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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SGN cited by Huffington Post

The Seattle Gay News' own Jim Toevs was cited by the Huffington Post.

Jim Toevs of the Seattle Gay News suggests that Warren's increased contact, due to the controversy, with gay people may even transform him into a gay ally.


To see Toevs' commentary for yourself, click here!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Seattle Gay News announces Best Albums, Singles of 2008


Seattle Gay News has selected Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes as Album of the Year and "Time to Pretend" by MGMT as Single of the Year, previously announced in our Best of Music 2008 issue on December 19. Our top ten Albums and Singles selections are below, and complete lists including our "worst"choices, hottest artists picks, and exclusive interview with award-winning group Franz Ferdinand can be found at www.sgn.org.

Best Albums/CDs of 2008, in order

1 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2 The Odd Couple - Gnarls Barkley
3 Gossip in the Grain - Ray LaMontagne
4 In Rainbows - Radiohead
5 Robyn - Robyn
6 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
7 Oracular Spectacular - MGMT
8 Narrow Stairs - Death Cab for Cutie
9 Santogold - Santogold
10 LP3 - Ratatat

Best Singles/Tracks of 2008, in order

1 Time to Pretend - MGMT
2 Last Call - Lee Ann Womack
3 Standing Next to Me - The Last Shadow Puppets
4 American Boy - Estelle featuring Kanye West
5 Mr. Pitiful - Matt Costa
6 Shells - M.I.A.
7 Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand
8 Mr. Carter - Lil Wayne featuring Jay-Z
9 Darling - Sons and Daughters
10 Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip

pictured: MGMT

Friday, December 19, 2008

Best of Music 2008 out now w/ Franz Ferdinand


Grab a copy of Seattle Gay News, already at coffeehouses and bars and numerous other businesses throughout the city, and find out what we selected as the Best of Music 2008. Our picks for the year's best albums, singles, live performances and hottest artists - plus, our worst choices - are inside this climactic music edition.

And, multiple Grammy-nominated quartet Franz Ferdinand is our feature artist interview - so get the scoop on their personal favorites of 2008, where they're spending New Year's Eve, and what bars in their hometown of Glasgow they recommended we check out.

We're celebrating the Best of Music 2008 this week - pick up your copy and remember the year that (almost) was with us.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Franz Ferdinand exclusive interview on December 19


Seattle Gay News is pleased to announce a very special interview with Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award winners, multiple Grammy nominees and international magazine cover boys Franz Ferdinand. On the brink of a third album release and set to embark on a whirlwind year, the Scottish trendsetters are helping us celebrate the Best of Music 2008 in the coming week.

In an upfront interview hours before performing to a sold out crowd at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, lead singer/guitarist
Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson compiled a joint list of their top 5 (well, maybe 6) favorite recordings of the past year and revealed the group's plans for the upcoming New Year's Eve festivities. Plus, they recalled the important role Seattle has played throughout their career and answered that all important question of who wears the tightest pants in the band (we agreed unanimously).

On
December 19, we're excited to be among the first publications in the world to feature a Franz Ferdinand exclusive in advance of their new recording Tonight: Franz Ferdinand in our Best of Music 2008 year-end issue. Additionally, our picks for the year's best albums, singles, live concerts and hottest artists will be unveiled in our upcoming edition.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Britney Spears + Pussycat Dolls announce Seattle area concert


Seattle Gay News is thrilled to announce an upcoming performance by Britney Spears with special guests the Pussycat Dolls on April 9 at the Tacoma Dome. Ticket information can be found in our December 5 issue.

Get ready y'all...it's going to be a big ball of fun!