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By Alina Shanin Peggy Sue at The Crocodile 4/11/2012 First Aid Kit fans not only got to see their beloved folk band, but also caught the tail end of Peggy Sue’s U.S. tour at The Crocodile, March 11.The versatile trio enticed the crowd with vocal harmonies, syncopated drumming/percussion and flowing guitar melodies. The audience responded well […]
By Greg Roth Synergia Northwest presents Music Matters “Live” is less than a month away. The show takes place Saturday, May 12th, at the Paramount Theatre. Synergia NW Creative Director and Executive Producer Michael McMorrow and Artist Relations Consultant Shawn Stewart step into the KOMO News Radio studio to chat with Jennifer Harriman about this year’s show […]
By Greg Roth Power blues-rock trio, Ayron Jones and the Way played the house down at Hard Rock Cafe’s Hard Rock Rising. The battle of the bands contest at Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe showcased some outstanding Northwest artists. Although the competition was stiff, Ayron Jones and the Way took the win. Now, the band is competing […]
By Alicia Kamenick Radiohead – Key Arena, 4/9/2012 I found my friend in the crowd after the show and asked what she’d thought. “They’re different from when I last saw them a few years ago. They’ve gotten more funky.” Radiohead, bringing the funk? Never having seen them before, I had nothing in my memory bank […]
By Alina Shanin Seattle’s Panama Gold opened for Dirty Ghosts at The Crocodile Friday night, March 6, Their indie rhythm rock band entertain the few folks that did come to see them up out of their seats to dance. Below are photos from this past Saturday night’s show. About Panama Gold Panama Gold formed in 2009 […]
By Greg Roth I had the opportunity to meet and see an amazing group of cats do their thing this past weekend at Tractor. I have to say it is very cool to listen to a record all the way through (twice) and be totally moved and delighted. It was even cooler to jump in my […]
By Greg Roth SMI featured contributor Timmy Held fromTyrannosaurus Grace is not only a talented writer and musician, he’s something of a local record mogul. Well… mogul may be the pushing it a bit – but he is very passionate about shining the spotlight on Pacific Northwest music. That’s why he and his partner Justin Foss put together Fake Label Records. Now […]
By Dusty Henry Rocky Votolato’s music is hard to criticize. No matter what criticism can be conjured up, he just seems so earnest and charming in his music. This is what might make his latest album Television of Saints, which came out April 3, such a challenge. This is definitely not a surface level album. […]
By Alina Shanin Rodrigo y Gabriela at The Paramout Theatre 4/3/2012 After a short break from the UK tour, Rodrigo y Garbriela kicked off their journey across the US at the Paramout Theatre, April 3, to promote the release of their new album, Area 52. The show was a little different from what the fans are used to seeing, […]
On the next episode of SMI Radio, get a glimpse of the music industry from opposite ends of the spectrum. Guests Philana Goodrich and Mikhael Williams give us the low-down on bringing a vision to life, both from the artistic point of view, and that of the marketer. Philana Goodrich is the total package. She writes, arranges, […]
By Timmy Held / fakelabelrecords.com Brent Amaker is no drugstore cowboy. With serious love of DEVO, Kraftwerk, and Battlestar Galactica, he and his band, The Rodeo, are known for their cinematic Western vibe and diligent touring ethic. Their fourth studio album is scheduled for release late this year. SMI: It is nothing new for modern artists to throw some country […]
By Greg Roth It’s been making its way around the globe via computer screens since last year, but given the fact the band was just here and their new disc comes out next week, I thought it would be fun to shine the SMI spotlight their way. Of Monsters and Men could very well be the next […]