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Modest Mouse (Marco Collins Session) 07-24-97

Modest Mouse in their prime in this session that Marco recorded back in ’97. Quality stuff here. [Continue...]

“Thrift Shop” WANZ Interview

Michael Wansley – Wanz from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ chart-topping “THRIFT SHOP“ stopped by to chat with Jet City Stream’s Marco Collins about his solo material, how his life has gone from zero to sixty in a couple months and having the first independent single to reach #1 on the charts in twenty years! [Continue...]

Science! LIVE In-Studio

Science! dropped into the studio to talk with Marco about their upcoming shows and pick out some new songs acoustic LIVE on-air Listen to live local music 24/7 on the Jet City Stream mobile app for iPhone and iOS or on the TuneIn mobile app for Android devices – available at Google Play now for [Continue...]

Mary Lambert performs LIVE at the Jet City Stream Holiday Open House

Mary Lambert Interviews with Marco and performs LIVE on-air at the Jet City Sream Holiday Open House. [Continue...]

Braden Blake & Gavin Guss perform LIVE on-air @ The JCS Holiday Open House.

Braden Blake (Super Deluxe) & Gavin Guss perform LIVE on-air at the Jet City Stream Holiday Open House [Continue...]

I Will Keep Your Ghost gives Marco a taste of “Medicine” LIVE In-Studio

Aaron Coughlin and Bryan Bradley from I Will Keep Your Ghost came in to share tracks from their new EP “Medicine” and play LIVE on-air with Marco [Continue...]

Ben Union Shakes That Ass

Ben Union stopped into the studio to share tracks from their new album “This Blessed Union” on -air with Marco. Originally from the Midwest, brothers Ben and Jared rekindled the fire here in Seattle and have been kicking ass and taking names ever since. The boys came by to explain the origins of the group, [Continue...]

Bruce Pavitt pulls back the curtain on Nirvana and the early days of Sub Pop

Bruce Pavitt (one of the founders of Sub Pop Records) sat down with Marco to give us a sneak peak at his recently published book entitled: “Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989” and play a few of the songs from Nirvana‘s set list during that leg of the tour. Both a photo journal of Kurt [Continue...]

Sebastian and the Deep Blue previews new album

Barry Sebastian, of Sebastian and the Deep Blue, came by to share tracks from his new album “Plastic Parts” LIVE on-air with Marco. Sebastian describes the group’s music as orchestral pop; motivating his audience with sonically aesthetic melodies and catchy hooks, while still flattering fellow musicians with clever and brilliantly composed instrumentation. Sebastian and the [Continue...]

Andrew Matson co-hosts the Seattle Top 20 Countdown LIVE with Marco Collins

Andrew Matson, author of the “Matson on Music” blog for The Seattle Times, is my guest for the countdown this week. Study up on Nacho Picasso, Naomi Punk, The Maldives, RNDM, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and more as we track through the Top 20 songs in Seattle. [Continue...]

Daydream Vacation turn up the volume LIVE with Marco

Daydream Vacation crashed our studio this week to interview with Marco and perform their new single “The Mirage” LIVE on-air. Daydream Vacation is David Einmo (Head Like A Kite) and Asya (Smoosh, Chaos Chaos)! Masked dancing insanity inevitably followed…. [Continue...]

Shotty drops in to share tracks from their new EP and perform LIVE on-air with Marco

Following their 2011 release Superfan, the guys from Shotty stopped into the studio to give us a taste of the new 3 song EP they’re currently working on. Pat and Miles sat down to talk and play a few new songs LIVE in the studio. “I want it to rock harder when it rocks, synth [Continue...]

Marco Interviews RNDM backstage LIVE from the Showbox Red Room

We got the chance to chill out with the guys from RNDM backstage before their show at the Showbox Market. Marco sat down in the red room with Jeff Ament, Joseph Arthur & Richard Stuverud for a live, no-holds-barred interview covering everything from Pearl Jam‘s hiatus to their favorite punk bands of all time. [Continue...]

