The Iron Mike Files

Steven Wilson's Solo Tour Hits Seattle Weds

KISW 99.9FM presents Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson at the Moore Theatre in Seattle this Wednesday June 17th on this his "Hand. Cannot. Erase." solo album tour. Originally scheduled for the Neptune Theatre, it sold out fast and with the extra demand STG Present s moved it to the Moore...
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Jolene Leaves KISW 99.9FM Seattle

Jolene's announcement was like the same feeling I had back in 1999 when I heard the NFL's Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions just up and quit the game in his prime with no real reason why. Sanders left the game just 1,457 yards short of being first place on the list for the NFL all-time rushing...
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Photofantasm Soundgarden Photobook

Soundgarden fans you gotta check this out! Super stoked to have contributed photos to this awesome project benefiting the Canary Foundation, the first and only foundation in the world solely dedicated to the funding of early cancer-detection solutions. All Net Proceeds Go To Charity! & quot;In...
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Stone Temple Pilots Kickoff Tour

Wednesday night in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre the Stone Temple Pilots kicked off their U.S. tour. I have a long love of this band with some interesting moments too. Here's a photo back 23 years ago when KISW 99.9FM had a free sponsored show at the OK Hotel with STP. November 20, 1992 s hot on...
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Windowpane Free Concert & Movie Premier This Saturday

Seattle! Time to come out and support what could and should be Seattle's next national recording rock band: WINDOWPANE. KISW 99.9 "The Rock" presents the official SCREENING PARTY at Studio Seven on Saturday, April 4th 2015 at 7pm. Hosted by the one and only Jolene Skis w :) The screening of the...
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Has 25 years really gone by for Andrew Wood?

Has 25 years really gone by? Our city of Seattle has been through so much pain over the years within our music community loosing so many great musicians to drugs. Seems like yesterday the bad news of Andrew Wood hit my ears 3.19.90. I remember the huge buzz leading up to the Mother Love Bone "A...
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Mike Starr 4 Years Gone Today

Thought I'd have a little remembrance post today to one of our lost Seattle rock warriors Mike Starr formally of Alice in Chains. Four years ago today, RIP 4/4/66-3/8/11 Back in January me & Stephanie caught the Spector Bass unveiling at NAMM of Mike Starr's new signature bass. It looks awesome...
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Sock Puppet Music Parody Videos

Came across this YouTube video channel called SockPuppetParody that had me on the floor laughing! What creative genesis!! Take a music video and create it using sock puppets and changing the lyrics to wash machine related themes. Example: Metallica = Lintallica / Slayer = Stayner / Static X =...
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Billy Idol Shows Seattle Who's Still King!

BILLY IDOL - PARAMOUNT THEATRE - SEATTLE, WA 2.13.15 Photos/Blog - "Iron" Mike Savoia For nearly 4 decades Billy Idol has been in and out of just about every fan of rock/punk/pop music ears in one way or another. From the late 70s with the British punk rock band Generation X to his continuing...
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Iron Mike's Top CD & Photo picks of 2014

Ok, that time of the year when I look back and say to myself "I did all that this year?". Between all the concerts and photography I did, there was the hours and hours of editing at the computer and the music that kept me focused and sane. What a year it was with all the concerts I got to cover for...
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