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My Goodness headlines snowboarding movie premiere

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Uncoordinated people could be of several minds while watching a movie like Defenders of Awesome 2: Stay Bad Ass. As some of the best snowboarders in the world perform insane (don’t try this at home, kids) tricks on the big screen in the same manner as old school skateboarding […]

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Sam Smith is Soulful at a Sold Out Paramount Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill There’s an old saying about great soul singers, or great singers in general, along the lines of, “I’d pay to see him sing the phone book.” I’ve been to far too many concerts. In fact, due to the number of shows I attend, a large number of them are barely remembered and […]

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Blake Mills’ Expert Guitar Work at the Columbia City Theater

By Victoria Holt You may not have heard of Blake Mills, but his fellow musicians have. For years he’s been honing his craft, making connections, even catching the ear of Eric Clapton, who called him “phenomenal” earlier this year. From fun punk beginnings in the raucous Simon Dawes (whose amicable breakup in 2009 prompted Taylor […]

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The Last Internationale at El Corazon Lounge (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

The Last Internationale at El Corazon

By Christine Mitchell El Corazon has been putting on all-ages shows for a while now, which is a good thing. Seattle has had a decades-long stuntedness when it comes to venues that cater to those under the drinking age. Tuesday night’s show was sort of a head-scratcher, however: very few (if any) underage patrons were on hand, […]

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Heart at The Showbox: as amazing as ever

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick Ann and Nancy Wilson are definitely national treasures. Their band, Heart, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last year. But there is a mutual lovefest between Heart and Seattle, their hometown. The Wilson sisters owned Bad Animals Studio in Seattle in the ’90s , […]

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Chicago and REO Speedwagon at The Washington State Fair (Photo by Bill Bungard)

Chicago and REO Speedwagon join forces at The Washington State Fair

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Bill Bungard SMI photographer Bill Bungard was as excited as anyone else packing into the Grandstand area at The Washington State Fair to see Chicago and REO Speedwagon perform. Both bands have back catalogues spanning several decades, and for many attendees the performance was a fantastic trip down memory lane. […]

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La Roux Makes The Showbox Dance (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Photos By Alex Crick British singer La Roux (nee Elly Jackson) strolled into Seattle Friday night and turned The Showbox into a sweaty, ecstatic mess of ’80s-throwback electro-pop. Cutting a striking figure of glam, androgynous cool, Jackson led her band through a set that had the crowd dancing the entire time. Touring her […]

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Lykke Li Brings Her Dramatic Indie-Pop To The Moore (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Photos by John Lill The stage at The Moore on Wednesday night could have been set for a Halloween show. Footlights, fog, eerie music and black, diaphanous fabrics hung from the rafters as Swedish songstress Lykke Li’s black-clad form danced amongst them. The show’s goth paradise scenario, which kicked off the US […]

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Thunderpussy at The Cannery (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Thunderpussy upstages My Goodness at The Cannery

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell Everett continued to up its musical game with an incredible lineup at The Cannery the night before Bumbershoot took off. My Goodness was the ostensible headliner, touring their latest LP Shiver + Shake. Those familiar with their high-energy, hard-edged sets might be surprised to know […]

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Fall Out Boy at the Washington State Fair (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Fall Out Boy at The Washington State Fair: screaming abounds

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Fall Out Boy and Danish band New Politics played to a healthy-sized crowd on a perfect Friday evening at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. What a great idea: grab an elephant ear, check out the livestock and crafts, hop on a couple of rides and then go […]

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Raul Midon

Raul Midon brings his many talents to Jazz Alley

By Brent Stavig On September 9, Raul Midon came to Seattle to play two nights at Jazz Alley on a trajectory that included living in New Mexico, Florida, New York City, and now Maryland.  He’s a virtuoso guitarist and a soulful vocalist with a wide range, but with supplemental talents that includes playing bongos and […]

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Fans & Bands ROCK out at Pain In The Grass/Uproar Music Festival

By Mocha Charlie This year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival joined forces with KISW’s Pain In The Grass to bring ten ROCK bands to Whiteriver Amphitheater. Local teen, Amanda Hardy opened as the winner of the festival’s “Battle of the Bands.” It’s easy to see why she won. Hardy owns the stage, with her sleek stature, […]

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