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Jason Mraz at Benaroya Hall (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Say YES! @ Benaroya

By Mocha Charlie Tuesday night, Jason Mraz wooed the crowd at the sold out Benaroya Hall in Seattle, bringing fans to their feet even before the show began. Mraz stepped on to the stage to thank everyone for coming and to introduce his opening band, Raining Jane. Not only would they perform songs alone on stage, […]

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Matisyahu at The Showbox (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Matisyahu: spiritualizing The Showbox

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Newsflash: Matisyahu may no longer dress the part, but his music retains a heavy dose of Jewish spiritualism. This may or may not surprise those who were surprised when Matisyahu shaved his head and distanced his beliefs from his Brooklyn Hassidic community (although he still lives there). […]

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Anberlin at The Showbox (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

ANBERLIN Makes One Final Tour Stop In Seattle

By Mocha Charlie Anberlin made an astonishing announcement in January: They would be releasing their 7th album this summer, and it would be their last (watch the video they shared with fans here). Making good on their promise to play in their favorite venues last week, they made one last stop in Seattle on their final tour. […]

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Concert Prevew – Hozier at The Showbox

By Alicia Kamenick If you didn’t already buy your ticket to see Hozier at The Showbox on Tuesday, I’m sorry to tell you you’ve missed your chance – it’s sold out. But fear not! The Irish singer-songwriter has already booked another show at The Paramount on February 14. Bear in mind, the buzzed-about singer sold […]

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Phish perform at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

Phish at Key Arena

By John Lill To many of their legion of fans, going to a Phish concert is about far more than the music the Vermont foursome deliver, though that’s nearly as unpredictable as ever after decades of being on and off the road. They broke up a few years ago and it didn’t take; they’ve been […]

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Banks at The Showbox (Photo by Catie Laffoon)

BANKS Brings Moody R&B to The Showbox

By Alicia Kamenick Female R&B artists are nothing new. Female R&B artists with an indie/electronic twist, however, are somewhat a novelty, at least for the moment. Along with FKA Twigs, Los Angeles native BANKS (aka Jillian Banks) is leading the current charge of current artists with this buzz. After two EPs, her debut album Goddess […]

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Timbrrr! Will you keep you warm this winter

by Greg Roth The Pacific Northwest was treated to what at times, seemed like another endless summer.  One of the highlights of the spring and summer music festival season was the second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival. If you are hankering for some great live music from some of the best in the Northwest and beyond, […]

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Tears For Fears at Project Pabst (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Tears for Fears Headlines Day One, First Ever Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland

By Mocha Charlie Editor’s Note: As a decades-long fan of  Tears for Fears, SMI photog Mocha Charlie shares a first-person look at what it was like to revisit her favorite band at a recent live show in Portland.   It takes a village to get things done. It takes courage to take your first step. […]

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The Feast

Partake in The Feast: ten bands to rock Everett this weekend

By Christine Mitchell Those in the know have been making the trek up to Everett to see great live music this year. The Everett Music Initiative has been in high gear for the past year, supporting local bands and venues and also bringing in high-end talent from down south. The inaugural Fisherman’s Village Music Festival was […]

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Matisyahu - Photo by Jared Polin

Matisyahu to perform at The Showbox this Thursday

By Christine Mitchell Matisyahu has been touring in support of his latest album, AKEDA, which in Hebrew means “binding” in terms of sacrifice. Matisyahu is no stranger to the toll taken by spiritual sacrifice, having spent much of his youth and adult life soul-searching and exploring what it means to be Jewish. For a long stretch […]

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American Authors at The Showbox (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Echosmith, The Mowgli’s & American Authors “Honda Civic Tour” stops @ Seattle’s Showbox

By Mocha Charlie Since 2001, The Honda Civic Tour has been bringing together a variety of bands out on the road for late summer/early fall tour dates. This year’s second leg of the tour brought west coast bands Echosmith, and  The Mowgli’s, and New York-based American Authors out on the road during October and November. […]

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Twenty One Pilots drum on crowd

Twenty One Pilots at the Neptune: a visual feast

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown The line began at the doors of The Neptune Theatre and went on down the street for a full block before turning the corner and heading down the hill. For those uninitiated to twenty | one | pilots, the scads of teens in line with their parents and […]

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