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Rock Blog: Honoring Jimi Hendrix

Born and raised in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix is very much celebrated by our great city day in and day out. We even opened the first phase of Jimi Hendrix Park in the Central District! Although his career only spanned a few years, his music transcends generations and genres. As a musician, it would be...
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Rock Blog: Korn - Beating Personal Demons

Korn is too much of an insane energy and presence to be warped into words, but one can attempt to share their insane love and respect by trying. With their 12th studio album, The Serenity Of Suffering dropping this past October, Korn once again reinvented themselves. Formed in 1993 out of...
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Rock Blog: 2016 - Heroes

With each passing week, 2016 became probably the most brutal year for the world of music. We lost an Eagle, a Prince, the 5th Beatle and The Thin White Duke. In no particular order, a rolecall for a great party in heaven. David Bowie . The Thin White Duke. Bowie never let mainstream trends dictate...
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Rock Blog: Stevie Nicks Vs Chrissie Hynde

In this corner, hailing from Los Angeles, California, by way of Phoenix, Arizona, twirling a full-flowing wash of multi-color lace is the elusive, good Welsh Witch of the West, Stevie Nicks. And in the opposite corner, hailing from London, England, by way of Akron, Ohio, wearing the black t-shirt...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most influential guitar players of all time, although we never had the opportunity to see his full potential as a musician. Tragically, Randy was taken from the world of rock at a very young age, having died in a plane accident when he was...
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Rock Blog: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Key Arena March 17th!

33 years together as a band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still mighty as ever. With the release of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, they have been touring the world. They'll be heading back home to America in January 2017, after touring overseas. YES, they will be stopping in Seattle on...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday To The Lizard King

This Thursday would have been the 73rd birthday of Jim Morrison. He started the Doors in 1965 when he was 22 years old. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, and was one of the original four members in the tragic “27 Club” of great rockers who died at 27 years old. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis...
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ROCK BLOG: THE PRETTY RECKLESS THIS FRIDAY @ THE SHOWBOX SODO

A lead singer previously known for her acting roles as Cindy Lou Who In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', and Jenny Humphrey in 'Gossip Girl', joins a rock band at the age of 15? Yes, indeed. Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless shows it can be done..and done quite well. (I do express my INITIAL...
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Rock Blog: 5 Great Things About 2016

Some people will tell you rock is dead. Others will tell you that the recording industry as we know it is dead. Truth be told neither is as strong as it was in the 70s, 80s or 90s, but at the same time, neither is dead - far from it. Here are five great albums from 2016, proving rock is alive and...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday Jimi

Happy Birthday Jimi. Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitarist of all time. He was born in Seattle November 27, 1942. This Sunday would have been his 74th birthday. Hard to imagine isn’t it - Jimi as a 74 year old senior citizen. It’s hard because we still hold the image of Jimi as a kid in his mid...
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