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Flight to Mars orbits Seattle for good cause (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown This past Friday, May 11, Showbox at the Market opened its doors to the 11th Annual Flight to Mars Benefit concert for the CCFA’s, Crohn’s and Colitis Federation of America, Northwest Chapter.  Local band Poor Moon opened the night and warmed the crowd up with their Reggae/rock feel.  The smooth voice of lead singer Christian […]

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New Music Preview: ‘Out Here’ by Cody Beebe & The Crooks (Photos)

by Sopeary Sok Photos by Mocha Charlie Cody Beebe & The Crooks performed tracks from their sophomore album Out Here at one of Capitol Hill’s favorite music spots, Neumos this past Friday (May 10, 2013.) They have shared the stage with various artists such as Rooney, Vanessa Carlton, Stevie Nicks and many more.  Out Here was […]

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Prom night in the Emerald City with Allen Stone (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth photos by Dan Rogers Thursday night (5/2/13) in The Emerald City the Crocodile stage was transformed into a sparkling gym dance floor, complete with a basketball hoop and all of the accouterments. There was a photo booth so prom goers could treasure the special night forever (or at least until photo paper […]

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Ghost B.C. haunts Showbox at The Market (Photo Slideshow)

The ghoulish and somewhat creepy Ghost BC floated into the Showbox at the Market and destroyed the joint with their brand of heavy-handed “doom rock.” The band, currently out on tour in support of their most recent release Infestissiumam, delivered heavy riffs and moody vocals throughout the night. The Swedish metal outfit came dressed to thrill […]

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Joe Bonamassa puts on blues rock guitar clinic at The Paramount (Photo Slideshow)

Photos by Bill Bungard Joe Bonamassa  launched his U.S. tour on April 12 at the sold out Paramount in Seattle, and took fans on a very fun ride. Those who were fortunate enough to catch the guitar virtuoso walked into the venue to see a blues show, and walked out of a rock show. Bonamassa […]

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Bad Religion Tears Up Seattle’s Showbox SoDo (Photo Slideshow)

by Xander Deccio Southern California punk rock legends and Warped Tour favorite; Bad Religion packed Showbox SoDo last Monday (April 8.)Fans of all ages came out to see the band celebrate their thirty year history. The band came up in the scene around the same time as the seminal So Cal punk band Social Distortion were peeling […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 91 On Demand: Carrie and Kristen Watt (Seattle Living Room Shows 5 Year Anniversary Special)

by Greg Roth Kristen and Carrie Watt have real love for well-crafted music and artists who touch the heart and soul. It is out of that passion that they decided to host live concerts in a living room. Thus was born Seattle Living Room Shows. The homegrown and organic concert series is a unique way to see a live concert in the […]

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Seattle stars in the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis video

by Greg Roth The city of Seattle is the shining star in the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis music video released last week. The video is for the chart topping duo’s most recent single Can’t Hold Us. The catchy tune can be heard in a recent Microsoft commercial and is the follow up to their mega-hit […]

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THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME HAS HEART (VIDEO AND AUDIO INTERVIEWS)

by Greg Roth Tonight is the night. One of Seattle’s greatest treasures will take their rightful place among Rock and Roll royalty, an event thirty-four years in the making. For the past few years here at SMI, we’ve covered founding members of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Heart. The four original male […]

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Eternal Fair record release show at Columbia City Theater (Photo Slideshow)

by Sopeary Sok photos by Jason Tang Eternal Fair got up close and personal as they performed songs from their debut album, The Horse That Carries The Wheel, live at the Colombia City Theater on April 12, 2013. The band opened their act with the intro to their album, The Horse That Carries the Wheel Part […]

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Airborne Toxic Event takes over Showbox (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown After up and coming band Nightmare Air, warmed up the crowds, The Airborne Toxic Event took over Showbox at the Market.  It didn’t matter if you were front and center, the middle of the crowd, or sitting in the back bar, you still felt like you were in the center of the action.Lead […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 90 On Demand: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (Fitz and The Tantrums) (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth On a rainy November night in 2010, a then little known Los Angeles outfit with a catchy name (Fitz and The Tantrums) strolled into town to play the famous Crocodile. The band was in town to promote their LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces. With solid chops, infectious grooves, catchy hooks and an indomitable work ethic, […]

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