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Opinion: 2013 Grammy Nominees, What the….

by Harrison Mains SMI contributor Harrison Mains shares his angst about this year’s nominees. He does not express the overall views of SMI (but perhaps some of them…) Oh Lord have mercy. Well, another year has come and gone, and that means it’s time for awards to be given out. (We are, by nature, a […]

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Sasquatch! 2013 lineup announced in Seattle (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth photos by Mat Hayward / Courtesy of 107.7 The end It looks like we’re in for another phenomenal event at Sasquatch! 2013 at the Gorge Amphitheatre.  The Northwest festival has announced its 2013 lineup. The unveiling of the lineup came at Sasquatch’s launch party, which took place Monday night, February 4th, at Seattle’s Neptune Theater. The party featured […]

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Daniel Kirkpatrick and The Bayonets + Eternal Fair & Fysah Thomas & Josh Clauson @ Tractor (Photo Slideshow)

Daniel Kirkpatrick and The Bayonets, Eternal Fair, Fysah Thomas, and Josh Clauson did their thing Friday, January 25th at the Tractor. SMI contributor Dan Rogers was on the scene to capture these talented artist on camera. The show was the last one for Eternal Fair for a couple of months, as they put the finishing touches […]

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Campfire Ok releases new video ‘When You Have Arrived’

by Greg Roth The five piece Seattle outfit, Campfire Ok just released their newest music video featuring the title track from their forthcoming release, When You Have Arrived. The video starts with the protagonist (played by local musician Brad Duncan) waking from a winter slumber, to the sound of an alarm clock. The camera follows as he […]

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SMI Artist Spotlight: The Stone Foxes (Interview w/ Spencer Kohler)

The Stone Foxes’ Spencer Koehler spoke to SMI contributor Rick Bowen about the band he started with his younger brother Shannon at San Francisco State. The rockin’ quartet, who have been building a strong fan base, have a new album, Small Fires, set for release February 12th. They bring their dynamic live show to Seattle’s Sunset […]

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Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project throw pajama party (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth photo slideshow by Jason Tang Seattle Living Room Shows & Melodic Caring Project: Naomi Wachira & Damien Jurado on Friday, January 25 @ secret location Seattle Living Room Shows, in partnership with Melodic Caring Project, delivered another stellar show featuring Naomi Wachira and Damien Jurado. The event was streamed live via UStream to Rockstars […]

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Play it Forward 3…A look back in photos (Slideshow)

SMI contributor Mocha Charlie shares her thoughts and photos from Play it Forward 3… Play it Forward 3, an all-star concert to benefit Music Aid Northwest, rocked The Neptune Theater last Sunday night.  Jake Nannery, Blake Noble, Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Heart by Heart, Alan White with Good Company, Lee Oskar of WAR, John Popper of Blues Traveler, 12-year-old guitar phenom Caspian Coberly, […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 81 On Demand: Zarni & Andrea Desmond

By Greg Roth Featured on this week’s episode of SMI Radio are two extremely talented pianist and singer / songwriters, Zarni De Wet and Andrea Desmond. Both of these lovely ladies relocated to the Northwest within the last year and are both making a splash with solid vocal and piano chops coupled with catchy songs. Serendipity […]

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King Dude and Chelsea Wolfe live at The Triple Door (Photo Slideshow)

by Mat Hayward with Jennifer Austin King Dude and Chelsea Wolf @The Triple Door on 1/16/13 King Dude put on a solid, though somber, performance at The Triple Door. The bleak scene was set with a tattered, almost black American flag framed by two candles.  Moody, dark lighting added to the gloom. Although T.J. Cowgill showed real […]

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SMI Radio Ep. 80 On Demand: Mary Lambert & The Local Strangers

by Greg Roth Those familiar with Mary Lambert already know that she’s an artist who bares every aspect of her soul through her art, be it music or spoken word. But if Mary Lambert is new to you, you might not have known that her moving performance on the single, Same Love, from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist, played a huge […]

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Live Review: Ben Union record release show at the Crocodile (Photo Slideshow)

by Greg Roth Photos by Mocha Charlie Ben Union record release w/ The Fame Riot and Aaron Daniel @ The Crocodile on 1/12/13 After several months of hard work in the studio, Ben Union’s most recent record, This Blessed Union Volume II, is finally seeing the light of day. Prior to last week’s release, fans were […]

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Lady Gaga greets fans in Tacoma (Photo Slideshow)

by Jennifer Austin photos by Bill Bungard When Lady Gaga does something, she leaves a mark. Last night, she gave her fans the same opportunity when the Born This Way Ball stopped at the Tacoma Dome. Ahead of the show, Gaga held an event for her “Little Monsters” called “The Experience” – in which the “Born Brave Bus,” […]

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