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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 Whitlock- guitars, vocals, banjo, electric tanpura, Hammond B3, programming; J.
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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 humble beginnings 14 years ago, Summer Meltdown has grown to become one of
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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 then again, isn’t that life? Bazan doesn’t sugarcoat, he tells
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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 you. Because I trust Daniel’s ear, I knew it would
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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 this rocking ensemble last Saturday night at Barboza downtown. At
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