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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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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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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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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Cumulus (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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SMI RADIO TIMBER! SHOWS! FEATURES Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, […]

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Foster the People at SASQUATCH! 2014 (Photo by Arlene Brown)

SASQUATCH! 2014: An insider’s view

By Christine Mitchell  Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell AT SASQUATCH! AND NEARING FORTY “I’m too old for this shit,” said the photographer next to me. It was Sunday at SASQUATCH! Music Festival. I wrinkled my eyebrows at him. “Hey,” I said. “I’m older than YOU.” But you know, he was kind of right […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! features Mikey and Matty (Podcast)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation Washington. On this week’s episode, […]

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The Everett Fisherman’s Village Festival: A look back (Photo Slideshow)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown The life of the rocktographer and attached writer may seem glamorous to some. Granted, we are sometimes allowed into special areas at shows, and yeah, we get in for free. That’s pretty swank. But most of us truly do it for the love of the music and for […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! premiers with Lonesome Shack (Photos)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present the debut episode of a new series entitled “Timber! Shows.” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in […]

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Chinook Fest announces stellar 2014 lineup (Photo Slideshow)

By Katrina Charles Photos by Mocha Charlie On Friday, Chinook Fest held its first lineup announcement party at the Crocodile. Attended by a packed house of excited and curious concert-goers, the entire evening was a celebration in itself, and the lineup announcement was just the topping on the sundae. Filled with music from the Nick […]

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Looking back on the Sasquatch! 2014 Launch Party (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown At last, the eagerly expected Sasquatch! Festival Launch Party arrived. The soiree took place last week. Now that the festival is spanning two long weekends (Memorial and Fourth of July) and on the heels of last year’s lightning-fast ticket sellout, contest winners and other lucky people filed into […]

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