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SMI Spotlight: Jason Tang’s backstage photo journey with Allen Stone (Photos)

by Greg Roth Photos by Jason Tang We have some of the best music photographers anywhere, doing their thing right here in the Northwest. One of those folks is SMI Partner and Chief Photographer, Jason Tang. Jason is one of the most respected and revered music photographers throughout the region. His photos have been seen on artists’ websites, posters and […]

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Kristen Chambers (Photo by Matthew Lamb)

The Hot Seat: An interview with Kristin Chambers

By Matthew Lamb Welcome to this week’s Hot Seat! We start this series off with a sit down with Kristin Chambers for an interview about her music and the Seattle music scene. When asked about performing live, Chambers describes the recent release of her powerful album  Everything Woman (produced by Eric Eagle) as “important and instrumental […]

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Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle & Cary Brothers at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Cary Brothers Is “Lovin’ On You” and Having The Best Time Of His Life

By Mocha Charlie If you’ve ever wondered if Seattle’s near 1,000-seat Neptune Theatre could transform into a “listening room” where you could hear a pin drop during a sold out musical performance, you’d have your answer if you happened to be one of the lucky fans who were there last Sunday to hear the stunning […]

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Ben Gibbard at Neptune Theatre (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Ben Gibbard and Eric Anderson enchant The Neptune Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

By Arlene Brown Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service) and Eric Anderson (Cataldo and Ruler) enchanted the crowd at the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, November 15 – with all ticket sales going to Seattle ArtsFund.  Both crooners lead their own bands in effortless fashion.  Both are snazzy dressers.  Both are very easy […]

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club at The Shakedown (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Artist Spotlight: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club of Denver, CO

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell Slim Cessna’s Auto Club of Denver, Colorado has been headlining shows in Seattle for over ten years. The Tractor Tavern is where it began and where SCAC returned earlier this month. And, after a decade and change of playing in the PNW, it appears that […]

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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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Planes On Paper to play Jewelbox Theater June 5th: show preview and interview

By Christine Mitchell In this world of music that for the most part is processed through a meat grinder and dusted liberally with nitrates, it has been an absolute pleasure to make acquaintance with Planes On Paper. Since reviewing their East End Session EP last December I’ve had several friendly chats over the ether with […]

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Flight to Mars 2014: still crazy after all these years

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Mike McCready’s UFO cover band Flight to Mars has been playing a benefit show for Crohn’s disease and Colitis research (specifically CCFA Camp Oasis and the Jennifer Jaff Center) for twelve years, now. And while the cause is a great one, I have to admit that I was rather skeptical: […]

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More than videos make “Spectacle” at The EMP (Photo Slideshow)

By Mocha Charlie The EMP’s newest installation, Spectacle: The Music Video, brings the music video back to the forefront of the music industry, by allowing patrons a look inside the making of videos from the ’80s through today. The touring exhibit was seen in Ohio, New York, Brazil and Australia prior to its opening in Seattle. As […]

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Spectacle: the music video exhibit at EMP to start off with Vivid party

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown A warm fuzziness caused by nostalgia and a sudden, immediate link to my childhood nearly broke my focus. “Wait a minute . . . I’m here as a member of the press, not as a seven year old,” I had to remind myself. But when someone like me […]

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Oso Benefit for Cascade Valley Hosptial Foundation at Tractor Tavern (Photo Slideshow)

  Photos by Dan Rogers We have all been touched in one way or another by the devastating land slide that happened in March in the Oso area.  And thanks to The Monarch Review, a few musicians got together at The Tractor Tavern on May 12.  Mary Lambert, La Luz, and Star Anna entertained a […]

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V. Contreras Live at Gene Juarez Seattle (Photo Slideshow)

  By Bill Bungard Intimate CD release listening party at Gene Juarez in Seattle? I’m there!  This private listening soiree on April 15 of V. Contreras‘s self titled inaugural CD met, and at times exceeded ,my expectations.  Victoria’s timeless contemporary ’60s look with the powerfully resonating mixture of jazz and Patsy Cline / Amy Winehouse-like […]

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