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Pregame for Summer Camp with Smokey Brights this month!

Supported by Rainier Beer Back in January, Seattle band Smokey Brights released their Come To Terms EP. The EP was great, but the release show was incredible. After the show I really thought to myself, (and said to anyone who would listen) "this is the best band in Seattle." Now I know it's not a...
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LISTEN TO THIS: Cumulus returns with single "Retreat"

Supported by Rainier Beer: It has been a little while since we got new music from local band Cumulus . The wait is over and it was so worth it. Over the last year or so I have noticed that Cumulus frontwoman Alexandra Niedzialkowski has been popping up on more bills around town either as the band...
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Listen to this: Best New Music out of Seattle

Supported by Rainier Beer This was a very good week for new music and the Locals Only crowd delivered in a big way. Throughout the year I try to keep a running list of all my favorite local releases that year and 2018 is seeing my longest list yet. I can’t even imagine trying to rank these things...
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DOE BAY FEST 11 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Supported by Rainier Beer It's totally possible that you haven't even heard of one of the best music festivals in the PNW. Whether you know it or not, Doe Bay Fest happens each summer at the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat out on Orcas Island and it's always epic. Doe Bay Fest really flies under the...
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Skating Polly

SUPPORTED BY RAINIER BEER ABOUT There's a difficult to describe, yet timeless quality to certain songs that transcends genre or era. It's something that you can't fake or contrive and it's what lies at the core of Skating Polly's music. The multi-instrumentalist duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton...
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Locals Only Guide To Upstream Music Fest

This weekend marks the 2nd annual Upstream Music Fest + Summit. Just like last year, this thing is completely massive. As the host of Locals Only , I like to think I know a few things about the local music community, but trying to digest this lineup is, in a word, intimidating. In an effort to help...
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How to organize your Sasquatch schedule this weekend

The Sasquatch! Music Festival is finally here. Since the day by day schedules were released, I have been agonizing over how to spend my time most efficiently at The Gorge so that I see all of the bands I know and love, as well as some new ones that everyone says can't be missed. Energy willing,...
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Locals Only Playlist: May 20 with Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks

Supported by Rainier Beer: Lots of great stuff on Locals Only this week. In the first hour, I enjoyed tunes from Smokey Brights and SYML because they are the Locals Only artists playing Summer Camp . So get ready to hear lots from those bands. I also played new stuff from Jenn Champion, Trick...
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