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Q&A: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano likes to laugh. Her conversation is peppered with hearty guffaws as she recalls her career -- past and present. // Tour dates at SoundSpike Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano likes to laugh. Her conversation is peppered with hearty guffaws as she recalls her career -- past and present.

Concrete Blonde prep for East Coast run

Alt-rock pioneers Concrete Blonde will reconnect for an East Coast tour next month behind an impending vinyl release featuring two new singles. // Tour dates at SoundSpike Alt-rock pioneers Concrete Blonde will reconnect for an East Coast tour next month behind an impending vinyl release featuring two new singles.

Concrete Blonde plots reunion tour

Alt-rockers Concrete Blonde will return from the grave later this year to perform their first live shows in more than seven years.

San Francisco Earth Day fest to feature Alanis Morissette, Cake, Bonnie Raitt

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will host the We the Planet Activism and Music Festival on April 20, an event that will feature Alanis Morissette, Cake and an acoustic set from Bonnie Raitt.

Concrete Blonde returns with live album, tour

Concrete Blonde releases its first live album on March 18, but fans who want the real thing can catch the band on the club circuit this winter and spring.

Interview: Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano

Concrete Blonde has always taken its time. The Los Angeles act got its start in the early-'80s' post-punk scene, but didn't get around to releasing its self-titled debut until 1986. However, taking its time has usually translated into getting it right for this melodic rock band.

New Releases, Jan. 15: Alan Jackson, Concrete Blonde, The B-52's

plus: Bruce Cockburn, Dennis James, others.

Concrete Blonde regroups for club tour, album

The newly reunited Concrete Blonde has mapped out a tour in support of its forthcoming album, "Group Therapy," due on Jan. 15.

Briefly: Dave Matthews Band cancels international dates

plus: Dylan's autobiography. Snoop Dogg cancellation. Concrete Blonde reforms, records. DMX denied in NYC.