Stomp & Shout: The Untold History of Northwest Rock & Roll

June 22, 2024

Stomp & Shout: The Untold History of Northwest Rock & Roll

Northwest Rock & Roll’s historical highpoints are well documented—in the late 20th century, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and other grunge gods took the world by storm. Previously, Seattle’s Queensrÿche and Heart ruled the heavy metal realm. And prior to that, The Wailers, Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Kingsmen, and The Sonics fueled local teen dances with garage-rock versions of the region’s signature song, “Louie Louie.”

Yet these iconic bands are only half the story.

Join author Peter Blecha to discover the lesser-known but vitally important bands and scenes that laid the foundation for what was to come—finally connecting all the dots between the fabled Northwest era of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Jimi Hendrix, and the R&B-spiked roots of a distinct regional art form: the “Original Northwest Sound.”

Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington, Kittitas County Museum, and GustFest



04:30 pm


209 N Ruby St, Ellensburg, WA, United States, Washington 98926