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Echoreason: Loch Release Show

~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~ ~ July 12th, 2014 at Hard Rock Café ~ Echoreason: Loch Release Show Greetings my friends and fellow music lovers! Not only is the weather outside pretty darn hot, but so are the talented bands in Seattle this summer. Last Saturday was a show that I had been personally anticipating for several months, because it was the album release show for the first band I came to know after moving to the Pacific Northwest. They call themselves Echoreason, and their album is called Loch. Members include Eric Krakora- guitars, vocals, piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3; David[...]

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Summer Meltdown – Hear The Story of How the Festival Got Started

The 4 day Summer Meltdown 2014 Festival in Darrington, WA, will have an amazing lineup of the best artists and bands in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Featuring acts such as Allen Stone, STRFKR, Lord Huron, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Black Joe Lewis, Seattle Rock Orchestra, and more. One of the highlights from the festival this year is the reunion of regional favorites Flowmotion – the band that founded Summer Meltdown, and counts in its number the festival producer, Josh Clauson. Listen to story behind this festival as told by Josh Clauson to Northwest Prime host, Lori Ness. Since its[...]

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David Bazan + Andrew Joslyn with the Passenger String Quartet ~ Album Review

~ by Robin Fairbanks ~ Album Review  David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet – Vol 1 David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet are about to embark on a late Fall tour upon the release of their self-titled album Sept 16th. This 10 track album is like a 10 act play with each song a vignette. Tales of life’s foibles and woe, the tracks are like reading letters you find in an old shoebox in an attic. They’re stories of life set to music and although the music itself is beautiful, the lyrics tell tales that aren’t always so rosy. But[...]

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Seattle’s Newest Resident Artists ~ The Native Sibling

~ by Robin Fairbanks ~ The Acoustic Channel welcomes Seattle’s newest residents, The Native Sibling Santa Cruz Brother-Sister Folk duo, The Native Sibling, have recently relocated to Seattle and I couldn’t be happier. Seattle has a vibrant Folk/Americana/Roots scene and The Native Sibling are a welcome addition. I learned of the singer/songwriting duo from a friend of mine, Producer Daniel Mendez, of Head Above Water Songs, NY. Daniel produced Seattle favorite, Noah Gundersen’s Family EP, and thought I might like the brother/sister duo. There is nothing better than opening up your email to find a little music present waiting for[...]

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David Kosin & The 7 Kings ~ @Barboza

~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~ Hello my friends and fellow music lovers! I have an exciting band to share with you today that I am deeming a “must-listen” because their versatility and musicianship has a very wide spread throughout multiple genres. The band I’m referring to is fearlessly led by front man David Kosin, who is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. His band, David Kosin & The 7 Kings features him on lead vocals, guitar, and ukulele, Eric Snyder (guitar), Tim Kennedy (keys, percussion, backing vocals), Ian Sheridan (bass, percussion, backing vocals), and D’vonn Lewis (drums). I was first introduced to[...]

Hard Rock Rising 2014 Champions

Ode to Joyfield, Global Domination and Imaginary Playmates

by Cindy Teixeira ~ Ode to Joyfield  It’s been just a few years since Hard Rock Café opened in Seattle and recently, the venue produced a global champion to represent the great Northwest in Rome this coming July. That’s right, after running through some pretty tough competition the last few years, Seattle will get her due in the Hard Rock Rising 2014 festival to be held in Italy. Joyfield, a Seattle band, four years old and fronted by Ellie Hanes, with Karris Nicklaus on drums, Michael Szember on guitar and Sean Lane on bass, bested three other amazing bands a few[...]

Jake Nanery EP Release

Jake Nannery EP Release

~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~   Jake Nannery EP Release with March to May and Parzival May 17th, 2014 at Lucid Lounge  Hello to all my friends and music lovers! I had an incredible experience last night at the Lucid Lounge in the U-District for Jake Nannery’s EP release party, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. However, something occurred to me at the lounge as I was admiring my surroundings- Jake was on stage with his band going through sound check with the biggest smile on his face, his PR Kim Morris quickly made sure I[...]

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Oso Mudslide Benefit Concert

~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~ Oso Mudslide Benefit Concert Tractor Tavern, May 12th 2014   Greetings, my friends and music lovers. This past Monday I attended a lovely fundraising concert at Tractor Tavern in Ballard. All proceeds went to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation to benefit the victims of the Oso mudslide that occurred this March. Emceed by our friend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Marco Collins, it was a night that not only honored the victims of the tragic event, but also allowed some amazing musicians and music lovers to join together in a night filled[...]

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THE FAME RIOT EP Pre-Release Party

`~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~ THE FAME RIOT EP Pre-Release Party May 1st, 2014 Happy May, my friends and music lovers! I have to tell you, I had one of the most exciting May Days of all yesterday at THE FAME RIOT’s pre-release party at the Old Rainier Brewery in Seattle. I attended the event, unintentionally resembling a well-done lobster, as I over-bathed in the glorious sunshine yesterday afternoon; however, it is my honor to introduce you to the brightest, most sequined and energetic riot in all of Seattle–THE FAME RIOT (Liz Scarlett and Shazam). The evening began with refreshments[...]

Torre ~ Seattle Band

Torre Benefit Concert: 7 Bands Together With One Goal | Maurice The Fish Records

~ by David Kosin ~ On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Louie G’s (located in Fife, WA) played host to showcase Maurice The Fish Records contributing seven spectacular Seattle area bands to light the place up. Each and every band member and person in attendance were there to provide tremendous support for Torre and the ordeals that they, and other bands in similar situations have gone through, having to withstand being robbed of one’s own personal instruments. The night began with the introduction to one of Seattle’s brightest singing talents, as Jessica Lynne took to the stage. With the wondrous background[...]

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Home Studio Basics – You Can Do It [ Part 1 ]

~ by Sabrina Hamilton ~ Part 1: Microphones ~  Hello again friends and music lovers! I hope you all are in great health, and have been listening to even greater music. And to my local readers in the Seattle area – how about this sunshine? Flowers are starting to bloom in my front yard- does that mean Spring is springing finally? This week I attended an event at the fabulous London Bridge Studio, along with other members of organizations called AES (Audio Engineering Society) and Seattle/Tacoma Digital Audio Recording and Production. First we were granted with a tour of the[...]