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Modest Mouse performs at Sasquatch 2015! Photo by John Lill


by Greg Roth Photos by John Lill The sun came out at Sasquatch! Day two and so did an eclectic array of music acts from across the globe. Some of the highlights from Day two included sets from: 21 Pilots, Diarrhea Planet, Dilated Peoples, King Tuff, Milo Greene, Odeza, Perfume Genius, Real Estate, Ryley Walker, Sylvan Esso, […]

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Gogol Bordello performs at Sasquatch! Photo by John Lill

Sasquatch! 2015 Music Festival Day 1 Photo Highlights

by Greg Roth Photos by John Lill Sasquatch! Day 1 kicked off at The Gorge this past Friday and some top local talent was on hand to get the festival started off right. Two Seattle favorites, Ayron Jones & The Way and Thunderpussy put on electric performances. Our very own John Lill is working hard roaming the festival […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote ignites Seattle debut

By Hanna Stevens  Australian future-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote sold out their Seattle debut May 17 at Neumos. They draw influence from a vast array of artists and art cultures, including hip-hop (J Dilla), soul (Donny Hathaway), Malian musical tradition (Oumou Sangaré), nature documentaries, and video games, all swirled together to create the alternate universe that is […]

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Megan Wilde at Barboza (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

It Was a Wilde Night at Barboza!

By: Robin Fairbanks Photos by: Hanna Stevens   EP Cover by:  Catrina Hall Photography Megan Wilde is a force to be reckoned with. She hit the Barboza stage on Friday May 8th in a skin tight red romper and cutout stilettos, and like a musical matador, showed Seattle who’s boss! Wilde jumped right in with the […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 109 On Demand: Chinook Fest Special with Cody Beebe & Austin Jenckes

Festival season is now officially upon us in the Northwest. Several local festivals like Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, taking place in Everett this weekend and one of our favorite festivals Timber! will be taking place in Carnation, Washington, July 16 – 18. A week before Timber is another cool festival featuring some brilliant local and national […]

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52 Is A Magic Number For London Tone Music (QA with Jeff Heiman & Photos)

by Greg Roth Photos by Bill Bungard About a year ago, a fledgling local label, London Tone Music Group launched their brand by doing something that arguably no other label has done. They released  52 new songs by 52 new and emerging artists, once a week for 52 weeks, culminating with a celebratory show at Seattle’s elegant Triple Door. […]

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Johnny Hoffman and The Residents at The Rendezvous (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Johnny Hoffman and The Residents’ EP Release at The Rendezvous

By Christine Mitchell The Rendezvous’ Jewelbox Theater, considered ‘cute’ by some, was subjected to a thrashing last Friday night courtesy of Johnny Hoffman and The Residents and Everett bands-in-arms John Paul and The Apostles and Shark The Herald. The aging jacquard wallpaper lost a bit of its battle to stay on the walls as the […]

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Neil Diamond at KeyArena (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Neil Proves He’s Still A Diamond That Shines

By Mocha Charlie Neil Diamond has been performing since the early 60’s, and can still sell out numerous venues all over the world. As he croons his fans swoon, his vocal strength continues to shine and the melodies are as familiar as if time has stood still. As fans streamed into a near capacity KeyArena, the venue was abuzz with fans […]

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Noah Gundersen performs at the Tractor Tavern for KEXPetty. A concert to help raise funds for construction of the new radio station. Photo by John Lill

Local Artists Come Together For KEXP Fundraiser

By John Lill Seattle area artists came together Tuesday night at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard to perform their favorite Tom Petty songs for local radio station KEXP. Dubbed KEXPetty, the concert was created to help raise funds for the new KEXP radio station facility being built at Seattle Center. KEXP Music Director, Don Yates […]

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Johnny Hoffman and The Residents

Johnny Hoffman and The Residents to play Rendezvous 5/8; release new EP

By Christine Mitchell Everett’s Johnny Hoffman & The Residents are bringing their energetic garage genre rock down to Seattle to celebrate the release of their EP, Untitled (Soniphone), this Friday at The Rendezvous (9:30 p.m., $7). JHoff puts on quite the performance as he parades around the stage with his guitar, screaming; while drummer Frico […]

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SMI New Music Tuesday Preview: Yonder “Harborview”

by Greg Roth When it comes to discovering new music in Seattle, we at SMI are always looking for something interesting, and we think we found it in Yonder.  Fans of 70s British New Wave/Power pop (i.e., The Jam, The Clash) and exquisite guitar tones (i.e., Johnny Marr or Andy Partridge/XTC), will dig this outfit. […]

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Thunderpussy at Fred Wildlife Preserve

Thunderpussy video premiere party: welcome to the disco

Story and photos by Greg Roth and Christine Mitchell What follows is a friendly conversation between SMI founder Greg Roth and Content Coordinator Christine Mitchell about their shared experience at Thunderpussy’s party at Fred Wildlife Refuge for the premiere of their first music video, “Welcome to the Disco.” Greg: So, this is a band that I […]

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