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The ghoulish and somewhat creepy Ghost BC floated into the Showbox at the Market and destroyed the joint with their brand of heavy-handed “doom rock.” The band, currently out on tour in support of their most recent release Infestissiumam, delivered heavy riffs and moody vocals throughout the night. The Swedish metal outfit came dressed to thrill [...]
Photos by Bill Bungard Joe Bonamassa launched his U.S. tour on April 12 at the sold out Paramount in Seattle, and took fans on a very fun ride. Those who were fortunate enough to catch the guitar virtuoso walked into the venue to see a blues show, and walked out of a rock show. Bonamassa [...]
by Xander Deccio Southern California punk rock legends and Warped Tour favorite; Bad Religion packed Showbox SoDo last Monday (April 8.)Fans of all ages came out to see the band celebrate their thirty year history. The band came up in the scene around the same time as the seminal So Cal punk band Social Distortion were peeling [...]
SMI Radio Ep. 91 On Demand: Carrie and Kristen Watt (Seattle Living Room Shows 5 Year Anniversary Special)
by Greg Roth Kristen and Carrie Watt have real love for well-crafted music and artists who touch the heart and soul. It is out of that passion that they decided to host live concerts in a living room. Thus was born Seattle Living Room Shows. The homegrown and organic concert series is a unique way to see a live concert in the [...]
by Greg Roth The city of Seattle is the shining star in the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis music video released last week. The video is for the chart topping duo’s most recent single Can’t Hold Us. The catchy tune can be heard in a recent Microsoft commercial and is the follow up to their mega-hit [...]
by Greg Roth Tonight is the night. One of Seattle’s greatest treasures will take their rightful place among Rock and Roll royalty, an event thirty-four years in the making. For the past few years here at SMI, we’ve covered founding members of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Heart. The four original male [...]
by Sopeary Sok photos by Jason Tang Eternal Fair got up close and personal as they performed songs from their debut album, The Horse That Carries The Wheel, live at the Colombia City Theater on April 12, 2013. The band opened their act with the intro to their album, The Horse That Carries the Wheel Part [...]
by Arlene Brown After up and coming band Nightmare Air, warmed up the crowds, The Airborne Toxic Event took over Showbox at the Market. It didn’t matter if you were front and center, the middle of the crowd, or sitting in the back bar, you still felt like you were in the center of the action.Lead [...]
by Greg Roth On a rainy November night in 2010, a then little known Los Angeles outfit with a catchy name (Fitz and The Tantrums) strolled into town to play the famous Crocodile. The band was in town to promote their LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces. With solid chops, infectious grooves, catchy hooks and an indomitable work ethic, [...]
by Greg Roth Vicci Martinez gained national attention with her strong showing on NBC’s The Voice. She was signed to Universal and recorded the single Come Along with Cee Lo Green for her self-titled album, which dropped about a year ago. Thanks to Vicci’s strong work ethic, which included a busy touring schedule and hitting the radio interview circuit, the [...]
SMI Radio Ep. 89 On Demand: Ritzy Bryan (The Joy Formidable), Kelly & Ben (Beat 100) and Mat Hayward (Photo Slideshow)
by Greg Roth Last month, The Joy Formidable came to town and delivered a full on sonic assault at The Neptune Theater. Guitarist and front woman Ritzy Bryan was enchanting, powerful, and in constant motion throughout the set. Backed by the solid rhythm section of Rhydian Dafydd on bass and Matt Thomas on drums, TJF blew the roof [...]
by Greg Roth We live in an era where technology provides the opportunity for just about anyone to shoot decent pictures. Anyone with a few hundred dollars can purchase a digital camera or smartphone which produce high quality images, providing instant gratification to a broader audience. Just visit Facebook or any social networking site and you [...]