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Raise your glasses…Champagne Champagne reuniting for Doe Bay Fest

The good folks at Artist Home announced the complete line up for Doe Bay Fest last night in a most unconventional fashion. They didn’t do it via a press release or launch party. They chose to take to Facebook and Twitter.

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SMI Radio Ep. 109 On Demand: Chinook Fest Special with Cody Beebe & Austin Jenckes

Festival season is now officially upon us in the Northwest. Several local festivals like Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, taking place in Everett this weekend and one of our favorite festivals Timber! will be taking place in Carnation, Washington, July 16 – 18. A week before Timber is another cool festival featuring some brilliant local and national […]

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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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SASQUATCH! 2015 Launch Party: anticipation rewarded

By Abby Williamson Photos by Christine Mitchell The highly anticipated  SASQUATCH! 2015 lineup has been announced, and includes Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Plant. To celebrate the big announcement, the Neptune Theater hosted the launch party, with locals The Young Evils and TacocaT, and Ty Segall playing, and comedian Chris […]

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Timbrrr! 2015: brimming out of its britches

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Xander Deccio and Christine Mitchell The second annual Timbrrr! Music Festival took place in Leavenworth last weekend courtesy of Artist Home, and if the sold out attendance and packed venues were any indication, it won’t be the last. Both Timbrrr! and its sister, summer festival Timber! (held in Carnation) […]

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Get ready to Timbrrr! this weekend

Festival season is kicking off very early again this year. Baby it may be cold outside but the good folks at Artist Home are turning up the heat in Leavenworth this weekend (January 9-10), as the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival returns to delight Northwest music lovers with a stacked bill. When it comes to delivering a quality music and life event, Artist […]

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Timbrrr! Will you keep you warm this winter

by Greg Roth The Pacific Northwest was treated to what at times, seemed like another endless summer.  One of the highlights of the spring and summer music festival season was the second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival. If you are hankering for some great live music from some of the best in the Northwest and beyond, […]

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Tears For Fears at Project Pabst (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Tears for Fears Headlines Day One, First Ever Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland

By Mocha Charlie Editor’s Note: As a decades-long fan of  Tears for Fears, SMI photog Mocha Charlie shares a first-person look at what it was like to revisit her favorite band at a recent live show in Portland.   It takes a village to get things done. It takes courage to take your first step. […]

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Project Pabst Music Festival Invades Portland This Weekend!

By Mocha Charlie Two of our staff are headed off to Portland for the Project Pabst Festival, which will feature Main Stage performances until the early evening on Saturday and Sunday, as well as “late night” performances at venues throughout the city. Tears for Fears will headline tomorrow and Modest Mouse will headline Sunday. To help […]

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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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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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