Seattle's REAL Rock

March 11, 2016

Celebrating 45 years. WOW. It's pretty amazing. KISW is and has always been the place for Seattle's REAL Rock. Over the years, we've played everything and everyone from this awesome city, from Heart and Mother Love Bone, to Queensryche and The Supersuckers. If I had to pick the three gre atest concerts from Seattle artists over the years, I would have to go with...

1.  Heart - The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA: It was August 16, 2012, and the show did NOT start well. The ladies were struggling with unbelievable technical difficulties. And they handled these challenges with SO much grace and patience! First the monitors went out, then the amps... We thought it might not even happen. But when it started, the crowd never wanted it to stop! I may or may not have been bawling during "Dog & Butterfly", "Alone", and "These Dreams". But it was their Zeppelin covers that really blew me away. They're next show is this summer with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts August 26th at White River Amphitheatre. YOU NEED TO GO! 

2.  Foo Fighters - The Showbox in Seattle, WA: This was that super-secret show they played on November 28th, 2014. I stood in line with so many HUGE Foo fans for HOURS to get our allotted two tickets into the show. It was an insanely intimate setting in a smaller venue. They started the night with airing the Seattle Episode of 'Sonic Highways', and followed that up with a 30-song set! The only thing I regret from that show was the fact that I drank one too many shots of fireball... lesson learned. 

3.  Mudhoney - El Corazon in Seattle, WA: After Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers was diagnosed with cancer, SO many Seattle-based bands and fans stepped up to help with his medial bills. There was an incredible benefit show at El Corazon with insanely talented bands who all donated their time to play on Eddie's behalf. The headliners? MUDHONEY! I had seen them open up for Pearl Jam before, but seeing them in a small venue was absolutely righteous. They tore the damn roof off of that place, and I became an even bigger fan that night!

What are YOUR favorite Seattle-based band's shows from over the years? Email me your top three here

Happy Adventuring,

Taryn Daly