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April 16  |  By Steven Graham
Capitol Hill Block Party partial lineup announced A partial lineup was just announced for the 2014 Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle. The lineup is looking pretty great with artists like Matt and Kim, Spoon, Chromeo, Beat Connection, A$ap Rocky, Sol and more!

Presale on 3-day passes is currently $117 with fees. Check out some of the artists announced below:

Matt and Kim



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April 9  |  By Steven Graham Herald Writer
A few weeks back news came down that the July weekend of the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge had been cancelled.

"The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward,...

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April 4  |  By Steven Graham
Fisherman's Village Music Fest artist spotlight: KAIROS To say Lena Simon is a well-traveled musician would be a tragic understatement.

Simon has played with Pollens, Tomten, Throw Me The Statue and is currently on tour in Europe with La Luz. As if all that wasn't enough Simon somehow found the time to also front her own band KAIROS. If you are familiar with any of these bands then you know she is pretty much batting 1000 on who she works with.

Below you will find...

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March 28  |  By Steven Graham
Fisherman's Village artist spotlight: Fly Moon Royalty Last week we started a new segment on the blog where we highlight an artist or band that is playing the Everett Music Initiative's Fisherman's Village Music Festival in downtown Everett on May 16th and 17th.

This week's artist spotlight is on Seattle electro/hiphop/soul duo Fly Moon Royalty.

Fly Moon Royalty is comprised of Adra Boo and Mike "Action Jackson" Illvestor. The pair met when they were working together years ago and decided they should jam...

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March 20  |  By Steven Graham
Fisherman's Village artist spotlight: RA Scion and VOX MOD On May 16-17 the Everett Music Initiative (which I am a part of) is bringing the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival to downtown Everett. There will be 60+ bands on four stages over the weekend. Each week we will be highlighting one of those artists on the blog. This week we are talking about RA Scion.

Last year Seattle rapper RA Scion released The Sickle & the Sword with producer Rodney Hazard. After some contract disputes, the...

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March 17  |  By Steven Graham
Last week a sneak preview of the 2014 summer concert series at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery was released and summer is looking like it is going to be pretty great out in Woodinville.

While this is only the lineup for June it is so good that I can't help but wonder what else they have up their sleeve for the rest of the summer considering they are kicking things off with local favorite Allen Stone and Country legend Merle Haggard.

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February 28  |  By Steven Graham
Everett's Fauna Shade competes in Sound Off! finals Everett band Fauna Shade is making some big moves in a hurry. It feels like just a few months ago that I first heard about these guys. Next thing I knew they were opening for bands like Motopony and LAKE, they were just announced as one of the bands playing Everett's new Fisherman's Village Music Festival, and they got accepted into EMP's Sound Off! competition. Lots of bands don't accomplish that in a few years let alone months.

Well, the three 21 year olds from...

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February 28  |  By Steven Graham
Cataldo releases Gilded Oldies at Seattle show tonight Last month while at Timbrrr! Winter Music Fest in Leavenworth I found my new favorite Seattle band, Cataldo. I am ashamed to say I hadn't even heard of these guys before that show. Thoughtfully catchy pop songs with fantastic lyrics and a great horn section. I went right for the merch table to find no merch. I couldn't buy those songs I had just fallen in love with.

That all changes tonight when Cataldo holds the release party for their fourth...

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February 26  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle musicians lead creative workshop at Doe Bay The Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island has become somewhat legendary over the last few years for the annual Doe Bay Fest, maybe the most difficult music festival to gain access to for fans and artists. But Doe Bay is more than just a music festival or a place to recharge.

Meet "Write Doe Bay," a creative workshop at the Doe Bay Resort that is centered around music and story telling through lyrics. Write Spring will take place from April...

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February 14  |  By Steven Graham Herald Writer
Song of the week: 'Cloudline' by Joseph If you haven't listened to Joseph yet, get ready to just fall in love with this band. Joseph is three sisters from Portland who are about to release their debut album, "Native, Dreamer, Kin." In the meantime they dropped a little taste of the new album on us yesterday with their new music video for "Cloudline."

The video, which is beautiful, is another from the production company Ransom and Reason who are responsible for all of my favorite music videos right now and it...

