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Recommended Show: Carrie Akre (her last one in Seattle!) & Star Anna at The Croc {7/7}

The Crocodile is poised to break your hearts this Thursday {7/7} with a double dose of powerhouse female vocalists: the throaty, drop-dead gorgeous voice of grunge-Queen Ms. Carrie Akre (if you don’t know who she is, look up Hammerbox, Goodness, and The Rockfords) and the amazingly raw and pretty tones of Star Anna. AND IT […]

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Tonight's recommended show: John Roderick, Carrie Akre and surprise guests gather to help elect Dow

 Tonight's show at the Crocodile brings together things political action and eminent indie rock entertainers to raise awareness and, more tangibly, funds for the political campaign to elect Dow Constantine King County Executive. The event is hosted with by a long list of local luminaries (including but not limited to Krist Novoselic, Gene Stout, and […]

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Photo Essay: "Awesome" with Memphis Radio Kings and 2 amazing Carries

I'll take any chance I get to see "Awesome" in action and their recent show was a great example of why I love this band so much. They are funny and smart, as is their music, which ranged from soaring vocal harmonies to well-timed clicks from staple removers. They headlined a great night at Neumos […]

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Northwest goodness at the Georgetown Music Festival

As Northwest music festivals' line-ups start touting more of the national big guys, like Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party, the niche for local festivals comprised of mostly local acts is filled with more and more festivals. Personally, I'm a sucker for festivals; the more the merrier I say, even if I have no time […]

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Goodness Reunion!!!

I just saw this bulletin posted by Carrie Akre on MySpace and I'm sure that it will excite quite a few people out in Imaginary Land. The details are limited right now, but I'll post more when they're forthcoming. In the meantime, isn't this enough? It's for real! Mark your calendar, buy your plain ticket, […]

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New releases for the week, from Easy Street Records

This week's new releases looks like some kinds of flashback or a Halloween trick, but alas it's true: Arrested Development, Backstreet Boys, Blues Traveler, and Britney are all back with new records. Best news of the week is the release of Carrie Akre's Last The Evening {see review}. Even if you don't know her from […]

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…Last the Evening

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There really is no obvious reason Carrie Akre needs to put out another record at this stage in her long and impressive career. She’s been the lead singer of three rock bands (Hammerbox, Goodness, and the Rockfords), has released two previous solo albums, with the last one, Invitation — released back in 2002 — being […]

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Out of the Rain Compilation: Seattle's Musicians for Seattle's Youth

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A local non-profit organization called YouthCare is releasing Out of the Rain, a compilation album by local musicians to help finance and raise awareness for their Barista Training Program. As a guy who needs a job, that sounds like a great idea to me! But are you reading this web-page looking for worthy causes to […]

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Carrie Akre

Show Date: August 9, 2002

I am not a fan of EMP's Sky Church as a show venue. It's too perfect, too pristine, designed for comfort and convenience more than experience — it's name, ironically, notwithstanding. Sure I can appreciate the lack of smoke… the early (and on-time) show performances, and the immaculate (and not too loud) sound. But it's […]

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