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Rock Blog: 1 Thing That Makes #Pain2016 Better Than The Rest

There are many things that make our Pain In The Grass AMAZING year after year. But one thing in particular makes #Pain2016 better than the rest. You guessed it, folks. THE ROCKAHOLICS!!! Can I just say that I cannot wait to rock, mosh, scream, hug, drink, laugh, and make memories with y'all on...
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Rock Blog: 2 Charities You're Helping At #Pain2016

Since you're going to Pain In The Grass 2016 on Sunday, we HAVE to thank you! $2 from every ticket sold is helping local charities through Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation . Together we are raising money for TWO great PNW charities: the Downtown Emergency Service Center(DESC) and the Bureau of...
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Rock Blog: 3 Chicks Who Will ROCK You At #Pain2016

There will be a LOT of women who ROCK at Pain In The Grass this Sunday. Rockaholic ladies, Rock Girls... but three exceptionally rockin' women will be ON STAGE, and I'd like to get you acquainted with them before the weekend. First off, we have the lovely and talented sweetheart-of-a-gal Mixi, who...
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Guns n Roses

I would never advocate taping a show. And certainly not sitting through an entire show with your phone in your face, watching through the view finder rather than being in the moment. Sure, grab a photo or a quick vid for your Facebook Page, fine. Give your friends a FOMO moment.. Now, having said...
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Rock Blog: Brian Wilson Plays 'Pet Sounds'

Why a blog about Brian Wilson? He was a Beach Boy, or more specifically, he was THEE Beach Boy. KISW is The Rock of Seattle. The Beach Boys are…well… oldies, Right? Well sure, that's one way of looking at it, but I offer a different perspective. Back in the late 70s in college, I was coming out of...
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Alter Bridge

Each week "New Blood" turns you on to what's new in the world of rock. This week I'm stoked to bring you long-awaited new music from Alter Bridge! Pre-order your copy of "The Last Hero" right here . And of course don't miss Alter Bridge at Pain in the Grass on the 21st. Video of ALTER BRIDGE- SHOW...
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Alice in Chains

Exciting news out of the GnR camp. LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2016) - Guns N' Roses announced today that Alice In Chains will join the Seattle date on their historic Not In This Lifetime Tour. The acclaimed Seattle band has performed on the massive tour already including it's opening night in Detroit,...
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Rock Blog: See Prophets Of Rage for $9.99

When Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy have a baby, you get Prophets Of Rage ! If you haven't heard their first single 'Prophets Of Rage' yet, tune in to KISW for your first listen. We're pretty stoked on it. Prophets Of Rage kicked off their "Make America Rage Again" tour...
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Rock Blog: Happy Early Birthday, Geddy

The frontman and bassist of my favorite band is turning 63 tomorrow. I am taking tomorrow off, so I felt compelled to wish Geddy Lee of Rush a very happy early birthday tonight! My favorite bands and musicians have always been inspired from my parents' record collection, but in the case of Rush,...
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Rock Blog: 5 Reasons We Love Stitched Up Heart

Rockaholics got a delicious taste of Stitched Up Heart on the Another Century Stage at Pain In The Grass 2015, and KISW is STOKED to welcome them back to the main stage at Pain In The Grass 2016 . It was clear from the moment they took the stage last year that we would dig this group, but little...
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