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YACHT @ Tractor Tavern

YACHT sails into The Tractor (Photo Slideshow)

Leave it to legendary Northwest concert promoter Adam Zacks (Sasquatch!), to pick some of the best artists in the Northwest and put them all on one stage, this past Wednesday was no exception. Zacks partnered with Capitol Hill Block Party and Sub Pop to bring some of the music loving masses the latest installment of Red Bull […]

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Photo by Xander Deccio

Mary Lambert’s Star Shines at CWU

by Xander Deccio Seattle-based singer Mary Lambert has been on a roll as of recent. She’s been nominated for a Grammy for the work she did with hometown superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (M&RL), and she just signed a record deal with Capitol Records. Mary recently released her newest EP, Welcome To The Age of […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 98 On Demand: Sean De Tore (KIRO Radio) & Bradford Loomis

by Greg Roth Sean De Tore an assistant producer of the Ron and Don Show, on KIRO Radio. He is also a passionate music journalist and colleague. Sean has been hosting his Mixtape podcast for over 4 years. The Mixtape features some stellar Northwest music talent of all genres. This past summer, Sean hosted his very first Mixtape “Live” at Barboza in Capitol Hill. Headlining […]

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Jonny Lang just gets better with age (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Jonny Lang sings and plays his guitar from every ounce of his soul. The American blues, gospel artist started his career at the tender age of 13, and at that time was compared to that of a 40-year-old blues veterans. Known for his uncanny vocal ability and his stunning guitar solos, the former prodigy has five […]

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Brent Amaker and The Rodeo @ Neumos

Brent Amaker truly is the one at Neumos (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Photos by Alex Crick Anyone that goes to a Brent Amaker and The Rodeo show know that they are going to get more than just a music concert. Amaker and his band combine elements of Broadway, Vegas, and Vaudeville to drive their musical point home. Last Thursday night’s performance at Neumos was part performance […]

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Surprise! Foster The People take over The Crocodile (Photo Slideshow)

by Arlene Brown I knew the night was going to be something special when I drove down Stewart Street heading to The Crocodile. People on the street were cheering and screaming “GO SEAHAWKS!” But something told me that there was going to be something even more special about this evening. A last-minute surprise show with Foster […]

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Show Preview: YACHT at Tractor Tavern

by Alex Crick Leave it to legendary northwest concert promoter Adam Zacks to pick some of the best artists in the Northwest and put them all on one stage, this Wednesday is no exception.   Zacks teams up with Capitol Hill Block Party and Sub Pop to present the latest installment of Red Bull Sound Select […]

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Southern Culture On The Skids: Carolina fried and delicious (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Most people that I know cradle some special music close to their heart because it feeds their soul. But I’m pretty sure that Southern Culture on the Skids’ music feeds the very human sense of fun in a way that is equally important. Thursday night’s show at The […]

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TIMBRRR! Winter Music Festival In Leavenworth: A musical hot toddy (Photo Slideshow)

by Christine Mitchell photos by Arlene Brown I was as giddy as a teenager when photographer Arlene Brown and I headed over Stevens Pass to Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival in Leavenworth last Friday. Hell, I had even borrowed my mom’s car (which wasn’t in the teenager bomber-car trade-up kind of way, more in the ‘my […]

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Indigo Girls bring their magic to Edmonds (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth They sing songs of devotion, pain and redemption. They have inspired northwest artists such as Brandi Carlile and Star Anna. Through their music they champion a number of social and environmental causes. Their authentic craftsmanship  has earned them a passionate and devoted following that spans decades. The Indigo Girls continue barnstorm across […]

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Reverend Horton Heat burns up Showbox (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell I see a lot of people wearing black at shows…now there’s an understatement for you. And tonight was no exception; in fact, it was more of a superlative as the waves of spikes upon spikes upon leather upon angry beards and baldies piled in. It was a barricade night at The Showbox. […]

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SMI New Music Preview: Bruce Springsteen has ‘High Hopes’ in 2014

by Alicia Kamenick The last time Bruce Springsteen released an album hot on the heels of a world tour, we got Working On a Dream, which was … well, a mixed bag, to be generous.  So when Bruce announced a new album last fall as the Wrecking Ball tour was winding down, there was a dose […]

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