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Phish perform at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

Phish at Key Arena

By John Lill To many of their legion of fans, going to a Phish concert is about far more than the music the Vermont foursome deliver, though that’s nearly as unpredictable as ever after decades of being on and off the road. They broke up a few years ago and it didn’t take; they’ve been […]

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Tears For Fears at Project Pabst (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Tears for Fears Headlines Day One, First Ever Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland

By Mocha Charlie Editor’s Note: As a decades-long fan of  Tears for Fears, SMI photog Mocha Charlie shares a first-person look at what it was like to revisit her favorite band at a recent live show in Portland.   It takes a village to get things done. It takes courage to take your first step. […]

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Matisyahu - Photo by Jared Polin

Matisyahu to perform at The Showbox this Thursday

By Christine Mitchell Matisyahu has been touring in support of his latest album, AKEDA, which in Hebrew means “binding” in terms of sacrifice. Matisyahu is no stranger to the toll taken by spiritual sacrifice, having spent much of his youth and adult life soul-searching and exploring what it means to be Jewish. For a long stretch […]

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American Authors at The Showbox (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Echosmith, The Mowgli’s & American Authors “Honda Civic Tour” stops @ Seattle’s Showbox

By Mocha Charlie Since 2001, The Honda Civic Tour has been bringing together a variety of bands out on the road for late summer/early fall tour dates. This year’s second leg of the tour brought west coast bands Echosmith, and  The Mowgli’s, and New York-based American Authors out on the road during October and November. […]

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Twenty One Pilots drum on crowd

Twenty One Pilots at the Neptune: a visual feast

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown The line began at the doors of The Neptune Theatre and went on down the street for a full block before turning the corner and heading down the hill. For those uninitiated to twenty | one | pilots, the scads of teens in line with their parents and […]

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YACHT at Neumos (Photo by Victoria Holt)

YACHT and White Fang: Two Very Different Kinds of Crowd Interaction

By Victoria Holt “If you don’t want to be touched, physically and spiritually, you should move to the back,” singer Claire L. Evans of YACHT warned the crowd at Neumos Friday night. She and Jonah Bechtolt make up the band, and were joined onstage by touring musicians Bobby Birdman and Jeffrey Brodsky. The latter started […]

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The Dropkick Murphys from Bosoton perform at Showbox SODO. Photo by John Lill

Dropkick Murphys at Showbox SODO!

By John Lill One band that has played a pivotal role in reviving Celtic punk and hardcore punk music is the Dropkick Murphys. This American Celtic punk rock band knows the art of rocking the audience and has developed a unique music style all their own. The Showbox SODO was packed with anyone and everyone […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 105 On Demand: Hobosexual and Olivia De La Cruz (in studio performance)

by Greg Roth In the first half of this week’s episode of SMI Radio, I catch with Ben Harwood and Jeff Silva, who form the powerful, high-octane rock duet, Hobosexual. The boys talk about they got together, their approach unique approach to how they make up their sound, the origins of the band’s name and some interesting […]

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Kasabian perform before a packed house at The Showbox in Seattle. Wa.

Kasabian: energy at The Showbox Market

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI photographer Alex Crick was on hand to capture the buoyant energy of English band Kasabian last Saturday at The Showbox Market, who are touring in support of their latest album, 48:13 (which is the running time of the LP).  Lead singer Tom Meighan danced around the stage, […]

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Lily Allen performs at the Paramount Theatre. Photo by John Lill

Lily Allen – Sparkly Swagger at The Paramount (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Lily Allen doesn’t have much of an internal filter. At a show, she’ll mention the scatological issues she had while at her last Seattle appearance, or maybe throw in some information about her post-natal sexual relations with her husband. It should come as no shock that she’s also fairly potty-mouthed. But thankfully, […]

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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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SMI Radio Ep. 104 On Demand: Doctor Fink & Susan Galbraith

by Greg Roth SMI Radio is back for the new Fall Season and we are kicking it off right with two brilliant artists. It is hard to believe that it was 30 summers ago that the iconic movie and record Purple Rain was released. Both were blockbuster successes and both still stand up as a wonderful musical snapshot […]

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