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Veruca Salt at the Tractor Tavern

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick The backstage exit door at The Tractor Tavern is almost always open during a show – rain or shine; consequently, in the winter it can be downright chilly to stand on that end of the stage. But on a pleasant day in June such as this, a cool breeze […]

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SMI Radio Timber! Shows! Cumulus (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

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, SMI Radio’s Greg […]

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Shinobi Ninja “Escape From New York” for Nationwide Tour! (Photo Slideshow)

By Arlene Brown Here at SMI we frequently receive requests via Twitter from bands who would like us cover their shows.  We make every effort to do so, and I recently found myself thoroughly ecstatic when I caught the Shinobi Ninja show at El Corazon. The band has never played in Seattle before, but these cats are […]

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The Fray at Marymoor Park (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

The Fray Heats up Marymoor’s Summer Concert Series

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 […]

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Eels with Chelsea Wolf at The Moore Theatre

  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 […]

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Metronomy at Neumos (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Metronomy Courts the Audience at Neumos

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 […]

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Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Allen Stone Kicks off Summer Concert Series at Chateau Ste Michelle

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 […]

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Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers

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 […]

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Gemini Syndrome Ends Successful 8-week Tour in Seattle!

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 […]

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SMI RADIO TIMBER! SHOWS! FEATURES Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme (Podcast & Photo Slideshow)

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, […]

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Planes on Paper at The Jewelbox Theater (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Planes On Paper: Refreshing the Musical Palate at The Jewelbox Theater

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 […]

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KONGOS perform a Concert 4 A Cause at the Neptune

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 […]

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