Hey all you MusicManiacs! Here is a space to get all of the latest out of the music scene in the great Pacific Northwest
I’m Michael Stage, a seasoned freelance writer with a career that has spanned over a decade, commencing in 2010. My niche expertise lies in the realm of garage rock bands, which has been a central focus of my work.
My role extends beyond mere reporting; I actively curate experiences for music enthusiasts by providing insights into the most captivating live shows and delivering in-depth reviews of the latest band releases.
My unwavering dedication, however, transcends my writing. I am deeply committed to nurturing local talent and fostering a sense of community within the music and arts scenes. It’s my firm belief that the heartbeat of any city’s music culture is its local talent. I tirelessly champion this belief by encouraging everyone to support and celebrate the musicians and artists who call their city home.
But it’s not just about my voice; it’s about yours too. I invite you to share your cherished local bands and artists with me, and I’ll consider featuring them on my platform. Together, we can shine a brighter spotlight on the hidden gems in our local scenes.
For those aspiring artists who wish to be heard, please consider sending your music submissions to my PO Box. While I do my best to respond promptly to emails on a first-come, first-served basis, mailing in press kits is an extra step that will undoubtedly earn you some extra recognition.
Thank you for being part of this enriching musical journey with me, and here’s to discovering and celebrating even more captivating sounds together.
theMusicManiac is your source for exclusive interviews and personal narratives from local artists. We delve deep into their musical careers, sharing their unique journeys, including the inevitable tales of sex, drugs, and of course, Rock ‘n’ Roll. Our aim is to introduce you to artists and musicians on a more intimate and personal level.
- “big shoes to fill” – Lauren Flynn
- dAVE – “The Meaning of of Life, the Universe, and Everything”
- Sour Fuzz
- Waves Crashing – “Ancora”
- Dead Energy – “Headcase”
I literally do this out of my love for music and aspirations of artists. If you would like to reciprocate the love please tip via Venmo ( see below )