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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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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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Melodic Caring Project Welcomes Switchfoot, The Royal Concept! (Photo Slideshow)

Photos by Dan Rogers and Mocha Charlie The crowd showed up in force, and showed up early. The sold out Showbox was packed for openers The Royal Concept, and they did not disappoint. They really got the crowd hopping! Then Switchfoot took the stage, and it was like a spiritual sing-along. Melodic Caring Project streamed the […]

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Kiss the Sky! Press Conference at EMP (Photo Slideshow)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI was on hand at the EMP’s JBL Theater on a beautiful Earth Day afternoon for a very special press conference. Now, normally you’d find us up in the front row capturing the concert action for you, but we gladly attended the press event in lieu of the […]

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Melodic Caring Project to stream live from Bumbershoot

by Greg Roth SMI Partner Melodic Caring Project will be streaming some performances from the Starbucks stage at Bumbershoot 2013. At 12:00 on Sunday, September 1st Ayron Jones and The Way will bring their gritty, blues based rock to children battling serious illnesses. Jones made his Bumbershoot debut last year as a last minute fill-in, […]

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Walking Papers new LP includes exclusive live tracks from Synergia NW 2013 (Photos)

by Greg Roth Synergia Northwest Presents Music Lessons Matters “Live” which took place at The Moore this past May 18 provided one musical highlight after another. Walking Papers, backed by the incredible Synergia Northwest Orchestra was no exception. Their tight and rambunctious performance was broadcast live to children battling serious illness via The Melodic Caring Project. […]

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Melodic Caring Project to stream Music Lessons Matter “Live”

by Greg Roth Synergia Northwest will present Synergia Northwest presents Music Lessons Matter “Live,” at the legendary and historic, Moore Theater in Seattle on Saturday, May 18th. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit music programs throughout the state of Washington. Melodic Caring Project will be streaming the concert via UStream. to a very special audience battling serious medical issues. Synergia […]

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THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME HAS HEART (VIDEO AND AUDIO INTERVIEWS)

by Greg Roth Tonight is the night. One of Seattle’s greatest treasures will take their rightful place among Rock and Roll royalty, an event thirty-four years in the making. For the past few years here at SMI, we’ve covered founding members of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Heart. The four original male […]

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Play it Forward 3…A look back in photos (Slideshow)

SMI contributor Mocha Charlie shares her thoughts and photos from Play it Forward 3… Play it Forward 3, an all-star concert to benefit Music Aid Northwest, rocked The Neptune Theater last Sunday night.  Jake Nannery, Blake Noble, Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Heart by Heart, Alan White with Good Company, Lee Oskar of WAR, John Popper of Blues Traveler, 12-year-old guitar phenom Caspian Coberly, […]

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Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project kick off 2013 (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth   photos by Mocha Charlie Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project: Mary Lambert, Star Anna, Ivan & Alyosha, and Campfire Ok  on Saturday, January 5 @ secret location Last year, Seattle Living Room Shows, in conjunction with Melodic Caring Project, delivered wonderful concerts to a live audience. Those shows were also streamed live to […]

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Seattle WAVE Radio crowns Jammin’ Challenge winner at Hard Rock (Photo Slideshow)

All photos by Mocha Charlie Over the course of the last few months, Seattle Wave Radio has been giving local talent to strut their stuff and show what they go by hosting an American Idol type music contest at local venues. The competition was open to both bands and solo artists. Last Thursday (11/28) at The Hard […]

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Giving thanks to Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project: Daniel Blume, Hannalee and Eternal Fair @ secret location on 11/17/12 The day before Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to reflect and give thanks for what we have, as opposed to what we covet. We are certainly thankful for all the great music and artists […]

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