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Rose Windows (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Rose Windows calls it… Quits?

By Mocha Charlie On Monday, Seattle band  Rose Windows posted an elusive message on their Facebook page: Sometimes in life we come across pure beauty – an experience that moves us towards a sense of hope; a complete respect for the purity and love that life can offer. It’s an experience of this nature that pushes us […]

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SweetKiss Momma at Band In Seattle (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Band In Seattle, Now Taping for Season Two!

By Mocha Charlie With production for the second season of Band In Seattle well under way, the show, (which airs on The CW Saturdays at 11 p.m.) has more musicians yet to feature before they wrap things up for 2014. The unique production not only showcases Northwest musicians, but the audience can also be an […]

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Ellensburg Film Festival: Actor Craig T. Nelson Comes Back To His Old Stomping Ground

By: Xander Deccio Four-time Golden Globe nominee Craig T. Nelson headlined the 10th annual Ellensburg Film Festival (EFF). Nelson appeared at screenings of three of his movies and at a Pass Holder’s Reception on Saturday night. A Spokane native, Nelson is also a former student at Central Washington University (CWU) and Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC). While at […]

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Record Store Day 2014: it was amazing (in my imagination)

By Christine Mitchell I slid into a groggy awareness on Saturday morning. I rolled over, stretched out my neck, and slitted my lame-ass eyes open to read the clock. It was 9:35 a.m.. “Crap,” I thought. “I bet people are already lined up outside the doors. That Mudhoney record will never be mine.” I rolled […]

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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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by Ian Cunningham Just before the start of the new year, Fremont’s The White Rabbit closed its doors one last time. Having been a local landmark in one form or another since 2002, the Rabbit was home to regular acts such as Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder and funk band Marmalade. News of it’s closing seemed to […]

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Cody Beebe & The Crooks video released online today

At around 12:00pm today, Sunday, May 15th, Seattle Music Insider Featured Artist, Cody Beebe and the Crooks released their brand new video “Nine to Chain.” The video is released in conjunction with the band’s Nine to Chain Campaign, which is a page on the groups meant to be a place where our friends, family and […]

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Lawrence Hightower May 1st, 1962 – March 16th 2011

By Greg Roth This past Wednesday afternoon, March 16th, 2011 the Pacific Northwest lost an amazing musician and friend. Lawrence Hightower passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center due to heart complications. The musician had been in an out of surgery for several days prior to his passing putting up a valiant fight […]

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Original Members of Heart to reunite this month for Synergia Northwest 2010

By Greg Roth  Former Heart guitarist Roger Fisher, drummerMichael Derosier, bassist Steve Fossen and producer/ guitarist Howard Leese have not shared the stage in 30 years. That is all about to change on Saturday, May 15th, as the four founding members of one of Seattle’s most famous home grown products, Heart, reunite for Synergia Northwest 2010. To read the rest go […]

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The return of the one of Seattle’s greatest homegrown products…Soundgarden

 By Greg Roth It is so great to see one of Seattle’s greatest and most popular bands in the 90’s on the comeback trail after a long break. Along with playing Lallapalooza 2010, could the group launch a full scale tour as well as a big show at Bumbershoot? Stay tuned as we follow the adventures […]

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Welcome to SMI!

by Greg Roth is now officially launched.  There will be several links that we will be adding as well as great coverage of featured musical artists. In addition “SMI Radio” is now on the air. The show will feature music and interviews from some great local artists. We appreciate your patience as we get […]

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