Tea Cozies share tracks from their new EP “Bang Up”

Tea Cozies dropped in and hung out for a while to play tracks from their new EP Bang Up and discuss a KILLER benefit show called “Wintersong” this Wednesday November 28th at The Crocodile!!! Ryan Hodgson and Kevin Sur (Doe Bay) explained the show’s badass lineup: Tea Cozies, Shelby Earl, Ivan & Alyosha, Tom Eddy [Continue...]

Seattle author, Mark Baumgarten joins Marco w/ stories of K Records & the DIY Olympia Music scene!

Mark Baumgarten (City Arts Magazine) dropped in last week to read from his new book entitled “Love Rock Revolution” detailing the DIY Olympia music scene, K Records and Calvin Johnson! Mark shared pages from his book and got into some amazing stories about Calvin, Candice Peterson, Kurt Cobain, Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill, Corin Tucker, Sleater-Kinney [Continue...]

Sportn’ Life Records 10th Anniversary LIVE with Marco

We were lucky enough to have the crew from Sportn’ Life Records come by the studio to celebrate the label’s 10th Anniversary & hook up a free Seattle hip hop lesson! DeVon & Jennifer gave us a “history of… ” the label, and Fatal Lucciauno & Mike Illvester (Fly Moon Royalty) shared tracks! [Continue...]

Stag drops in to world-premier their new record LIVE with Marco

Stag is a Seattle supergroup. At least to me they are. I was a HUGE fan of That Petrol Emotion back in the 80′s. When I found out that the band’s singer, Steve Mack, was now a member of Stag, I rejoiced! But then to also find out that Ben London (loved Alcohol Funnycar), Pete [Continue...]

Theoretics’ Mark Hoy co-hosts the Seattle Top 20 Countdown LIVE with Marco Collins

I’ve got Mark Hoy from Seattle’s Theoretics on my show today! They are playing tonight at the Showbox to celebrate the release of their new EP: Plenty of Anything! [Continue...]

Cali Giraffes share tracks from their debut album LIVE with Marco

Kim Warnick is a legend. Let’s get that out of the way right now. The Fastbacks! Visqueen! The Cha Cha Lounge! This week we debuted tracks from the new Cali Giraffes record that won’t be out till next year! Cali Giraffes is her new band with Mikey Davis (Alien Crime Syndicate). Mikey AND Kim joined [Continue...]

Ben Gibbard talks Ref 74 with Marco Collins!

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have Benjamin Gibbard stop in Jet City Stream to discuss his thoughts regarding Marriage Equality [Continue...]

Nine50Nine chat with Marco and perform LIVE on air!

The guys from Nine50Nine, featuring Ty Willman (Green Apple Quick Step) & Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox), dropped in to talk Seattle music and share tracks from their debut album “Hollow Bones” out on Triple Props Records. They explained their mushroom-infused recording process and performed “Kevin Says” LIVE in studio. They’re playing the The Sunset [Continue...]

P Smoov comes clean and shares tracks from Fresh Espresso’s new EP “Jupiter”

P Smoov from Seattle hip hop favorites, Fresh Espresso, dropped into Jet City Stream for a no holds barred interview. Marco & Smoov discuss Fresh Espresso‘s new EP “Jupiter,” drugs, gay rights, Macklemore, and his recent collaboration with Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie! [Continue...]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Interview

Jet City Stream’s Marco Collins interviews Macklemore & Ryan Lewis backstage at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party July 21, 2012. [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Sean Nelson curates Jeremy Enigk’s “Return Of The Frog Queen”

This week Seattle Classics features Sean Nelson curating “Return Of The Frog Queen” by Sunny Day Real Estate‘s Jeremy Enigk. Not only the lead singer of Harvey Danger, Sean has also done harmony vocals for Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Nada Surf, The Long Winters, and many others. He has also spent over 10 [Continue...]

Meagan Grandall shares tracks from Lemolo’s debut album “The Kaleidoscope” LIVE with Marco Collins

Meagan Grandall dropped in this week to share Lemolo‘s new album The Kaleidoscope LIVE on-air. She explained the forming of the band, her rollerblading expertise, and how she learned to ride a unicycle, circus style. She and Marco reminisced about Doe Bay Fest before detailing the insanely long and difficult process of self-releasing a record. [Continue...]

