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RSD ’14: 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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The Horde and the Harem release ‘Fairweather Friends’ EP at the Tractor Tavern (Photo Slideshow)

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown So, take a bullhorn and hook it up to a car battery. Bring a pile of multicolor feather masks and wings made of thrifted, ripped sheets and have a bunch of strangers put them on. The bullhorn doesn’t work, but that’s okay, because the man in charge of […]

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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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Snoop Dogg celebrates 420 at WaMu Theater (Photo Slideshow)

Photos By Alex Crick Performing in a misty haze of weed and fake fog both Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg seemed at ease as the crowd joined him by passing joints as security seemed to ignore all but the highest offenders.  WaMu Theater was a place of celebration from beginning to the very late end.

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An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust at El Corazon (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill Being a long-time Sevendust fan, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at the El Corazon on Friday night. A mellow Sevendust is quite the oxymoron, especially when comparing what was billed as an “acoustic evening” to their catalog of material.  Although this is not Sevendust’s first rodeo with an acoustic album/tour […]

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Dancing with Bastille at Showbox Sodo (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown What time should you show up to see a concert?  That depends. If it’s a front-of-the-line spot for the Bastille concert at Showbox Sodo,  no later than 8 a.m..  A group of girls and a mom drove all the way from Eatonville to make sure they were front and center for one […]

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Best Fest Ever! Petty Fest! Live at Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by John Lill Wednesday night at Petty Fest, an eclectic bunch of musicians, actors and comedians came together to raise money for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at the Showbox.  Each of the performers did justice to both the music and spirit of Tom Petty by creating an experience that was equal parts concert and celebration […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Rick Ross ‘Mastermind’ (Full Album – You Tube)

by Billy Valentine You want a taste of Mastermind? Here you go: Bugatti stacks, Dom Perignon VIP booths, Benzo-to-Enzo come-ups and BitchesCokeMurderEngineRev. This should sound familiar to you by now because Big Boss Ross has been doing the gaudy Gotti shtick for years. He’s tapped into the lavish mentality, practically bottled the jet-set essence and […]

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Fox and the Moondog Matinee doin’ their thing around the sound

by Ian Cunningham If you haven’t already, meet your two new favorite bands: Fox and the Law & Moondog Matinee. Fox and the Law live somewhere between Ty Segall’s garage and the old No Wave bands of New York. The Seattle band’s first two albums Scarlet Fever and Empty Cases both push an urgent message of […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once

by Alicia Kamenick Sparkly Australian pop sprite Kylie Minogue knows her audience, and always brings a decent collection of shiny dance pop. Collaborating with the ubiquitous Sia and Pharrell Williams (among others), her new album Kiss Me Once mostly delivers the goods. Opener “Into the Blue” is a highlight, as is the Pharrell-produced “I Was […]

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Young the Giant blows our minds at Showbox Market (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown Young the Giant made Showbox Market their home for two nights.  And boy, did they make themselves at home.  I caught their show on Saturday (April 5, 2014,) the first of the two nights.  This was my third time seeing the band, but, my first time seeing them up close and through my […]

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Beats Antique bring a visual cornucopia of strange to the Showbox SODO (Photo Slideshow)

By John Lill Deer antler headpieces, cabaret dancing, demonic inflatables, belly dancing and even a wedding proposal were all on stage Saturday night during the Beats Antique show at the Showbox SODO. The only thing missing was a decapitation and a live sex act. Having said that, there is a difference between enjoying a show […]

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