Friday, July 28, 2017

Celebrate Layne Staley's Birthday with Sky Lantern's & A Beach Bon Fire on Alki Beach This Summer ~Sunset August 20th 2017

One thing that has become clear over the years, is that the traditions surrounding the yearly celebration of Layne's life and music have attracted friends, fans, and family from near and far. Not everyone is able to make it to the Seattle Center Fountain and meet up with the others who have carried on this tradition for many years. So this year, a few of us have decided to meet at Alki Beach on this coming Sunday the 20th. This will be the last day many of the people that come every year are here, and since the shows tend to be hectic, this will also be a more quiet peaceful reflective time for people to sit and talk and say goodbyes to each other as well, since many people coming to Seattle this weekend will not be back until next August. 

Seeing these go up in the air and being joined by our love of Layne's contribution to music will also give us time together that some of us have not had, to have a moment of prayer for Chris Cornell.

I will be bringing some air lanterns, and you are welcome to bring some too, to light up for anyone you have lost or want to remember on this day. 

Last year we did this, and didn't really organize it or invite the public, so I figured we could try to make it more open this year. I am open to changing the time and date as well, seeing as how the fountain event and other shows are all very special to so many people. Contact me via email to let me know if you are coming and I will post any updates about the time and date here. 

UPDATE~ We will be meeting at 8 p.m at 52rd and Alki Beach Blvd. across from Xana's. Bring your geetar if you like. We will be bringing a fire pit and wood and the sky lanterns. 

Email Xana @ for any other questions or directions. 

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Awesome, right?! Look! You can buy your Sky Lanterns here on Amazon! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Get Your '80s Rock Music Fix Tonight at The Croc with Iron Dragon & Sons of Mercury! Friday July 21st

Tonight at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe:
'80s Rock done right! Iron Dragon is Seattle's premiere '80s hair band cover act. Iron Dragon covers everything from Ratt to Whitesnake to Def Leppard! 

Also, with Tony DeLisio formerly of Mechanism and James Nelson, featuring special guest Katrina Lorne on vocals, it's Sons of Mercury! Katrina is a world-class vocalist whose range mirrors that of Ann Wilson, but can sing Ozzy better than Ozzy himself!  Also on the bill, making it the most metal show in Seattle tonight, are Rev3, and Rock-it Academy Music. 

Get tickets HERE! 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Watch a Free Live Stream of Seattle's Finest Musicians! Ben Smith & Friends Featuring Ten Miles Wide, Ryan Waters, Brooke Lizotte, Jeff Rouse, Kathy Moore, Shawn Smith & Special Guest Amanda Hardy! Saturday July 15th at Highway 99 Blues Club~Seattle's Best Blues Club and Live Juke Joint!

 " To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour " 

Sir Winston Churchill

Here ye! Here ye!  Let's not miss being a part of this fine hour! 

 this Via Highway 99 Club Blog~ 

Ben Smith is the drummer for the legendary rock band HEART and is one of the world's most respected and talented rock musicians. The Ben Smith and Friends series originated here at Highway 99 Blues Club last year. This has been an outlet for Ben to gather a collective of local and touring musicians, in the intimacy of a small club environment. Each Ben Smith and Friends show is unique from the others. His shows have traveled the spectrum of Jazz, Blues, Jam, Rock n Roll and beyond. Ben changes it up every time and it is always sure to impress the musical ear.

This time around Ben has put together an amazing line up of some of Seattle’s top rock musicians.  From his immediate wheelhouse, Ben has invited Brooke Lizotte, (Pianist, singer/songwriter, producer) and guitarist Ryan Waters, (long-time member of Sade, Songwriter, composer, producer). The aforementioned artists alone would be a big ticket show and should sell out most venues our size. So why stop there??!! Highway 99 friend and local music icon Jeff Angell, (Post Stardom Depression, Missionary Position, Walking Papers, Staticland), will be joining the crew for a handful of songs. As well as,  Kathy Moore, (Guessing Game, Thadillac, Cracker Factory), Jeff Rouse, (Alien Crime Syndicate, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Guessing Game) and local rock n roll icon, Shawn Smith, (Brad, Pigeonhead, Satchel).