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February 12  |  By Steven Graham
2 Everett couples exchanged vows at the Grammys When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed with Mary Lambert at the Grammys, there was a big surprise and it wasn't just that Madonna was joining them on stage. Thirty-three couples of different race, age and sexual orientation walked into the crowd and were married on television by Queen Latifah.

It was a beautiful moment and many of the celebrities in the crowd wiped tears from their eyes as the couple exchanged vows.

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February 4  |  By Steven Graham
Outkast, Soundgarden to headline Sasquatch The Sasquatch folks have outdone themselves this year. Every year people talk about what's better — Sasquatch or some other festival. This year all of the talk is going to be about which weekend of Sasquatch is better, Memorial Day or the 4th of July?

First of all, the lineup party was great as always. I have never seen St. Lucia before and they really set the crowd off at the Neptune last night. It will be exciting to see them again at The Gorge. The Cold War...

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February 3  |  By Steven Graham Herald Writer
Sasquatch! Music Fest wish list Today is the day. All of the speculation will finally come to an end as we get the official lineup announcements for the 2014 Sasquatch! Music Festival.

This year, Sasquatch! is moving to a two weekend festival. The first fest will follow tradition and be held on Memorial Day weekend, while and part two will be held on 4th of July weekend. Unlike the Coachella Valley Music Fest, which does back to back weekends with the same lineup, Sasquatch! is...

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January 31  |  By Steven Graham
Song of the week: “Believer” by Kris Orlowski Seattle's Kris Orlowski and his band have been hard at work on their new record which is due out in April. Recently they gave us a peek at what to expect from that record with the release of their new music video for "Believer."

The video is gorgeous, kind of a "Where the Wild Things Are" vibe, and if the rest of the record sounds like "Believer" then we are all in for a real treat because this song is great.

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January 31  |  By Steven Graham
Marshawn Lynch doesn't love talking to the media. That's no secret at all. So his very brief comments on Super Bowl media day became pretty famous pretty fast.

"I'm just bout that action boss… laid back, kicked back, mindin' my business" Lynch told Deion Sanders in a very short interview. Classic Beast Mode.

Well it didn't take long for Seattle rapper/producer Spekulation to turn that quote on its head...

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January 27  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four Grammy awards last night, but they also delivered one of the most powerful, emotional and important performances in Grammy history.

Thirty-three couples — gay, straight, mixed race — were married during the performance of "Same Love," and watching those couples put rings on their fingers and wipe away their tears while some of the biggest...

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January 17  |  By Steven Graham
Macklemore to perform at halftime of Seahawks game Just when you thought that the NFC title game this Sunday between the Seahawks and the 49ers couldn’t get any more exciting, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis decided to get in the mix.

That’s right. One week before attempting to dominate the Grammys, the Seattle rapper will take the stage at CenturyLink Field to perform at halftime.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have performed at Seattle sporting events before...

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January 9  |  By Steven Graham
Song of the week: 'Murakami' by Made In Heights If you haven't heard of Made In Heights yet, get ready, because they are about to be a big deal. The new Made In Heights track "Murakami" makes me want to wander dark streets in the middle of the night while questioning everything I thought I knew about everything.

Every line in this song is gorgeous and haunting.

Try "in the tenderness moves all things like a poltergeist in the streets" or "What you mean you...

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January 7  |  By Steven Graham
The Moondoggies headline Leavenworth music festival The Pacific Northwest's first music festival of 2014 is here. This Friday and Saturday Artist Home brings their new Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival to Leavenworth and there are plenty of reasons you need to be there.

Timbrrr, like other Artist Home festivals, is an experience that is about more than the music. Now of course the music is the center of the event, but there is so much other great stuff going on. There are discount lift tickets to go...

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December 27  |  By Steven Graham
Song of the week: 'On' by Fresh Espresso Seattle rap duo Fresh Espresso decided to drop a little Christmas present on the Internet yesterday when they released their new single "On." The new track is currently available for free download but if you are feeling generous you can pay for it if you choose. It is certainly worth something. If this track had been released a few days earlier it would have easily made my top 5 best local

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December 26  |  By Steven Graham
Best local sounds of 2013 This year was stacked with great local releases. Some from familiar faces and some from new bands who blasted onto the local scene -- the future continues to look very bright for music in the Pacific Northwest.

