd at the end of the show and said with pride and gratitude, "this might be the best festival we've ever played."

Portland duo Menomena stood out to us right away with its smooth saxophone skills, insane rhythms and personal lyrics. The crowd size over at Grieves was the largest we had seen all weekend. Grieves apologized about "hiding under a rock for a while," saying, "I had to get some shit together." The audience met him with enthusiastic approval as he started his first song. Twin Shadow brought the electric, 80s power pop and put on a swanky, lively show. Unfortunately, we left for our 4-hour drive home, back toward reality, work and responsibilities, and had to miss out on late night shows like The Lumineers and The Postal Service. However, what we heard from our sources back at The Gorge confirmed what we suspected. As we've seen so many times, the music is alive at Sasquatch 2013, and even a rainy day can't cloud our good times.

>>> Grieves, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> Nissim, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

>>> Twin Shadow, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

Team Newpin saved one of its favorite Sasquatch interviews for last; we were excited for the opportunity to chat with P.O.S., and we found it fitting when he said, "One thing that festivals teach you is that there's room for everybody."

Yes, truly there has been room for all walks of life and all forms of expression here at Sasquatch Music Festival. Many things can't compare with this special and beautiful way that good music has the power to bring humanity together.

LINK: Many more photos from the final day of Sasquatch Festival 2013

LINK: Words and photos from Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day Three

LINK: Words and photos from Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day Two

LINK: Words and photos from Sasquatch! Festival 2013 Day One

Filed under: Concerts, In Their Words,

May 27, 2013 at 3:10pm

Words & Photos: Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day Three

Tiger Girl was at the Sasquatch! Festival. Photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

Ed. Note: It's Memorial Day weekend. It's Sasquatch. It's good times. And Red Williamson is there. The Weekly Volcano sent Olympian Red Williamson of newspinphoto.com to Sasquatch! Festival 2013. As you can see below, it was a wise choice on our part. For the third day in a row he has submitted amazing photos from the festival. Williamson brought his wife, Rachel, and friend, Matt Guile, along. Rachel files the report below on Day Three action from The Gorge.

It's Day Three of the Sasquatch!, and this festival at The Gorge has certainly met all of our expectations and more. This landscape is full of diversity, almost like a small city - an incredibly unique gathering of different people and music. It's obvious this radical experience would never be a reality without a massive crew of people behind-the-scenes. It has been a real treat to watch humanity come together in so many ways.

Capital Cities was our first stop of Day Three, and they set a happy tone for our day with uplifting, electronic pop rock. Their songs are full of heart, and impossible not to dance to. Capital Cities' hit song "Safe and Sound" had the crowd on their feet.

Deep Sea Diver's uniquely crafted sound of pop and guitar rock was another positive way for us to kick off Day Three.

We also enjoyed Colyn Cameron, the singer/songwriter of Wake Owl, and the way he harnessed genuine emotion through his music.

>>> Chalkboard VW Bus, photo credit: Red williamson/Newspin Photo

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Filed under: Concerts, In Their Words,

May 27, 2013 at 11:37am

Washington State Fair: Carly Rae Jepsen and The Celtic Tenors added to concert series

Carly Rae Jepsen

The Washington State Fair announced two more acts for its concert series. Carly Rae Jepson, a Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, B.C. - who placed third in Canadian Idol season five's competition - will perform with Hot Chelle Rae Friday, Sept. 20. Tickets are $20-$50. The Celtic Tenors will join the Tacoma Symphony in concert Tuesday, Sept. 10. Tickets are $25-$65.

Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 through the fair's website.

Filed under: Concerts, Puyallup,

May 26, 2013 at 3:23pm

Words and Photos: Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day Two

Empire of the Sun came with dancers Saturday, May 25 at Sasquatch! Festival 2013 at The Gorge. Photo credit: Red Williamson / Newspin Photo

Ed. Note: It's Memorial Day weekend. It's Sasquatch. It's good times. And Red Williamson is there. The Weekly Volcano sent Olympian Red Williamson of newspinphoto.com to Sasquatch! Festival 2013. As you can see below, it was a wise choice on our part. Once again, his photos are awesome. Williamson brought his wife, Rachel, and friend, Matt Guile, along. Rachel files the report below on Day Two action from The Gorge.

We rolled out of our tents and into Day Two of the Sasquatch! Festival. After gaining our bearings, we made out way toward the media tent. Weaving our way through humanity it became apparent people were letting their guards down around camp - everyone seemed a little dirtier, more hungover and more comfortable embracing this raw, real gathering at The Gorge. It is truly special to watch humans sharing a collective experience, in a place where you are free to be who you want to be, express yourself however you choose and immerse yourself in the glorious music around you.

>>> Headress Girl, photo credit: Red Williamson/Newspin Photo

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Filed under: Concerts, In Their Words,

May 25, 2013 at 2:18pm

Words and Photos: Sasquatch! Festival 2013, Day One

Sasquatch Festival 2013 is on! Photo credit: Red Williamson / Newspin Photo

Ed. Note: It's Memorial Day weekend. It's Sasquatch. It's good times. And Red Williamson is there. The Weekly Volcano sent Olympian Red Williamson of newspinphoto.com to Sasquatch! Festival 2013. As you can see below, it was a wise choice on our part. The photos are awesome. Williamson brought his wife, Rachel, and friend, Matt Guile, along. Rachel files the report below on Day One action from The Gorge.

Well, the time has finally come. It's the Friday leading up to Memorial Day weekend, and Team Newspin - Red Williamson, Rachel Williamson and Matt Guile - arose at the crack of dawn and drove to the other side of the state to get lost in a sea of people, and soak up the sunshine and booming music coming from all directions. You guessed it; it's none other than Sasquatch! Festival 2013, and we have arrived!

After finding a spot at the artist's campground with our friend and Seattle rapper Xperience (performing on Sunday), we pitched our tents and went out to explore the festival grounds. Our first glimpse of the festival was like the calm before the storm. Everyone was busy working with various equipment, vendors were setting up shop and occasionally we saw people who, like us, had a camera in their hands.

>>> ZZ Ward, photo credit: Red Williamson / Newspin photo

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Filed under: Concerts, In Their Words, Olympia,

May 20, 2013 at 11:05am

Courtney Love to play Seattle in July

Are you ready for this?

Courtney Love is hitting the road again. The Hole singer will set out on a solo tour throughout the Northeast, hitting major markets such as Boston, Philadelphia and Brooklyn in June before hitting the West Coast, with a stop Tuesday, July 23 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. While she's leaving the Hole hounds at home, it's likely she'll still dust off a few classic tracks.

Although a ticket price hasn't been announce, they will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at LiveNation.com, tickets.com, ticketing kiosks at the Moore and the Paramount Theater and 877.784.4849.

Filed under: Concerts, Music,

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