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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 5 Times Record Store Day + Beer = AWESOME

Record Store Day is THIS SATURDAY! It's nice to see SO many people and organizations behind the tradition of backing our independent record stores for all they do in our communities. One industry that's definitely on board is the craft beer folk. Here are 5 times the world of craft beer supported...
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Rock Blog: J. Geils threw Nothing but a House Party!

Last year, after Prince died I binged on his music for a week. Last year when Bowie died I started a binge that I haven't quite kicked. We do that when we lose the musicians we loved in our youth. It gives us a perspective of time, because in most cases its “Holy crap. He was that old?”. In the...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 6 Record Store Ambassadors We Love

Record Store Day is celebrating 10 years in 2017, and all along the way there have been ambassadors championing global support of independent record stores. Every year, a band or artist has stepped up and stressed the importance of RSD and the culture these local businesses have created. With the...
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New Blood: Royal Blood

One of my favorite new arrivals of the last couple of years is English duo Royal Blood. The first time I was them I was blown away by the fact that it was just 2 dudes, 1 on bass and one on drums making that huge sound. Mike Kerr holds down all of the parts on bass with a couple of amps and a...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 8 EXCLUSIVE Record Store Day Releases You'll Dig

Allof us at KISW are STOKED for next Saturday and the superb tradition of supporting independent record stores. On Record Store Day, you'll find all sorts of great deals on records, merch and memorabilia! But you'll also find exclusive releases to commemorate this holiday. Here are 8 exclusive...
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New Blood: At The Drive In

We've been waiting for a new At The Drive In album since the bands reunion in January of last year. We'll get that in the form of in-ter a-li-a on May 5th. Check out a couple of songs from in-ter a-li-a right here! - RC Video of At The Drive In - Hostage Stamps (Official Music Video) Video of At...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 9 Local Record Stores To Hit Next Saturday

Record Store Day is April 22nd, and it’s a day for music fans to come together and celebrate our favorite places to explore and immerse ourselves in music. Independent record stores have some incredible things to offer us throughout the year, but extra special releases, performances and experiences...
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Rock Blog: Remembering J. Geils

John Warren Geils, Jr. passed away today at the age of 71. You know him as the founder of The J. Geils Band, and the man behind some of our favorite songs of all time. Songs that made you sing at the top of your lungs during your commute, tap your toes while bellied up to the bar, and maybe even...
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New Blood: Royal Blood

One of my favorite new arrivals of the last couple of years is English duo Royal Blood. The first time I was them I was blown away by the fact that it was just 2 dudes, 1 on bass and one on drums making that huge sound. Mike Kerr holds down all of the parts on bass with a couple of amps and a...
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Rock Blog: Metallica Receive Cease-And-Desist Letter

A claim was made recently that Metallica may have stolen a song by death metal band Incubus (now known as Opprobrium) for their song "Moth Into Flame" off of Hardwired...To Self Destruct . Brutal Records sent a cease-and-desist letter last month, saying the song was a pretty close match to the...
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