Rachel Flotard co-hosts the Seattle Top 20 Countdown LIVE with Marco Collins

Covering everything from Visqueen to Neko Case, this girl does it all. Mother, writer, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Rachel Flotard dropped in for the Seattle Top 20 Countdown – new riffs, chocolate cookies, and sore nipples?! Rachel was not only a creative influence behind Visqueen, she has played with several other acts including Jon Rauhouse and [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Toby Wright curates Alice in Chains “Jar Of Flies”

Alice In Chains producer, Toby Wright, sits down and spins through “Jar Of Flies” The first and ONLY EP to hit #1 on the Billboard charts! The EP was written, recorded and mixed in TEN days! Toby sheds light on Cantrell and Staley’s creative dynamic and the chaos that yielded a masterpiece. 1. Rotten Apple [Continue...]

Universe People talk Bad French

Jo, Kelly, & Dave dropped into the studio to talk about what influenced the forming of Universe People and what has inspired Bad French. We played tracks from their unreleased full length and discussed our mutual love of The Breeders! [Continue...]

Fox and the Law feature tracks from their new record “Scarlet Fever”

Fox and The Law dropped into the studio to track through their new album Scarlet Fever Celebrating the “death of the folk-rock movement,” these guys rock hard and put down beer – live & lewd on Jet City Stream [Continue...]

Legendary DJ Pat O’Day co-hosts the Seattle TOP 20 Countdown LIVE with Marco Collins – The Top 20 songs of the ’60s & ’90s!!

Between the two of them, legendary DJs Pat O’Day and Marco Collins have broken bands, blasted out hits, and blown up the size of your record collection (not to mention your dad’s record collection). For the first time ever, Pat and Marco count down the best Seattle bands/songs from the 60′s and the 90′s! In [Continue...]

Beat Connection track through their new album “The Palace Garden”

Jared, Reed, and Tom from Beat Connection came into the studio today to track thru their new album “The Palace Garden” LIVE on-air with Marco Collins Beat Connection will be back in Seattle, performing at Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room November 17, 2012 [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Charles Cross curates Heart’s “Dog & Butterfly”

Its another “Seattle Classic” on Jet City Stream, featuring Heart’s “Dog and Butterfly” record in it’s entirety. Charles R. Cross who just co-wrote the band’s memoirs, “Kicking and Dreaming,” came in to curate Ann & Nancy’s favorite Heart record! In “Kicking and Dreaming,” Ann and Nancy, with the help of critically acclaimed and bestselling music [Continue...]

Hotels’ Blake Madden explains the buzz around their new record “Cinemascope II”

Hotels’ Blake Madden interviews with Marco to explain the buzz around the new record “Cinemascope II” and offer a glimpse at life uncommon. Debating the state of the local music scene, and the artist’s place within it, Blake gives an edgy, merciless review of local music. [Continue...]

Father/Daughter throw down! Lance & Mackenzie Mercer debate local music LIVE with Marco

Several months back, I got to see The Young Evils play at Easy Street Records in West Seattle while Lance Mercer (infamous Pearl Jam photographer) photography adorned the walls of the store. The connection? Lance and Mackenzie A. Mercer (Young Evils singer) are related. Father and daughter!! I had no clue until I saw the [Continue...]

Radio Raheem perform LIVE in-studio on Jet City Stream

Radio Raheem danced their way into the studio to share their new record “Down for the Get Down” and play their single “Calling the World” live on Jet City Stream. [Continue...]

The Grizzled Mighty co-host the Seattle Top 20 Countdown

The Seattle Top 20 Countdown with The Grizzled Mighty!! Check out the loud, awesome mischief Ryan and Whitney stirred up with Marco on Friday. Beer, BBQ, and an on-air LIVE performance in the studio! [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Martin Feveyear curates The Screaming Trees “Sweet Oblivion” on Jet City Stream

Martin Feveyear (producer/owner of Jupiter Studios) “curates” The Screaming Trees “Sweet Oblivion” on Seattle Classics! Martin worked with the band on this album and toured all over Europe and the US in a van with the Trees! He’s got LOTS of stories and knows this record like the back of his hand! [Continue...]

