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SMI Notes from the Road: Spring Tour with Fox and The Law Pt. 1

SMI has a new feature called Notes from the Road. Derek Aubert is currently out on the Road with Seattle’s Fox and The Law and shares some tales from his experience touring with the band. (Part 1 of 4) So in the last article, I left off uncertain about touring with a band that couldn’t keep […]

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Atoms For Peace makes a Sonic Boom debut in Seattle

by Timmy Held Atoms For Peace, a new supergroup featuring Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (bass), longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (keyboards, synths), Joey Waronker of Beck & R.E.M. (drums) and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco (percussion) released their debut album, Amok, on February 25, 2013. It’s an […]

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Remembering Mike Starr (Photo Slideshow)

Fans, friends, and family gathered Thursday, March 8th, at Studio Seven to remember co-founder and Alice in Chains bassist, Mike Starr. It was the first memorial concert since his passing in 2011. The night was filled with touching tributes, memories, and photos and video from Mike’s personal collection. A video montage of Mike’s early days with […]

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SMI New Music Preview: ‘Go Find Your Own’ by Pony Time

by Timmy Held I’m convinced that Seattleites Luke Beetham and Stacy Peck, AKA Pony Time, are not from the present. Okay, so yeah, not really, because they were born in the past like everyone else and since I’ve typed, and you’ve read the first sentence and what I referred to as the present is now […]

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Looking back on Presidents’ Day with Campfire Ok and PUSA (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Nothing says fun on a Presidents’ Day weekend like Saturday / Sunday music double-header with those wacky power pop rock cats, The Presidents of the United States of America and the eclectic Campfire Ok. Throw in Aaron Daniel’s One Man Banned and Godfrey Daniels and his red Balloon, and you have the makings of […]

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Fox and The Law kick off Spring Tour at Neumos

by Derek Aubert Fox and The Law brought the noise to Neumos this Wednesday, debuting four unheard songs and kicking off their Spring Tour of the Southwest. The crowd received FaTL with enthusiasm, despite them only being the opening act for touring band, Electric Six. If you’re wondering why you didn’t hear about the show, […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 85 On Demand: Critical Sun Recordings 2013 SXSW Special

 by Greg Roth Critical Sun Recordings is heading back to Austin, Texas and South by Southwest. This year, Critical Sun will be hosting the only unofficial SXSW showcase featuring a lineup comprised solely of bands from Seattle. Thursday, March 14th at Opal Divine’s Penn Field, Critical Sun @ SXSW 2013, will blow a hole in the space-time continuum […]

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On the trail to SXSW with Fox and The Law

by Derek Aubert Since I learned what it was, I vowed to avoid office work like herpes. In high school, I started considering alternative careers. In college, I decided on writing novels. Psychedelics might’ve been involved. In any event, all it would take was one best-seller for zero nine to five. I liked that math. […]

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Live Review: Chris Potter’s modern-day odyssey in jazz (Photo Slideshow)

by Jonathan Sindelman photos by Bill Bungard For as many times as the present-day saxophone colossus Chris Potter frequented Seattle over the years while on the road with artists like Dave Holland, Dave Douglas and Pat Metheny, it was only last week that he pulled up reigns at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley to front his own […]

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SMI Artist Spotlight: Dead Winter Carpenters in Seattle (Audio Interview & Photo Slideshow)

audio interview and photos by Dan Rogers Hailing from Northern California’s fertile music scene, Dead Winter Carpenters is a rollicking, high-energy, Americana roots-infused five-piece outfit. With an indomitable spirt and organic approach to their songwriting, the band derives their influences from classic artists such as The Band and Neil Young. Their sound is born of wide open […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 84 On Demand: Everyday Jones

by Greg Roth Jason and Alissa Jandt Green formed Everyday Jones in 2004. This married couple has been touring practically non-stop over the course of 5 yeears. Finally, they took some time off the road to plan a family and craft the beautiful Season of Hope LP. It may be one of the finest indy and home-produced […]

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Ivan & Alyosha celebrate music and community at Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth 2012 was a stellar year for Seattle music, with artists such as Allen Stone and Macklemore achieving national recognition. 2013 is on track to be a banner year for other Seattle bands, such as Pickwick, Campfire Ok, Deep Sea Diver and Lemolo. After their brilliant performance at Seattle’s Showbox at The Market, […]

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