Busy Snoop Dog hits Seattle

  • Thu Mar 4th, 2010 1:58pm
  • Life

By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer

Snoop Dogg is barking up more than one tree these days.

The rapper was named a creative chairman of Priority Records late last year.

His familiar face pops up on MTV and the soap opera “One Life to Live,” where he played himself in a guest spot last week.

And he still finds time to record and tour.

The rapper will play two shows this weekend in Seattle, as he tours behind his December album, “Malice N Wonderland,” which debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200.

Snoop’s Friday night show sold out, but tickets remained earlier this week for a Saturday show.

7 p.m. Saturday, Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle; $35; ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Joe Bonamassa: Bonamassa isn’t quite a guitar god, but he’s on his way. Eight years ago, the blues guitarist signed his first major label record deal at the age of 22. Since then, he’s topped Billboard’s blues chart five times.

He plays Seattle tonight, three weeks before the release of his latest album, “Black Rock,” which collects original material with covers of Leonard Cohen and John Hiatt.

8 tonight, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $35.50 to $49.50; stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.

Killswitch Engage: It took a decade for heavy metal group Killswitch Engage to break into the upper reaches of the charts.

The group debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 last year with the release of its self-titled album, a collection of hard-edged experimental rock that was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam).

Now, the group will hit Seattle with Drowning Pool, another hard rock band.

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle; $29.50; ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

New Found Glory: Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 helped guide this pop punk band back up the charts. The group jumped over to the esteemed punk label Epitaph Records to release its sixth album, “Not Without a Fight.”

That rollicking collection of slick punk music debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $19.99; ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Andy Rathbun: 425-339-3455; arathbun@heraldnet.com.