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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: legends at The Gorge (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell The air felt heavy and expectant at The Gorge Ampitheatre last Friday as fans gathered to take in the rock legend of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. The band is riding high on the wake of their first number one album, Hypnotic Eye (how is it possible that this is their first […]

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Ray LaMontagne performs at Marymoor Park. Photo by John Lill.

Ray LaMontagne Goes Supernova at Marymoor (Photos)

by John Lill Every generation has its own Cat Stevens, an earnest singer-songwriter whose husky voice imbues low-key songs with seeming depth. Over the course of a decade and his first four records, the 41-year-old Ray LaMontagne has filled that role, all the way down to living in rural western Massachusetts. To his credit, he […]

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perform to a sold out crowd at Marymoor Park. Photo by John Lill

Toad the Wet Sprocket and Counting Crows at Marymoor (Photos)

by John Lill Alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket and Counting Crows had their biggest successes in the ’90s, but Tuesday they came to Marymoor Park to tour unlike many 80s and 90s bands in support of new albums, not a nostalgia-based jaunt around the country. Fans who remember the early-‘90s heyday of Toad the Wet Sprocket […]

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Phantogram at Summer Camp 2014 (Photo by Arlene Brown)

The End’s Summer Camp 2014: alternatives to PNW bands? (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Apparently 107.7 The End believes that the current state of  “alternative” music is this: the bands most deserving of promotion are a) almost exclusively made up of white dudes; b) nearly indistinguishable in sound and/or style, and c), not from anywhere near the Pacific Northwest. This year’s Summer Camp lineup […]

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Echo and the Bunnymen return to Seattle at The Showbox (Photos)

By Brent Stavig Photos by John Lill Seattle was the fifth stop on Echo & The Bunnymen’s thirteen city tour of the U.S., and from information gleaned via the “interwebz” it appears that every date so far has been sold out. Yeah, they just released their first album of new material in five years – Meteorites, and […]

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Arcade Fire Lights Up the Gorge (Photos)

By Alicia Kamenick Photos by Xander Deccio When Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year Grammy for The Suburbs in 2011, Twitter exploded with the question “Who the fuck are Arcade Fire??” The question led the band to not only put the question on an official tee shirt, but also led them to play […]

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Sara Bareilles at Marymoor Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Sara Bareilles brings “Little Black Dress Tour” to Marymoor (Photos)

By Mocha Charlie It’s been ten years since  Sara Bareilles released her debut album,Careful Confessions, and with her current tour she celebrates and reflects on that decade. She simply refers to it as the “Little Black Dress Tour,” taken from a song off her most recent release, The Blessed Unrest; and her sold out show last […]

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A look back at Timber! 2014 (Photo Slideshows & Podcasts)

by Greg Roth Photos by Greg Roth and Christina Leiva In a couple of days thousand of Northwest music and nature lovers will make their annual pilgrimage across the water to partake in what has become a Northwest music festival treasure, Doe Bay Fest.The festival kicks off on August 7 and runs through August 11th and […]

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Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, and a Perfect Seattle Evening (Photo Slideshow)

by Alicia Kamenick Photos by Hanna Stevens On a perfect summer night, the Woodland Park Zoo’s  picturesque North Meadows set the scene for another Zoo Tune concert, where families and folks of all ages enjoyed some good music and dancing; chatted with friends and shared great food. Boston’s Lake Street Dive set the mood with […]

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Wolfmother at The Neptune (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Wolfmother Brings New Meaning to “HOT ROCK” at The Neptune

By Mocha Charlie Fans packed The Neptune last Thursday to witness Australian psychedelic rock band Wolfmother, who did not disappoint. They’ve been compared to classic rockers Black Sabbath and AC/DC; and by virtue of some impressive guitar riffs, it’s not a leap to compare frontman Andrew Stockdale to legendary ’60s axeman Jimi Hendrix. But the […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party: crammed, sweaty, and awesome

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick It was a dark and stormy week in Seattle . . . but lo, the rain and clouds departed with near perfect timing as Capitol Hill Block Party got underway on Friday afternoon. It was almost as if it had been planned that way by a higher power, […]

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Eclectic Approach at Hiawatha Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

FREE Concerts for the Entire Family This Summer in West Seattle!

By Mocha Charlie Hiawatha Park in West Seattle will be the spot to bring the whole family for fun and free music this summer. Featuring local bands every Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m., The Admiral Neighborhood Association kicked off their SUMMER CONCERT SERIES last Thursday with Seattle-based Eclectic Approach, performing originals and covers during […]

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