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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 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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Kaiser Chiefs at The Showbox (Photo by Alex Crick)

Kaiser Chiefs at The Showbox: signs and songs

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick What do you do when you’re a lead singer with a show to perform and you’ve lost your voice? Take a page out of Kaiser Chiefs’ lead vocalist Ricky Wilson’s book and make the whole thing part of the experience. Wilson went Dylan-esque at The Showbox Market with […]

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Star-studded Woodstick 2015 benefits Groove Music for Youth

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Bill Bungard The annual Woodstick Big Beat at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, was a star-studded drumming spectacle. The event benefits Groove Music For Youth, a charity that provides musical instruments to underfunded schools and at-risk kids, and is presented in partnership with The Donn Bennett Drum Studio. Depending on […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote (Photo by Wilk)

Hiatus Kaiyote at Neumos May 17 – concert preview

By Hanna Stevens Australian future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote will make their Seattle debut at Neumos on Sunday, May 17. They are touring behind their new album Choose Your Weapon. The Melbourne band received a 2013 Grammy nomination for their remix of “Nakamarra,” featuring Q-Tip. Their fans include Prince, Erykah Badu, Andreya Triana, and Questlove. They draw […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 108 On Demand: Eldridge Gravy and Zarni

On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, host Greg Roth sits down with long time friend of the show and soul singer Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme. Roth debut’s the band’s brand new single, “Hey Big Freak” and talks to Eldridge about the band’s plans for 2015 and their new record […]

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Flight To Mars Rockets Back to Showbox for 13th Annual Benefit Show

By John Lill Flight to Mars’ May 1 performance at Showbox was a raucous night of rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause. The 13th annual benefit concert for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients included sets by Flight to Mars, the Seattle-based UFO tribute band led by […]

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Sarah Gerritsen and The Shadow Catchers bring intimacy to Triple Door (Photo Slideshow)

by Susan Galbraith Photos by Jason Tang Seattle Living Room Shows came to The Triple Door  last week and the air was buzzing with anticipation. Crowds of people laughed and hugged, genuinely happy to see each other. The venue was dark as always. But it was the brightness of Seattle’s Americana sweetheart, Sarah Gerritsen, that brought these people together […]

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Dead Men Walking

Dead Men Walking to play Crocodile Cafe May 5

By Brent Stavig Dead Men Walking appear this Tuesday, May 5 at the Crocodile Café (2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle). Comprised of heavy-hitters Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm), and Chris Cheney (The Living End), these blokes kick out high-energy rock with obvious rockabilly roots, but also harbor some […]

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Volbeat perform at WaMu Theater. (Photo by John Lill)

Anthrax and Volbeat Bring the Noise to WaMu

By John Lill Wednesday night in Seattle was anything but mellow near the WaMu Theater next to Century Link Field. Danish metal band Volbeat along with co-headliner Anthrax and show opener Crobot assaulted the senses of all those in attendance. Crobot, who hail from Pennsylvania, kicked things off with a very energetic set, performing tracks […]

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Iska Dhaaf (Photo by Arlene Brown)

SMI On Tour: Iska Dhaaf

  By Arlene Brown The writers and photographers at Seattle Music Insider gather the inside information on shows, bands, festivals and musicians in Seattle and throughout the PNW. But what about when those bands and musicians go on the road? Welcome to SMI on Tour, which aims to bring broader coverage of familiar bands, and […]

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Bumbershoot 2015 Announcement Photo by John Lill

Bumbershoot 2015 Lineup Announcement

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick and John Lill Bumbershoot may come at the tail end of the summer festival calendar, but Seattleites enjoying a fine spring day tuned in en masse via TV, radio, and social media to learn which bands would be playing the 45-year old festival (now run by AEG) this Labor […]

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