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HIM Spread’s The Love Metal at KISW’s Pain In The Grass (Photos)

by Xander Deccio Finnish rock/metal group HIM made their way back to the Pacific Northwest with a stop at KISW’s annual ‘Pain in the Grass’ concert. Fronted by lead singer Ville Valo, HIM (short for ‘His Infernal Majesty’) is currently on tour supporting their newest release ‘Tears on Tape.’ The band also released a greatest […]

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Cody Chestnutt returns to the Northwest at The Neptune (Photos)

Cody Chestnutt returned to the Northwest to play an entertaining  set at Showbox @The Market this past Thursday (9/5). The Atlanta based R&B artist is no stranger to the Northwest. This past Memorial Day weekend he performed at Sasquatch 2013. Prior to that, Chestnut appeared at the Sasquatch Kick-Off show this past February along with […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Destroy Day 1 of KISW’s Pain in the Grass

by Xander Deccio Metalcore group Avenged Sevenfold made it’s way to The Gorge Amphitheater to headline the first day of KISW’s Pain in the Grass. A7X (as they are known by their legion of fans) recently released their latest album ‘Hail to the King,’ that recently debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts. HTK […]

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New video “White Walls” from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis goes live

by Greg Roth Thousands of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Dicks burger fans converged on Capitol Hill in late July to take part in the dynamic duo’s latest video joint, “White Walls.” “The Hill” was virtually shut down so that Macklemore & Lewis could shoot some exterior scenes for part of the video, which features […]

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Looking back on Bumbershoot 2013: Days 2 and 3 Highlights (Photos)

Photos by Greg Roth & Jason Tang Capturing the entire Bumbershoot experience is a daunting task some times it takes a few days to process the various sights and sounds as well as process photos (Thank you Greg and Jason). How do you explain the feeling of going from a hot-glue robot art exhibit while […]

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Looking back on Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1 Highlights (Photos)

by Dusty Henry Photos by Greg Roth Instead of easing in to the weekend, Bumbershoot started with a wallop of talent this year. BUMBERSHOOT 2013: CLASSIC AND EMERGING ARTISTS ON TAP (VIDEOS) BUMBERSHOOT 2013: YOU CAN’T EAT IT ALL Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar gave a fierce performance at Key Arena. The crowd was still reeling […]

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Melodic Caring Project to stream live from Bumbershoot

by Greg Roth SMI Partner Melodic Caring Project will be streaming some performances from the Starbucks stage at Bumbershoot 2013. At 12:00 on Sunday, September 1st Ayron Jones and The Way will bring their gritty, blues based rock to children battling serious illnesses. Jones made his Bumbershoot debut last year as a last minute fill-in, […]

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Bumbershoot 2013: You can’t eat it all

by Greg Roth I have said it at least a thousand times and I will say it again, taking in all of Bumbershoot is like trying to eat a multi-course meal in one sitting, and then washing it down by drinking water from a fire hose. Even if you had ten clones you still wouldn’t be able to […]

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Bumbershoot 2013: Classic and emerging artists on tap (Videos)

SMI contributor Dusty Henry provides his 2013 Bumbershoot itinerary This year’s lineup is a venerable list of indie rock staples of past generations and young, soon-to-be classic artists. Labor day is ironically going to be a lot of work for attendees as they try to decide which artists to see. Here are a few humble […]

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Band of Horses goes acoustic at The Seasons Performance Hall (Photos)

by Xander Deccio Indie-Rock outfit Band of Horses performed to a sold out crowd at Yakima’s The Seasons Performance Hall. The show was sold out few days after it was announced and many from all over Oregon and Washington packed the former church turned concert venue just to get a glimpse of one of the […]

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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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