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Gene Simmons and a Pumpkin

Something about ROCK music and Halloween just go together right? I mean the two just seem to go hand and hand. When I think of Halloween I love to create a playlist and the first bands that come to mind . . . Rob Zombie, The Misfits, Marilyn Manson . . . and KISS! But more on that later, (next week...
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The 5 Songs That Got Me into Punk

I am going to start out with . . . this "list" is controversial. I get it. My taste in what is "punk" rock differs greatly from many others. But in that, I hope this list helps you understand why I got into any kind of punk or pop punk as it is. I am very much of the mind set that while yes, punk...
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Royal Blood rocks 'My Sharona'

From the moment we began playing Royal Blood a few years back, I was an instant fan. A dynamic duo that made SO much MUSIC with only two musicians, you felt compelled to try to dissect it and figure out how the hell they actually made it happen. There's nothing they've created that I haven't been...
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Playlist: Rockin' Ladies Work Out Mix

I know I usually do a nerdy blog, but I have to talk about something that crossed my mind recently. Tomorrow is offically the first day of fall; summer is over so you know what that means...all the food holidays! Between caramel apples and candy for Halloween; turkey and all the potatoes and cheese...
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Leigh from Pop Evil spends 10 minutes w/ Taryn

Pop Evil has delivered some of the most memorable performances and back-stage acoustic sets at Pain in the Grass, so KISW is pumped to welcome the band back to the PNW! Just days before their concert at Clearwater Casino Resort 's Beach Rock Music & Sports Lounge , you can hear frontman Leigh...
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Have a Drink & Raise Funds For Youth-Driven Seattle Venue

Seattle is filled with incredible venues that bring every genre of music to the city, from huge national artists to local bands and everything in between. But one venue in particular is a creative outlet for youth with a focus on arts and music, and they need our support to continue to grow. The...
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Punk in Drublic Punk and Craft Beer Festival is This Weekend

There are two things that make me happy. Craft Beer and Punk Rock. And guess what? The two are coming together THIS WEEKEND right South in Tacoma. NOFX's Fat Mike is bringing the Punk in Drublic craft beer and music festival to Tacoma. Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “...
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20 Years Ago - Foo Fighters & Krist Novoselic Cover Zeppelin at Bumbershoot

Happy Bumbershoot Weekend, Rockaholics! My rad co-worker Steve Migs recently stumbled upon this awesome video - THANK YOU INTERNET - and it's an absolute gem from Seattle's Bumbershoot in 1997. Video of Foo Fighters w/ Barrett Jones & Krist Novoselic - Communication Breakdown (Seattle 1997...
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Foo Fighters Call for Mental Health Awareness

It was a rough year for rock. With first losing Chris Cornell and then Chester Bennington, my emotions have been all over the place as I am sure many rockaholics can relate. The only thing that has been a positive is the awareness that has been heightend. It's always humbling to hear such an iconic...
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The Misfits Are Reuniting This December

Last year at Riot Fest , The original (well as close as you can get) lineup for The Misfits reunited on stage for the first time in over 30 years. Such an iconic show, and I would have given anything to be there to see it happen. I am sure many of you felt the same way. Well guess what, this year,...
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