Patti Smith, Fresh From the Vatican, Hits Seattle

1/16/15: My preview of the upcoming Patti Smith concert is in the Seattle Times today.

Patti Smith comes to Seattle on Monday night at the Moore. I saw her first Seattle show at the Paramount, and her last local gig at the Neptune in 2013. Over the years two others really stuck out: Her 2004 Crocodile Cafe show, which I left after two songs when my girlfriend at the time had to go to the hospital — leaving Patti for a Virginia Mason emergency room is love. And the best of the rest: in 2011 when Patti came for the first out-of-town stop on the “Just Kids” book tour to Benaroya Hall, I had the honor to introduce and interview her onstage. And she played a dozen classic songs, including one for me. Here’s what she’s been up to this year.

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