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Pennywise to bring Cali punk to The Showbox Market

Pennywise is celebrating their 25th anniversary this spring with a West Coast tour, featuring supporting act Teenage Bottlerocket. Expect the stage barriers at the Showbox Market to be in full force as Pennywise powers up their brand of power pop punk. Standing shoulder to shoulder with other ’90s CA punk acts Rancid, The Offspring, and Sublime, and with such […]

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Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll World Tour 2014 Live at Paramount Theater (Photo Slideshow)

By Kevin “McBride” McKim Photos by Bill Bungard What a night it was. Seattle’s Paramount Theater was treated to an evening of music from Diana Krall’s current world tour. A much different side of the sultry-voiced jazz-singing, piano-playing performer was well-received by the sold-out house. The stage was set in cloudy, red lighting with a crescent […]

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Record Store Day 2014: it was amazing (in my imagination)

By Christine Mitchell I slid into a groggy awareness on Saturday morning. I rolled over, stretched out my neck, and slitted my lame-ass eyes open to read the clock. It was 9:35 a.m.. “Crap,” I thought. “I bet people are already lined up outside the doors. That Mudhoney record will never be mine.” I rolled […]

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The Horde and the Harem release ‘Fairweather Friends’ EP at the Tractor Tavern (Photo Slideshow)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown So, take a bullhorn and hook it up to a car battery. Bring a pile of multicolor feather masks and wings made of thrifted, ripped sheets and have a bunch of strangers put them on. The bullhorn doesn’t work, but that’s okay, because the man in charge of the […]

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Kiss the Sky! Press Conference at EMP (Photo Slideshow)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI was on hand at the EMP’s JBL Theater on a beautiful Earth Day afternoon for a very special press conference. Now, normally you’d find us up in the front row capturing the concert action for you, but we gladly attended the press event in lieu of the […]

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Snoop Dogg celebrates 420 at WaMu Theater (Photo Slideshow)

Photos By Alex Crick Performing in a misty haze of weed and fake fog both Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg seemed at ease as the crowd joined him by passing joints as security seemed to ignore all but the highest offenders.  WaMu Theater was a place of celebration from beginning to the very late end.

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Afghan Whigs Unleash Their Beast at The Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

By Brent Stavig Photos by Mocha Charlie Tax Day 2014 in Seattle was rainy and windy, and finding parking near the Showbox at the Market was a challenge. After twenty minutes of looping the area, I finally found a parking space four blocks from the venue. However, it was littered with broken window glass, and […]

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An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust at El Corazon (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill Being a long-time Sevendust fan, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at the El Corazon on Friday night. A mellow Sevendust is quite the oxymoron, especially when comparing what was billed as an “acoustic evening” to their catalog of material.  Although this is not Sevendust’s first rodeo with an acoustic album/tour […]

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Kris Orlowski Releases New Album with help from Campfire Ok and St. Paul de Vence

By Katrina Charles Photos by Mocha Charlie The first time I saw Kris Orlowski he was headlining a Gigs4Good event (organized by Team Up for Nonprofits), at the Triple Door in 2011. His earnest songs instantly drew me in, brought to life in a captivating and honest manner. The most memorable part of that performance was […]

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Dancing with Bastille at Showbox Sodo (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown What time should you show up to see a concert?  That depends. If it’s a front-of-the-line spot for the Bastille concert at Showbox Sodo,  no later than 8 a.m..  A group of girls and a mom drove all the way from Eatonville to make sure they were front and center for one […]

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Best Fest Ever! Petty Fest! Live at Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by John Lill Wednesday night at Petty Fest, an eclectic bunch of musicians, actors and comedians came together to raise money for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at the Showbox.  Each of the performers did justice to both the music and spirit of Tom Petty by creating an experience that was equal parts concert and celebration […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’ (Full Album – You Tube)

by Billy Valentine You want a taste of Mastermind? Here you go: Bugatti stacks, Dom Perignon VIP booths, Benzo-to-Enzo come-ups and BitchesCokeMurderEngineRev. This should sound familiar to you by now because Big Boss Ross has been doing the gaudy Gotti shtick for years. He’s tapped into the lavish mentality, practically bottled the jet-set essence and […]

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