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SMI Radio Ep. 109 On Demand: Chinook Fest Special with Cody Beebe & Austin Jenckes

Festival season is now officially upon us in the Northwest. Several local festivals like Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, taking place in Everett this weekend and one of our favorite festivals Timber! will be taking place in Carnation, Washington, July 16 – 18. A week before Timber is another cool festival featuring some brilliant local and national […]

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SMI New Music Tuesday Preview: Yonder “Harborview”

by Greg Roth When it comes to discovering new music in Seattle, we at SMI are always looking for something interesting, and we think we found it in Yonder.  Fans of 70s British New Wave/Power pop (i.e., The Jam, The Clash) and exquisite guitar tones (i.e., Johnny Marr or Andy Partridge/XTC), will dig this outfit. […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 108 On Demand: Eldridge Gravy and Zarni

On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, host Greg Roth sits down with long time friend of the show and soul singer Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme. Roth debut’s the band’s brand new single, “Hey Big Freak” and talks to Eldridge about the band’s plans for 2015 and their new record […]

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SMI On Tour: Iska Dhaaf

  By Arlene Brown The writers and photographers at Seattle Music Insider gather the inside information on shows, bands, festivals and musicians in Seattle and throughout the PNW. But what about when those bands and musicians go on the road? Welcome to SMI on Tour, which aims to bring broader coverage of familiar bands, and […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 107 On Demand: Allen Stone and Maiah Manser

After a several month hiatus, SMI Radio returns with new shows. In the first half of this week’s episode, SMI Radio host Greg Roth has an exclusive backstage interview at Seattle’s Triple door on the first night of Allen Stone’s five night series, STG Presents‘ Evolution of an Artist. Roth and Stone talk about how Stone’s life has […]

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SMI Spotlight: Jason Tang’s backstage photo journey with Allen Stone (Photos)

by Greg Roth Photos by Jason Tang We have some of the best music photographers anywhere, doing their thing right here in the Northwest. One of those folks is SMI Partner and Chief Photographer, Jason Tang. Jason is one of the most respected and revered music photographers throughout the region. His photos have been seen on artists’ websites, posters and […]

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The Hot Seat: An interview with Kristin Chambers

By Matthew Lamb Welcome to this week’s Hot Seat! We start this series off with a sit down with Kristin Chambers for an interview about her music and the Seattle music scene. When asked about performing live, Chambers describes the recent release of her powerful album  Everything Woman (produced by Eric Eagle) as “important and instrumental […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 106 On Demand: NWCZ Radio’s Darrell Fortune & Sarah Gerritsen

On the most recent episode of SMI Radio I catch up with NWCZ Radio founder, Darrell Fortune and host of his new show True Fidelity which can be heard every Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00pm PST. In the second half of the show we treat you to a wonderful in-studio performance and conversation with a very […]

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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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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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Another State of Mind: Eve’s Plum

By Xander Deccio (Editors Note: This is a new bi-monthly feature debuting here at SMI called Another State of Mind.) In 1991, in the boroughs of New York City, the Kotch twins were putting together a band that they thought would rock the masses to its core. Only one problem – they were missing a vocalist. […]

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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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