Tedeschi Trucks Band brings blues to Marymoor

  • By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:33pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

The Tedeschi Trucks Band know how to make a big noise.

Granted, it would be hard to make anything else — the group crowds the stage with 11 people, featuring a pair of guitarists, a pair of drummers, a saxophonist, a trombone player and more.

The group, known for its stew of blues and rock, will play King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Taking its name from its husband-wife leaders of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the band hit the ground running in 2011 with its Grammy-nominated debut, “Revelator.”

Since then, the act has churned out a live album, 2012’s “Everybody’s Talkin’,” and another studio record, “Made Up Mind,” which topped the blues charts upon its release.

Tickets are $30 to $75 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

Tori Amos, meanwhile, is back in pop music mode. The cultishly adored singer will play the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday.

One of the strongest singer-songwriters to rise during the alt-rock boom of the 1990s, Amos has been following her muse in recent years. She put out an album that reworked past hits with an orchestra, “Gold Dust.” She wrote a lauded stage musical, “The Light Princess.”

Now, though, she’s touring behind “Unrepentant Geraldines,” which critics have praised as a return to form for the singer. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in May.

Tickets are $52 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.

A pair of shows at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville will feature some icons of the past.

First up is a stop from Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. The group will play the winery’s amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Ringo was, of course, The Beatles drummer, famous in that band for being the one who got along with everyone else. When the group split up, some of his bandmates weren’t on speaking terms, but all still recorded music with Ringo. He was a likable guy.

That affability has helped fuel his solo career. Every few years he puts out another album of Beatlesque pop, and loyal fans scoop it up to see what their old buddy’s been up to. His most recent record, “Ringo 2012,” reached No. 21 on the rock charts.

Expect to hear some of that solo music, along with his biggest songs with Beatles — “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Yellow Submarine” — when he comes through Snohomish County.

Tickets are $69.20 to $118.35 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Thursday, Chateau Ste. Michelle will host the Go-Gos and a smattering of other 1980s acts.

The Go-Gos were one of the biggest girl groups in the 1980s, known for a sunny, hit-making take on New Wave. The band churned out three top 20 hits within as many years in the first half of that decade, earning a lasting spot on the radio dial with “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “We Got the Beat” and “Vacation.”

The rest of the concert, billed as the Replay America tour, features groups whose names might not be familiar, but whose hit singles certainly are.

Patty Smyth and Scandal are responsible for “Goodbye to You.” Martha Davis and the Motels hit the top 10 with “Only the Lonely.” Cutting Crew can hang their hat on the song “Died in Your Arms.” And finally, Naked Eyes are remembered for the song “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

Tickets are $61 to $91.70 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Finally, the Aquabats will play the Showbox at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The madcap group has been peddling its goofy blend of punk, rock and ska since 1994 — the band’s current tour is a 20th anniversary celebration.

The group has had diverse output in those two decades, making its own children’s show, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” and plenty of zany albums, most recently including the 2012 release “Hi-Five Soup!”

Tickets are $20 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

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