Erik Blood shares tracks from his new record “Touch Screens”

Erik Blood hangs out as we play tracks from his amazing new porn themed record “Touch Screens” [Continue...]

Gillian Gaar co-hosts the Seattle Top 20 Countdown live with Marco Collins – The Top 20 Nirvana songs OF ALL TIME!

Gillian Gaar (author of In Utero, The Rough Guide to Nirvana, Return of The King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback, etc.) co-hosts the Seattle Top 20 Countdown with Marco Collins as we jam through the top 20 Nirvana songs OF ALL TIME! Gillian discusses the band’s ups and downs, answers Marco’s trivia, and reads from her [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – PickWick’s Michael Parker curates The Sonics’ debut album “Here Are The Sonics”

Michael Parker of Pickwick curates this week’s Seattle Classic Album: The Sonics‘ 1965 debut “Here Are The Sonics” with Marco Collins live on JetCityStream 9/05/2012 [Continue...]

Seattle Top 20 “Replay” with Bumbershoots’ Chris Porter

Chris Porter from Bumbershoot co-hosts The Seattle Top 20 Countdown! Friday, August 28th 2012 [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Bill Reid curates Nirvana’s “Bleach”

week #3 of “Seattle Classics” Every week we feature a “classic” Seattle record in it’s entirety on JetCitystream! Today I feature Nirvana’s “Bleach” record with my longtime radio co-hort Bill Reid (K-Jet, KISW, 1077 The End)! Bill Reid curates Nirvana’s “Bleach” with interviews he did (back in 1990) with the band about the record! [Continue...]

Travis Hay curates Pearl Jam “Ten” – Live on Jet City Stream

Travis Hay from GuerillaCandy.com curates and discusses Pearl Jam’s 1991 masterpiece “Ten.” * Dedicated to fostering and developing the Seattle music scene – www.guerrillacandy.com LIVE SOCIAL MUSIC IN SEATTLE – www.jetcitystream.com [Continue...]

Sweet Water – JetCityStream Session – live interview & in studio performance

Sweet Water performing live on JetCityStream and discussing their new album before their show at The Crocodile Cafe with the Walking Papers August 17, 2012 [Continue...]

The Flavr Blue premier tracks from their new dance record “Pisces”

Marco interviews The Flavr Blue and premiers more tracks from their new album “Pisces” The Flavr Blue’s debut video for F x F, directed by Jon Jon Augustavo theflavrblue.com [Continue...]

“Seattle Classics” – Charles Cross curates Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced?”

Charles Cross, author of the Jimi Hendrix biography Room Full of Mirrors, curates the entirety of “Are You Experienced?” playing with facts about the recording, the vibe of the scene (both locally and nationally), and highlighting the importance of the record. [Continue...]

The Cellar Door – Google Hangout live from The Gibson Showroom

The Cellar Door – Google Hangout – LIVE from The Gibson Showroom – JetCityStream.com Shawn Stewart hosts a special live performance by The Cellar Door [Continue...]

Barrett Martin premiers Walking Papers debut album Live on Jet City Stream

Barrett Martin, the drummer from the newly banded “Walking Papers” discussing their debut album on-air. Barrett Martin premiers Walking Papers debut album on Jet City Stream The Walking Papers performed for us at Block Party a few weeks back as well – here is the Block Party Video! be sure to share! [Continue...]

Top 20 Countdown with Pickwick in studio August 10 2012

Chris Kornelis, Music Editor of Seattle Weekly, joins Marco & Pickwick for The Top 20 Countdown [Continue...]

The Staxx Brothers & Summer Meltdown Festival – Davin Stedman Interview

August 7 2012 Davin Stedman of The Staxx Brothers stopped by the Jet City Stream studios to talk about this weekend’s Summer Meltdown Festival with Marco Collins. [Continue...]

Alessandra Rose Album Debut & Interview

August 8 2012 Alessandra Rose dropped into the studio to chat with Marco & let us preview her world-debut album on Jet City Stream. The official album release party will be held September 8th at the Tractor Tavern with special guests Smokey Brights & Jason Dodson Tickets on-sale now! [Continue...]