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SMI Radio Ep. 93 On Demand: Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel / King Crimson & LRM)

by Greg Roth To say bassist Tony Levin’s pedigree and resume is impeccable would be a complete understatement. This rock veteran  has worked with everyone from the likes of John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, to Alice Cooper, Phoebe Snow and James Taylor. He is best known for his […]

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SMI Radio Xtra: Macy Gray doing her thing in Seattle (Audio Interview)

by Greg Roth Grammy Award artist Macy Gray is truly a renaissance woman. Not only is she a distinct singer whose career has spanned 14 years, she is a producer, mother, actress and has lent her talents to start and help run music camps for kids. Macy is back out on the road to continue […]

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The Head and The Heart share a secret at Columbia City Theater (Photos)

by Arlene Brown I guess the secret is out of the bag.  The Head and The Heart (THATH) put on a killer send off secret show at the Columbia City Theater on Monday night.  Tickets were sold via BrownPaperTickets and were rumored to have been sold out in seconds.  Seconds.  Not minutes or hours or […]

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New Music Preview: ‘Let’s Be Still’ from The Head And The Heart

by Christine Mitchell The world is bigger than we are. That certainly feels plain as one listens to The Head And The Heart’s new album, Let’s Be Still, out October 15th on Sub Pop Records. Time and time again the hugeness between a human and another human and the unquantifiable universe is detailed in lyric […]

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Timber! 2014 passes will be available on Rocktober 15th

by Greg Roth The 1st annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival was deemed a resounding success. Timber! 2014 promises to be even bigger than ever. Those of you planning your 2014 festival itinerary will want mark your calendars as the first ever Timber! Passes go on October 15th at 10am.  The festival offers a robust and eclectic […]

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‘The Glamour & The Squalor’ benefit show hits Seattle this Friday

by Greg Roth Before the advent of the internet, MP3 players, iTunes, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Napster, and all the rest… radio was the de facto delivery system for bringing the latest and greatest music to the masses and breaking emerging artists. If radio was the vehicle, then it was the DJ who was the driver, […]

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New Music Preview: Tin Star by Lindi Ortega

by  Christine Mitchell Although I consider myself a rocker, I must confess that I have a little bit of a secret crush on country music…if it’s the right sort. That’s why I jumped at the chance for an early listen to Lindi Ortega’s new album, Tin Star. Ortega, an Irish-Mexican who hails from Toronto but […]

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Looking Back On Day 1 Of Chinook Fest 2013 (PHOTOS)

by Xander Deccio When people ask me about Chinook Fest, the only answer I can give them is one word… Crazygonuts! Yes I used a term that Strong Bad from Homestar Runner coined but you see that’s just it, Chinook Fest is crazygonuts. This years festival took it to a whole new level of any […]

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Live Music Preview: Shovels & Rope are coming to the Neptune

by Alex Crick Shovels & Rope and an energetic two piece hailing from Charleston, South Carolina.  Relying on two old guitars, a couple of harmonicas, and a drum kit they play some of the best Americana ever to grace your ears.  One can hardly contain the amount of energy that flows through your bones when […]

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Chinook Fest 2013 Extra: Not Amy Opens Chinook Fest And Mesmerizes The Crowd

by Xander Deccio This year’s Chinook Fest not only was sold out, but also went off with a huge bang! Being there were so many bands to shoot, I wanted to focus on one band from each day that really impressed me. For day 1, it was none other than Yakima based roots rock/indie band […]

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CWSF 2013: Sawyer Brown ‘Blows Away’ The Crowd (Photos)

By Xander Deccio Country legends Sawyer Brown closed out the 2013 Central Washington State Fair with a show that blew the crowd away… Literally. As you probably didn’t know, Mother Nature decided to make an impromptu visit and made her presence known. In matter of fact, she made her presence known at The Gorge at […]

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Savages bring dark intensity to Neumos (Photos)

Savages front-woman Jenny Beth prowls the stage like a wild animal waiting to pounce on her pray. The London-based post-punk revival rock band invaded Seattle to deliver their intensely dark songs to an adoring crowd at Seattle’s Neumos last week (9/23). The band is touring in support of their debut album, Silence Yourself, which reached number 19 in the UK […]

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