Summer is here!!! Let the music festivals play on…………

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Home Page Blog | 0 comments

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Summer 2014 is shaping up to be a great time of sun and music!! Join us as we will be out and about this summer at several festivals! We will be broadcasting live from many of them, handing out free CD’s,stickers and other promotional items as well. Look for your favorite show host at some of the following festivals:

Saturday July 12th  Tacoma’s Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

Sunday July 13th  Art on The Ave (6th ave in Tacoma)

Saturday July 26th Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival (54th and South Tacoma Way)

Saturday August 16th Music and Arts in Wrights Park (Tacoma’s Wrights Park)

Saturday August 30th Emerald City Music Festival (Sandpoint in Seattle)

Saturday September 13th Leavenworth Music Festival (Leavenworth, Washington)

More may be added and we’ll keep you posted.  Tune into www.nwczradio.com for details and listen in to hear these events live!!

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June 8th at 8pm…Tune in for The Jazz Vortex!!!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Home Page Blog | 0 comments

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Tune in beginning June 8th at 8pm on www.nwczradio.com as your hosts Kevin McBride and Jay Mabin take you on a weekly 3 hour Jazz odyssey!! 

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An Evening With Sevendust

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in On Scene | 0 comments

An Evening With Sevendust

El Corazon 4-18-14

 

Sevendust put on an amazing acoustic performance for the sold-out crowd at El Corazon.  The place was packed from the beginning & they stayed until the lights were turned on at the end.  The band is on tour promoting their latest release “Time Travelers & Bon Fires”, an acoustic album full of Sevendust favorites and a few new ones.  The album can be found on several sites including iTunes & Best Buy and can be streamed thru GuitarWorld on Soundcloud here: http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-stream-sevendust-time-travelers-and-bonfires-premiere

Album Cover Art

Album Cover Art

They played a 16 song set an a stage filled with ambient light from candles and led lights decorating Lajons’ mic stand.  There was no lack of sound or emotion from the band, or enthusiasm from the crowd, though. Let me tell ya!  With the tiny venue and no barricade, the stage was like they were playing in your living room.  The band stopped & just about had a conversation with the audience between almost every song, and when they sang, the crowd was screaming right along.  At one point the crowd had gotten too rowdy & drunk fighting had begun, so they decided it was time to maybe play something happy.  They made up a “No fighting, please” little ditty that was soon joined in by the rest of the band playing along and the audience sang along to that, too!  

Lajon Witherspoon

Lajon Witherspoon

They played eleven songs, twelve if you include “No fighting”, took a break, & came back for six more songs including a killer cover of “Hurt”.  They ended the show with an emotional explanation of how “Angel Son” was recorded & the meaning behind it, and finished with “Black”. 

Morgan Rose

Morgan Rose

Local band, Jaded Mary, played their own acoustic set immediately following the end of the show for an after-party in the front lounge. Many music lovers stayed to listen to their show too… And a good time was had by all!

Jaded Mary

Jaded Mary

 

More photos here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.774280609262938.1073741845.190708867620118&type=3

 

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Bryan Ferry LIVE at McCaw Hall 4-7-2014

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in On Scene | 0 comments

Bryan Ferry brought his tour to Seattle to showcase his career in music. What a career it’s been too! Spanning a 40 year career he had plenty of material to draw from. Hit songs from both his Roxy Music days and a celebrated solo career were all on display.

Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall

Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall

Looking dapper as always, Bryan crooned and played the keys as he was backed by a talented band and a couple of back up singers.

Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall

Bryan Ferry at McCaw Hall

With so many songs to churn through he didn’t stop to talk much and when he did what he had to say was brief. Acknowledging the crowds enthusiasm and singing along. His voice may not be as strong as it once was but there were magic moments when Ferry’s crooning was on par with his early years.

Bryan Ferry at McCaw hall

Bryan Ferry at McCaw hall

Who knows if we’ll see Bryan Ferry pass through this way again. If not this was a fine was to pay homage to an enduring talent who has an enduring appeal!

More photos can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.769831946374471.1073741844.190708867620118&type=3

Written by Darrell Fortune

Photos by Carolyn Frye

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Toadies Rubberneck Tour!!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in On Scene | 0 comments

The Toadies Rubberneck Tour

El Corazon 3-26-14

 

It’s been 20 years since the release of the Toadies Rubberneck album and they threw a tour to celebrate! And to make things even more fun, they brought along Battleme and The Supersuckers!

