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SMI Radio Ep. 76 On Demand: Chaos Chaos and some holiday rock music

by Greg Roth Last week on SMI Radio, we featured a fun conversation and music from Daydream Vacation with David Einmo (Head Like A Kite) and Asy Saavedra. Asy spoke briefly about her other project, Chaos Chaos (formerly Smoosh), which involves her sister Chloe. Asy flew into town to perform with Daydream Vacation at The Vera Project this […]

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SMI Artist Spotlight: SweetKiss Momma (Photo Slideshow & Video)

by Bill Bungard Earlier this year, SweetKiss Momma submitted their song Strange Fire for consideration in a songwriting contest being held by John Carter Cash (son of the late Mr. Johnny Cash), where they were finalists, but did not end up winning the top prize. One of the judges was a man by the name […]

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Seattle WAVE Radio crowns Jammin’ Challenge winner at Hard Rock (Photo Slideshow)

All photos by Mocha Charlie Over the course of the last few months, Seattle Wave Radio has been giving local talent to strut their stuff and show what they go by hosting an American Idol type music contest at local venues. The competition was open to both bands and solo artists. Last Thursday (11/28) at The Hard […]

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‘The Boss’ pays homage to fallen blood brothers in Portland (Video)

By Alicia Kamenick Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Rose Garden (Portland) on 11/28/12 There were ghosts at Portland’s Rose Garden arena Wednesday night. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band filled the space with joyful noise, but even with 17 musicians on stage, there were two big holes: Danny Federici and Clarence […]

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Legendary drummers Michael Shrieve and Neil Peart go one on one

by Greg Roth Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend Woodstock in person, or see the iconic film of the same name, should recall one of the key moments – when a 20-year-old drummer named Michael Shrieve played one of the most brilliant drum solos ever. Shrieve’s solo with Santana during their live performance of Soul Sacrifice will be […]

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You never forget your first Rush!

SMI contributor, Harrison Mains, reflects on his first Rush Concert that took place at Key Arena on November 13th 2012. I had seen live footage, memorized the records, and watched the documentaries. I had learned to play the songs, I had sung my throat raw, I had even seen I Love You, Man. Still, nothing could […]

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Rewind Record Review: Aztec Two-Step

by Henry Jake An unrelenting horizontal mist tickles the nostrils, as artisan bakers meticulously shuffle smorgasbords of chocolate lava hotcakes and strawberry bran muffins, free at last from gluten’s tyrannical yoke. Down Brooklyn Ave, a short stroll from the University of Washington campus, Seattle’s Mossy Bottom Records flashes Ray Davies’ Village Green mantra: “Preserving the […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 75 On Demand: Daydream Vacation and Seven Dials (Photo Slideshow)

By Greg Roth Electronic pop duo Daydream Vacation creates infectious beats and textures – courtesy of singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and producer Dave Einmo (Head Like a Kite) and drummer Nat Damm (Akimbo and Sandrider). With the sweet and etherial vocal styling of Asy de Saavedra (Chaos Chaos formerly Smoosh) soaring over the top, you have all of the ingredients needed make a delicious musical […]

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Bear Cove, Aaron Daniel and Blake Noble plunge in at High Dive (Photo Slideshow)

By Alina Shanin Bear Cove, Aaron Daniel and Blake Noble @ High Dive on 11/21/12 This year’s Thanksgiving Eve show at the High Dive was another success. While the show started ahead of schedule, those who remained in the city trickled in around 9 p.m. to check out some local talent. Bear Cove opened the […]

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Brent Amaker and The Rodeo ride into The Triple Door (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Brent Amaker and The Rodeo with Vox Mod & Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground @ The Triple Door on 11/21/2012 For those who have never seen Brent Amaker and The Rodeo live, it is difficult to explain. You have to experience a show to really get it. Amaker and his band combine […]

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Giving thanks to Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project: Daniel Blume, Hannalee and Eternal Fair @ secret location on 11/17/12 The day before Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to reflect and give thanks for what we have, as opposed to what we covet. We are certainly thankful for all the great music and artists […]

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Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood to hit Neumos this weekend

by Darrell Fortune This Saturday night, well after the Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover has subsided and you’ve recovered from Black Friday Madness, it’ll be high time to feed your musical soul. Lucky for us, Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood bring their musical goodness to Nuemos at 8pm. You know Mr. Robinson from his other project, now on hiatus, The Black Crowes. […]

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