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OK Go at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Alex Crick)

OK Go: audiovisual at The Neptune

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick Alternative rockers and viral video darlings OK Go filled The Neptune Theatre last week for a night of audiovisual entertainment.  Still touring on behalf of Hungry Ghosts, released last year, one question remains: what was OK Go’s cumulative confetti budget? SMI’s Alex Crick caught the flagrant recycling-must mayhem, and […]

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Jonny Lang at The Emerald Queen Casino (Photo by Bill Bungard)

Jonny Lang at The Emerald Queen Casino

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Bill Bungard Blues-rock and gospel virtuoso Jonny Lang brought his high energy guitar solos and soulful voice to the Emerald Queen Casino, thoroughly rocking and entertaining the ecstatic crowd. Lang is currently touring to promote his latest album, Fight For My Soul. SMI contributing photographer Bill Bungard shares his take on […]

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Tyrone Wells at Neumos (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Tyrone Wells Brings “Roll With It” Tour Home to Seattle

By Mocha Charlie Tyrone Wells, a Washington native (born in Seattle, raised in Spokane), recently released his latest CD, “Roll With It“, and began a 30+ city tour to bring it to his fans, live.  His latest endeavor is a labor of love. Not only did he spend well over a year writing, rewriting, producing, […]

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Kristin Hersh at The Triple Door (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Kristin Hersh: Paradoxical Undressing at The Triple Door

By Christine Mitchell Kristin Hersh has performed in a variety of Seattle venues over the past twenty years and change. From the long gone OK Hotel, where fans sat on the worn-smooth wooden floors to listen intently, to The Showbox Market, co-headlining with the incredible Vic Chesnutt, swapping songs and stories onstage to the delight […]

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Shark The Herald

Shark The Herald: debut album premiere, release party Friday

By Christine Mitchell “Escape Route,” the opening track off Shark The Herald’s debut This is That…and That is for You (Soniphone), is a slowburner that starts off with a Pearl Jam-esque riff and digresses into bluesy, psychedelic dirge territory, a theme that continues throughout the album. Spare, dark lyrics and a propensity to jam are Shark […]

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Echosmith at The Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick Indie-pop sibling quartet Echosmith brought their tour through The Showbox Market this past weekend along with fellow Los Angeles band The Colourist. SMI photographer Alex Crick was at the sold out show; take a look at the happenings through his expert eye here.

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Rick Springfield at The Neptune (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Rick Springfield “Stripped Down” at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre

By Mocha Charlie Wednesday night, ’80s heartthrob Rick Springfield performed a solo show at The Neptune Theatre, surrounded by his favorite guitars in front of a large projection screen. Throughout the evening, as Springfield spoke between songs, images from his life were projected on the screen, beginning with his life before he was a musician and […]

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The Hoot Hoots at Columbia City Theater (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

The Hoot Hoots overrun Roaming Herds of Buffalo album release party

By Christine Mitchell The Columbia City Theater was home to a night of adorably geeky rock last Friday as Roaming Herds of Buffalo celebrated the release of their latest album, Apocalypse Beach. But the evening belonged to The Hoot Hoots, their campy rainbow outfits, LED bling, and tunes that were at once infectious pop and […]

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Dead Moon at Chop Suey Grand Reopening (Photo by Alex Crick)

Dead Moon, Girl Trouble play Chop Suey reopening (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI contributing photographer Alex Crick was on hand to witness the grand reopening of Capitol Hill venue Chop Suey. Legendary PNW band Dead Moon headlined, with the equally legendary Girl Trouble supporting. Both bands have been around for plus or minus thirty years, yet, as the photos can […]

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Smokey Robinson at the Emerald Queen Casino (Photo by Bill Bungard)

Mr. Motown: Smokey Robinson at the Emerald Queen Casino

By Bill Bungard Mr. Motown brought it to Emerald Queen Casino  and a crowd of adoring fans on Friday, March 6. Grammy Award winning Smokey Robinson, inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Song Writers Hall of Fame has been performing for over 60 years,  his early years as the lead vocalist/songwriter for The Miracles. […]

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Alan Doyle at the Triple Door

Alan Doyle Charms the Triple Door

By Brent Stavig The Triple Door was packed to the rafters on a lovely March 5th evening. Hundreds of fans chatted excitedly, and the air of anticipation was electric before Alan Doyle took the stage. When Doyle comes to Seattle he’s usually performing with his regular band, Great Big Sea, of Newfoundland. GBS are incredibly […]

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Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle & Cary Brothers at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Cary Brothers Is “Lovin’ On You” and Having The Best Time Of His Life

By Mocha Charlie If you’ve ever wondered if Seattle’s near 1,000-seat Neptune Theatre could transform into a “listening room” where you could hear a pin drop during a sold out musical performance, you’d have your answer if you happened to be one of the lucky fans who were there last Sunday to hear the stunning […]

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