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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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SMI Musical Highlights of 2013 (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth 2013 was another great reminder that The Northwest serves up a very tasty and eclectic blend of musical styles and demonstrated just how deep our talent pool is. Several Northwest artists, such as Allen Stone, Macklemore, The Head And The Heart (to name a few) made appearances on the national television talk show circuit and major music […]

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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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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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SMI musical highlights of 2012

  by Greg Roth, with additional contributions from Alicia Kamenick, Timmy Held, and Henry Jake CNN called 2012 the year of “Meh.” We beg to differ. 2012 was a great year for music in Seattle. Several Northwest artists, such as Allen Stone, Macklemore, Eclectic Approach, and Father John Misty (to name a few) made appearances on the national television talk show […]

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SMI 2012 Highlight: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has Heart after all (Video and Audio Interviews)

By Greg Roth In the next few days SMI will be sharing some of our favorite highlights from 2012… 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 members of the group included guitarist Roger Fisher; keyboardist / […]

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Synergia Northwest Music Matters “Live” Complete Wrap Up (Examiner.com)

By Greg Roth We have covered and written about it extensively over the course of the last three years. But we still are asked, “What exactly is Synergia Northwest?” For those that attended Synergia Northwest concerts at The Temple Theatre in 2010, The Moore Theatre in 2011 and The Paramount Theatre in 2012, no explanation is necessary. For those that […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 60 On Demand: Synergia NW Presents Music Matters “Live” Special

Synergia Northwest presents Music Matters “Live” at the legendary Paramount Northwest Theatre  in Seattle on Saturday, May 12th. Proceeds will benefit music programs throughout Washington state. Like the Synergia Northwest shows of 2010 and 2011, the special concert will feature the Synergia Northwest Orchestra alongside of some of the Pacific Northwest’s highest profile rock and pop recording artists and selected student musicians. […]

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Vicci Martinez drops new tracks on iTunes

By Greg Roth Tacoma’s own Vicci Martinez‘s long-awaited new EP has finally dropped on iTunes. She will be performing her new single, “Come Along” with her “coach” and collaborator, Cee Lo Green, tomorrow night (5/1) 9p (PST) on NBC’s “The Voice.”  The highly anticipated EP includes four tracks, including Come Along, Run Run Run, I Can Love, and […]

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Brad added to Synergia Northwest Music Matters “Live” Lineup (Examiner.com)

By Greg Roth As if Alan White and his band White, Vicci Martinez, Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, and Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company, Paul Rogers) weren’t enough ingredients for a spicy musical stew… The Synergia Northwest Presents Music Matters “Live” pot is now all the more delectable with the addition of a new flavor. Read the rest here. More Synergia Northwest […]

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Video of The Week: Synergia Northwest’s Michael McMorrow and Shawn Stewart

By Greg Roth Synergia Northwest presents Music Matter “Live” is only a few weeks away. The show takes place Saturday, May 12th, at the Paramount Theatre. Synergia NW Creative Director and Executive Producer Michael McMorrow and Artist Relations Consultant Shawn Stewart chat with me on camera about this year’s show and music education. Tickets can be purchased […]

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Synergia Northwest’s Shawn Stewart & Michael McMorrow KOMO News Interview

By Greg Roth Synergia Northwest presents Music Matters “Live” is less than a month away. The show takes place Saturday, May 12th, at the Paramount Theatre. Synergia NW Creative Director and Executive Producer Michael McMorrow and Artist Relations Consultant Shawn Stewart step into the KOMO News Radio studio to chat with Jennifer Harriman about this year’s show […]

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