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ROCK BLOG: Safeco Field - August 19th!

To all of you writers out there, I'm guessing you know the best time to tackle a project is when you feel exactly how you feel in the moment. There's never a "right" time. To produce something authentic, I say just start writing, regardless of your mood. That's what's happening now, despite being...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday Axl!

Guns N’ Roses are in Australia right now, on a world tour that’s crushing every city it sets down in, with another three-hour romp of hits. Also today, Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose Jr., celebrates the big 55! Happy Birthday Axl! Video of "Welcome To The Jungle" - Guns N&#...
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New Blood: Mastodon

Mastodon is back! Their 7th studio album "Emperor of Sand" will be released n March 31st on Reprise. You can catch them with Eagles of Death Metal at the Paramount on April 15th. Video of Mastodon - Sultan's Curse [Official Audio]
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ROCK BLOG: 2017 Grammys

I must start out by saying that I have never been a fan of the Grammy Awards . I feel it's over commercialized, mainstream and somewhat cliquey. I'm also not a fan in any way of Pop, which seems to be the main focus of the Grammys. I will say that I'm extremely pleased with this year's rock...
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Exclusive Music Premiere: Windowpane - "Underfoot" - THE MUSIC VIDEO

"Underfoot," the second Windowpane single to make rotation here on KISW, proved to be a crowd favorite on Windowpane's last international tour in support of Five Finger Death Punch. It has since been tracked with producer Brett Eliason at London Bridge studios and became the opening song on the...
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Rock Blog: Green Day is Coming to the PNW!

What’s better than Christmas morning for a pop-punk kid? When Green Day announce that they are coming to town on tour for their newest release “Revolution Radio” of course! That’s right, Green Day have announced they’re coming to the great PNW on August 1st, kicking off the summer leg of their...
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Rock Blog: How Can You Resolve to Be a Better Music Fan in 2017?

I personally don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, mostly because anytime I try and apply them to my life, I, like many other Americans, just lose interest two weeks into the New Year. I mean pizza is delicious right? However, I do think I want to try and be more of a music fan this year. We...
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ROCK BLOG: The Doors - 50 years since debut album

Imagine living in America back in 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson was President, the family median income was around $7,200 per year, Super Bowl I is played with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10, the waterbed as we know it today was created, and a psychedelic rock band from...
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ROCK BLOG: Matt Koch's Top 5 Local Albums of 2016

You know what's dumb about this blog? No one asked me to write it. I just randomly signed myself up for selecting the 5 best local albums of the year… For 2016. In Seattle. With the year we've had in this scene, that is no small task! It's just a dumb idea I had to kill time as I sit on the can and...
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ROCK BLOG: Alter Bridge - Feb. 22nd @ The Moore Theatre!

Being a Seattleite definitely has it's perks when it comes to live rock shows. After living in rural Nebraska for a few years, I've learned not to take the music scene here for granted! That being said, I hope you're as stoked as I am to see Alter Bridge on February 22nd at The Moore Theatre ! Get...
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