Photos: The Wolf’s Hometown Throwdown

In the shadow of Mount Rainier, Enumclaw recently hosted The Wolf’s Hometown Throwdown. The all-day country music festival, which was hosted by KKWF 100.7 FM, featured 11 performers – Justin Moore, Canaan Smith, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson, Lanco, Brooke Eden, Carly Pearce, Drew Baldridge, Dylan Jakobsen, and The Olson Bros Band. Four performers participated in a guitar pull and there as even a proposal in front of thousands (the answer was “Yes!”). Throughout the event, there were nearly as many attendees in the beer garden as there were in front of the stage. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order – from Justin Moore (headliner) to The Olson Bros. Band (opener).


Justin Moore


Canaan Smith


Dylan Scott


Aaron Watson


Lanco


Brooke Eden


Carly Pearce


Drew Baldridge


Walker McGuire


Dylan Jakobsen


Olson Bros Band

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Video: Kasabian’s “III Ray (The King)”

Band: Kasabian
Song: “Ill Ray (The King)”
Why You Want To Watch: Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey resurrects King Richard III! And he is the gentle-faced Michael Sosha from Being Human (recommended)! Headey’s character works some black magic at the parking lot built right over where Richard’s bones were buried (I still can’t believe they were able to find his remains) and they enjoy the pub, and some curry. Really perfect video. I might be partial, as I love all things Richard III. Always have, always will. Very fun fact: director is Dan Cadan, Lena Headey’s partner.

~Dagmar

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Photos and Review: Foreigner with Cheap Trick

Foreigner
September 9th, 2017
White River Amphitheatre
Photos By:
John Rudolph


Foreigner tore up White River Amphitheatre with their 40th Anniversary tour.

Wow, 40 year. . . I remember when Foreigner’s first record Foreigner hit the airwaves in 1977, followed closely by Double Vision in 1978. They were the band to follow back in the ’70s and ’80s.

In 2004, remaining original member, Mick Jones found lead singer Kelly Hanson, who has real presence on stage. The remaining members of Foreigner have been around a long time and they have a rich musical history and they are equally impressive.

So how was the show? In a word, incredible!

My first impression of this show was, “this band still puts on one hell of a show.” The sound and the lights were so clean and bright. Foreigner took full advantage of the expansive White River stage and the band members moved from one end to the other.

During “Cold As Ice,” Hanson leaped the barrier into the crowd and walked among the excited crowd. When “Juke Box Hero” started, the stage smoke camouflaged Hanson’s escape. He reappeared on a riser near the soundboard. All eyes were trained on Kelly Hanson for the beginning of “Juke Box Hero” as he sang like a Rock God on his pillar of light

The last song was “Hot Blooded,” which included the fantastic South Kitsap High School’s Chamber Choir. The Choir, along with Foreigner, was the perfect ending to an incredible show.


Foreigner


Molly Sides of Thunderpussy


Cheap Trick

Foreigner Setlist
1. Double Vision
2. Head Games
3. Cold as Ice
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
5. Blue Morning, Blue Day
6. Dirty White Boy
7. Feels Like the First Time
8. Urgent
9. Starrider
10. Juke Box Hero
Encore:
1. I Want to Know What Love Is
2. Hot Blooded

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Show Preview: Punk in Drublic @ America’s Car Museum (Tacoma), Sat. 9/16

Show Preview: Punk in Drublic @ America’s Car Museum (Tacoma), Sat. 9/16
~Dagmar

Do you like punk music? Do you like beer? Bigger question is, do you like great punk music and great beer? Then head over to Tacoma this Saturday, September 16th for Punk in Drublic, a festival featuring punk rock stars such as NOFX, Bad Religion and Less Than Jake. Taking place at America’s Car Museum (it’s an actual museum right in the same area as Tacoma Dome, you can find it easily), Punk in Drublic comes courtesy of NOFX’s Fat Mike. Thank you, Fat Mike. This is the first show on the festival’s tour, and it’s selling out fast. If you want to go, get on that!

And, many craft beers will be available, including Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager! What’s that, you ask?

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies. . . To celebrate Punk In Drublic, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release.


There it is!!!When You Just Need Something to Wash the Noise Down – Nice!

Follow the festival’s Facebook page as well for any updates! Here’s the scheduled showtimes:

Lineup Showtimes:

NOFX @ 7:55

Bad Religion @ 6:25

Less Than Jake @ 5:10

Goldfinger @ 4:15

Bad Cop Bad Cop @ 3:25

Hilltop Rats @ 2:35

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Photos: Rancid & Dropkick Murphys @ WaMu Theater

Rancid & Dropkick Murphys @ WaMu Theater, 8/16/17
Photos by Casey Brevig

The fantastic double bill of Rancid and Dropkick Murphys performed at WaMu Theater on August 16th. Their co-headlining Boston to Berkeley Tour took them literally from Boston (Dropkick Murphys’ home) to Berkeley (Rancid’s home), and all other points in between. Next up, Dropkick Murphys head to South America and France in the fall for shows (oh that must suck! get that sarcasm?), while Rancid recently appeared on Conan and some of the band were made honorary captains of their local MLS soccer teams. Each band has made their massive presence known in the punk music genre, and we’re so thrilled we got to cover this show. It means a lot.


Rancid


Dropkick Murphys


Rancid


Dropkick Murphys


Rancid


Dropkick Murphys

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