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The Black Tones and Payge Turner Play Seattle’s First Large Concert in a Year

by Dan Ray

(This article was originally published on Dan’s Tunes and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Sunday night, March 28, was cold. The wind was whipping at 40–50 mph, and the rainstorm from earlier in the day had given the air that true kind of PNW-Seattle cold that nips right down to your bones. By 8 p.m., even though I was wrapped in a wool coat and a wool blanket, my toes had gone completely numb. But it didn’t matter because — for the first time in just over a year — I was at a real-life concert.

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