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Arcade Fire Lights Up the Gorge (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Photos by Xander Deccio When Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year Grammy for The Suburbs in 2011, Twitter exploded with the question “Who the fuck are Arcade Fire??” The question led the band to not only put the question on an official tee shirt, but also led them to play […]

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Sara Bareilles at Marymoor Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Sara Bareilles brings “Little Black Dress Tour” to Marymoor (Photos)

By Mocha Charlie It’s been ten years since  Sara Bareilles released her debut album,Careful Confessions, and with her current tour she celebrates and reflects on that decade. She simply refers to it as the “Little Black Dress Tour,” taken from a song off her most recent release, The Blessed Unrest; and her sold out show last […]

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A look back at Timber! 2014 (Photo Slideshows & Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Photos by Greg Roth and Christina Leiva In a couple of days thousand of Northwest music and nature lovers will make their annual pilgrimage across the water to partake in what has become a Northwest music festival treasure, Doe Bay Fest.The festival kicks off on August 7 and runs through August 11th and […]

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Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, and a Perfect Seattle Evening (Photo Slideshow)

by Alicia Kamenick Photos by Hanna Stevens On a perfect summer night, the Woodland Park Zoo’s  picturesque North Meadows set the scene for another Zoo Tune concert, where families and folks of all ages enjoyed some good music and dancing; chatted with friends and shared great food. Boston’s Lake Street Dive set the mood with […]

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Wolfmother at The Neptune (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Wolfmother Brings New Meaning to “HOT ROCK” at The Neptune

By Mocha Charlie Fans packed The Neptune last Thursday to witness Australian psychedelic rock band Wolfmother, who did not disappoint. They’ve been compared to classic rockers Black Sabbath and AC/DC; and by virtue of some impressive guitar riffs, it’s not a leap to compare frontman Andrew Stockdale to legendary ’60s axeman Jimi Hendrix. But the […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party: crammed, sweaty, and awesome

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick It was a dark and stormy week in Seattle . . . but lo, the rain and clouds departed with near perfect timing as Capitol Hill Block Party got underway on Friday afternoon. It was almost as if it had been planned that way by a higher power, […]

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Eclectic Approach at Hiawatha Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

FREE Concerts for the Entire Family This Summer in West Seattle!

By Mocha Charlie Hiawatha Park in West Seattle will be the spot to bring the whole family for fun and free music this summer. Featuring local bands every Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m., The Admiral Neighborhood Association kicked off their SUMMER CONCERT SERIES last Thursday with Seattle-based Eclectic Approach, performing originals and covers during […]

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Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter and Lake Street Dive at Woodland Park Zoo – Show Preview

  By Alicia Kamenick Idaho native Josh Ritter returns to his Pacific Northwest roots Wednesday night at the Woodland Park Zoo. With his seventh full-length album (2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks), Ritter continues his tradition of intelligent and thoughtful songwriting, backed by The Royal City Band. Boston’s Lake Street Dive will open the show, […]

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Timber! a festival with a lot of heart and soul (Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Festival season is in full gear. The massive, revenue generating Sasquatch is now in our collective rear-view mirrors. Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and of course Bumbershoot will soon be upon us, but a special festival that is near and dear to us here at SMI starts kicking in today. […]

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Say Anything at the Showbox Market (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

Say Anything and crew punk up the Showbox

By Hanna Stevens Say Anything put on a rowdy night of round-robin indie pop-punk with You Blew It!, The So So Glos, and The Front Bottoms at Seattle’s Showbox Market last Saturday. You Blew It!, an emo-indie band from Orlando, opened the show and got the crowd dancing right away. The Showbox had already filled […]

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Journey at White River Ampitheater (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

20,000 Fans Turned Back Time With Journey, The Steve Miller Band & Tower of Power

By Mocha Charlie I was beyond excited to head to the White River Amphitheater on Saturday night. Not only was I going to see Tower of Power and The Steve Miller Band for the first time, I would see my husband’s favorite band (he has a tattoo to prove it),  Journey.  We first saw the […]

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Hobosexual at Seattle Secret Shows (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Seattle Secret Shows Treats Ticket Holders to Preview Four Chinookfest Bands

By Mocha Charlie Chinookfest may not be until September, but last weekend the ladies from Seattle Secret Shows presented a line-up of four of the featured bands in North Seattle that will grace the stage at this year’s festival in Naches, Washington. SSS is the offspring of the Seattle Living Room Shows, both of which are […]

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