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A Look Back At Watershed 2014 (PHOTOS)

by Xander Deccio This year’s sold-out Watershed Music Festival boasted three huge headliners and an impressive support lineup that had “Shedders” flocking to The Gorge Amphitheater. SMI was there to cover the first day of the festival and was extremely impressed with not only the lineup, but the atmosphere in general. With acts like Cassadee […]

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Chicago and REO Speedwagon at The Washington State Fair (Photo by Bill Bungard)

Chicago and REO Speedwagon join forces at The Washington State Fair

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Bill Bungard SMI photographer Bill Bungard was as excited as anyone else packing into the Grandstand area at The Washington State Fair to see Chicago and REO Speedwagon perform. Both bands have back catalogues spanning several decades, and for many attendees the performance was a fantastic trip down memory lane. […]

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La Roux Makes The Showbox Dance (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Photos By Alex Crick British singer La Roux (nee Elly Jackson) strolled into Seattle Friday night and turned The Showbox into a sweaty, ecstatic mess of ’80s-throwback electro-pop. Cutting a striking figure of glam, androgynous cool, Jackson led her band through a set that had the crowd dancing the entire time. Touring her […]

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Thunderpussy at The Cannery (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Thunderpussy upstages My Goodness at The Cannery

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell Everett continued to up its musical game with an incredible lineup at The Cannery the night before Bumbershoot took off. My Goodness was the ostensible headliner, touring their latest LP Shiver + Shake. Those familiar with their high-energy, hard-edged sets might be surprised to know […]

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Fall Out Boy at the Washington State Fair (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Fall Out Boy at The Washington State Fair: screaming abounds

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Fall Out Boy and Danish band New Politics played to a healthy-sized crowd on a perfect Friday evening at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. What a great idea: grab an elephant ear, check out the livestock and crafts, hop on a couple of rides and then go […]

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Raul Midon

Raul Midon brings his many talents to Jazz Alley

By Brent Stavig On September 9, Raul Midon came to Seattle to play two nights at Jazz Alley on a trajectory that included living in New Mexico, Florida, New York City, and now Maryland.  He’s a virtuoso guitarist and a soulful vocalist with a wide range, but with supplemental talents that includes playing bongos and […]

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Fans & Bands ROCK out at Pain In The Grass/Uproar Music Festival

By Mocha Charlie This year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival joined forces with KISW’s Pain In The Grass to bring ten ROCK bands to Whiteriver Amphitheater. Local teen, Amanda Hardy opened as the winner of the festival’s “Battle of the Bands.” It’s easy to see why she won. Hardy owns the stage, with her sleek stature, […]

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Soundgarden & Pharrell Williams help kickoff 2014 NFL Season (Photos)

by John Lill One of the less obvious perks of winning the Super Bowl is the chance to host the following season’s NFL kickoff at home. The 12s were lucky enough to not only witness the World Champion Seattle Seahawks dominate the Green Bay Packers, but before the game they were treated to a kickoff […]

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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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