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Evolution of Allen Stone launches at The Triple Door (MCP Video and Photos)

By Robin Fairbanks Video by Melodic Caring Project Photos by Alex Crick When drawing a circle you must have a starting point, a beginning and an end, so on this night it seemed fitting that Allen Stone had come full circle to where it all began in 2008. Stone entered The Triple Door stage alone […]

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(SMI TV) The Vinyl Junky – The Music Box Review

By Xander Deccio Being we have SMI Radio. We are now debuting SMI TV, our new YouTube channel. One of the first series debuting is none other than The Vinyl Junky. TVJ is a comedy-based review show where not only does he review new albums and reviews products, but will also review (and make fun […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Cumulus (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!”  The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge team up for charity (Video)

By Greg Roth Ayron Jones, Naomi Wachira and Whitney Monge are three powerful Northwest artists we have had the pleasure covering over the course of the last few years. The common thread they all share is that they all possess solid chops but most importantly, they play and sing from the depths of their collective souls. In addition, […]

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Elbow edges their way up and through the Pacific Northwest

By Alicia Kamenick For those of you who may have read my review of Elbow‘s latest album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, you know I’m a huge fan (and if you read that review, and still haven’t listened to Elbow yet, I reiterate: Do it. Now. I’ll wait. . . . And now you’re back. […]

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Spectacle: the music video exhibit at EMP to start off with Vivid party

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown A warm fuzziness caused by nostalgia and a sudden, immediate link to my childhood nearly broke my focus. “Wait a minute . . . I’m here as a member of the press, not as a seven year old,” I had to remind myself. But when someone like me […]

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St. Vincent mesmerizes The Moore (Photo Slideshow)

by Hanna Stevens St. Vincent gave Seattle a superbly beautiful sonic seizure at The Moore Theatre last Wednesday. Touring behind her February 2014 self-titled release, St. Vincent has refined and defined herself as a guitarist, singer performer, and ultimately, artist, with a show that is constantly self-referential between performance, visuals, sound, and lyrical content. Annie […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’

by Katrina Charles When Glee began airing on Fox in 2009, everyone was stunned by the powerful vocals of fairly unknown actress Lea Michele. With a knack for melding theatrics and popular music, she was a key element in the show’s success and the main reason their version of “Don’t Stop Believing” was on repeat […]

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by Jessica Kaminski 4 years after their debut album, power-duo Broken Bells have released a sophomore album that delivers beautifully produced electro-pop songs. The album’s title ‘After the Disco‘ alludes to the post-party crash that follows an epic night of celebration. But the title also foreshadows the seeming influences of the post-disco era. At first blush, the […]

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Panic! at the Disco kicked off tour in Seattle (Photo Slideshow)

They are Influenced by the likes of 60’s rock icons such as The Beatles, The Zombies and The Beach Boys, those influences are reflected on the catchy 2008 hit single, “Nine in the Afternoon.” Panic! At The Disco is back with a brand new record entitled, Too Rare to Live, Too Young to Die. Last month the band kicked off their […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Young The Giant ‘Mind Over Matter’

by Jessica Kaminski When a label touts an album as “highly anticipated” I am always a little skeptical, as was the case with Young The Giant’s sophomore album Mind Over Matter. “Highly anticipated” is almost as disingenuous as “hardest working band in *fill in the genre*. Regardless of their label’s claims of anticipation, Young The […]

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Southern Culture On The Skids: Carolina fried and delicious (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Most people that I know cradle some special music close to their heart because it feeds their soul. But I’m pretty sure that Southern Culture on the Skids’ music feeds the very human sense of fun in a way that is equally important. Thursday night’s show at The […]

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