by John Lill Some world-class guitar firepower was on display at Chateau St....
Recent Happenings around the Sound and Way beyond...
By Mocha Charlie Hiawatha Park in West Seattle will be the spot to bring the whole family for fun and free music this summer. Featuring local bands every Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m., The Admiral Neighborhood Association kicked off their SUMMER CONCERT SERIES last Thursday with Seattle-based Eclectic Approach, performing originals and covers during […]
By Alicia Kamenick Idaho native Josh Ritter returns to his Pacific Northwest roots Wednesday night at the Woodland Park Zoo. With his seventh full-length album (2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks), Ritter continues his tradition of intelligent and thoughtful songwriting, backed by The Royal City Band. Boston’s Lake Street Dive will open the show, […]
by Greg Roth Festival season is in full gear. The massive, revenue generating Sasquatch is now in our collective rear-view mirrors. Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and of course Bumbershoot will soon be upon us, but a special festival that is near and dear to us here at SMI starts kicking in today. […]
By Hanna Stevens Say Anything put on a rowdy night of round-robin indie pop-punk with You Blew It!, The So So Glos, and The Front Bottoms at Seattle’s Showbox Market last Saturday. You Blew It!, an emo-indie band from Orlando, opened the show and got the crowd dancing right away. The Showbox had already filled […]
By Mocha Charlie I was beyond excited to head to the White River Amphitheater on Saturday night. Not only was I going to see Tower of Power and The Steve Miller Band for the first time, I would see my husband’s favorite band (he has a tattoo to prove it), Journey. We first saw the […]
By Mocha Charlie Chinookfest may not be until September, but last weekend the ladies from Seattle Secret Shows presented a line-up of four of the featured bands in North Seattle that will grace the stage at this year’s festival in Naches, Washington. SSS is the offspring of the Seattle Living Room Shows, both of which are […]
By John Lill If there is a band still out there today who could save the music video format it would be Los Angeles-based Ok Go. Around since 1998, the quartet of unlikely looking rock stars are known for their visually stimulating, often humorous videos can be described as innovative spectacles of brain candy. The […]
By Brent Stavig Morrissey’s tenth solo album (World Peace is None of Your Business, on Harvest Records) is an odd hodge-podge of studio tinkering, random sound effects, half-completed songs, Spanish guitar, and brilliant vocals. I’m hard-pressed to recall a more non-linear record, or one that sounds like it’s actually being thrown together while you’re listening to […]
By Mocha Charlie Music fans will go to many lengths to attend a show. Some will rearrange work schedules, some will drive long distances, and some will brave harsh weather conditions just to see a show. And, to no one’s surprise, Monday night’s Andy Grammer show at Neumos led fans will do all of the […]
By John Lill At the beginning of this month it seemed that no one had heard of Chive Fest. With little to no visual marketing, it felt more like “Waynestock” from Wayne’s World 2, in which the title character attempts to impress his girlfriend by creating a big-name concert festival out of mid-air. But Chive […]
By Hanna Stevens Ms. Lauryn Hill commanded The Paramount Theatre July 8 with elegance, presenting the culmination of a varied life and career. She shared highlights of each phase of her artistry while blending the different styles throughout her set. Fans of exclusive records may have been jarred by the different song arrangements by Hill […]
By Arlene Brown What better way to start the weekend than to spend it hanging with 1200 or so of my closest Fitz & the Tantrum friends and fans. After throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners game just down the street, Fitz was ready for a crazy bass filled night at the Showbox […]