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Flight to Mars perform at Showbox. (Photo by John Lill)

Flight To Mars Rockets Back to Showbox for 13th Annual Benefit Show

By John Lill Flight to Mars’ May 1 performance at Showbox was a raucous night of rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause. The 13th annual benefit concert for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients included sets by Flight to Mars, the Seattle-based UFO tribute band led by […]

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2015.04.29: Sarah Gerritsen and the Shadow Catchers @ The Triple

Sarah Gerritsen and The Shadow Catchers bring intimacy to Triple Door (Photo Slideshow)

by Susan Galbraith Photos by Jason Tang Seattle Living Room Shows came to The Triple Door  last week and the air was buzzing with anticipation. Crowds of people laughed and hugged, genuinely happy to see each other. The venue was dark as always. But it was the brightness of Seattle’s Americana sweetheart, Sarah Gerritsen, that brought these people together […]

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Dead Men Walking

Dead Men Walking to play Crocodile Cafe May 5

By Brent Stavig Dead Men Walking appear this Tuesday, May 5 at the Crocodile Café (2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle). Comprised of heavy-hitters Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm), and Chris Cheney (The Living End), these blokes kick out high-energy rock with obvious rockabilly roots, but also harbor some […]

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Volbeat perform at WaMu Theater. (Photo by John Lill)

Anthrax and Volbeat Bring the Noise to WaMu

By John Lill Wednesday night in Seattle was anything but mellow near the WaMu Theater next to Century Link Field. Danish metal band Volbeat along with co-headliner Anthrax and show opener Crobot assaulted the senses of all those in attendance. Crobot, who hail from Pennsylvania, kicked things off with a very energetic set, performing tracks […]

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Iska Dhaaf (Photo by Arlene Brown)

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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Bumbershoot 2015 Announcement Photo by John Lill

Bumbershoot 2015 Lineup Announcement

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick and John Lill Bumbershoot may come at the tail end of the summer festival calendar, but Seattleites enjoying a fine spring day tuned in en masse via TV, radio, and social media to learn which bands would be playing the 45-year old festival (now run by AEG) this Labor […]

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The Robert Glasper Experiment (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

The Robert Glasper Experiment reinvents familiarity at Neumos

By Hanna Stevens The Robert Glasper Experiment gave a masterfully incredible performance at Neumos on April 14. The music extended from simple beauty and familiar melodies to stretched improvisations and experimentations, and the quartet held the packed venue’s attention throughout the night. There were gorgeous, dynamic, extended solos, improvised compositions, and familiar songs including Radiohead’s “Everything […]

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Mac DeMarco at The Neptune Theater (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Mac DeMarco Thrills his Teenage Fanclub at the Neptune Theater

By Victoria Holt   A girl who looked to be about sixteen, with a grown out dye-job, stick-n-poke tattoos, and a septum piercing, lit a cigarette and blew a plume of smoke into the haze above her. Several other kids followed suit, looking like they thought they were the coolest people on Earth. They danced […]

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2015.04.13: Allen Stone, Greg Roth @ The Triple Door, Seattle, W

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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Kimbra at The Neptune Theatre (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

Kimbra and Mikky Ekko create a spectacular experience at the Neptune

By Hanna Stevens Kimbra exuded energy and exuberance at the Neptune Theatre throughout a visually spectacular performance on April 13. Mikky Ekko relied on his songwriting and vocal abilities, making for a strong opening performance. Their aesthetics were extremely different, but they shared a powerful sincerity in the real-time delivery of their lyrics. Kimbra, who […]

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Skyler Mehal Benefit at The Tractor Tavern (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Seventeen Bands Perform Benefit Show in Ballard For Local Musician’s Lost Gear

By: Mocha Charlie When Cody Beebe & The Crooks embarked on their first European tour, they never thought that their first task upon touchdown in Zurich would be to try to recover lost gear. They were told all of their packages had been scanned at take off; however, when they landed, two very important items were […]

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