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A double delight of Lemolo and Choklate at The Paramount (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Photos by Mocha Charlie This past Friday night (12/7), fans were treated to an electrifying show from Seattle’s own Allen Stone at The Paramount. The concert served as a sort of homecoming for the soulful artist. (You can read about his performance and see photos from the show by clicking on the […]

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Allen Stone comes home to shine at The Paramount (Photo Slideshow)

by Mocha Charlie  Allen Stone @ The Paramount on 12/7/12 I remember seeing Allen Stone when he performed back in 2010 in a living room for 15 people. Last night, the local and now national sensation played a sold out show at The Paramount in downtown Seattle. After a whirlwind world tour that began August […]

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Glen Campbell’s long goodbye to Seattle

SMI contributor Brent Stavig shares his thoughts on Glen Campbell’s last Seattle performance…. I wasn’’t sure what to expect from the Glen Campbell Farewell Tour when it rolled into the Paramount Theater on November 27th. By now, we all know that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year, and that he was crisscrossing America […]

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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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