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Sep.
24th

Heart does the Puyallup (and guess which Alice in Chains guy showed up)

Heart's Nancy Wilson delivers "Never" early during her band's Puyallup Fair set (photo by Ernest Jasmin).

Behold, the monsters of Northwest rock! First Seattle rock kings Pearl Jam took over KeyArena for two epic nights, Monday and Tuesday. Tonight, Alice in Chains will unleash material from comeback album “Black Gives Way to Blue” to a full house at Seattle’s Moore Theatre.

But last night it was all about Heart, the underrated queenpins of Seattle rock. (So why didn’t guitar goddess Nancy Wilson make Rolling Stone’s controversial greatest guitarists list again? That chica has served up some mighty tasty riffs over the years. But at least Guitar Hero is finally giving her props. But I digress.)
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Sep.
23rd

Heart set list

Heart delivered 90 minutes of grandstand-rockin’ goodness at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center tonight. And Alice in Chains’ Mike Inez even showed up to lend a hand. You know, since he’s in town for Alice’s big gig at the Moore Thursday night. Hit the “more” button for the set list, and be sure to check back for a more detailed report.
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Sep.
20th

Heart’s Nancy Wilson talks “Barracuda,” Fergie and Sarah Palin (audio)

Last year, many of you witnessed Fergie putting her stamp on arena rock classic “Barracuda” at the Puyallup Fair. But on Wednesday (Sept. 23) you can see and hear the real deal when Northwest rock legend Heart takes over the grandstand. And just to get you in the mood I’ve got a couple more clips from my interview with guitar goddess Nancy Wilson regarding one of her band’s signature songs.
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Sep.
15th

Crosby, Stills & Nash deliver nostalgic set at Puyallup Fair

Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand, Sept. 14, 2009. (Photo by Ernest Jasmin)
Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand, Sept. 14, 2009. (Photo by Ernest Jasmin)

Rock’s seminal super-group, Crosby, Stills & Nash, dropped by the Puyallup Fair & Events Center Monday night to rekindle memories of flower power and tie-dies with some of the most memorable folk-rock classics of their generation.

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Sep.
10th

Country star Jason Aldean on his big year, touring with Keith Urban (audio)

Country star Jason Aldean headlines the Puyallup Fair grandstand Friday (Sept. 11). And by now maybe you’ve listened to that sound bite I posted of country star Jason Aldean recalling the Tim McGraw fan scuffle from last time he was around these parts.

Well, in this second batch of clips he talks about the big year he’s been having with his new album “Wide Open.”
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Sep.
9th

Jason Aldean recalls “Tim McBrawl” incident (audio)

Baby got back: A fan interrupts Jason Aldean to commemorate his tookus last year at White River. (Photo by Ernest Jasmin)
Baby got back: A fan interrupts Jason Aldean to commemorate his tookus last year at White River. (Photo by Ernest Jasmin)

Rising country star Jason Aldean will kick off this year’s concerts at the Puyallup Fair grandstand Friday night (Sept. 11). But when I got him on the phone there was one thing I wanted to ask about more than anything else.
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