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SMI Radio Ep.97 On Demand: Reignwolf and Robert Roth & Hiro Yamamoto (Truly)

by Greg Roth The Jordan Cook AKA Reignwolf  crazy buzz started almost two years ago with a stunning in-store  performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle and an equally stunning performance at Sasquatch! and Bumbershoot 2012 and Sasquatch! 2013.  Mr. Cook is wowing fans across the land with his electric and intense showmanship. Reignwolf is an artist in perpetual motion and […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 96 On Demand: Eldridge Gravy & Kevin Sur (Timberrr! 2014)

by Greg Roth SMI Radio kicks off 2014 with a brand new episode featuring two returning friends of the show. SMI MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 (PHOTO SLIDESHOW) When SMI Radio launched in April of 2010 our very first musical guest was Joe Simpson AKA Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme. To say I […]

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SMI Radio / Critical Sun Sessions: Pete Hopkins (Artist Interview / Music)

SMI Radio’s Greg Roth catches up with former Northwest and current LA recording artist Pete Hopkins for the very first SMI Radio / Critical Sun Sessions. Roth speaks to Hopkins about his music career, his forthcoming record and his appearance at Flights Pub in Everett, Washington taking place tonight, Saturday, December 14th. Rock and Roll […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 95 On Demand: Christian Zucconi of Grouplove and Robert DeLong

by Greg Roth On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, I catch up with Grouplove’s Christian Zucconi from the road. The band played two stellar shows in the Emerald City this past fall. You can see photos and a write up of the show by clicking the link below. SPENDING TWO NIGHTS TOGETHER WITH GROUPLOVE […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 94 On Demand: Kithkin, Sean De Tore & Rachel Belle (KIRO Radio)

by Greg Roth XTC, Adam and The Ants and Modest Mouse had a baby and they named it Kithkin. This brilliant quartet is more than just a band, they are truly a Tribe. This percussive and highly rhythmic outfit posess strong chops and produce and eclectic blend of afro-beat, rock and more. The band wowed audiences this […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 93 On Demand: Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel / King Crimson & LRM)

by Greg Roth To say bassist Tony Levin’s pedigree and resume is impeccable would be a complete understatement. This rock veteran  has worked with everyone from the likes of John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, to Alice Cooper, Phoebe Snow and James Taylor. He is best known for his […]

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SMI Radio Xtra: Macy Gray doing her thing in Seattle (Audio Interview)

by Greg Roth Grammy Award artist Macy Gray is truly a renaissance woman. Not only is she a distinct singer whose career has spanned 14 years, she is a producer, mother, actress and has lent her talents to start and help run music camps for kids. Macy is back out on the road to continue […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 92 On Demand: Kevin Sur & Phil O’Sullivan (Timber!) and Andrew Joslyn

by Greg Roth You may or may not have noticed that SMI Radio has been on hiatus for the last couple of months but SMI Radio is back with a brand new episode from the brand new studio in The Center of the Universe! We are in the middle of one of the sunniest summers […]

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SMI Radio Xtra audio interview: Solveig & Stevie (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Audio interview and photos by Dan Rogers It was two years in the making but finally Solveig (Whittle) and Stevie (Ademak) wrapped up production of the finely crafted and produced Superwoman. Stevie is a brilliant and acclaimed producer and musician. He has performed in bands such as Bighorn in the 70′s and the popular 80′s power-pop […]

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SMI Celebrates 2 year partnership with NWCZ Radio on 5/17

by Greg Roth Over 3 years ago seattlemusicinsider.com was launched. Originally the site was set up as a central location for my content and social media links. SMI has continued to evolve and add additional contributors who share the passion for music and Northwest artists. in conjunction with the launch of the website, I launched […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 91 On Demand: Carrie and Kristen Watt (Seattle Living Room Shows 5 Year Anniversary Special)

by Greg Roth Kristen and Carrie Watt have real love for well-crafted music and artists who touch the heart and soul. It is out of that passion that they decided to host live concerts in a living room. Thus was born Seattle Living Room Shows. The homegrown and organic concert series is a unique way to see a live concert in the […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 90 On Demand: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (Fitz and The Tantrums) (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth On a rainy November night in 2010, a then little known Los Angeles outfit with a catchy name (Fitz and The Tantrums) strolled into town to play the famous Crocodile. The band was in town to promote their LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces. With solid chops, infectious grooves, catchy hooks and an indomitable work ethic, […]

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