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SweetKiss Momma at Band In Seattle (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Band In Seattle, Now Taping for Season Two!

By Mocha Charlie With production for the second season of Band In Seattle well under way, the show, (which airs on The CW Saturdays at 11 p.m.) has more musicians yet to feature before they wrap things up for 2014. The unique production not only showcases Northwest musicians, but the audience can also be an […]

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First Aid Kit perform at the Moore Theatre. Photo by John Lill

First Aid Kit Bring Their Pure Harmonies to The Moore

  By Alicia Kamenick  Photos By John Lill Although First Aid Kit is from Sweden, it isn’t evident in their heartland harmonies, or even their accent-free speaking voices. But indeed, sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are from Stockholm, and were drawn to music coming out of the American heartland such as Bright Eyes. The young […]

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GWAR at Showbox SODO (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

GWAR’s Eternal Tour Left Floor of Showbox Covered With More than Extra Carpet

By Mocha Charlie   Those who’ve seen GWAR at their live shows, know where to stand (or not to stand), and to show up wearing a white shirt, or at least dressed in clothes that can be thrown away at night’s end. As for the fans at their show last Wednesday night at Showbox SODO, […]

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Tegan and Sara at the Paramount Theatre

By: Susan Galbraith Photos by: John Lill Returning to Seattle for the sixth time off of their Hearthrob tour, it was obvious that this town gladly welcomes this pop duo with open arms each time. Despite their small frame, Tegan and Sara were larger than life silhouettes of fist pumping, guitar strumming, energizing talent amidst […]

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New Politics at The Neptune (Photo by Arlene Brown)

New Politics leaves us speechless in Seattle (Photo Slideshow)

By Arlene Brown When a band is so taken with a crowd that words can’t express their love of a city and its people, well, there’s not much to say. That’s how New Politics felt during and after their unbelievable set at Neptune Theatre on November 6. As part of their Everywhere I Go (Kings and […]

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Ruler at The Cannery (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Ruler at The Cannery

By Christine Mitchell Ruler is on the rise, and mastermind Matt Batey has devised a pop equation that has an alluring potential. If you make the easy investment of checking out the two Ruler tracks currently available on Bandcamp, you’ll understand immediately: Ruler is polished and poised for bigger things. Batey has been known to […]

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Android Amaker at Neumos (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Music Fit For Any Galaxy: Android Amaker, Fresh Espresso & The Fame Riot

By Mocha Charlie Photos by Mocha Charlie and Alex Crick On Friday night, newly formed Android Amaker debuted his current (evolving) project to fans at Neumos in Capitol Hill. Along for the cosmic ride, he added Seattle’s Fresh Espresso, and Tacoma’s The Fame Riot to the night’s line-up. The Fame Riot is an eclectic, funktastic, […]

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Drama Club at Showbox SODO (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Drama Club Gets “The Black Mass Tour” Crowd Ready To Rock

By Mocha Charlie The anonymous DJ duo (because they wear masks to hide their true identity), Drama Club, opened up “The Black Mass Tour” show (which also features Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, and Set It Off) on Friday night at Showbox SODO. Drama Club’s act is labeled “electro house/shock pop,” which is an apt […]

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Tonight Alive at El Corazon (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Seattle’s Hands Waved High for Australian Rock Band, Tonight Alive!

By Mocha Charlie Tonight Alive is a band that performs with great energy and exuberance. Lead singer Jenna McDougall evokes an aura that surrounds her fans, one that is heartfelt and compelling.  She has a way of reflecting feeling from the stage to fans in the crowd, and they reflect it back, (most by singing […]

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Tony Bennett wows the crowd in Seattle

By John Lill Tony Bennett possesses one of the most distinctive voices in music. Fortunately for the adoring crowd at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday night, he sounds as vibrant as ever. At 88, he’s still the best crooner in the biz. With his immediately identifiable vocal richness, the legendary performer could have sung anything […]

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Hey Marseilles enchants at Edmonds Center for the Arts

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Those present at Hey Marseilles’ performance at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sunday evening were witness to something special. The combination of the ECA’s gorgeous Art Deco setting, impeccable acoustics, and Hey Marseilles’ indie chamber-pop sound produced a concert that was truly singular and transcendent. The band has […]

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Soniphone Records showcases fresh, raw talent

By Christine Mitchell It was a dark and stormy night last Thursday, but the Soniphone Spook-A-Thon was nothing as rote as the weather. If anything, the dark, wind, and rain enhanced the snug-as-a-bug feel of the Columbia City Theater’s warm, intimate space. It’s a gem of a venue and the perfect setting for up and […]

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