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Seattle stars in the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis video

by Greg Roth The city of Seattle is the shining star in the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis music video released last week. The video is for the chart topping duo’s most recent single Can’t Hold Us. The catchy tune can be heard in a recent Microsoft commercial and is the follow up to their mega-hit […]

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THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME HAS HEART (VIDEO AND AUDIO INTERVIEWS)

by Greg Roth Tonight is the night. One of Seattle’s greatest treasures will take their rightful place among Rock and Roll royalty, an event thirty-four years in the making. For the past few years here at SMI, we’ve covered founding members of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Heart. The four original male […]

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Eternal Fair record release show at Columbia City Theater (Photo Slideshow)

by Sopeary Sok photos by Jason Tang Eternal Fair got up close and personal as they performed songs from their debut album, The Horse That Carries The Wheel, live at the Colombia City Theater on April 12, 2013. The band opened their act with the intro to their album, The Horse That Carries the Wheel Part […]

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Airborne Toxic Event takes over Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown After up and coming band Nightmare Air, warmed up the crowds, The Airborne Toxic Event took over Showbox at the Market.  It didn’t matter if you were front and center, the middle of the crowd, or sitting in the back bar, you still felt like you were in the center of the action.Lead […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 90 On Demand: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (Fitz and The Tantrums) (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth On a rainy November night in 2010, a then little known Los Angeles outfit with a catchy name (Fitz and The Tantrums) strolled into town to play the famous Crocodile. The band was in town to promote their LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces. With solid chops, infectious grooves, catchy hooks and an indomitable work ethic, […]

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Vicci Martinez Video ‘Come Along’ finally drops

by Greg Roth Vicci Martinez gained national attention with her strong showing on NBC’s The Voice.  She was signed to Universal and recorded the single Come Along with Cee Lo Green for her self-titled album, which dropped about a year ago. Thanks to Vicci’s strong work ethic, which included a busy touring schedule and hitting the radio interview circuit, the […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 89 On Demand: Ritzy Bryan (The Joy Formidable), Kelly & Ben (Beat 100) and Mat Hayward (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Last month, The Joy Formidable came to town and delivered a full on sonic assault at The Neptune Theater. Guitarist and front woman Ritzy Bryan was enchanting, powerful, and in constant motion throughout the  set. Backed by the solid rhythm section of Rhydian Dafydd on bass and Matt Thomas on drums, TJF blew the roof […]

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Seattle ‘Rocktographers’ get their chance to shine in the spotlight

by Greg Roth We live in an era where  technology provides the opportunity for just about anyone to shoot decent pictures. Anyone with a few hundred dollars can purchase a digital camera or smartphone which produce high quality images, providing instant gratification to a broader audience. Just visit Facebook or any social networking site and you […]

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SMI Notes From The Road: SXSW 2013 PT. 4

Derek Aubert was recently out on the Road with Seattle’s Fox and The Law and shares some tales from his experience touring with the band and SXSW 2013. This is part the final chapter from his recent adventure (Part 4 of 4) SMI NOTES FROM THE ROAD: FOX AND THE LAW AT SXSW PT. 3 SMI NOTES FROM THE […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 88 On Demand: Kevin Sur and Phil O’Sullivan (Artist Home / Timber Outdoor Music Fest)

by Greg Roth To us, music is more than just a product or an entertainment medium. It is one of the most spectacular of all art forms and when done well, with authenticity and sincerity, can be a powerful agent for social change. Artist Home epitomizes this through their efforts in the staging of innovative and […]

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Seattle musicians to pay tribute to Squeeze at The Triple Door (Videos)

by Greg Roth In the early 80s, I fronted my very first band called The Blitz. We were a four piece power-pop / new wave outfit covering everything from Cheap Trick to The Ramones and The Clash. We also were quite enamored with a combo out of the UK called Squeeze. We performed Pulling Mussels From a […]

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George Clinton and P-Funk still smokin’ at Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth photos by Mat Hayward The Parliafundkadelicment universe spans many funky dimensions. The list of P-Funk alumni is too large to list. No less than sixteen members of the original P-Funk were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Along with James Brown, George Clinton is the most sampled […]

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