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SMI Radio is a weekly audio magazine that takes you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We feature great music from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists as well as interesting conversation with them. We cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
SMI Radio invites you to follow us as we take you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We will cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
We will take you where you may have never or may not have time to go. We will evangelize some of the great work from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists.
SMI Radio is about our musical community as well as the passion and love for music that lives inside all of us.
Moreover, we believe that music has the power to bring people of all races, creeds, colors and genders together through the common language of rhythm, chords and notes. SMI Radio is committed to shining the spotlight on groups and organizations that serve the broader community via music and music education
We hope that you enjoy the show and the wonderful music that our city and region offers the world.
Thank you for listening. Peace, Love & Music - Greg Roth / Seattle Music Insider

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SMI Radio is a weekly audio magazine that takes you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We feature great music from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists as well as interesting conversation with them. We cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
SMI Radio invites you to follow us as we take you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. We will cover a variety of bands and musical genres.
We will take you where you may have never or may not have time to go. We will evangelize some of the great work from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists.
SMI Radio is about our musical community as well as the passion and love for music that lives inside all of us.
Moreover, we believe that music has the power to bring people of all races, creeds, colors and genders together through the common language of rhythm, chords and notes. SMI Radio is committed to shining the spotlight on groups and organizations that serve the broader community via music and music education
We hope that you enjoy the show and the wonderful music that our city and region offers the world.
Thank you for listening. Peace, Love & Music - Greg Roth / Seattle Music Insider

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.114 (The BGP)

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.114 (The BGP)

    The BGP is a Northwest outfit that doesn’t sound like they are from The Northwest. Their sound flows through cities like New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, NY or Philly; it is definitely not the Puget Sound, if you dig. One could say that this group of friends and accomplished musicians plays a very sophisticated yet accessible brand of soul pop and rock. The truth is The BGP defies categorization. Oh sure you hear the influences but the boys have their own thing goin’ on and have for several years.
    Allen Stone used to open for them. The BGP opened for Fitz and The Tantrums who were playing their coming out party before achieving local and global success. These talented group of cats also appeared on national TV on America’s Got Talent. Over the course of their time together they have released an EP and a handful of singles. It all started when they released their debut EP, titled Love & Rent, in 2010. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the group has released their second EP, titled Fort Knox, in late 2015.
    The BGP is a band we have championed for almost 6 years. We have watched and heard them evolve during that time. It was an honor to have them kick off the musical portion of our 5 year Anniversary party last summer at Rhapsody World Headquarters in Seattle. We did so because we love their sound and you couldn’t meet a cooler bunch of fellas.
    The BGP will play their first show of the new year at the legendary Neumos on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 20th. Also on the bill will be Down North and Bardot. Tickets are available here.
    We have interviewed The BGP for past episodes of SMI Radio. We finally got the group to come into Critical Sun Studios for a live in-studio session and interview. The full interview and performances can be heard by clicking the player below.
    We invite you to take a look at their live performances of “Uhmerica,” “Normal Things,” and “VCR” engineered by Bubba Jones of Critical Sun Recordings with the video production and photo gallery courtesy of Jason Tang.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.114 (Lemolo)

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.114 (Lemolo)

    Lemolo’s last effort, The Kaleidoscope, released in 2013, was a critical success and one of our favorite releases of the year. The follow up, Red Right Return has been highly anticipated by fans and press alike.
    I have heard the new disc, and it is a brilliant collection of highly addictive, progressive, dream-pop ditties. After a few listens, it is obvious that Meagan Grandall has grown as a songwriter, arranger and musician. On the newest record, the songs and arrangements are more complex, and the soundscapes more lush. Seattle Rock Orchestra and Sisters’ very own Emily Westman performed on the new record and, along with Grandall, put together a heavier sound while still maintaining the trademark Lemolo sonic tapestry and dreamy vibe.
    Grandall’s musical journey has taken her on an interesting path that has led her to discover her true voice, which is beautifully on display on Lemolo’s newest release.
    Lemolo will celebrate the release of their new disc, Red Right Return on Friday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. at an all-ages show at The Crocodile. Also on the bill is the amazing Maiah Manser and Mimicking Birds.
    Tickets for the show are available here.
    For our first SMI Radio episode of the fall season, we welcome Lemolo into Critical Sun Studio who will talk about Red Right Return, and perform a few songs from the record. Lemolo’s Grandall and drummer Adrian Centoni talk about the evolution of the sound and songwriting, as well as some of the distinctions between their new, highly touted release, The Kaleidoscope.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.113 (Vaudeville Etiquette - Chinook Fest)

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.113 (Vaudeville Etiquette - Chinook Fest)

    On this Episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth invites Vaudeville Etiquette into Critical Sun Radio Studio for a chat and an in-studio performance, including an unreleased song from their forthcoming release. Greg talks to the band about their history, their sound and their upcoming performances at Chinook Fest. Vaudeville Etiquette will be performing on the main stage on Saturday, July 11 at 3:15.
    Also on this week’s show, we feature tracks from Chinook Fest artists, X-Ambassadors and Allen Stone.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.112 (Naked Giants / Marco Collins

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.112 (Naked Giants / Marco Collins

    On this week's episode of SMI Radio, Naked Giants visit the Critical Sun Radio Studio to chat with host Greg Roth and perform live in studio. The boys will be performing live at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival taking place in Carnation, Washington July 16 - 18. Naked Giants will be taking the main stage at 4:40 on Saturday (6/17). Based on what you we heard and saw in the studio, this is a band not to be missed!
    In the second half of the show, Greg caught up down with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame DJ, and music curator Marco Collins a few weeks back while he was taking a break from his MC duties at Fisherman's Village Music Festival. Marco gets personal as he talks about his movie The Glamour and The Squalor, which made its very successful debut at SIFF to rave reviews.
    Marco also shares his insights to the state of the music industry today and his continued passion for discovering and curating great Northwest artists. Marco will be the official MC for Chinook Fest Summit 2015 taking place this weekend, July 10- 12. Marco will be hosting and DJ the after-party on Saturday (7/11) right after headliner Allen Stone finishes his headlining set.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.111 (Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis / Carrie & Kristen Watt - Seattle Living Room Shows)

    [BLOCKED] SMI Radio Ep.111 (Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis / Carrie & Kristen Watt - Seattle Living Room Shows)

    On this week's episode of SMI Radio, Greg Roth takes you back inside Critical Sun Radio Studio for another live session with the brilliant Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis.
    Feeny and Johnedis create a big, etherial and eclectic sound with their unique arrangements and tones.
    Fenny talks about the challenges and joys of being a recording artist and shares her experience of participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in September 2011 in Zuccotti Park.
    Feeny and Johnedis were in town to play a special Seattle Living Room Show performance later that night.
    In the second half of the show Greg catches up with Seattle Living Room Show founders, Carrie and Kristen Watt backstage at Northwest Folklife.
    The Watt sisters talked about their 7 year anniversary celebration and what they have planned coming up in year eight.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [BLOCKED] SmI Radio Ep.110 (Super Jam / Stephen Graham & Ryan Crowther - Everett Music Initiative)

    [BLOCKED] SmI Radio Ep.110 (Super Jam / Stephen Graham & Ryan Crowther - Everett Music Initiative)

    SMI Radio's Greg Roth sits down for an interview and live in-studio performance with Seattle Supergroup, Super Jam at Critical Sun Radio studio.
    Roth talks to the band and their promoter Steven Roseta about the project and their upcoming show which took place at Seattle's Triple Door on Saturday, May 23
    The band performs music from UK music legends, Squeeze and Elvis Costello

    • 1 hr 1 min

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