Rock Blog

See Iron Dragon, TKO, Palooka & Custom this weekend

This weekend, some Loud & Local favorites will be gracing area venues with their loudness and we are SO excited. Make sure to get these two shows on your calendar STAT: Friday night is 80s Rock Night with Iron Dragon at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub in Tacoma! If you've never seen Iron Dragon...
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Corey Taylor and Clown Are Teasing Slipknot News

Slipknot fans rejoice. Over the weekend Corey Taylor and Clown took to social media to tease new Slipknot . And you know we are so excited. 2019 pic.twitter.com/Lt8udtoJb6 — Slipknot (@slipknot) April 20, 2018 Simply captioned "2019" leaves a lot to be desired, but considering we are almost halfway...
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Listen: Billie Joe Armstrong's "The Longshot" Dropped a New Album

So you may have seen our blogs about Billie Joe Armstrong's new band " The Longshot ", you may have even heard a couple of teaser songs. But, what you probably weren't expecting is an entire new album, especially only 2 weeks after starting to tease it. Here we are though! The Longshot have dropped...
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A look back at the best Pain in the Grass dreads

Pain in the Grass is a long-standing tradition at KISW, and although the lineups change, one thing remains the same: someone on stage has some killer dreads. Here's a look back at some of the most epic 'locks from over the years: Randy Blythe - Lamb of God "Iron" Mike Savoia Related Content: KISW...
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WATCH: Jerry Cantrell and Ann Wilson pay tribute to Chris Cornell

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place over the weekend, and there were many special moments throughout the night. Members of Bon Jovi reunited, The Killers honored the life of Tom Petty, but for those of us in and connected to Seattle, we were blown away a beautiful...
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See Red Sun Rising This Weekend

Red Sun Rising are playing at Chop Suey Sunday night. They're doing a couple of acoustic songs pre-show! We'll be there shooting video for KISW.com. You should be there too! Doesn't cost anything thanks to our good buddies at Razor & Tie. Just make sure to get there early. Doors open at 1:30pm...
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Remembering Layne and Kurt

For many Seattleites and those living in surrounding areas, April 5th can be a very painful day. On this day, two of Seattle's music icons left this world far too soon, and today we remember them. Although many years have passed since we lost Kurt Cobain in 1994 and Layne Staley in 2002, the void...
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MxPx Needs Your Help for Their New Album!

We are knee deep in the #SeattleRockRumble . In fact, the SEMI FINALS started today. One thing that I love about the #SeattleRockRumble is the fact that we can highlight so many PNW bands from all different types of genres. And while it's the big four batteling it out right now, it goes to show...
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WATCH: F*MS - the bands & the fans who raised $5,500!

If you ask anyone who was in the crowd for F*MS, they’ll probably all say the same thing: it ROCKED. Hard. It rocked for MANY reasons, most importantly the fact that this was a first-time fundraiser for the National MS Society 's Greater Northwest Chapter , and through a combination of ticket sales...
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Nobody Likes You When You're . . . 46? Happy Birthday Mark Hoppus!

Okay, writing the headline for this blog kind of hurt more than it should have. But you read it correctly. Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is 46 today. Remember when he was the annoying 20 something year old, that wrote all those snotty punk rock songs and blew up the radio? Well now he still not only...
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