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Nov.
17th

Inaugural ‘Nesian Fest slated for Saturday

Local hip-hop and R&B group Island Trybe is trying to end a sad year on a positive note beginning with ‘Nesian Fest, which starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hell’s Kitchen.

Island Trybe organized the event with Aomas Entertainment as a showcase of Pacific Islanders active in the local hip, R&B and reggae scenes. As Island Trybe manager Sean Lizama explained, “’Nesian” is just shorthand for some of the regions local Islanders hail from – Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
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Nov.
1st

Michael Franti & Spearhead to play annual Winter Warmth show

Michael Franti is headed back to Seattle (photo by James Minchin)

STG Presents just announced that Michael Franti & Spearhead will headline 103.7 The Mountain’s annual Winter Warmth show, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.
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March
30th

Michael Franti reflects on his career, conflict in the Middle East (interview audio)

You’ve already heard what he had to say about tour mate John Mayer’s racially inflammatory comments in Playboy. And now I’ve finally had a chance to edit some more Michael Franti interview clips, this time with the hip-hop/soul veteran reflecting on his expanding fan base, his musical growth and traveling to the Middle East.

He’ll be at KeyArena with John Mayer Wednesday. Meanwhile, click the links to hear him talk about …

… finally having a big hit, the secrets of his success.

… how his musical focus has shifted

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Jan.
19th

Grit City Bootlegs No. 44: What? Reggae at Hell’s Kitchen?

So I finally got around to shooting some footage at the New Hell’s Kitchen. On a rare reggae night, no less.

These clips are of locals Northwest Sons and Puget Sound System. And I think I may have a little sumtin’ sumtin’ on my hard drive featuring headliner Mystic Roots Band from Chico, Calif. for later.


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