Battleme , originally out of Austin, TX now considers Portland, OR home. This “slacker-pop” band consists of Matt Dee (Guitar, Noise, Vox), Chad Savage (bass, Vox), JJ Eliot (Guitar, Vox), and Pauli Pulvirite (Drums). They have also just released their latest album, Future Runs Magnetic, on March 11th. Check out their website for band info, the official video “Just Weight”, and ordering info. http://battleme.tv

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Matt Dee & Pauli Pulvirite, Battleme

Supersuckers, now that’s a band that knows how to tear it up! By now El Corazon was packed & the crowd was raring to go. They are after all, “the greatest rock & roll band in the world” as explained by lead singer/bassist Eddie Spaghetti. He went on to tell us how he knew this, which was due to their consistent “hit, after unrecognized hit, after unrecognized hit!”  Check out their brand new record “Get The Hell”, watch the video, & learn more cool Supersuckers stuff on their website! http://www.supersuckers.com./

Eddie Spaghetti, Supersuckers

Eddie Spaghetti, Supersuckers

It was finally time for the Toadies! They came on loud & fast and didn’t let up, the crowd loved it!! Being the 20th anniversary of Rubberneck, that’s what they played, the whole album. Plus a couple extras!

Now here’s where you might be thinking (when you hit the gallery link below) “Hmm, they were the headliners, but there’s the fewest photos of them. WTH?” Well let me tell ya, WTH… The super packed crowd went fucking nuts from the moment they set foot on stage! As awesome as it was, it was nearly impossible to shoot and defend camera gear, and myself for that matter, so I kinda gave up! I was in the front & just decided to go with the flow, especially since 2nd song was Possum Kingdom, there was no chance of any clear shots. So I did what any self respecting live music fan would do, and just jumped & sang along too!

Todd Lewis & Clark Vogeler, Toadies

Todd Lewis & Clark Vogeler, Toadies

After that, I decided it was time to modify & adapt. I somehow managed to get out of there & to the lobby. Which is where I regrouped, changed lenses, made SURE gear was secure & went back in! This time I my strategy was shoot from the back. Still, there were just so many people having a party of their lives, to get many clear shots. I really appreciated, and would like to thank the Battleme guys for letting me stand in their merch booth!

Doni Blair, Toadies

Doni Blair, Toadies

The whole show was awesome, all three bands. And a rip-roarin’ good time was had by ALL! Don’t forget to check out the Toadies at http://thetoadies.com

 

Photo Gallery:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.762943623729970.1073741843.190708867620118&type=3

 

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Revolvers’ hottest Chicks Hit Seattle!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in On Scene | 0 comments

Revolver Magazines’ Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour

Studio 7, 3-15-14

 

Last Saturday night at Studio 7, there was some hot-chick metal going on!  There were bands with strong female presence all night long, with touring bands Cilver, Eyes Set to Kill, Lacuna Coil, & Sick Puppies. Opening the evening was Seattles own Amanda Hardy Band, who had won the spot a month earlier in a battle of the bands.

The Amanda Hardy Band

Amanda Hardy, The Amanda Hardy Band

Studio Seven was full at the beginning & was a packed house by the time Lacuna Coil hit the stage. For those who missed out on Amanda Hardy, Cilver & Eyes Set To Kill, I’m sorry. They really put on an impressive rock show, complete with Cilvers’ front-chick Uliana, ending the set by crowd surfing from the stage to the merch table!

Cilvers' Uliana

Uliana, Cilver

Alexia, Eyes Set To Kill

Alexia, Eyes Set To Kill

Cristina Scabbia, Lacuna Coil

Cristina Scabbia, Lacuna Coil

Emma Anzai, Sick Puppies

Emma Anzai, Sick Puppies

For more info and links for each of these bands go to Revolvers’ page: http://hottestchickstour.com/bands/

And don’t miss out on The Amanda Hardy Bands’ CD Release Show coming Friday, March 28th at Louie G’s in Fife! All show details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410130715908764/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Full photo gallery from Studio Sevens show:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.758647634159569.1073741842.190708867620118&type=3

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Saturday March 15th at Studio 7

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in On Scene | 0 comments

This Saturday, March 15th at Studio 7! Revolovers’ The Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour! Catch Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set To Kill, Cilver, AND…. Tacomas very own Amanda Hardy Band!!
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