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Dead Moon at Chop Suey Grand Reopening (Photo by Alex Crick)

Dead Moon, Girl Trouble play Chop Suey reopening (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI contributing photographer Alex Crick was on hand to witness the grand reopening of Capitol Hill venue Chop Suey. Legendary PNW band Dead Moon headlined, with the equally legendary Girl Trouble supporting. Both bands have been around for plus or minus thirty years, yet, as the photos can […]

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Smokey Robinson at the Emerald Queen Casino (Photo by Bill Bungard)

Mr. Motown: Smokey Robinson at the Emerald Queen Casino

By Bill Bungard Mr. Motown brought it to Emerald Queen Casino  and a crowd of adoring fans on Friday, March 6. Grammy Award winning Smokey Robinson, inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Song Writers Hall of Fame has been performing for over 60 years,  his early years as the lead vocalist/songwriter for The Miracles. […]

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Alan Doyle at the Triple Door

Alan Doyle Charms the Triple Door

By Brent Stavig The Triple Door was packed to the rafters on a lovely March 5th evening. Hundreds of fans chatted excitedly, and the air of anticipation was electric before Alan Doyle took the stage. When Doyle comes to Seattle he’s usually performing with his regular band, Great Big Sea, of Newfoundland. GBS are incredibly […]

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Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle & Cary Brothers at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Cary Brothers Is “Lovin’ On You” and Having The Best Time Of His Life

By Mocha Charlie If you’ve ever wondered if Seattle’s near 1,000-seat Neptune Theatre could transform into a “listening room” where you could hear a pin drop during a sold out musical performance, you’d have your answer if you happened to be one of the lucky fans who were there last Sunday to hear the stunning […]

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Bush at House of Blues Boston (Photo by Arlene Brown) (9)

Bush returns to the stage in Boston! (Photo slideshow)

  By Arlene Brown Bush fans, this is the tour for you! The band is showing off their new stuff from their latest album, Man on the Run, along with chart-toppers of yore. It’s filled with the classic sounds of Gavin Rossdale’s voice, Chris Traynor’s guitar, Corey Britz’s bass, and Robin Goodridge on drums. Playing […]

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Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) at the Triple Door – March 5th 7:30 p.m.

By Brent Stavig Are you a fan of the band Great Big Sea? If you’re not, it’s probably because you’ve never heard of them. Once audiences experience the foot-stomping, beer-swilling, sea shanty wailin’ trio from Newfoundland they’re usually swallowed-up hook, line, and sinker and become ravenous lifelong fans. Next Thursday at the Triple Door (216 […]

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Hozier Spends Valentine’s Day in Seattle

  By John Lill It was a very special Valentine’s Day in Seattle as Hozier returned to the Emerald City just a mere four months since his last visit to play a sold-out show at The Paramount Theatre. Taking the stage right at 9:30, the 6’5” Irish singer/ songwriter walked out to an excited and […]

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Miranda Lambert Shines at the Tacoma Dome

By John Lill The first major country concert in Tacoma of 2015 was a very good one as Miranda Lambert fresh from her Grammy win last weekend brought her Certified Platinum tour to a packed Tacoma Dome on Friday night. Lambert is always worth watching — a highly personal songwriter with a good voice whose […]

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SISTERS with SOL at Neumos (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

A Siren, a Rock Orchestra, & 2 Sisters Walk Into a Bar

By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Hanna Stevens There was clearly a lot of love in the room at Neumos Friday night, and it was refreshing to witness the support and love given to each artist. The lovely Maiah Manser kicked off the show with contemporary stylings, which included interesting loops and beats. With so many […]

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Dr. Dog at The Showbox Market (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Dr. Dog Transforms the Showbox Market into a “Flamingo Hotel”

By Victoria Holt Dr. Dog had the Showbox Market popping off like a tropical hotel party in an ode to their recent release, Live at a Flamingo Hotel. After seven studio albums, the band has immortalized their raucous live show, capturing their infectious energy in a beautiful two-disc experience. The Showbox was decked out with a huge […]

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Welcome Back Sleater-Kinney! (Photos)

By Xander Deccio Ten years ago, one of the most infamous bands in the Pacific Northwest and a staple in the Seattle Rock Scene,  Sleater-Kinney, called it quits. The band, named after the road in Lacey, Washington, featured the likes of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker on vocals and guitar, and Janet Weiss on drums. Though […]

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Tacocat at SASQUATCH! Launch Party (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

SASQUATCH! 2015 Launch Party: anticipation rewarded

By Abby Williamson Photos by Christine Mitchell The highly anticipated  SASQUATCH! 2015 lineup has been announced, and includes Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Plant. To celebrate the big announcement, the Neptune Theater hosted the launch party, with locals The Young Evils and TacocaT, and Ty Segall playing, and comedian Chris […]

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