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A great Evening

Some artists wallow in their past accomplishments while others flourish and continually push their creativity. It’s a gamble, and the results are always chancy when changing direction from a proven formula. Northwest singer/songwriter Carrie Akre has reinvented her sound on more than one occasion, and the appraisal has been a

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A great Evening

Some artists wallow in their past accomplishments while others flourish and continually push their creativity. It’s a gamble, and the results are always chancy when changing direction from a proven formula. Northwest singer/songwriter Carrie Akre has reinvented her sound on more than one occasion, and the appraisal has been a

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A Pack of Wolves

You hear it all the time: “There’s strength in numbers.” Or “the more the merrier.” Usually I agree. But in the case of A Pack of Wolves — who will play Le Voyeur in Olympia Saturday, Jan. 5 — the adages don’t hold up. Emanating from Northern California, A Pack of Wolves,

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A Pack of Wolves

You hear it all the time: “There’s strength in numbers.” Or “the more the merrier.” Usually I agree. But in the case of A Pack of Wolves — who will play Le Voyeur in Olympia Saturday, Jan. 5 — the adages don’t hold up. Emanating from Northern California, A Pack of Wolves,

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Captain Nemo's

You’ve driven by so many times that the large building has ceased to exist. You know it’s there, but it no longer registers. A large neon sign reads “Spaghetti Dinner” or “Prime Rib Special.” The parking lot is mysteriously and consistently half full or better. Captain Nemo’s in University Place

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Captain Nemo's

You’ve driven by so many times that the large building has ceased to exist. You know it’s there, but it no longer registers. A large neon sign reads “Spaghetti Dinner” or “Prime Rib Special.” The parking lot is mysteriously and consistently half full or better. Captain Nemo’s in University Place

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Cooking timesavers

Happy New Year to all! Of course I am assuming it will be. I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve while out of town and probably the only person in Tacoma not going to First Night. Large groups of non-drinking people scare me, so I avoid them by hiding in

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Cooking timesavers

Happy New Year to all! Of course I am assuming it will be. I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve while out of town and probably the only person in Tacoma not going to First Night. Large groups of non-drinking people scare me, so I avoid them by hiding in

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Daft Punk

Electronic music has gone through a major revival in 2007. Artists like Justice, MSTRKRFT, Digitalism, Boys Noize, and Crystal Castles have made electronic mainstream again with crossover hits and remixes. However, as new and fresh as these groups sound, they are almost all paying homage to Daft Punk. It’s fitting

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Daft Punk

Electronic music has gone through a major revival in 2007. Artists like Justice, MSTRKRFT, Digitalism, Boys Noize, and Crystal Castles have made electronic mainstream again with crossover hits and remixes. However, as new and fresh as these groups sound, they are almost all paying homage to Daft Punk. It’s fitting

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Ding thong grandma's panties are dead

It’s official. It’s winter, which means five months of trying to make your fave hooded sweatshirt look fashionable. But who’s to say you can’t wear something irresistibly saucy underneath? I mean, what do the panties you’re wearing right now say about you? Emotionally unavailable? Unable to separate whites from colors?

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Ding thong grandma's panties are dead

It’s official. It’s winter, which means five months of trying to make your fave hooded sweatshirt look fashionable. But who’s to say you can’t wear something irresistibly saucy underneath? I mean, what do the panties you’re wearing right now say about you? Emotionally unavailable? Unable to separate whites from colors?

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Don't Tell Sophie

Is it just me, or does saying “2008” fell weird to anyone else? Am I the only one who thinks “2008” sounds like cars should be flying and robots should be making my bed? Whether it sounds funny or not, there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s 2008 now. There’s

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Don't Tell Sophie

Is it just me, or does saying “2008” fell weird to anyone else? Am I the only one who thinks “2008” sounds like cars should be flying and robots should be making my bed? Whether it sounds funny or not, there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s 2008 now. There’s

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El Toro's Toro Bravos

What I observed New Year’s Eve at the packed El Toro in downtown Tacoma was that drinking in a group can be a highly dangerous undertaking. First, as each member of the League of Liberal Libations arrived, there was an evaluation process of his or her appearance. People typically want

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El Toro's Toro Bravos

What I observed New Year’s Eve at the packed El Toro in downtown Tacoma was that drinking in a group can be a highly dangerous undertaking. First, as each member of the League of Liberal Libations arrived, there was an evaluation process of his or her appearance. People typically want

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Field of dreams

Learning how to control voltage changed my life,” says sonic alchemist Daniel Farrell. Farrell, also known as Myello Electronics, is a sound artist — and a whole lot more. He sculpts waveforms, tones and resonances like Pollack sculpted splattered paint into nearly perfect geometric forms. While he considers himself a

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Field of dreams

Learning how to control voltage changed my life,” says sonic alchemist Daniel Farrell. Farrell, also known as Myello Electronics, is a sound artist — and a whole lot more. He sculpts waveforms, tones and resonances like Pollack sculpted splattered paint into nearly perfect geometric forms. While he considers himself a

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First Night

Monday night I properly said good riddance to 2007 at First Night and in style. Apparently all the other Weekly Volcano scribes had plans already, so I was asked to emcee. That’s right, baby, Vee-Eye-Pee (VIP). To me, this was an honor. Not only did I get to represent this

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First Night

Monday night I properly said good riddance to 2007 at First Night and in style. Apparently all the other Weekly Volcano scribes had plans already, so I was asked to emcee. That’s right, baby, Vee-Eye-Pee (VIP). To me, this was an honor. Not only did I get to represent this

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