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Local Summer CD Releases

Summer Guide 2005

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June 4 Kathleen Edwards, Neumo's June 4 EndFest, White River Amphitheatre

June 7 Pinback, Neumo's

June 9 Meat Beat Manifesto, Neumo's

June 10 Peter Cincotti + Bebel Gilberto, Moore Theatre

June 10 DJ Krush, Showbox

June 10 Nekromantix, El Corazon

June 12 Steve Winwood, Chateau Ste. Michelle

June 13 Electrelane, Neumo's

June 14 Aesop Rock, Showbox

June 14 Deicide, Studio Seven

June 14 Eisley, El Corazon

June 15 Rilo Kiley, Showbox

June 16 The Futureheads, Neumo's

June 16–17 Built to Spill, Showbox

June 17 Enon, Neumo's

June 18 Michael Bolton, Emerald Queen Casino

June 18 Tom Jones, Paramount Theatre

June 18 Lhasa, Neumo's

June 18 Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Neumo's

June 18 Spoon + the Clientele, Showbox

June 22 Whitesnake, Paramount Theatre

June 24 Lucinda Williams, South Lake Union Park

June 25 Loggins & Messina, Gorge Amphitheatre

June 25–26 Lyle Lovett, South Lake Union Park

June 26 Six Feet Under, Studio Seven

June 30 Buddy Guy, South Lake Union Park


July 2 Spyro Gyra, Marymoor Park

July 2–3 Widespread Panic, Gorge Amphitheatre

July 3 Joan Osborne, Marymoor Park

July 6 The Waifs, Showbox

July 6 Judas Priest, Queensrÿche, White River Amphitheatre

July 7 Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Benaroya Hall

July 8 Chuck Prophet + Pete Krebs & the Gossamer Wings + Elvis Huxley, Tractor Tavern

July 8 Hate Eternal, Studio Seven

July 9 Gogol Bordello, Neumo's

July 9 Warped Tour, Gorge Amphitheatre

July 10 Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Paramount Theatre

July 10 John Hiatt, South Lake Union Park

July 11 Billy Idol, Paramount Theatre

July 12–13 John Hammond Jr., Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 13 Gatsby's American Dream, El Corazon

July 14–17 Arturo Sandoval, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 16 Chris Isaak, South Lake Union Park

July 17 Eminem + 50 Cent + Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, White River Amphitheatre

July 18 The Go! Team, Neumo's

July 19–20 Indigo Girls, South Lake Union Park

July 20 Marc Cohn + Suzanne Vega, Woodland Park Zoo

July 20 Waterson:Carthy, Tractor Tavern

July 21 Dierks Bentley, Showbox

July 22 Poco + Pure Prairie League, Marymoor Park

July 23 Nicolai Dunger, Tractor Tavern

July 23 Ann Wilson, South Lake Union Park

July 24 Alkaline Trio, Showbox

July 26 Stanley Jordan, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 27 Bruce Hornsby, Woodland Park Zoo

July 27 Tears for Fears, Chateau Ste. Michelle

July 27–30 Creation Fest, Gorge Amphitheatre

July 28 Jesse Cook, Marymoor Park

July 30 Mark Knopfler, Chateau Ste. Michelle

July 30 Femi Kuti, Showbox

July 31 Carbon Leaf, Woodland Park Zoo

July 31 Ben Harper + Trey Anastasio, Gorge Amphitheatre


Aug. 2 Soilent Green, Studio Seven

Aug. 2 Clint Black, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 3 Patty Griffin, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 4–7 Terence Blanchard, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 5 Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 6 Aimee Mann, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 8 Avril Lavigne, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 Violent Femmes, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 10 The Brotherhood Tour, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 11 Ozzfest 2005, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 12–13 B.B. King Blues Festival, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 13 Natalie MacMaster, Marymoor Park

Aug. 13 Jack Johnson, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 16–21 Bob James Trio, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 17 Cowboy Junkies, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 19 Delbert McClinton, Marymoor Park

Aug. 19 Pink Martini, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 19–21 Dave Matthews Band, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 20 Keali'l Reichel, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 21 Amy Grant, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 23–28 Eddie Palmieri, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 24 Los Lobos, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 25 Susan Tedeschi, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 26 Ben Folds + Rufus Wainwright + Ben Lee, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 26 Trio!, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 27 James Taylor, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 28 Neko Case, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 31 Taj Mahal Trio, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 31 Earth, Wind & Fire + Chicago, White River Amphitheatre

Venue Guide

Benaroya Hall 200 University St., 206-215-4747,

Chateau Ste. Michelle 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, 425-415-3300,

Crocodile Cafe 2200 Second Ave., 206-441-5611,

El Corazon 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-381-3094.

Emerald Queen Casino 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma, 253-594-7777,

Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Rd. N.W., George, 509-785-2267,

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley 2033 Sixth Ave., 206-441-9729,

Marymor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond, 206-628-0888,

Moore Theatre 1932 Second Ave., 206-443-1744,

Neumo's 925 E. Pike St., 206-709-9442,

Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St., 206-443-1744,

Showbox 1426 First Ave., 206-628-3151,

South Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. (at Valley Street), 206-628-0888,

Studio Seven 110 S. Horton St., 206-286-1312,

Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-789-3599,

White River Amphitheatre 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd., Auburn, 360-825-6200,

Woodland Park Zoo 601 N. 59th St., 206-684-4800; tickets available at all Metropolitan Markets or through,

Tickets to many events listed are also available at 206-628-0888 or

Local Summer CD Releases

Sure, you can go out every night during the summer and hear good music, but why limit yourself? Several local artists have summer-pegged CDs. Here are seven of the most noteworthy.

Brandi Carlile, no title yet (Columbia) The 2004 Seattle Weekly Music Award winner (for Best Singer/Songwriter) was signed to the major label at the beginning of the year and appears on the company's soundtrack for the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, out this week. Her as-yet-untitled debut for Columbia doesn't have a release date set, either, but is scheduled to arrive sometime during the summer; John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney) produces.

Caro, The Return of Caro (Orac) Randy Jones may not be familiar to you, but globally he's one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in techno, and his new disc demonstrates why. Out in June.

The Catch, Get Cool (Made in Mexico) More smart pop-punk, this time courtesy of a four-woman group fronted by U.S.E.'s Carly Nicklaus. Released locally May 3, out nationally in June.

Bill Frisell, East-West (Nonesuch) The city's premier (and hardest-recording) jazz guitarist steps out on this dual live set, recorded by Tucker Martine in late 2003. Out July 12.

Kinski, Alpine Static (Sub Pop) The roaring, psychedelic rock of this beloved local trio ticks up the volume a notch on their fifth full release. Out July 12.

The Lashes, no title yet (Columbia) So, does Columbia's A&R live here or what? Either way, these likably sloppy and surprisingly sharp pop-punks are also on the roster now, and their album (no title or date yet) is also due to arrive sometime before Bumbershoot. We shall see.

Minus the Bear, Menos el Oso (Suicide Squeeze) Just what you need—another indie-rock album. Well, how about one that's really, really good? That's what we're talking about here. Out Aug. 23.

Michaelangelo Matos

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