I had the gracious opportunity to shoot KISW’s annual Christmas show titled KISW Holiday Hangover Le-Ball-Ski, which took place at the Showbox Sodo. This year the station went balls to the wall and had a theme based on the 1998 Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski, with many of the station jocks dressed as characters from the film and reenacting scenes during each introduction for the three bands on the bill.
Heavy metal supergroup HellYeah was the headliner act and they didn’t disappoint the extremely packed audience of metalheads that came to se the likes of members from groups like MuDvAyNe and Pantera. Things got really crazy when a fan started throwing Reese’s peanut butter cups into the photo pit. Other bands included “Hail the Villain” from Toronto and Seattle’s “Wratchethead” featuring none other than Michael Wilton of Queensryche.
Overall this show was a madhouse, and Hail the Villain really surprised me as the lead singer’s stage antics and high energy reminded me of Andrew W.K..
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By: Xander Deccio
The BJ Shea Morning Experience
KISW Mens Room
Ryan Castle as “The Jesus”
Hail the Villian
Go-Go Dancers and Rock Girls