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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis released their first full-length album, “The Heist,” in July 2012. The album contained the No. 1 single “Thrift Shop” and the album went platinum. The duo also works independently, sans a label, which has gained them a certain amount of notoriety in the music business.

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macklemore & lewis1SEATTLE — So much for keeping a secret.

While we were asked to keep it under our hats until later this afternoon, it seems that word has leaked about a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis video shoot tonight at Dick’s on Broadway. (Actually, it’s not too much of a secret since King County Metro tweeted about bus re-routing in the area.)

The good news? You might be able to catch a glimpse of the hip-hop duo’s latest shoot. The bad news? You can expect about 3,000 to 5,000 fans to show up and word is they aren’t looking for any kind of public participation.

Anything more than that? Well, our lips our sealed.

Local News
07/17/13

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis nominated for six MTV awards

macklemore & lewis1SEATTLE — Local artist Macklemore continued his year of musical dominance Wednesday after MTV announced he and Ryan Lewis were nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards, tying Justin Timberlake for most this year.

Macklemore and Lewis were nominated for Video of the Year with their song “Thrift Shop”, Best Video with a Social Message for their song on equality called “Same Love”, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing.  The nominations mark Macklemore’s first for the MTV Video Music Awards. The group had the year’s best selling single.

Timberlake earned Video of the Year award nominations for “Mirrors,” as well as a nomination for Best Collaboration with Jay-Z for their song, “Suit & Tie.” Timberlake, a seasoned musical vet, has already won seven VMAs.

Singer Bruno Mars took four VMA nominations. People will get a chance to vote for VMA winners by logging into vma.mtv.com, or texting VOTE to 22444. The VMAs will be shown live Aug. 25 on MTV.

For a full list of nominations and more voting information, click here.

Here’s the YouTube video for “Thrift Shop.” Warning: Explicit language.

Local News
07/09/13

Hometown heroes plan Seattle shows

Pearl_JamSEATTLE – Two hometown heroes will bring their acts to Seattle this December

Iconic grunge band Pearl Jam announced Tuesday they are hitting hitting the road for a North American tour.

The 24-show tour kicks off in Pittsburg on October 11. After the East Coast shows, the band will head west, playing in Portland on November 29, followed by Spokane on November 30.On December 4, they have a show in Vancouver, B.C. Pearl Jam will fittingly wrap up the tour here in Seattle, with the final show on December 6 at KeyArena.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 27.

Also on Tuesday, hip-hop artist Macklemore announced he is adding a third and final show to his Seattle stop. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will now play Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at KeyArena. Tickets are available on their website.

macklemore & lewis1SEATTLE — The Pacific Northwest’s most famous hip-hop duo has announced dates for their fall concert lineup that ends Dec. 12 in Seattle. The “Thrift Shop” pair is enjoying the huge success of their 2012 release “The Heist.”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ tour kicks off in Portland on Oct. 22 and includes 30 dates across the country. Special guests are Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T.

Pre-sale tickets on their website sold out quickly Tuesday morning, with all available tickets purchased in the first 20 minutes.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 28.

sasquatchTHE GORGE – The middle of Washington state erupted into music Friday, as the opening day of Sasquatch! Festival 2013 began. From Father John Misty to Macklemore to Baauer, Friday had something for just about everyone!

Check out the photo gallery shot by Q13 FOX News photojournalist, Walker Anderson.

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Photo courtesy of bloc-party.com

By Kate Burgess, Q13 FOX News reporter

Thousands of people are descending on the Gorge this weekend for four days of amazing music, camping and, naturally, $12 beers. (It’s not called a festival for nothing.)

This is my first time attending and while I’m swilling down a couple of those beers (just kidding, boss) I’m looking forward to getting my music fix more than anything else. The festival’s indie-rock bent speaks to me, and here are some of my top picks that I can’t wait to catch:

Bloc Party:

Maybe it’s nostalgia, but my love for Bloc Party developed in college when my roommate came back from a summer in England. Now every time I hear them, I’m back in our apartment at 3 a.m. blasting “Banquet” and dancing around after a night out in D.C. Bonus: It’s rumored the band is going to break out at least six new songs they plan to release this summer.

Dropkick Murphys:

If only for the chance of banging around to “Shipping Up to Boston.”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: 

How can you not love these hometown heroes who throw down on thrifting, same-sex marriage and the triumphant DIY “Can’t Hold Us”?

Mumford and Sons:

While their climb to the top was slow, these English folk-rock lads were duly rewarded with a Grammy for their album “Babel.”

But it certainly doesn’t stop there — and I would suggest catching the Lumineers, Grimes, Imagine Dragons, Cake, Postal Service and El-P. Keep checking back here as we update you from the Gorge on this year’s Sasquatch!

macklemore & lewis1SEATTLE — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made history as the first duo in the Billboard Hot 100 to have its first two singles rise to the top of the charts. Other artists have had more than one hit single hit No. 1, but none have achieved that with their first two singles (take that Lady Gaga).

Their latest single, “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton is from the album “The Heist.”

The Billboard Hot 100 has been tracking hit singles based on sales for 50 years.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis traipse the globe and end up at home — on top of the Space Needle, no less — with their new video for the single “Can’t Hold Us.”

Jennifer Hudson, Macklemore, Nellie Furtado, the Seahawks and more were all part of Seattle’s first We Day event.

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