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posted Friday, February 10, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 06
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Lana Del Rey already a bright new star

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The people have spoken: 14. That's the number of countries in which Lana Del Rey's debut album, Born to Die, landed in the #1 position on iTunes in its first day of release. By Wednesday afternoon, there were 16,715,266 individual views on her music video for 'Born to Die' on YouTube. It isn't too soon to declare this American torch singer the biggest breakthrough of 2012 and a possible Best New Artist nominee at next year's Grammys. While Born to Die is by no means a stellar recording, it doesn't deserve the bushel of poor reviews submitted by music critics across the country. 'Video Games,' 'Radio,' 'Summertime Sadness,' the title track, and 'Dark Paradise' (which has a Florence Welch undercurrent) are the standout tracks on the album, available at traditional and online record stores as of January 31. Develop your own opinion about Del Rey by checking out her music on Spotify or YouTube. Fingers crossed for a Lana Del Rey tour in the coming months!

As expected, Adele is performing on the Grammy Awards telecast next weekend. The multiple nominee - up for Album, Record, and Song of the Year, to name a few - will make her first live appearance in five months, following a nagging throat ailment. Katy Perry has also been added to the lineup, as have Coldplay and Rihanna - surely they'll duet on 'Princess of China,' the best track on the British band's Mylo Xyloto album. Other acts set to perform on music's biggest night include Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift; Glen Campbell (Lifetime Achievement Award recipient) with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Foo Fighters; and Bruno Mars. Unofficially announced (but almost certain) is a performance by Lady Gaga, who's nominated for Album of the Year. The Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 12, on CBS with red carpet arrivals televised on the TV Guide, E! and MTV channels. Look for a Grammy preview with picks and predictions in next week's Seattle Gay News.

Some bad news, I'm afraid: Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney unfortunately had to cancel his interview with us, previously announced for February 10. On the bright side, I'm almost ready to confirm two other interviews in the coming weeks. Stay glued.

Get jazzed in Portland! Our sister Northwest city hosts its premier jazz festival February 17-26. Headlining artists include Branford Marsalis with Joey Calderazzo, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Haynes, and Charlie Hunter. The annual event happens at multiple venues throughout Portland, mainly in downtown, and features everyone from veteran musicians to newcomer regional acts to high school jazz ensembles. For a list of all performances and locations of this year's Portland Jazz Festival, visit www.pdxjazz.com.

You snooze, you lose. These two shows are now sold out: Radiohead at Key Arena (April 9) and Gotye at The Neptune (April 10).

Finally, the new album from Garbage is scheduled for release on May 15. Not Your Kind of People is the first album in seven years to be released by the Grammy-nominated rock group. Band member Butch Vig interviewed with Seattle Gay News several years ago.

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