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Who to see at Bumbershoot 2014!

by Arlene Brown Going to Bumbershoot this weekend?   So is Seattle Music Insider!  With 6 stages of live music  happening over the three day weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Kudos to the Bumbershoot organizers for putting this all together year after year.  Also note that there will not be any events located […]

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Eclectic Approach at Hiawatha Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

FREE Concerts for the Entire Family This Summer in West Seattle!

By Mocha Charlie Hiawatha Park in West Seattle will be the spot to bring the whole family for fun and free music this summer. Featuring local bands every Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m., The Admiral Neighborhood Association kicked off their SUMMER CONCERT SERIES last Thursday with Seattle-based Eclectic Approach, performing originals and covers during […]

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Josh Ritter and Lake Street Dive at Woodland Park Zoo – Show Preview

  By Alicia Kamenick Idaho native Josh Ritter returns to his Pacific Northwest roots Wednesday night at the Woodland Park Zoo. With his seventh full-length album (2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks), Ritter continues his tradition of intelligent and thoughtful songwriting, backed by The Royal City Band. Boston’s Lake Street Dive will open the show, […]

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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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The Fray at Marymoor Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

The Fray Heats up Marymoor’s Summer Concert Series

By Katrina  Charles Photos By Mocha Charlie Marymoor Park in Redmond may be my new favorite spot to catch a concert. With first-class sound and a a lush green ampitheater, this summertime venue boasts a festive environment and some of the area’s top concerts – like last Tuesday’s show featuring The Fray, Barcelona, and Oh […]

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Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

By Kevin McBride Photos by Bill Bungard What a great evening everyone had at Jazz Alley with Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey on May 22. In all my years of going to Jazz Alley, I’ve never seen or heard a crowd so involved with an act – dancing and  singing along during most of the […]

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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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Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge team up for charity (Video)

By Greg Roth Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge are three powerful Northwest artists we have had the pleasure covering over the course of the last few years. The common thread they all share is that they all possess solid chops but most importantly, they play and sing from the depths of their collective souls. In addition, […]

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Synergia Northwest ‘Get Back’ to Celebrate Beatles 50 Year Anniversary

Synergia Northwest is back celebrating five years, and like past events will bring something very special to Northwest music lovers by presenting an epic event, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the legendary lads from Liverpool, The Beatles! This onetime historic tribute will feature an all-star cast of emerging and iconic northwest musicians spanning generations 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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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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SMI Radio XTRA: Kristen and Carrie Watt from Seattle Living Room Shows (Photos)

By Greg Roth Kristen and Carrie Watt have real love and pure passion for well-crafted music and artists that touch the heart and soul. It is out of that passion that they decided to host live concerts in a living room. Thus was born Seattle Living Room Shows. The homegrown and organic concert series is a unique way to see a […]

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