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CWSF 2013: Lonestar Leaves People Amazed

By Xander Deccio Infamous country band Lonestar performed to packed audience at this year’s Central Washington State Fair. The Nashville based band is currently celebrating it’s 20th anniversary with original vocalist Richie McDonald back in the group after departing in 2008. This isn’t the first time members of Lonestar have played Yakima. A few years […]

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Decibel Festival 2013: My Lorde that girl is good (Photos)

by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown It was a rainy Seattle afternoon/evening, and as the water drenched the roadways into rivers, a lineup was forming outside the Showbox Market to see Lorde (aka. Ella Yelich O’Connor), the sixteen year old singer/songwriter sensation from New Zealand whose hit ‘Royals’ was the first single in seventeen […]

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Kutless Spreads The Love At The Central Washington State Fair

By Xander Deccio Portland based Christian Rock band Kutless performed to a packed audience at this years Central Washington State Fair. The band who is signed to Seattle based Tooth and Nail imprint BEC records, brought a huge crowd with that overcame some of the coldest weather Yakima has seen in the fall. Fans from […]

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Live Review: The Lumineers, Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff at Marymoor Park (Photos)

by Ian Cunningham Photos by Michael Profitt The Lumineers headlined two nights at Marymoor Park on Friday and Saturday, marking a significant weekend for the entire genre of mainstream indie-pop folk. The band played a set of sold-out shows in their return to the city that made them famous; a signal that their trajectory is […]

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Plain White T’s Shine At The Central Washington State Fair

by Xander Deccio Chicago/Los Angeles based pop-punk outfit Plain White T’s performed last night at the Central Washington State Fair. The band didn’t disappoint their legion of fans by performing all of their hits such as the popular favorite Hey There Delilah and 1, 2, 3, 4. Although the weather was kind of cold for […]

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Styx Dominates The Central Washington State Fair

by Xander Deccio Classic Prog-Rock band Styx opened up this year’s Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, with a sold out show that one had to witness just to explain how epic it was. No Dennis DeYoung was not on board this time. However, bassist Chuck Panozzo, guitarist J.Y. Young, and lead guitarist and vocalist […]

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Taste The Fun With The Concerts At The Central Washington State Fair

by Xander Deccio Fall is here and in Yakima, that means only one of two things. High school football season, and The Central Washington State Fair. For the football part, I love me some pigskin. But being I never really claimed a “stomping ground” I will settle for my Seattle Seahawks. Now for the fair, […]

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Bosnian Rainbows deliver colorful performance at The Crocodile (Photos)

by Greg Roth Photos by Alex Crick Described by SMI and KNND contributor Mat Hayward as “delightfully weird”, Bosnian Rainbows featuring Teri Gender Bender (formerly of Les Butcherettes) and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (formerly of The Mars Volta), came back to town to deliver an intense and musically provocative performance at Seattle’s Crocodile this past Tuesday (9/17). […]

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New Music Preview: Mechanical Bulls**t by Kings of Leon

by Ian Cunningham Over the last decade, Kings of Leon have released six albums and while I wasn’t there from the very beginning[1], since discovering Youth & Young Manhood a few years post it’s 2003 release, it’s held up as one of my favorite modern albums. The record captured the essence of sloppy southern rockers […]

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Chinook Fest 2013 Prefunk And Preview

by Xander Deccio This year’s Chinook Fest is SOLD OUT! The brainchild of Cody Beebe and The Crooks is in it’s second year, and with a stacked lineup to boot that will make any concert goer scream with delight. With the many of failed music festivals that have graced they Yakima Valley (EDGEfest, Rosey Posey […]

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Spending two nights together with Grouplove (Photos)

by Arlene Brown You read that right.  Grouplove kicked off their new tour to celebrate their new CD “Spreading Rumours” (release date 9/17) Monday night at The Crocodile with a no holds barred, crazy, screaming, hard core rock show.  The very next night, they showed a completely different side with a stripped down, acoustic, completely […]

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Adam Ant seduces Seattle at Showbox

by Mocha Charlie It’s not every day that a musician/band can completely sell out a venue, let alone one that hasn’t even been on the Billboard charts for nearly 20 years. But, last Saturday 80’s wave-pop icon, Adam Ant, (whose real name is Stuart Leslie Goddard),did just that at Showbox at The Market! Adam’s new band, […]

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