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London Grammar mesmerize at Neumos (Photo slideshow)

by John Lill There is something enjoyable about covering a show with two bands that are on the fast track to stardom. It’s like being part of a secret club that the rest of the world has yet to discover. Saturday night at Neumos was the place to be for such an event. Norwegian indie-pop […]

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Toadies, Supersuckers, and Battleme: a.k.a things tossed around at El Corazon

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown “Enthusiastic” would be the polite, yet lame way to describe the crowd at the Toadies/Supersuckers/Battleme show at El Corazon. “Flagrantly chaotic” would be a better fit, though. Or, perhaps “drink-tossingly, recycle bin-wieldingly insane.” Yeah, I like that best. No matter how you put it, this show was a […]

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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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Harps, James Redfern, and Eclectic Approach Put On One Solid Rock Show (Photo Slideshow)

by Katrina Charles  Photos by Mocha Charlie If ever you needed proof that the Seattle rock scene is alive and well, you would have found it at The Fenix in Seattle’s Pioneer Square last Friday night. The recently re-opened venue hosted one hell of a rock show, boasting local acts HARPS, James Redfern, and Eclectic […]

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Berlin takes everyone’s breath away at Snoqualmie Casino! (Photo Slideshow)

by Mocha Charlie For years, I’ve been checking bands off my must-see and must-shoot lists. Over the last few, I’ve even been able to see bands live that I grew up listening to, because believe it or not, many are still touring. One such band is Berlin and I never thought I’d ever get to […]

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ZZ Top bring La Futura to the Moore Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

by John Lill Canada has Rush, England has The Police, and America has ZZ Top. All three of these power trios are big on sound and display expert musicianship. The age-defying classic-rocker’s show at the Moore Theatre Sunday night was all substance and no frills Texas blues rock.  The stage was thankfully absent of farm […]

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The War On Drugs is coming to the Neptune!!!

Whatever you’re doing tomorrow night, Friday March 28th, change your plans!!  The War on Drugs is coming to town and they’re playing at The Neptune!!! Adam Granduciel, David Hartley, and crew are bringing their Indie Alt Rock sounds, armed with steel guitars, saxophone, organs, and unmatched drums and stellar voices.  Be ready to sing along with Eyes […]

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The Sounds at Neumos: Punk as…(Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown It was an all-ages Wednesday night at Neumos, and things seemed topsy-turvy as the 21+ crowd filled up downstairs and the underagers were relegated to the upper floor and balcony. Arlene and I were upstairs with the water-sippers, and at times I wished that we were right on […]

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TOOL Melts Down Portland’s Moda Center… And Skips Seattle!

by Xander Deccio Photos by Bill Bungard Does Maynard James Keenan hate Seattle for some reason? His alternative metal group TOOL performed only one of two shows in the Pacific Northwest… And neither one of them were in Seattle. For some odd reason Keenan and company decided to bypass Seattle completely, and went to Spokane […]

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Glasvegas Makes It’s Triumphant Return To Seattle’s Columbia City Theater

by Amanda Umberger I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Columbia City Theater to catch the Scottish indie rock band Glasvegas perform at the small venue. I was blown away by their opening act, an American rock band called The Ceremonies. Despite the seemingly unimpressed crowd of 30-somethings and older who started out […]

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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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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY comes swinging at Snoqualmie Casino (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell photos By Arlene Brown I’m still trying to figure out why Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) played at the Snoqualmie Casino. Other stops on their current tour don’t seem very casino-y . . . so, what could it have been that lured them there? Was it the huge, well-lit stage? The great […]

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