Entertainment/Culture

Rock Blog: Metallica Receive Cease-And-Desist Letter

A claim was made recently that Metallica may have stolen a song by death metal band Incubus (now known as Opprobrium) for their song "Moth Into Flame" off of Hardwired...To Self Destruct . Brutal Records sent a cease-and-desist letter last month, saying the song was a pretty close match to the...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 10 Years Of Record Store Day!

Do you remember the first album you ever bought? Of course you do. For most of us, we walked into a record store with the money we worked SO hard to save, and we made a purchase we'd never forget. Our very first album. Whether it was on vinyl, cassette or CD, there was something magical about that...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Celebrate National Beer Day

At first I was confused... National Beer Day?! Isn't that every day? Well, apparently not. April 7th marks a historic event - the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act was entacted 85 years ago. If you're not familiar with the Cullen-Harrison Act, let me bring you up to speed.... FDR signed this law on...
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ROCK BLOG: Mastodon at the Paramount - April 15th!

I listened to Mastodon 's new album, Emperor of Sand while getting ready for work this morning. It left me with an urge to kick some ass (in a good way). Mastodon's seventh studio album was created in the dark light of friends and family members battling cancer. Emperor of Sand takes us on a...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Sno Co's Best Little Burger Joints

As a Snohomish County resident for the majority of my 32 years on this planet, I've stumbled upon some of the BEST burgers in our awesome county. Some of the BIGGEST burger flavors are created in smaller spaces, so check out my list of Sno Co's Best Little Burger Joints: Just between Lake Ki and...
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It's Special Ops with Mark Rahner, Rev, & Chris Walker! Mark talks about seeing Neil Gaiman live; Mark & Chris discuss Star Trek: Discovery casting news; Mark & Chris talk about the old show The Tenth Level; Rev reviews Ghost in the Shell; and Mark reviews the movie The Assignment!

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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Ski Crystal for a GREAT Cause

For skiers like myself, we are taking advantage of EVERY available weekend from here until the close of the season. Next Saturday, there's an even better reason to head to Crystal Mountain . The 1st Annual Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews event is happening Saturday April 15th, and it's...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Seattle's Coolest Music Venues

In honor of #SeattleRockDay, it seems appropriate to highlight just how incredibly kick-ass our local music venues are! Almost every night of the week, you'll find local bands bringing in a solid crowd of rock fans at these hot spots. Some of Seattle's most famous bands got their start performing...
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Who Won The Seattle Rock Rumble?!

When we imagined a bracketed challenge of the greatest Seattle bands, we thought surely it would end with one of the biggies – Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam. But in the first ever Seattle Rock Rumble, a Cinderella story played out. Congratulations to Seattle’s own...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Wanna Walk With Me?

Rockaholics, you are cordially invited to join the KISW team I'm captaining for Walk MS: Snohomish County this Saturday April 8th! We'll be meeting at Tulalip Amphitheatre around 9am, and the walk begins at 10, where we'll embark on a 2.4 mile walk decked out in orange to raise awareness about...
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