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Saturday, Jan. 4: Lures

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Saturday, Jan. 4: Lures

Listening to Lures' latest single, "Vacant," and noting that it was released in October, it's hard not to think that they missed the prime release date by a couple months. Lures' brand of energetic surf pop is ideal to be danced to all summer long. Relaxed vocals croon over churning

Friday, Jan. 3-Saturday, Jan. 4: The Blackberry Bushes and The Pine Hearts

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Friday, Jan. 3-Saturday, Jan. 4: The Blackberry Bushes and The Pine Hearts

I did my usual rounds of checking Facebook and fliers, I asked a few friends what was going on, and yet, I still couldn't find any awesome music happening the first weekend of the year. The after-holiday slump strikes again. Then, just as I should have anticipated, The Pig Bar

Friday, Jan. 3: The Mama Rags

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Friday, Jan. 3: The Mama Rags

From the '60s to their last waltz in '76, the Band was irreplaceable in formalizing a Northerners' take on Southern rock that was less about passing trends and swilling beer than it was about a reverence for the form and the tradition. These elements were already on their way to

Canadians embed at McChord Field

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Canadians embed at McChord Field

You may know that the Royal Canadian Air Force partners with the United States Air Force to protect continental airspace under the North American Aerospace Defense Command and that they are responsible for the National Search and Rescue Program, but did you know they also share officers with the USAF

Soldiers, Airmen heal on horseback

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Soldiers, Airmen heal on horseback

I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." - Ronald Reagan Late U.S. President Ronald Reagan was really on to something about humans and horses. There's something really special about the strong bond that people form with horses. For some, however, a

Donna Buck serves the military

People Rule

Donna Buck serves the military

"At the end of the day no matter how tired you are you know you accomplished something that you can feel good about," explained local volunteer standout Donna Buck, 68. Buck, who has been a Tacoma resident since 1973, spent 43 years married to retired Army Staff Sgt. Basil W. Buck,

Weekly Volcano 2013 Theater Awards: Carvies and Varnies

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Weekly Volcano 2013 Theater Awards: Carvies and Varnies

We're not awful people, we swear! It bums us out to deflate the work of theatrical colleagues and friends. That's why I was delighted to add the "Carvies," a roster of exceptional work in Olympia, to my review schedule in 2010 and in every December since. Now I've encouraged Joann

VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Olympia Readers' Poll

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VOTE NOW: 2014 Best of Olympia Readers' Poll

Home of Calvin Johnson and grunge rock, historic record labels and KAOS FM, The Evergreen State College, and the best crappy beer you can get, Olympia is the perfect place to fill the musical void in your life. With a constant forecast of rain, an abundance of

The Broken Circle Breakdown is part romance, part tragedy

Show And Tell

The Broken Circle Breakdown is part romance, part tragedy

This week's film is a bit of a tonal shift from the stuff I've been reviewing over the last couple of weeks. I've been spoiled on horror spoofs about mutant monster Santa Clauses and dark comedies featuring nigh-invincible cats; I really wasn't mentally or emotionally prepared for the Movie ReviewermobileTM

Feedbag: Wine events, E-9 goes Greek, winter cocktails and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Wine events, E-9 goes Greek, winter cocktails and more ...

WINE CHALLENGE Morso Wine Bar (9014 Peacock Hill Ave. N., Gig Harbor) has concocted a challenge. A favorite sort of challenge for what can seem only targeted toward the Weekly Volcano - a drinking challenge. From now until Valentine's Day visit Morso and indulge in 16 Enomatic red wine selections in

Sundays: Blues Night

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Sundays: Blues Night

Wikipedia says, "Sunday night blues is an acute condition, mostly affecting nine-to-five workers and students." Wikipedia is full of crap. Sunday night blues is an awesome condition, mostly affecting a graying crowd of music lovers. For as long as we can remember, The Spar in Old Town Tacoma, with the

Friday, Jan. 10: Indigo Girls

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Friday, Jan. 10: Indigo Girls

Formed in Georgia in the mid-'80s, the Indigo Girls came up in a time and a place where bands like R.E.M. were mixing jangle and folk into their rock, with liberal doses of impressionistic lyrics and individualistic spirit. It was a time of blossoming artistic intent

Wednesday, Jan. 15: Violinist Benjamin Beilman

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Wednesday, Jan. 15: Violinist Benjamin Beilman

Here's one successful male musician not drowning in bottles of Alize, Escalades or girls, girls, girls. Benjamin Beilman takes his craft very seriously. Virtually a child prodigy at the age of only 22, the violinist has made a name for himself, winning several major prizes, including first prize at 2010

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Cascade Community Center JBLM-Lewis Main. Bar Bingo in Heroes Lounge. No cash prizes. 7 pm. Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes. 8:30 pm. NC. Tacoma Comedy

Tuesday, Jan. 14: Classical Tuesdays with Michael Partington

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Tuesday, Jan. 14: Classical Tuesdays with Michael Partington

You're exchanging trail mix recipes with the Mountaineers Club folks when this mellow, Spanish transcendental lullaby creeps through the club's doorway and swirls around your soul. Instantly, thoughts of Madrid at midnight lighten your spirits. You drop your pen and waterproof notepad, and like a zombie saunter out the door

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes. 7 pm.

Monday, Jan. 13: "It's In The Water Fine Art Postcard Exhibition"

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Monday, Jan. 13: "It's In The Water Fine Art Postcard Exhibition"

Sadly, it appears that e-mail has killed the art of the postcard (Good Lord! I sound more like my grandfathers with each passing day). When my friends go on vacation, I no longer receive postcards. Instead, I receive e-mails from Hotmail and Yahoo accounts sent from far-flung Internet cafes (my

Monday, Jan. 13, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Jan. 13, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Dean Reichert. 8 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo.

Sunday, Jan. 12: Boneyard Preachers

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Sunday, Jan. 12: Boneyard Preachers

Wikipedia says, "Sunday night blues is an acute condition, mostly affecting nine-to-five workers and students." Wikipedia is full of crap. Sunday night blues is an awesome condition, mostly affecting a graying crowd of music lovers. For as long as we can remember, The Spar in Old

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Jan. 12, 2013: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. 6-9 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Open Shape Note Singing. All Ages. 5 pm. NC. Antique Sandwich Company Ruston. Romantic Guitar concert featuring Jeffry Steele with pianist Monica Steele. All Ages. 3 pm. Freewill offering.

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