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Timber! a festival with a lot of heart and soul (Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Festival season is in full gear. The massive, revenue generating Sasquatch is now in our collective rear-view mirrors. Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and of course Bumbershoot will soon be upon us, but a special festival that is near and dear to us here at SMI starts kicking in today. […]

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Say Anything at the Showbox Market (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

Say Anything and crew punk up the Showbox

By Hanna Stevens Say Anything put on a rowdy night of round-robin indie pop-punk with You Blew It!, The So So Glos, and The Front Bottoms at Seattle’s Showbox Market last Saturday. You Blew It!, an emo-indie band from Orlando, opened the show and got the crowd dancing right away. The Showbox had already filled […]

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Journey at White River Ampitheater (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

20,000 Fans Turned Back Time With Journey, The Steve Miller Band & Tower of Power

By Mocha Charlie I was beyond excited to head to the White River Amphitheater on Saturday night. Not only was I going to see Tower of Power and The Steve Miller Band for the first time, I would see my husband’s favorite band (he has a tattoo to prove it),  Journey.  We first saw the […]

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Hobosexual at Seattle Secret Shows (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Seattle Secret Shows Treats Ticket Holders to Preview Four Chinookfest Bands

By Mocha Charlie Chinookfest may not be until September, but last weekend the ladies from Seattle Secret Shows presented a line-up of four of the featured bands in North Seattle that will grace the stage at this year’s festival in Naches, Washington. SSS is the offspring of the Seattle Living Room Shows, both of which are […]

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OK Go perform at Neumos to a sold out crowd. Photo by John Lill

OK Go sometimes stall at Neumos

By John Lill If there is a band still out there today who could save the music video format it would be Los Angeles-based Ok Go. Around since 1998, the quartet of unlikely looking rock stars are known for their visually stimulating, often humorous videos can be described as innovative spectacles of brain candy. The […]

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Andy Grammer at Neumos (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Andy Grammer Melts Hearts and Faces at Neumos

By Mocha Charlie Music fans will go to many lengths to attend a show. Some will rearrange work schedules, some will drive long distances, and some will brave harsh weather conditions just to see a show. And, to no one’s surprise, Monday night’s Andy Grammer show at Neumos led fans will do all of the […]

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Seattle Keeps Calm and Chives on at Chive Fest 2014

By John Lill At the beginning of this month it seemed that no one had heard of Chive Fest. With little to no visual marketing, it felt more like “Waynestock” from Wayne’s World 2, in which the title character attempts to impress his girlfriend by creating a big-name concert festival out of mid-air. But Chive […]

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Ms. Lauryn Hill defines her own destiny at the Paramount

By Hanna Stevens Ms. Lauryn Hill commanded The Paramount Theatre July 8 with elegance, presenting the culmination of a varied life and career. She shared highlights of each phase of her artistry while blending the different styles throughout her set. Fans of exclusive records may have been jarred by the different song arrangements by Hill […]

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Fitz and the Tantrums Live at Showbox SoDo (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Fitz & The Tantrums show the love at Showbox SoDo

 By Arlene Brown What better way to start the weekend than to spend it hanging with 1200 or so of my closest Fitz & the Tantrum friends and fans.  After throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners game just down the street, Fitz was ready for a crazy bass filled night at the Showbox […]

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Mushroomhead at Mayhem Festival (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

MAYHEM FESTIVAL Shows Unstoppable in the Heat for Die-Hard Metal Fans

By Mocha Charlie For those that don’t already know, I really enjoy shooting “metal” shows. It gives me more opportunities to photograph something outside of the “normal rock shows;” and I also get to spend time sharing the experience with my oldest son. We (along with the other 15K+ fans) braved the near-100 degree heat […]

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Heart comes home to Marymoor Park

  By John Lill On what was the hottest day of the year thus far, a near capacity crowd of friends, fans and family welcomed Seattle’s favorite sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart as they returned to their familiar stomping grounds at Marymoor Park. Scattered among the first few rows were parents, spouses, and […]

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Steely Dan at Marymoor Park (Photo by John Lill)

Steely Dan serve up their hits at Marymoor Park

By John Lill No one has ever sounded quite like Steely Dan. Song lyrics often contain references to esoteric literature but symbolism is shallow; these are the stories of the tripped-out, jaded times that followed the burst of the bubble. The music is a hybrid of fusion jazz, blues and rock; mixing influences like Miles […]

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