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Oooh Yeah…Daryl Hall & John Oates soul’d out at Maryhill (Photos)

by Xander Deccio Legendary songwriters and pop/soul favorites Daryl Hall and John Oates (don’t call them Hall & Oates!) performed at Goldendale’s Maryhill Winery with a sold out crowd that featured fans of many generations. When it comes to Daryl and John, many songs come to mind such as Sara Smile, Rich Girl, You’re Out […]

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PWI (People With Instruments) grooves on through the weekend

The festival season rolls on as the PWI Music Fest, better known as People w/ Instruments rolls on in Carnation, WA. The festival kicked off last night (Friday August 23) and runs through Sunday August 25 on Cook’s Farm (10503 268th Ave NE Carnation, WA 98104). Headlining and notable acts include Polecat Fly Moon Royalty, Blake […]

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2nd Underwater Music Festival makes some waves (Photo Slideshow)

By Greg Roth Photos by Mocha Charlie This past weekend summer musical festivals were in full effect. In Darrington, Washington the biggest little festival called Summer Meltdown was celebrating 13 years. Over on the Eastside in Bellevue, Washington 107.7 The End was hosting it’s annual bash, “Summer Camp,” and on the beautiful Orcas Island, Doe Bay […]

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Fitz and The Tantrums do their new thing at Showbox SODO (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Photos by Mocha Charlie Seattle loves it some Fitz and The Tantrums. Over the course of the last few years the band has played The Crocodile, The Paramount, Sasquatch Main Stage in 2011, The Key Arena at Bumbershoot 2011, Showbox at The Market and The Capitol Hill Block Party Main Stage in 2012. Last […]

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Hot fun in the Summertime at 107.7 The End “Summer Camp” (Photos Slideshow)

by Dusty Henry Photos by Arlene Brown Lanyard making and wilderness skill classes be damned. 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp stripped away the conventional sleep away camp standards on August 10 to host a day full of buzz worthy indie and alternative bands at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash. Throughout the afternoon smaller bands took […]

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Walking Papers new LP includes exclusive live tracks from Synergia NW 2013 (Photos)

by Greg Roth Synergia Northwest Presents Music Lessons Matters “Live” which took place at The Moore this past May 18 provided one musical highlight after another. Walking Papers, backed by the incredible Synergia Northwest Orchestra was no exception. Their tight and rambunctious performance was broadcast live to children battling serious illness via The Melodic Caring Project. […]

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Portugal. The Man and Avi Buffalo at Showbox at The Market (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown Do you like crazy light shows?  Well, last week’s Portugal. the Man’s show at Showbox at the Market would have blown you away!  These Alaskans rocked a completely packed all ages house and a very tight stage full of all their equipment.  Portugal. the Man played a mix of music from their […]

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Fearless freaks and electronic beats at Capitol Hill Block Party (Photo Slideshows)

Let there be no doubt that Capitol Hill knows how to throw a party. Earlier in the week, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shot a video in front of Dicks Drive In on Broadway. (You can expect Dicks to become a global brand and the establishment on Broadway to be added to the Ride The Ducks Tour itinerary.) and a […]

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Counting Crows and The Wallflowers kick off Maryhill Winery’s 2013 Summer Concert Series

Xander Deccio shares his Counting Crows and Wallflowers experience… Counting Crows kicked off Maryhill Winery’s 2013 summer concert series with a near sold out show. Frontman Adam Duritz and company delivered a solid set, bringing The Wallflowers (fronted by Jakob Dylan) with them to co/headline this tour. The band also had a stop at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste […]

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Rancid and Transplants Destroy Seattle’s Showbox SODO

Xander Deccio looks back as Punk Rock veterans Rancid destroyed the Showbox SODO with 2 sold out shows earlier this month. Rancid is on tour with another Tim Armstrong band Transplants, and is celebrating its 22nd anniversary as a band. Both bands didn’t disappoint either, as the Showbox SODO was so packed that it was almost impossible […]

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Phish kicks out the jams for 2 Days at The Gorge

Xander Deccio shares his thoughts on covering and photographing a band he has admired for years…. Trying to explain a Phish show to those who aren’t familiar with Phish is something like this… well, one can’t really explain a Phish show. But I can tell you, it’s something that one must experience live to get what […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2013: 10 acts you need to see and hear (Videos)

SMI contributor Dusty Henry provides his itinerary for Capitol Hill Block Party 2013 Buzzworthy electronic artists, moody punk rockers, and booming hip-hop acts are taking over this weekend. Here’s your guide to Capitol Hill Block Party and the top acts you won’t want to miss. 10. Rose Windows Saturday, July 27 / Main Stage Flautists […]

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