By Mocha Charlie Chinookfest may not be until September, but last weekend the...
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By Katrina Charles Photos By Mocha Charlie Marymoor Park in Redmond may be my new favorite spot to catch a concert. With first-class sound and a a lush green ampitheater, this summertime venue boasts a festive environment and some of the area’s top concerts – like last Tuesday’s show featuring The Fray, Barcelona, and Oh […]
by Ava Benami Photos by Dan Rogers Chelsea Wolf Accompanying herself on guitar, Chelsea Wolfe’s haunting vocals were backed by a keyboardist, electronic tracks, and a stand-out violinist. The music, lighting and mood were dark and mysterious, with more than a hint of teen-angst. Wolfe, who wore a flowing cape with her hair mostly […]
by Victoria Holt English electronic rockers Metronomy are an incredibly romantic band. Their single, “Love Letters,” from their 2014 release of the same name, is an all-encompassing, engulfing soul jam, with every band member wailing the title. Front man Joseph Mount sings, “I’ll keep on writing . . . I’m always writing . . . ” in between each […]
By Mocha Charlie Seeing Allen Stone perform is not only a near breathtaking experience, it truly is a show NOT to be missed. If you ever find yourself yearning to see a musician who loves his craft, takes pride in where he came from, leaves you speechless with his performance, and is humble beyond a […]
by Kevin McBride Photos by Bill Bungard What a night to remember – made possible by Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers when they brought their craft to the intimate surroundings of Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle. I’ll call it a fantastic “twofer.” The Holmes Brothers can still deliver and reach their audience. They started […]
By Mocha Charlie You know that feeling you had as a little kid, rounding the corner of your final destination to the state fair, and seeing the big roller coaster peek through the fence? Your heart raced with excitement because you just knew you were in for a great time – one that happens only […]
SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Chances are you’ve walked through the perfume counter area at Macy’s (Bon Marche). Depending on the layout of the specific store it can be nearly unavoidable. My husband took to calling it “the gauntlet” years ago, the myriad scents co-mingling into something fairly nausea-inducing. And, if you’ve ever […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos By Arlene Brown I understand that the KONGOS Concerts 4 A Cause show benefitting Youth Care on June 4 was designated all ages, but I was surprised to find myself wedged between a nine-year-old girl and a man easily old enough to be my grandfather. “This place has better acoustics than the […]
By Hanna Stevens Kishi Bashi brought bright lights and bright sounds to the Showbox Market on May 20, touring in support of their new record Lighght. Showers of confetti bookended the show, and coupled with Kishi Bashi’s energized performance, made for a very celebratory and danceable affair. Kaoru Ishibashi, a classical violinist and skilled vocalist, fronts […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown and Christine Mitchell AT SASQUATCH! AND NEARING FORTY “I’m too old for this shit,” said the photographer next to me. It was Sunday at SASQUATCH! Music Festival. I wrinkled my eyebrows at him. “Hey,” I said. “I’m older than YOU.” But you know, he was kind of right […]
By Kevin McBride Photos by Bill Bungard What a great evening everyone had at Jazz Alley with Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey on May 22. In all my years of going to Jazz Alley, I’ve never seen or heard a crowd so involved with an act – dancing and singing along during most of the […]