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By Christine Mitchell Those in the know have been making the trek up to Everett to see great live music this year. The Everett Music Initiative has been in high gear for the past year, supporting local bands and venues and also bringing in high-end talent from down south. The inaugural Fisherman’s Village Music Festival was […]
By Christine Mitchell Matisyahu has been touring in support of his latest album, AKEDA, which in Hebrew means “binding” in terms of sacrifice. Matisyahu is no stranger to the toll taken by spiritual sacrifice, having spent much of his youth and adult life soul-searching and exploring what it means to be Jewish. For a long stretch […]
By Mocha Charlie Since 2001, The Honda Civic Tour has been bringing together a variety of bands out on the road for late summer/early fall tour dates. This year’s second leg of the tour brought west coast bands Echosmith, and The Mowgli’s, and New York-based American Authors out on the road during October and November. […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown The line began at the doors of The Neptune Theatre and went on down the street for a full block before turning the corner and heading down the hill. For those uninitiated to twenty | one | pilots, the scads of teens in line with their parents and […]
By Victoria Holt “If you don’t want to be touched, physically and spiritually, you should move to the back,” singer Claire L. Evans of YACHT warned the crowd at Neumos Friday night. She and Jonah Bechtolt make up the band, and were joined onstage by touring musicians Bobby Birdman and Jeffrey Brodsky. The latter started […]
By: Xander Deccio Four-time Golden Globe nominee Craig T. Nelson headlined the 10th annual Ellensburg Film Festival (EFF). Nelson appeared at screenings of three of his movies and at a Pass Holder’s Reception on Saturday night. A Spokane native, Nelson is also a former student at Central Washington University (CWU) and Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC). While at […]
By: The Vinyl Junkie I decided to try something different with my box reviews and feature some pop culture related goods this week. First off, we have Loot Crate; a nerdesque type subscription box that caters to the geek in all of us. Whether it be sci-fi, video games or even comic books. Loot Crate […]
By John Lill One band that has played a pivotal role in reviving Celtic punk and hardcore punk music is the Dropkick Murphys. This American Celtic punk rock band knows the art of rocking the audience and has developed a unique music style all their own. The Showbox SODO was packed with anyone and everyone […]
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 […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick SMI photographer Alex Crick was on hand to capture the buoyant energy of English band Kasabian last Saturday at The Showbox Market, who are touring in support of their latest album, 48:13 (which is the running time of the LP). Lead singer Tom Meighan danced around the stage, […]
By Alicia Kamenick Lily Allen doesn’t have much of an internal filter. At a show, she’ll mention the scatological issues she had while at her last Seattle appearance, or maybe throw in some information about her post-natal sexual relations with her husband. It should come as no shock that she’s also fairly potty-mouthed. But thankfully, […]
By Alicia Kamenick It’s probably safe to say that Justin Townes Earle is safe from being popped by the spirit of Hank Williams. The vision of ghostly vengeance came in a mid-show commentary about the current state of the country music scene. “If Hank Williams . . . were alive today, he’d walk down Music […]