It’s the time of year when savvy hipsters start planning to attend summer concerts. From Arlington to Everett, Woodinville to Seattle, outdoor music will soon abound, with ticket prices ranging from free to less than the cost of a college education.
If I could choose only one of the many fine offerings coming to our fair region, I would be hard pressed to decide between the sultry voices and hypnotic stylings of Madeleine Peyroux and Diana Krall. Then again, I do have a morbid curiosity to witness a not-so-youthful Blondie singing songs of teenage romance and lust. Or even better yet, it’s been 30 years since I’ve seen Devo perform and it might be fun to see if any of the members are still climbing speaker stacks and jumping off of them whilst soloing.
To fully prepare yourself for a concert (and the quiz that’s sure to follow), check out some CDs from Everett Public Library. Many of these visiting artists can be found in our hallowed halls, or at least on our hallowed CD racks.
Here are a few of the performers coming to our neck of the world this summer:
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Brian Waite Band
Tingstad & Rumbel
Melissa Etheridge Los Lobos Grace Potter Los Lonely Boys
Chicago Crosby, Stills & Nash Bonnie Raitt Blondie
Devo Chris Isaak Steve Miller Band The Beach Boys
Ringo Starr Boz Scaggs Michael McDonald Donald Fagen