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. Read more »
Heart announced that “Red Velvet Car” – the legendary Seattle rock duo’s first studio album since 2004′s “Jupiter Darling” – will come out on Legacy Recordings on Aug. 31. Then fans will be able to hear some of the new songs live when Ann and Nancy Wilson headline the Puyallup Fair grandstand on Sept. 25.
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.
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. Read more »
“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. Read more »
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.
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. Read more »
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. Read more »