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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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Bob Log III is a one man entertainment unit at Crocodile (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown You think one man bands are lame?  Really?  Well, let me tell you about a guy named Bob Log III.  Take one part Delta Blues slide guitar, one part sparkly helmet with an old fashioned phone receiver as a microphone, one part love for entertaining the crowd and of live music, one […]

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NKOTB (New Kids On The Block) take fans back to the 80’s at T-Dome (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Photos by Mocha Charlie They are not new on the block and they are no longer kids. Some of the members of the 90’s chart-topping boy band, New Kids On The Block now have kids that are perhaps older than they were when they were making teenage girls scream and swoon. NKOTB, […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 92 On Demand: Kevin Sur & Phil O’Sullivan (Timber!) and Andrew Joslyn

by Greg Roth You may or may not have noticed that SMI Radio has been on hiatus for the last couple of months but SMI Radio is back with a brand new episode from the brand new studio in The Center of the Universe! We are in the middle of one of the sunniest summers […]

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Eclectic Approach releases new record tonight at Showbox @ The Market

True to their name, the Northwest electro-funky dance pop outfit, Eclectic Approach is releasing their newest EP…. Break The Floor’on July 16th. The group will celebrate the release with a Record Release Party tonight, (7/13) at Seattle’s SHOWBOX MARKET with Special Guests:Hot Bodies in Motion, Ben Union featuring The Fame Riot, and James Redfern. This album has […]

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SMI Radio Xtra: Music Photographer Jason Tang (Audio Interview and Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth I have said it many times before and I will shout it from the mountain tops once again. There is a big distinction between taking pictures and producing stunning photographs. Most folks with a digital camera can take great pictures, but a world-class photographer captures the spirit and emotion of a particular […]

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Looking back on Sasquatch! 2013 and forward to Sasquatch! 2014 (Photo Slideshows)

by Greg Roth Photos by Greg Roth and Xander Deccio Well, it is hard to believe it has been a month since Sasquatch! 2013 took place at the beautiful Gorge, in a little slice of heaven called Quincy, Washington (State that is). Like past years, the festival offered up an eclectic blend of rock, hip […]

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