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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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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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Evolution of Allen Stone launches at The Triple Door (MCP Video and Photos)

By Robin Fairbanks Video by Melodic Caring Project Photos by Alex Crick When drawing a circle you must have a starting point, a beginning and an end, so on this night it seemed fitting that Allen Stone had come full circle to where it all began in 2008. Stone entered The Triple Door stage alone […]

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Thunderpussy at The Cannery (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

The Cannery is one and winning

By Christine Mitchell What better way to celebrate the one year anniversary of The Cannery in Everett than to bring in three powerhouse bands and let them go crazy? Proprietors Ryan Crowther and Stephen Graham aren’t just good at growing a new venue from a budding music scene, they’re party-planning geniuses, and last Saturday was […]

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Furniture Girls at SODO Pop (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

CHAOS Reigns as Seattle’s Furniture Girls Release Latest CD

By Mocha Charlie SODO Pop in Seattle’s SODO district was rockin’ last Friday night as The Furniture Girls released their CD, CHAOS, at a private event for family, friends, and fans (the actual release date for the masses is April 14). Thought to have been released as a double CD last year with their release […]

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COHO at Barboza (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

COHO EP Release show at Barboza

By Christine Mitchell As COHO prepped their gear for their set celebrating the release of their debut EP Graves at Barboza last Saturday night, they were grooving and lip-syncing along to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle.” The crowd was grooving along. the beer was flowing freely, and the room grew hot and humid, bodies bouncing to […]

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Finish Ticket at The Crocodile Cafe (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Finish Ticket Steals The Show At The Crocodile!

By Robin Fairbanks Photos by Mocha Charlie Although Saint Motel was the Headliner, it was Finish Ticket who stole the show and hearts of a sold out Crocodile Café. Just two years ago, Finish Ticket had a smattering of an audience at The High Dive as they attempted to dip their toes into the Seattle Scene. They […]

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Why The Sonics are iconic

By Christine Mitchell As The Sonics barreled their way through a set at The Moore Theatre spanning fifty years’ worth of hard blues rocking songs laden with strident saxophone, one thing was clear: punks aren’t going to retire in their old age. Screw the golden years, they’re going to go out with a throat-shredding scream, […]

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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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