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Sep.
25th

Heart recap and set list

Around the time “The Runaways” hit movie theaters earlier this year you would have thought just Joan Jett and Cheri Currie were planting the seeds of grrl powered rock revolution back in the ‘70s. But Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson reminded the sold-out grandstand who the hardest rocking chicas from that decade really were, between the tough-as-nails riffs of “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” and Ann’s still potent banshee wail.
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April
16th

Heart will return to the Puyallup Fair

Seattle rock legends Heart will return to the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand on Sept. 25, Puyallup Fair organizers announced today.

The show is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start. Tickets will sell for $25 to $60 beginning 9 a.m. on April 24, more details here.

The band – lead by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson – headlined the grandstand last September, with a little help from Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez, who made a cameo during “Straight On for You,” a happening recapped here.

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March
16th

Newly revived Lilith Fair will include two Washington dates

The first Lilith Fair since 1999 will include two Washington stops, July 2 at the Amphitheater at Clark Count and July 3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre near George. Those stops were at the start of a tour itinerary just e-mailed to Lilith fans who registered on the festival site.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 27. Prices have not yet been confirmed, but click here for a ticket link for the Vancouver show and here for the Gorge stop.

Among

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Oct.
1st

The Fabulous Wailers’ Kent Morrill on new “Rooster Rock” CD (audio)

Tacoma rock legends Kent Morrill and Buck Ormsby of the Fabulous Wailers (photo by Liu Kit Wong).
Tacoma rock legends Kent Morrill and Buck Ormsby of the Fabulous Wailers (photo by Liu Kit Wong).

Last week, the monsters of Northwest rock loomed everywhere, from Pearl Jam’s two-night stand at KeyArena to Heart’s rockin’ Puyallup Fair performance and Alice in Chains’ triumphant comeback set at Seattle’s Moore Theatre.

Tacoma’s Fabulous Wailers set the stage for all of the above way back in the early ‘60s with early hits “Tall Cool One” and “Louie Louie.” And while their set last Saturday at new South Tacoma Way rock club, the Stonegate, didn’t generate the same fanfare as, say, Pearl Jam, it was definitely noteworthy in that the Wailers, too, were unleashing new material on their fans.
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Sep.
25th

Alice in Chains set list

Alice in Chains singer-guitarist William DuVall Thursday night in Seattle (photo by Ernest Jasmin).
Alice in Chains singer-guitarist William DuVall Thursday night in Seattle (photo by Ernest Jasmin).

“It’s always nice to come home, and we have a lot of memories in this particular building,” Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney declared as his band’s triumphant, 90-minute set wound down Thursday night at the Moore Theatre. “This is another one we won’t forget.”

Ditto, Sean. A in C is the first of the early ’90s “grunge” bands I fell in love with, and it was great seeing those guys back and firing on all cylinders – especially considering the tragic circumstances that ripped them apart. New songs “Check My Brain” and “Acid Bubble” sounded great, alongside classics like “We Die Young,” “Would” and “Rooster.” And this has been my favorite show in a week that’s been packed with the Monsters of Northwest rock. Even the band that kicked this here Northwest rock thing off, the Fabulous Wailers, is playing on Saturday (Sept. 26.) Sweet! Hit “more” for last night’s set list.
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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.
1st

Heart’s Nancy Wilson weighs in on Alice in Chains comeback (audio)

Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in 2003. Heart will headline the Puyallup Fair grandstand on Sept. 23. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in 2003. Heart will headline the Puyallup Fair grandstand on Sept. 23. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

I interviewed Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson this morning for a preview I’m working on for her band’s Sept. 23 appearance at the Puyallup Fair. And one of the topics that came up as our chat wound down was the Alice in Chains comeback.
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