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Fox and the Moondog Matinee doin’ their thing around the sound

by Ian Cunningham If you haven’t already, meet your two new favorite bands: Fox and the Law & Moondog Matinee. Fox and the Law live somewhere between Ty Segall’s garage and the old No Wave bands of New York. The Seattle band’s first two albums Scarlet Fever and Empty Cases both push an urgent message of […]

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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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The War On Drugs is coming to the Neptune!!!

Whatever you’re doing tomorrow night, Friday March 28th, change your plans!!  The War on Drugs is coming to town and they’re playing at The Neptune!!! Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, and crew are bringing their Indie Alt Rock sounds, armed with steel guitars, saxophone, organs, and unmatched drums and stellar voices.  Be ready to sing along with Eyes […]

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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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SMI Radio Ep. 98 On Demand: Sean De Tore (KIRO Radio) & Bradford Loomis

by Greg Roth Sean De Tore an assistant producer of the Ron and Don Show, on KIRO Radio. He is also a passionate music journalist and colleague. Sean has been hosting his Mixtape podcast for over 4 years. The Mixtape features some stellar Northwest music talent of all genres. This past summer, Sean hosted his very first Mixtape “Live” at Barboza in Capitol Hill. Headlining […]

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Show Preview: YACHT at Tractor Tavern

by Alex Crick Leave it to legendary northwest concert promoter Adam Zacks to pick some of the best artists in the Northwest and put them all on one stage, this Wednesday is no exception.   Zacks teams up with Capitol Hill Block Party and Sub Pop to present the latest installment of Red Bull Sound Select […]

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SMI Radio Ep.97 On Demand: Reignwolf and Robert Roth & Hiro Yamamoto (Truly)

by Greg Roth The Jordan Cook AKA Reignwolf  crazy buzz started almost two years ago with a stunning in-store  performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle and an equally stunning performance at Sasquatch! and Bumbershoot 2012 and Sasquatch! 2013.  Mr. Cook is wowing fans across the land with his electric and intense showmanship. Reignwolf is an artist in perpetual motion and […]

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Marco Collins gives Seattle two nights of beautiful music for Christmas

by Greg Roth Christmas is almost upon us and the weekend prior to one of America’s grandest holidays, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and longtime music curator Marco Collins is giving Emerald City music lovers an early Christmas present – two nights of brilliant music featuring some of the best and brightest talent that […]

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SMI Live Music Preview: Lissie at The Crocodile (12/5/13)

by Arlene Brown So, you’re not going to any shows this week?  What???  Are you crazy!?  This is one amazing music filled week here in Seattle. But of all the shows happening, I’m excited to see Lissie.  And she’s playing on Thursday (12/5) at The Crocodile.  Filter calls her “Sexy…with a voice that could shatter […]

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Live Music Preview: Atlas Genius, Family of the Year, & Dale Earnhardt Jr. @ The Neptune 11/11/2013

“Dear Seattle Music Insider! Who should we go see in Seattle next week?” Well, I’m so glad you asked! Lucky for you, three SUPER hot alt bands are going to be at The Neptune Theatre on Monday Nov 11. The Fall 2013 “Ones To Watch” Headlining North American Tour includes Atlas Genius, Family of the […]

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Paramore Dazzles KeyArena (PHOTOS)

by Xander Deccio Power Pop group Paramore, played  Seattle’s KeyArena to a packed crowd with a show to kick off their latest tour in supporting their newest self-titled album. This was a show that had to be seen as Hayley Williams and company brought out the passion and energy that makes them what they are. Canadian […]

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SMI Radio Xtra: Macy Gray doing her thing in Seattle (Audio Interview)

by Greg Roth Grammy Award artist Macy Gray is truly a renaissance woman. Not only is she a distinct singer whose career has spanned 14 years, she is a producer, mother, actress and has lent her talents to start and help run music camps for kids. Macy is back out on the road to continue […]

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