Article Archives (156) Currently Viewing: 41 - 60 of 156

Browse Archives

Restrict to:

The Rockford Files: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

Music

The Rockford Files: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

This is a busy month for Old Town Tacoma. The Fourth of July drew thousands of South Sounders to the Freedom Fair along Ruston Way for an all-day celebration featuring live music, food vendors a spectacular air show - and, of course, the annual fireworks display off the barge. And

The Grand Suggests: "Fill the Void"

Show And Tell

The Grand Suggests: "Fill the Void"

Foreign films are a hard sell for some people. Many moviegoers are quick to dismiss them as pretentious, esoteric little things best reserved for only the hippest of hipsters.  Unless the foreign film in question is dubbed over in English and features giant rubbery monsters moshing in the middle of

Friday, July 12: Open Studio and Film Discussion with Alec Clayton

We Recommend

Friday, July 12: Open Studio and Film Discussion with Alec Clayton

Are you ready for your close up? It's Friday night. You're home alone. You could do some laundry. Or you can replace the sweat pants and disgusting slippers with halfway decent clothes and look through the peephole at Alec Clayton's artistic talents. In the 1980s his paintings were figurative and

Feedbag: Fresh Swap, PROUD Outloud, Grub Crawl and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Fresh Swap, PROUD Outloud, Grub Crawl and more ...

FRESH SWAP With the increase in community gardens and household farmers in the South Sound, Trinity Community Gardens (Park Avenue South and 121st Street, Parkland) at Pacific Lutheran University thought it would be a good idea to gather as a group of gardeners and do a bit of a Fresh Swap.

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Peter Frampton, Mingo Fishtrap, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Gramatik and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Peter Frampton, Mingo Fishtrap, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Gramatik and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week and down the road. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster,

Military couple open Clean 'n Chrome detailing

Military Life

Military couple open Clean 'n Chrome detailing

The story begins in 1999 when Volker Brunke was serving in the German Air Force as an upcoming member of the military diplomacy and was tasked to be a part of a classified seven-nation conglomerate of intelligence. It was during this assignment that he met his future wife, Margarita, who

Chaplain command change at 7th Infantry Division

People Rule

Chaplain command change at 7th Infantry Division

Nearly nine months after his assumption of stole ceremony, making history as the division chaplain for the newly reactivated and restructured 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and its seven subordinate brigade's unit ministry teams, Lt. Col. Darryl Hollowell, chaplain, relinquished spiritual leadership to Lt. Col. Paul Jaedicke, chaplain,

Visual Edge: Leonardo Lanzolla's swimmers make splash

Stage

Visual Edge: Leonardo Lanzolla's swimmers make splash

Leonardo Lanzolla's swimmers (La Bagnanti) are making a big splash at B2 Fine Art Gallery in Tacoma's Triangle District. If you saw Lanzolla's paintings in his last show at B2, that was just a warm-up. The paintings in this show are far superior. The lyrical forms, the ways in which he

Art is ... redefined on Tacoma's 6th Avenue

Arts

Art is ... redefined on Tacoma's 6th Avenue

Is there any more vexing wee-hours quandary than "What is art?" According to Teller of Penn & Teller, "Art is anything we do after the chores are done." By that reasoning, most things we do can be art, as long as we enjoy them. (Ideally, someone else enjoys them, too.)

Tacoma's Grub Crawl is back

Features

Tacoma's Grub Crawl is back

Art on the Ave Festival, Sixth Avenue Tacoma's annual street fair celebrating art and community with music, live art exhibitions and local vendors, is hosting its second annual Grub Crawl 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with $6 special appetizer-sized menu items from participating restaurants. "Grub Crawl is a

1 Love Lounge to open in Olympia

Viva South Sound

1 Love Lounge to open in Olympia

Jake and Doina Morales are hard at work when I arrive in the heat of the afternoon. Sweat on his brow and a smile on his face, Jake greets me while his wife finalizes paperwork. 1 (One) Love Lounge is in the final stages of opening in downtown Olympia. Located at 422 Legion Way, between Northern

Fox and the Law capture the magic of live performance

Music

Fox and the Law capture the magic of live performance

I had seen live music before, of course: "Weird Al" Yankovic from the nosebleeds at the Puyallup Fair; suffering through a migraine at a Jethro Tull concert; Paul Revere and the Raiders (I think), once more at the fair. But I had never been blown away by a live performance

Through Aug. 10: "Bathers of the Sun, Bathers of the Moon"

We Recommend

Through Aug. 10: "Bathers of the Sun, Bathers of the Moon"

Leonardo Lanzolla's swimmers (La Bagnanti) are making a big splash at B2 Fine Art Gallery in Tacoma's Triangle District. If you saw Lanzolla's paintings in his last show at B2, that was just a warm-up. The paintings in this show are far superior. The lyrical forms, the ways in which he

Thursday, July 18: Mugen Hoso

We Recommend

Thursday, July 18: Mugen Hoso

Mugen Hoso are a two-piece rock band from Japan. They sound like the perfect mix of the Clash and the Ramones. They do not sing in English, and their harmonies are outlandishly good. Needless to say, they are fucking awesome. Good? Fine, I'll say some more. Seen in concert, Mugen

Sunday, July 14: Xtramedium

We Recommend

Sunday, July 14: Xtramedium

Pop punk made it to all the way to France, as it turns out. Xtramedium, hailing from the French Riviera, have mastered all of the little emo flourishes and all the punky switches from contemplative riffing to spiteful rave-ups. Thrown into the mix is a healthy dose of lively folk

Sunday, July 14: Art on the Ave

We Recommend

Sunday, July 14: Art on the Ave

Is there any more vexing wee-hours quandary than "What is art?" According to Teller of Penn & Teller, "Art is anything we do after the chores are done." By that reasoning, most things we do can be art, as long as we enjoy them. (Ideally, someone else

Saturday, July 13: Perry Acker

We Recommend

Saturday, July 13: Perry Acker

As we've mentioned many times before, Perry Acker is named like a single dude, but it's actually a band ... a band that's on the rise. Not only did Perry Acker win Ford Motor Company's Gimme The Gig national battle of the bands contest in 2011, then open for Paul

Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

We Recommend

Saturday, July 13: Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival

The Tacoma Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival, founded as the Tacoma Old Town Blues Festival in 1991 by Ted Brown and Mike Mitchell, will add more rhythm to the annual beloved blues festival. Saturday will find the festival back in Tacoma's Old Town Park on North

Friday, July 12: Fox and the Law

We Recommend

Friday, July 12: Fox and the Law

Describing them musically, Fox and the Law are easy to undersell. Basically, they're just a really good rock band. Genre-wise, they lean in a garage rock direction, but there's little in the way of the typical Nuggets or punk influences that usually characterize modern garage rock acts. As a four-piece,

Friday, July 12: AKA's Birthday Extravaganza

We Recommend

Friday, July 12: AKA's Birthday Extravaganza

Will Farrell, Tom Hanks and Ernest Hemingway are born under the sign of cancer. In Olympia, Mark Bowen, of AKA and the Heart Hurt Goods, is a cancer too. Time to celebrate his 32nd orbit around the sun with an all out bash at The Royal featuring performances by Smoke of Old

Archives By Date (View All)

2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2005
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2004
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2003
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2002
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2001
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2000
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
0000
January
-0001
November, December