SMI Celebrates 2 year partnership with NWCZ Radio on 5/17


Over 3 years ago was launched. Originally the site was set up as a central location for my content and social media links.

SMI has continued to evolve and add additional contributors who share the passion for music and Northwest artists.

in conjunction with the launch of the website, I launched the SMI Radio podcast. Like the website the podcast has continued to evolve from its crude beginnings. Since 2010, SMI Radio has featured interviews and music from hundreds of Northwest, national, global and eclectic artists who perform around the Puget Sound.

One year after SMI Radio launched, the show was picked up on a then fledgling home-grown, Tacoma based internet radio station, Like SMI, NWCZ has built a global audience.

Not only did joining NWCZ add legitimacy to the SMI show, The partnership provided a great opportunity for us to reach a larger audience. Reaching a larger audience means that the artists that we cover gain greater exposure, and that is a beautiful thing.

On April 8th, NWCZ Radio announced their partnership with The Harmon Tap Room Underground with a promise to bring you the best in Northwest bands once a month (The third Friday of every month) live.

This Friday (5/17/13) at 9:00pm at The Underground in Tacoma, Seattle Music Insider will celebrate 3 years of podcasts and our wonderful two-year partnership with

Our good friends from Setlist Music,  Perry Acker and Ben Union will be joining us for live sessions, and interesting conversation, which will air at a later date. We have supported these artists from the beginning of SMI and they have been a huge supporter.

Since our humble beginnings. Critical Sun Recordings has been a big supporter of us as well. We have enjoyed covering some of their artists such Furniture Girls, Darius Willrich and more. Critical Sun artist In Cahoots will also be joining us for this special event.

I will be hosting the show along with my friend and NWCZ founder Darrell Fortune.

If you are interested in attending the sessions in person it is $5.00 at the door. For more information go here.

About SMI Radio...

SMI Radio is a weekly audio magazine that takes you inside of the local music scene 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 conversations with them. We cover a variety of musical genres. 

SMI Radio is about our musical community and the love for music that lives inside us all.

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 that serve the broader community via music and music education.

SMI Radio is heard on several internet Radio stations (see schedule below) in over 18 countries across the globe. We hope that you enjoy some of the past episodes and the wonderful music that our region offers the world.

Not only is he a multi-media journalist, he is also an accomplished musician. He is the founder of SMI and drives the creative look, feel and branding for the publication. His years of writing, arranging, and performing live music in a variety of genres inform his ability to communicate the message and the mechanics of music. Roth’s work on SMI reflects his philosophy that music is the universal language, and builds community. He believes it has the power to unite people of every race, religion, gender, and persuasion.