Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sprechen sie electronica?
Among the world's very best DJs is Paul van Dyk, ranked #6 in 2010 by DJ Magazine on a list that included fellow marquee turntablists Tiesto and Deadmau5.
The striking German, one of the first electronic artists to ever nab a Grammy nomination in his genre, has performed on some of the biggest stages - from Coachella to the Ultra Music Festival. His current "Evolution Tour" returns him to Seattle on June 10, where he'll play a headlining set at WaMu Theater.
But before he flips open his laptop, he's talking to Seattle Gay News. The Berlin-based star is featured in a one-on-one interview in the next edition, June 3, where he voices his thoughts on Lady GaGa, hip-hop, and gay marriage.
For tickets to van Dyk's concert in Seattle, visit www.showboxonline.com
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Last night was monumental. It was the national tour launch of The Cars, one of the most influential pop-rock bands in history, at The Showbox SoDo in Seattle.
The group, reunited after a 24-year breakup with 4 of its 5 original members - the fifth, Benjamin Orr, died of cancer in 2000 - played to a venue packed with enthusiastic, cheering fans.
The Cars opened the concert with "Good Times Roll" and closed with "Just What I Needed", and to find out what else they played and how good they were (or not) read our review of the show in Friday's issue of the Seattle Gay News.
A review of another sold out performance, The Kills, will also appear in our May 13 edition.