Tag Archives: Seattle

Video: Allen Stone on Conan

27 Oct

Chances are you didn’t catch soul singer Allen Stone on Conan last night.  The good news, you can watch it this morning by clicking HERE.  The incredibly talented 24-year old killed it last night and is a name you need be familiar with.

New Music: Allen Stone

11 Oct

Thanks to a couple of friends I was turned on to Allen Stone, a really great up-and-coming soul singer.  Just last week he released his self-titled record (his second full length disc) and wow, he has a sensational voice.  I’ve had the album on repeat the entire day and I’m still loving what I’m hearing.  Below is a video for “Say So,” which right now is my favorite track on the record.

If you are a fan of Stevie Wonder, James Morrison, Raphael Saadiq, Ryan Shaw, Matt Nathanson, Matt White, Matt Wertz and similar artists, you will definitely dig Allen Stone.

Added bonus, pick it up on iTunes for $5.99 right now.

News: Vision for Hendrix Park as vibrant as namesake (via The Seattle Times)

18 Aug

Any fan of Jimi Hendrix needs to read this article that ran in The Seattle Times about the Hendrix Park that is planned.

Here’s a excerpt from the story and you can click HERE to read the full piece written by Erik Lacitis’:

Since his death nearly 41 years go, Seattle has struggled to find a way to fully honor Jimi Hendrix, one of its most famous sons.

How the city should honor Hendrix has been a complicated, at times turbulent affair that on occasion has descended into accusations of racism and, on the other side, questions about why the city should memorialize someone who many associate with drugs.

But if all goes as planned, sometime in 2012, ground will be broken for some rather remarkable Hendrix-influenced structures at the 2.3-acre Jimi Hendrix Park next to the Northwest African American Museum.

It’s not a done deal.

Right now the Central District park exists as mostly lawn where the parking lot used to be for the old Colman School on South Massachusetts Street.

The cost for developing the site is estimated at nearly $2 million, says Carver Gayton, a member of the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and one of the prime movers behind the park.

Video: Pearl Jam Twenty – Documentary Trailer

27 Jul

Check it out, the trailer for Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty documentary. More words and details from Paste Magazine HERE.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 23 Days – Artist of the Day: The Head and The Heart

17 May

The Head and The Heart are one of the bands I am most excited to check out next month at Bonnaroo.  After selling more than 10,000 copies of their self titled debut album by word of mouth alone (we’re talking self burned copies), the disc was re-mastered and released last month.  Hailing from Seattle and having already opened for DMB, Vampire Weekend and The Decemberists,  The Head and The Heart are definitely one of the rising bands that are sure to strike it BIG very soon.

Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – The Other Tent