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By Timmy Held Afraid of Figs is a high-energy, fun-loving rock band known for their kinetic shows charged with frequent costume changes, a plethora of props, and top-tier musicianship. Although it accurately expressed the Figs’ ability to write great songs, their first full-length release, I Ate a Vegan, failed to capture the energy of their […]
By Greg Roth Jon Anderson is a rock legend. You hear his one-of-a-kind voice on Yes classics such as Roundabout, And You and I, Long Distance Run Around, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Changes and many more. His career spans 4 decades, which include several solo records, as well as collaborations with Kitaro, Vangelis, and former […]
By Greg Roth It has been a little over eighteen months since Fitz and The Tantrums released their first critically acclaimed and catchy LP, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces.” The Rock n’ Soul outfit have announced that their 2nd album on the Dangerbird Records label will be available on Tuesday, October 9th. The six-piece, LA combo have been […]
By Greg Roth Covering music and the artists that create and perform it is just part of what we do here. Every great artist has an amazing story but those that cover our vibrant scene are also part of the story and help contribute to making our scene the envy of many across the globe. […]
By Timmy Held I made it over to The Gorge this weekend to cover Day 3 and Monday Day 4 of Sasquatch. Here are my Top 5 picks for Sunday and Monday of Sasquatch 2012 at The Gorge in George, Washington. For a slide-show of his favorite photos that I nabbed at the festival click HERE […]
By Alina Shanin Saturday was jam-packed with a variety of talented performers, including great indie/rock groups like Black Whales and The Helio Sequence, masters of mixing and dubstep including Wolfgang Gartner, Aarab Muzik and Purity Ring, and of course big names including Jack White and The Shins. The crowds were significantly larger than those of […]
By Alina Shanin Nothing could keep away the hundreds of music lovers heading to The Gorge for some amazing talent showcased at Sasquatch this Memorial Day weekend. After hours of driving and a few more hours of stalled traffic at the entrance, this year’s attendees were ready to party and show some love to every […]
By Greg Roth Offstage, Nika Roza Danilova AKA Zola Jesus is a bit quiet and diminutive but onstage she is like an explosion. In a live concert setting she lets her powerful yet ethereal presence and personality become unveiled and unfurled before the masses. On Day 3 of Sasquatch, Zola and her backing band provided an immense combination […]
By Greg Roth Jordan Cook AKA Reignwolf has been getting a crazy buzz as of late. With a recent stunning in-store performance at Easy Street Records and an equally stunning showing at an in-studio performance at Jet City Stream, Mr. Cook is wowing fans with his electric and intense showmanship. Reignwolf is a one man tour de […]
By Greg Roth Fly Moon Royalty, could be described as a hip-hop, new wave, funk and pop music outfit. The group incorporates many of those elements into their songs. This makes for a refreshing and original sonic culture clash. DJ / Producer / Emcee Action Jackson lays down some solid, cool samples and some tasty keyboard […]
SMI Contributor and Fake Label Records honcho Timmy Held runs down his Sasquatch top Ten for Sunday and Monday. 10. Feist: With three Juno awards from the 2012 ceremony: Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Metals, Feist will be a highlight for me personally. Her song “Mushaboom” had me hooked […]
By Greg Roth When music is performed with skill and soul it is almost a spiritual experience. Alabama Shakes is one of the ‘buzz bands” of the moment and for good reason, they are the authentic article. With one foot in the past and another foot in the present, this group pays tribute to some […]