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Rock Blog: The Ramones Turn 40

It would be reasonable to say that Punk Rock began in earnest in Tacoma when the amazing Sonics released “The Witch” in 1964. But the genre's roots in America began as a true musical art form in the 70s and early 80s. It was very different city to city. Los Angeles had The Germs and X, DC had Bad...
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Rock Blog: Zappa Matters

There's a good chance you’ve heard of Frank Zappa , but you may have never heard his music. There’s also a good chance you may have heard his music and not cared for it. It’s kind of hard to define, or put into a real genre. Where you could say Aerosmith was sort of like The Stones, or in their own...
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Rock Blog: Lady Hangs w/ Butcher Babies

For me, my top two highlights of #Pain2016 were interviewing Heidi and Carla from Butcher Babies , and then watching the band tear up the Another Century Stage at White River Amphitheatre a few hours later! I have been a big fan of these ladies for years now, and I was SO nervous to meet them both...
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Rock Blog: 5 Reasons To Go Back To White River Amphitheatre On Friday

Why go see Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at White River Ampitheatre this Friday? Here are 5 good reasons: All 3 are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sure, the hall has either forgotten or been very late to honor well deserving artists, but when can you see 3 Hall of Famers on 1 stage?...
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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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