Starting things off will be Amanda Hardy. And closing the night out for their Highway 99 debut, fresh off of their west coast tour and Pain in The Grass, Ten Miles Wide

Can I just add that Ten Miles Wide is to ME Xana La Fuente, the best hard rock band to come out of Seattle in 25 years. They are not bluesy but Ed Maloney the clubs owner and one of a kind all around amazing human being-there are so very few like him in style, enthusiasm and all around giving it all up for the music attitude- he see's that these guys are " the shit " and has opened up his club and more blues band  style shows to get these guys on his stage. Missing this, would be criminal for any true follower of Seattle music. 

Theatrical they are, see them you must! 

To watch FREE live stream tonight! 

To buy tickets to go to this show - Click HERE! 
If its not sold out I will be very surprised, hence the live stream as a gift to you my friends! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Watch Joel Eggert's Memorial Service at Slim's Via Live Stream

There are so many people whose lives were touched by Joel. He stood next to me filming and live streaming many times at shows in Seattle. He would definitely want us to do this; we also filmed and live streamed Joel and Amy's wedding a few years ago. 

So,  I contacted my stream support company and said "Make it so!" They were happy to help. This piece, written by Joel's family, describes him best. I will be writing a follow-up piece on him, and making a video of photos of him at a later time - probably after this event - so I can include photos from the memorial, and I will be filming all of this so it will be up on our YouTube channel within a few days after the memorial. 

Here is the write-up from his family, posted in the West Seattle Blog~

A celebration of Joel P. Eggert's life is now set for December 18th, one week from today, starting with a memorial ride. His friend Jamie Burton Chamberlin shares the details tonight, after this remembrance:
(continue reading on West Seattle Blog - much thanks to WSB for covering this) 

To watch the memorial via live stream, click HERE on Sunday December 18th at noon. I will try to stream as long as I can; sometimes Wi-Fi issues make the page go out, but I will be watching it closely, and usually you just have to reload the page. For any other questions please email me at

Very special thank you to Streambox Live 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ed's Blues Blog on Xanaland~Tonight at Highway 99 Blues Club~One Night Only! The Sound of Motown with Dwayne D'Arb, Danelle Hayes Zhanea June, Sarah Rim, & Ivory Solomon

via Highway 99 Blues Club Blog~ 

Hi folks! Eric here for Highway 99 Blues Club! Don't forget that every Sunday across the street is live music on the pier! 

Waterfront Seattle is a momentous civic project that will transform the 2-mile stretch from Pioneer Square to Belltown into a 20-acre vibrant park. Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the not-for-profit established to work with the City of Seattle in ensuring the project's long-term success as a beautiful, safe, and lively public destination.  As part of this wonderful series, this Sunday the 31st of July Randy Oxford will be playing. To see who he is and why this will be a great afternoon of music-read more here! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Keeping Up With Kathy Moore! Seattle's Hottest Guitar Player Show Dates For June~July 2016 Including The Crocodile Cafe's 25th Anniversary With Barrett Martin

She came out of nowhere and now Seattle can't imagine music without her

Photo by Kandee McClelland  

Not only is she everyone's favorite female guitar player right now, but she also plays keyboard, sings, and teaches music as well. But not even I, one of her most loyal followers, can keep up with her and her many projects.I am pretty sure I will have to start doing this every month! June is really important though. The Crocodile Cafe has its 25-year Anniversary Party on the 17th of June - this is really going to be an amazing show. First, The Barrett Martin Band, who rarely plays out, will have some surprises. A lot of us who follow his many projects are hoping that his new project Levee Walkers featuring Duff McKagan and Mike McCready will be the "surprise guest." Either way, I definitely think Duff McKagan will make a quick appearance and most likely with Kathy on guitar. Read more about Levee Walkers HERE.