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Mycle Wastman and Levi Ware sell out The Triple Door!

  By Mocha Charlie A sold out show is not something new to Mycle Wastman. Even before he was on The Voice, he commanded stages around the Northwest, especially his favorite venue, The Triple Door. However, last week he and founder of The Melodic Caring Project (MCP), Levi Ware, sold out the venue, including all “standing […]

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By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Jason Tang Com•mu•ni•ty:  A feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest, and goals. On a rainy night in Ballard, a group of family, friends, and fans came together to support and lift up two of Seattle’s brightest and beloved artists. Andrew Joslyn and Susy […]

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Ben Gibbard at Neptune Theatre (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Ben Gibbard and Eric Anderson enchant The Neptune Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

By Arlene Brown Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service) and Eric Anderson (Cataldo and Ruler) enchanted the crowd at the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, November 15 – with all ticket sales going to Seattle ArtsFund.  Both crooners lead their own bands in effortless fashion.  Both are snazzy dressers.  Both are very easy […]

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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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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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