It should be mentioned that there were songs released by local artists this year that didn't fit on the list. You really need to go check out Susy Sun, Campfire OK, Grizzled Mighty, Hot Bodies in Motion, Kairos and Manatee Commune, LAKE,...

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December 11  |  By Steven Graham
There are a lot of great concert options this month that have a holiday theme of some sort, but legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins has curated something special with his Acoustic Christmas Nights in Ballard. This is a two night event you won't want to miss.

This lineup has something for everyone. No really, it does.

"The lineup is a very eclectic one which kind of reflects my taste in music. I've never believed...

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December 6  |  By Steven Graham
Song of the week: “Forward Backward” by Susy Sun On Oct. 22, Seattle singer and songwriter Susy Sun released her new EP Wanderlust and you really need to hear it.

Wanderlust took Sun about a year to complete and she got some help from some pretty great people. Andrew Joslyn and his Passenger String Quartet play on the record and Shawn Simmons who produced The Head and The Heart's album got on board to produce and engineer it.

The finished product is nothing...

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December 6  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle rapper gives away his new album Money makes the world go round. Sometimes it also ruins relationships and in this case gets in the way of great art.

In an unfortunate turn of events Seattle rapper RA Scion announced on Facebook yesterday that things had gone south between him and New York producer Rodney Hazard regarding their new album The Sickle and The Sword. RA Scion received an order to stop selling the album due to copyright infringement.

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November 25  |  By Steven Graham
There's a new Everett band you have to hear There is a new band from Everett you need to know about. Saturday night national touring Olympia band LAKE and Seattle's Silver Torches played at Kroaker's on Rucker in downtown Everett, but those who got to the show early to see Everett's own Fauna Shade open got a real treat.

Fauna Shade is made up of Everett High School alumni Scotty Smith (guitar and vocals), Rylie Smith (bass) and Eduardo Contreras (drums). These guys are so young that their...

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November 21  |  By Steven Graham
I Will Keep Your Ghost wins mayor's arts award Tonight at 5 p.m., at the Everett Station, Everett band I Will Keep Your Ghost will receive the Mayor's Young Artist award.

Let me tell you why.

I Will Keep Your Ghost have been a staple in this music community for the last three years. Not only are they creating some of the best music in Everett, they also go to every show they can around town and were present for every single Sets In The West performance (and...

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November 15  |  By Steven Graham
Song of the week: 'Swift Arrows' by Shelby Earl Last Friday night, Shelby Earl performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hartley Mansion in Everett. This week Rollingstone.com premiered her new video for her song "Swift Arrows."

"Swift Arrows" is the title track off of Shelby's new album that was released earlier this year and was produced by Damien Jurado (my favorite). Every song on this album is great and I have been thinking of using...

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November 13  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle hip-hop artist releases new album On Oct. 31, Seattle Hip-Hop artist RA Scion released his new album "The Sickle and The Sword," a collaboration with New York producer Rodney Hazard. This new ambient hip-hop sound is a different direction from RA Scion's previous projects as Common Market and Victor Shade, and different never sounded so good.

"The Sickle and The Sword" is an ambitious, genre-bending effort that fills a void. RA Scion is making a game changing sound that is...

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October 31  |  By Steven Graham
This is some fitting news on Halloween. Seattle folk musician Damien Jurado is teaming up with AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Wait, what?!

Today Damien Jurado released a brand new original song written for the TV show. The song is called "I Will Still Be Dead" and is set be released as part of a bonus disk to be sold with "The Walking Dead" season three on Blu Ray.

With this news,...

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October 28  |  By Steven Graham
Meet the new Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Last summer we spent a lot of time talking about the newest music festival from Artist Home Booking, Timber! Outdoor Music Fest, and understandably so. After just one year, Timber! has already become a favorite of many festival goers in the Pacific Northwest thanks to care that went into making the it’s inaugural year feel as special as it did.

Now the wonderful folks behind Timber! are hard at work on something new. Allow me to introduce...

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