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Sunday, June 30


A different Poets of the Fall song tops the list the last week of June on KJRW:

  1. Miss Impossible - Poets of the Fall
  2. When She Begins - Social Distortion
  3. Attitude - Misfits
  4. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  6. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  7. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  8. Modern Love - David Bowie
  9. TV Party - Black Flag
  10. Derailed - 7 Year Bitch
Listen for New Wave Summer songs from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Modern English and more on KJRW!

Saturday, June 22


After spending a few weeks in the number two slot, the Kills finally take the top spot in the Top Ten on KJRW:
  1. Pull A U - Kills
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  4. Color Me Impressed - Replacements
  5. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  7. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  8. Bob - NOFX
  9. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
  10. I Like It Small - Mudhoney
Listen for The Pretenders, B-52's, Bangles, Missing Persons and more as we continue to celebrate Women Who Rock and New Wave Summer on KJRW!

Wednesday, June 19


Kathy Valentine, Patty Schemel and Donita Sparks
Friday night, the EMP museum had a Blow Out concert to kick off their Women Who Rock Exhibit.  Local acts, such as Capping Day were show openers.
Laura Vanderpool of Capping Day
The headliners were the Bad EMPressions:  Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) on guitar, Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums, Dominique Davalos (BlueBonnets) on bass and Shae Padilla (KSM) on lead guitar.  Valentine and Davalos play together in the Austin, TX band BlueBonnets, and were the first to take lead singer duties.  From then on, that position went from local Shelby Earl to Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) to local Star Anna to Kim Shattuck (The Muffs) to local Choklate and finally to Donita Sparks (L7).  Song highlights included:  Vacation, Brass in Pocket, I Want Candy, Saints, and Rehab.  The finale of Bad Reputation was a bit of a disappointment because they hadn't worked out who would sing each verse.  But on the whole, the show was a lot of fun.  Most of the performers even joined the crowd to shake hands and take pictures.

The Women Who Rock Exhibit comes to EMP via the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  The image of Joan Jett greets you at the entrance.  It is followed by a timeline of special achievements by women in history.  Following that are artifacts from female singers and musicians of the 20th century.  We are taken on a trip through time beginning with early blues singers.  Of course, our favorite part began in the late-70's with the emergence of punk rock.  And we appreciated the inclusion of Bikini Kill to represent the Riot Grrrl movement.  However once again, we find disco queens and pop stars included under the moniker of Rock.  Madonna and Lady Gaga are icons, but they do not rock.  Where were the Go-Go's, Hole, L7, Bratmobile, Babes in Toyland, Sleater-Kinney, etc.?  Even with those conspicuous absences, it is a very interesting exhibit.  If you find yourself near Seattle Center, you should take a look.

Kim Gordon's stage attire
KJRW continues to celebrate Women Who Rock during the month of June.  Listen for Breeders, Pretenders, Blondie, Sonic Youth and more.

Saturday, June 15


This week's Top Ten is full of Women Who Rock!  In the middle of June, these are the tunes getting the 'thumbs up' on KJRW:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull a U - Kills
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. (I'm Gonna) Run Away - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  5. Connection - Elastica
  6. Shove - L7
  7. Destroy - Eyeliners
  8. Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
  10. Take Me to the Backseat - Donnas

New Wave Summer starts this week!

Saturday, June 8


Here are the top ten tunes on KJRW for the first week of June:

  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull A U - Kills
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  5. Alone, Together - Strokes
  6. Inside Out - Eve 6
  7. I Need Lunch - Dead Boys
  8. I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say - Subways
  9. Bob - NOFX
  10. Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
Listen for the new song from the Black Angels and more Women Who Rock, such as:  the Donnas, Sleater-Kinney and more on KJRW!

Wednesday, June 5


KJRW reached a few milestones in May.  Near the end of the month, we saw that over 25 thousand streams had been launched, people had spent over 21 thousand hours listening, and there had been over 27 thousand  visits to the station page on  In fact, May saw the most visits to the station page ever.  However, listening time lessened.  Consequently, KJRW's rank dipped down to where it was at the beginning of the year.

Listening to KJRW the most were people in the U.S., Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Uruguay, Spain, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates.  Inside the U.S., people spent the most time listening in Seattle (WA), San Francisco (CA), Montgomery (AL), Los Angeles (CA), Minneapolis (MN), Chicago (IL), Lansing (MI), Albuquerque (NM), Atlanta (GA) and West Palm Beach (FL).

KJRW celebrates "Women Who Rock" in June.  And New Wave Summer crashes in soon!

Saturday, June 1


The Kills pull into second, and Poets of the Fall stay at the top.  Here are the songs that got the "thumbs up" the last week of May on KJRW:
  1. Psychosis - Poets of the Fall
  2. Pull A U - Kills
  3. In My Eyes - Minor Threat
  4. Wild Thing - X
  5. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
  6. Inside Out - Eve 6
  7. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  8. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  9. Place Position - Fugazi
  10. Alone, Together - Strokes
Soon on KJRW, you will hear songs from the Pretenders, Breeders, Muffs, Fastbacks and's as we get ready to honor Women Who Rock in Seattle.