The 2013 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. Quincy Jones, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, and Rush will all be honored at the induction ceremony, which will take place on April 18 in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone reports. Other nominees included the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., and Procol Harum.
MUSIC AID NORTHEWEST
This Saturday, January 14, at Big Daddy’s Place in Woodinville, Music Aid Northwest will host Play It Forward II, the official kick-off event for our Music Matters license plates to fund music programs in Washington schools. Unfortunately the event is sold out, so for those who are unable to attend in person, a live stream will be broadcast at 6:30 on myseattlenightout.com/entertainment. The evening will include Steve Fossen and Mike Derosie of Heart, Alan White and Good Company, Jammin Challenge Band Contest, and “Elvis” aka Tracy Alan Moore.
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
The Seattle Tour of Music
Seattle City of Music
In partnership with the Seattle Office of Film + Music and the Seattle Music Commission, the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle will serve as the City of Music’s Rock Ambassador. Now visitors can pick up a brochure at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle’s Rock Shop that introduces some of the city’s top live music venues. Additionally, visitors can book The Seattle Tour of Music at the cafe. Hosted by White Moustache Urban Adventure Company, the two-hour tour takes guests through the streets of Seattle to see where legends created the music that made our city famous. Featured musicians include Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Heart, Pearl Jam, Ray Charles, and more. At the end of the tour, guests will return to the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle and view memorabilia specific to the Seattle music scene. “We love that people who come to the Hard Rock Café will learn about Seattle’s history of music before going to see history in the making at our live-music venues,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. The City of Music Initiative was conceived in October 2008, its purpose being to honor Seattle’s rich music history, to celebrate its ongoing importance to the city’s economy and culture, and to further enhance Seattle’s renowned music culture. The initiative is led by the 21-member Seattle Music Commission and strives to grow Seattle as a city of musicians, live music, and music business by creating action that enhances the climate for the music industry. Click the links above to learn more about the Hard Rock Cafe, The Seattle Tour of Music, and the City of Music Initiative.
The 2010 Lilith Fair tour marks the event’s return after at 11-year Hiatus. In addition to expanding the tour’s talent roster, organizers have roughly doubled the number of cities where the tour will touch down. The tour boasts an impressive and still-growing lineup including Northwest natives Heart, Brandi Carlile and Gossip. “We are thrilled that Lilith 2010 is in our future,” reads a statement from Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson. “To be a part of all that depth and power will be beyond exciting! This is stunning intent for women of the new decade.”
Allies, a new rock-infused musical featuring the music of 70s and 80s power band Heart, will receive a special industry reading at The Zipper Factory on January 26. The staged concert reading, which is open to the public as seating allows, will be directed by Drama Desk nominee Samuel Buggein. Part love rock show, part drama, Allies features legendary Heart hits including “Barracuda,” “These Dreams,” and “Alone.”