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Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails Destroy Auburn’s White River Ampitheater (Photos)

by Xander Deccio Photos by Mocha Charlie What happens when you combine two of the biggest Alternative Rock artists of The 90s, and have them tour together? Pandemonium! That’s the term to describe the sold out Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails that took place last weekend at Auburn’s White River Ampitheater. Both bands broadened the 90s alternative […]

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Bumbershoot 2014: There is no substitute for The Replacements (Photos)

by Greg Roth Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are rock n’ roll survivors of many musical train wrecks. They are the only original members left in the band but they are and always have been the soul of The Replacements, a post-punk, power-pop, blues based straight ahead rock outfit based out of Minneapolis. The band formed in 1979 and […]

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Bumbershoot 2014: Elvis is the king (Photos)

by Greg Roth He is Elvis “effin” Costello. In 1977, this genre-bending artist made his television debut on Saturday Night Live. After playing a few bars of “Less Than Zero,” Costello stopped his band “The Attractions,” and launched into an indictment of the radio and music industry via the song “Radio Radio.” Producer Lorne Michaels didn’t […]

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Who to see at Bumbershoot 2014!

by Arlene Brown Going to Bumbershoot this weekend?   So is Seattle Music Insider!  With 6 stages of live music  happening over the three day weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Kudos to the Bumbershoot organizers for putting this all together year after year.  Also note that there will not be any events located […]

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Cage The Elephant at the Showbox SoDo (Photo by Dan Rogers)

Cage The Elephant: raw power at the Showbox SoDo

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Dan Rogers Cage The Elephant performed to a sold out, packed-in crowd at the Showbox SoDo last Wednesday. True to form, it was a high energy set that involved crowd surfing from frontman Matt Shultz. It seems as though Cage The Elephant has been touring nonstop since the release of […]

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Love for locals at The High Dive (Photos)

by Hanna Stevens Seattle bands Dearly Departed, NighTraiN, and Radio Raheem played The High Dive Friday, August 13. The bill focused on great local music and strong performers rather than bands of similar genres, which was extremely refreshing. Dearly Departed shared their melodies and beats in top form. Noble Monyei (guitar) and Kira Shea (synth and keys) […]

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Buddy Guy and Peter Frampton bring guitar circus to Chateau Ste. Michelle (Photos)

by John Lill Some world-class guitar firepower was on display at Chateau St. Michelle Monday night as Buddy Guy and Peter Frampton put on a guitar clinic for the packed crowd. Both were excellent, but the performances couldn’t have been more different. A Buddy Guy performance is unique. Guy at age 78 is a consummate […]

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Look north: Everett’s star rises with Born of Ghosts’ album release party (Photos)

  by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Chip Butters is a big deal. After ten years as chief of production at Columbia City Theater, during which he installed a complete recording studio, and a good chunk of time at Robert Lang Studios as chief engineer, working with bands such as Soundgarden, The Posies, R.E.M., […]

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Murder City Devils celebrate The Showbox’s 75th with new album (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick Hardcore Murder City Devils fans filled The Showbox so full that apparently the only room for more was, well, on top of the crowd. They had reason to celebrate, though, as MCD have released a new album this month entitled The White Ghost Has Blood on its Hands […]

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Electronic bands illuminate the Nectar (Photos)

  by Hanna Stevens The Nectar Lounge buzzed and flowed with the smooth melodies and bright rhythmic grooves of three live electronic bands on Wednesday, August 13: Gems, Theoretics, and The Seshen. Gems, a live electronic Seattle quartet, opened. Two drummers held down the beats and two keyboard/synth players carried the tones and melodies. Theoretics […]

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(SMI TV) The Vinyl Junky – The Music Box Review

By Xander Deccio Being we have SMI Radio. We are now debuting SMI TV, our new YouTube channel. One of the first series debuting is none other than The Vinyl Junky. TVJ is a comedy-based review show where not only does he review new albums and reviews products, but will also review (and make fun […]

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Northwest artists “Get Back” to celebrate Beatles Seattle invasion this Saturday

by Greg Roth It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles  came to play – stepping foot for the first time in the Emerald City to play a historic 30 minute set at the old Seattle Center Coliseum. Synergia Northwest is back celebrating five years, and like past events will bring something very special to Northwest music lovers […]

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