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The Kills at The Neptune (Photo by Victoria Holt)

The Kills Get Salty and Sweet at The Neptune

By Victoria Holt The Kills rocked The Neptune Monday night with their primal, unbridled energy. Alison Mosshart’s sweaty, almost dreaded hair went handsomely awry as she whipped around, belting out lyrics in sneering harmony. Jamie Hince orchestrated the sound of the band, shooting sparks from his effects-laden guitar. Seemingly chaotic, once the beat hit a groove, […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 106 On Demand: NWCZ Radio’s Darrell Fortune & Sarah Gerritsen

On the most recent episode of SMI Radio I catch up with NWCZ Radio founder, Darrell Fortune and host of his new show True Fidelity which can be heard every Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00pm PST. In the second half of the show we treat you to a wonderful in-studio performance and conversation with a very […]

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Soniphone Spook-A-Thon

Soniphone Spook-A-Thon this Thursday

By Christine Mitchell Looking for an extra chance to sport your Halloween garb and celebrate this week? Come on down to the Columbia City Theater to the Soniphone Records Spook-A-Thon, a costume party and contest and record label celebration all in one. Johnny Hoffman and The Residents headline, and are supported by Shark The Herald, The Requisite, […]

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Yelle at Neumos (Photo by Victoria Holt)

A ‘Completely Crazy’ Night with Yelle at Neumos (Photos)

By Victoria Holt Neumos was bouncing off the walls Friday night to the sweet sounds of French synth-pop band Yelle. Fronted by talented and beautiful vocalist Julie Budet, the three-piece loaded the stage with lights and a massive central light up “Y.” Fans of all ages arrived early to pack the sold out house, and […]

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Phillip Phillips Closes Out CWU’s Homecoming Week (Photos)

By: Xander Deccio American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performed to a sold out crowd at the SURC Ballroom at Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg. Phillips was in town performing as a part of CWU’s annual homecoming. In the past, CWU would bring in a comedian to close out homecoming, but opted for […]

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club at The Shakedown (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Artist Spotlight: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club of Denver, CO

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell Slim Cessna’s Auto Club of Denver, Colorado has been headlining shows in Seattle for over ten years. The Tractor Tavern is where it began and where SCAC returned earlier this month. And, after a decade and change of playing in the PNW, it appears that […]

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Andrew McMahon at The Neptune (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Blend Old & New at the Neptune

By Katrina Charles Photos by Mocha Charlie Last Wednesday night, the Neptune Theater was the place to be. Headliner Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness along with Hunter Hunted and Junior Prom created a high-energy night of incredible tunes. The dynamic duo, Junior Prom were the first to take the stage. Armed with a minimal setup of […]

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King Tuff at Neumos (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Live review: King Tuff at Neumos

By Ian Cunningham Photos by Victoria Holt King Tuff played Neumos on Wednesday night to a packed house full of mostly underage angst and sweat. Their current tour is in support of their newest album Black Moon Spell released just a few weeks ago. This was my third time seeing the Sub Pop band and […]

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Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney help you celebrate The Banner Days

By Katrina Charles There’s something so magical about the chemistry that Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney bring to their first joint effort The Banner Days. Typically solo artists, Loomis and Whitney have brought their own unique styles to this project that covers the spectrum of thoughtfully beautiful ballads such as “My Beloved” to joyfully upbeat tunes […]

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Hozier performs to a sold out Showbox in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

Hozier Earns His Hype at The Showbox

By Alicia Kamenick Photos by John Lill It would be so easy, so tempting  . . . .dare this reviewer start off by saying that “Hozier took the Showbox to church on Tuesday night”? This reviewer will refrain. But aside from it being ready-made to be a groan-worthy pun, Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s music can be downright […]

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Battleme at The Cannery (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

The Grizzled Mighty, Battleme headline at The Cannery

  By Christine Mitchell The Everett Music Initiative did it again with an incredible lineup at The Cannery last Friday night. It was the first of two nights operating under the moniker The Feast, and night one rocked. Local band Crystal Desert may be fresh-faced, but they played expertly, with a sound that benefited from […]

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Jason Mraz at Benaroya Hall (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Say YES! @ Benaroya

By Mocha Charlie Tuesday night, Jason Mraz wooed the crowd at the sold out Benaroya Hall in Seattle, bringing fans to their feet even before the show began. Mraz stepped on to the stage to thank everyone for coming and to introduce his opening band, Raining Jane. Not only would they perform songs alone on stage, […]

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