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Flight To Mars Rockets Back to Showbox for 13th Annual Benefit Show

By John Lill Flight to Mars’ May 1 performance at Showbox was a raucous night of rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause. The 13th annual benefit concert for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients included sets by Flight to Mars, the Seattle-based UFO tribute band led by […]

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Sarah Gerritsen and The Shadow Catchers bring intimacy to Triple Door (Photo Slideshow)

by Susan Galbraith Photos by Jason Tang Seattle Living Room Shows came to The Triple Door  last week and the air was buzzing with anticipation. Crowds of people laughed and hugged, genuinely happy to see each other. The venue was dark as always. But it was the brightness of Seattle’s Americana sweetheart, Sarah Gerritsen, that brought these people together […]

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Volbeat perform at WaMu Theater. (Photo by John Lill)

Anthrax and Volbeat Bring the Noise to WaMu

By John Lill Wednesday night in Seattle was anything but mellow near the WaMu Theater next to Century Link Field. Danish metal band Volbeat along with co-headliner Anthrax and show opener Crobot assaulted the senses of all those in attendance. Crobot, who hail from Pennsylvania, kicked things off with a very energetic set, performing tracks […]

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Iska Dhaaf (Photo by Arlene Brown)

SMI On Tour: Iska Dhaaf

  By Arlene Brown The writers and photographers at Seattle Music Insider gather the inside information on shows, bands, festivals and musicians in Seattle and throughout the PNW. But what about when those bands and musicians go on the road? Welcome to SMI on Tour, which aims to bring broader coverage of familiar bands, and […]

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The Robert Glasper Experiment (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

The Robert Glasper Experiment reinvents familiarity at Neumos

By Hanna Stevens The Robert Glasper Experiment gave a masterfully incredible performance at Neumos on April 14. The music extended from simple beauty and familiar melodies to stretched improvisations and experimentations, and the quartet held the packed venue’s attention throughout the night. There were gorgeous, dynamic, extended solos, improvised compositions, and familiar songs including Radiohead’s “Everything […]

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Mac DeMarco Thrills his Teenage Fanclub at the Neptune Theater

By Victoria Holt   A girl who looked to be about sixteen, with a grown out dye-job, stick-n-poke tattoos, and a septum piercing, lit a cigarette and blew a plume of smoke into the haze above her. Several other kids followed suit, looking like they thought they were the coolest people on Earth. They danced […]

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Kimbra at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

Kimbra and Mikky Ekko create a spectacular experience at the Neptune

By Hanna Stevens Kimbra exuded energy and exuberance at the Neptune Theatre throughout a visually spectacular performance on April 13. Mikky Ekko relied on his songwriting and vocal abilities, making for a strong opening performance. Their aesthetics were extremely different, but they shared a powerful sincerity in the real-time delivery of their lyrics. Kimbra, who […]

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Damien Rice – Acoustic Mastery At McCaw Hall

By Alicia Kamenick Photos By John Lill What happens when a singer invites the audience onto the stage? A) 100+ people run down the aisles to join the fun (even though the singer asked for about 50); B) 100+ people try to take selfies with the singer while he attempts to not be annoyed; C) Someone leaves […]

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Allen Stone showed Seattle the love for 6 days and 5 nights (Photo Slideshows)

Intro by Greg Roth If one were to choose a single word to describe Allen Stone‘s 5-night home series of shows entitled Evolution of An Artist, the word would have to be love. What was consistent night after night over the course of the last week was that Allen loves what he does, the people he […]

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Skyler Mehal Benefit at The Tractor Tavern (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Seattle Living Room Shows Does It Again!

By: Mocha Charlie On a beautiful Thursday evening on the shores of  Seattle’s Lake Union, ticket holders were treated to yet another stellar line-up, courtesy of Seattle Living Room Shows (SLRS). The line-up was announced via an SLRS email about five weeks prior, and sold out within a few days. Opening the evening was Levi […]

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Mushroomhead And Metal Soars At El Corazon (Photo Slideshow)

By: Mocha Charlie Fans of “metal” shows expect a certain amount of head banging, moshing and flashing of the “sign of the horns” during a concert. Monday night’s scene at El Corazon didn’t disappoint. From the first note of the first song by the first of five bands, that energy never stopped. The line-up included […]

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Twinning! Ibeyi Puts On A Killer Sold Out Show At Neumos

By Isaac Kaplan-Woolner Photos By Hanna Stevens Fearless. This is perhaps the best word to describe French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Known as Ibeyi, this electro pop and soul duo displays a dynamic stage presence and talents well beyond their 20 short years. They put on a near flawless set for an attentive […]

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