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GO TO THIS SHOW: Cuff Lynx and Chong The Nomad duel EP release

It wasn't long ago that I had Austin Santiago on Locals Only. One of the many cool things Austin does for a living is run Build Strong where he manages artists like Cuff Lynx and Chong The Nomad. I mention these two specifically because this Saturday night (2/24), both of them will be releasing...
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LISTEN TO THIS: Seattle band Tellers release their new single "West"

A few weeks back I wrote a post telling people they needed to get down to the Tractor Tavern. Smokey Brights were releasing their new EP. But a big part why that show was so great was because Everett band Tellers were opening. Tellers have been at it for a little while now and over the years I've...
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Some of the best Seattle bands playing Sasquatch 2018

After taking the week to digest just how much I love the 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup I am finally ready to talk about the Locals Only artists who are going to be out rocking the Gorge over Memorial Day weekend. Sasquatch! is always friendly to the local bands and this year is no different...
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The Fremont Bridge is going to have a resident musician in one of the towers this summer

Some of the most exclusive and unique studio space is up for grabs for one lucky Seattle musician this summer. RELATED: 50 Things to love about Seattle The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture put out a call for musicians who want to use the northwest tower of the drawbridge as their personal...
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LISTEN TO THIS: "Easy Coming" by The Moondoggies

The best news came down earlier this week when Seattle label Hardly Art announced they will be releasing the new album from Everett band (look, I'm from Everett and so are they so I'm going to point it out every single time) The Moondoggies! Listen to the Locals Only Podcast Along with the...
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Car Seat Headrest

Will Toledo had a massive 2016. His band Car Seat Headrest gained critical acclaim for the album Teens of Denial, a followup to the 2015 LP Teens of Style, and ended up at the top of nearly everybody's "Best of the year" lists. No stranger to success, the now seven-piece band (which happens to...
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LISTEN TO THIS: Smokey Brights new Come To Terms EP

Late last year I got an email with the first single/title track to the new Come To Terms EP from Smokey Brights. Upon first listen, I was completely blown away. I mean, this was some next level, off the top rope stuff even for this band who seems to just keep getting better and better. Listen to...
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Locals Only Playlist: January 21 with guest Taylar Eliza Beth

Locals Only was crazy and amazing this week. I have to start by saying that I was joined by my main man Branden From The Internet , which always makes things a little extra magical. In the first hour, we had several kids from the West Seattle School of Rock in Studio with their leaders Phil and...
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GO TO THIS SHOW: Ever So Android, Monsterwatch, Among Authors, FLRT

It's going to be so loud. Oh my, is it going to be LOUD in there tonight (Friday) when four Locals Only bands take The Crocodile. Best of 2017: The 10 best albums from Seattle last year Ever So Android returns to Seattle for just the second time since they moved to Los Angeles last year (or was it...
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The best Seattle music I missed in 2017

So, near the end of December, I did the same thing I always do and so many others do at the end of the year and I made a list . This list was full of all my favorite local (PNW) releases of 2017. I felt pretty good about it when I was done. There was some really solid stuff in there. Listen to the...
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