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By Christine Mitchell As COHO prepped their gear for their set celebrating the release of their debut EP Graves at Barboza last Saturday night, they were grooving and lip-syncing along to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle.” The crowd was grooving along. the beer was flowing freely, and the room grew hot and humid, bodies bouncing to […]
By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Mocha Charlie, Dan Rogers and Greg Roth Six days/five nights might sound like a vacation package, but soul man Allen Stone won’t be kicking back. He will be performing in Seattle all next week during his ambitious and unprecedented five-show run, part of the promotion of his long-awaited Capitol Records debut […]
By Robin Fairbanks In January, Mikey Wax was listed fourth on a list of “15 Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of Who Deserve A Grammy” by Rantlifestyle.com. That status may soon change though, as he gains more exposure. The NYC singer/songwriter has opened for such artists as Parachute, Matt Wertz, and Michelle Chamuel (The Voice), but […]
By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Mocha Charlie Although Saint Motel was the Headliner, it was Finish Ticket who stole the show and hearts of a sold out Crocodile Café. Just two years ago, Finish Ticket had a smattering of an audience at The High Dive as they attempted to dip their toes into the Seattle Scene. They […]
By Christine Mitchell As The Sonics barreled their way through a set at The Moore Theatre spanning fifty years’ worth of hard blues rocking songs laden with strident saxophone, one thing was clear: punks aren’t going to retire in their old age. Screw the golden years, they’re going to go out with a throat-shredding scream, […]
By Mocha Charlie A sold out show is not something new to Mycle Wastman. Even before he was on The Voice, he commanded stages around the Northwest, especially his favorite venue, The Triple Door. However, last week he and founder of The Melodic Caring Project (MCP), Levi Ware, sold out the venue, including all “standing […]
By Victoria Holt Helio Sequence played a sold out show at The Triple Door on March 31, 2015. For those who expected their usual high energy performances, singer/guitarist Brandon Summers explained that they wanted to share an acoustic set they’d created for a previous gig. They’d been asked to play in an old church before, and […]
By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Jason Tang Com•mu•ni•ty: A feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest, and goals. On a rainy night in Ballard, a group of family, friends, and fans came together to support and lift up two of Seattle’s brightest and beloved artists. Andrew Joslyn and Susy […]
By Robin Fairbanks The Bay Boys are back! Yep, Finish Ticket is jetting in from their European tour with AWOLNATION straight to Seattle. We better have some coffee ready for these guys as they’ve been going non-stop across the pond. Thursday, you’ll see why Paste Magazine has named them “The Best of What’s Next in […]
By Christine Mitchell One of the best things about loving local music is seeing bands come into their own, and Everett’s Shark The Herald is doing just that. SMI first encountered the band a mere seven months ago when they were just a year old and in the midst of recording their debut, This Is That…And […]
By Mocha Charlie On Monday, Seattle band Rose Windows posted an elusive message on their Facebook page: Sometimes in life we come across pure beauty – an experience that moves us towards a sense of hope; a complete respect for the purity and love that life can offer. It’s an experience of this nature that pushes us […]
By Victoria Holt As the lights slowly brightened on the scene, the Of Montreal (stylized “of Montreal”) members, minus bandleader Kevin Barnes, came out and started up a few notes. A man appeared dressed in black with a red cape and a brown, vaguely Christian cross on his chest – a False Priest, if you will – and […]