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Best of Olympia 2015 Music: Readers pick Full Moon Radio, Hot Cops, Rhythm and Rye, Jessie Jackson, Oly Mountain Boys ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Music: Readers pick Full Moon Radio, Hot Cops, Rhythm and Rye, Jessie Jackson, Oly Mountain Boys ...

The Weekly Volcano would like to thank all those who took the time to vote in the best of Olympia 2015 Readers' Poll. You are the best. BEST BAND: Full Moon Radio BEST NEW BAND: Hot Cops BEST SUPERGROUP: Survival Knife BEST INDIE ROCK BAND: Full Moon Radio BEST METAL BAND: Christian Mistress BEST PUNK BAND:

Best of Olympia 2015 Music: The Hysterics, Cryptatropa, Northern, Full Moon Radio ...

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Best of Olympia 2015 Music: The Hysterics, Cryptatropa, Northern, Full Moon Radio ...

BEST SWAN SONGThe HystericsSadly Hysterics, who have managed to make my personal best of list in numerous ways over the past few years have stopped performing. But before they did they pulled off one mighty swan song of a show at Olympia's Northern this past October.  Though the band would

Saturday, March 7: South Sound Sustainability Expo

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Saturday, March 7: South Sound Sustainability Expo

Recycling is a way of life in western Washington, but do you wonder if you're truly making a difference? A few cans and bottles here and there can't make that big a dent, can it? It's easy to get cynical about such things. Upon closer inspection, it turns out snipping

Thursday, March 12: Dead Larry

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Thursday, March 12: Dead Larry

More so than many of the other bands striving to capture the feeling of music in the '90s, pop weirdos Dead Larry feel like they emerged straight from the time capsule. It's remarkable how uncanny their resemblance is to the pop eccentrics like They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds Five,

Friday, March 6: Great Grandpa

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Friday, March 6: Great Grandpa

Seattle quintet Great Grandpa exudes an effortless cool. The grungy pop recalls bands like the Breeders and Garbage, with their sly melodies and crunchy guitars. Lead singer Alex Menne brings a detached swagger that is offset by unobtrusive harmonies from her bandmates. A band like Great Grandpa, with lyrics about

The Grinning Ghosts relish and run from youth

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The Grinning Ghosts relish and run from youth

For anyone out there with children, I know it can be tempting to bring them to Disneyland when their soft, young brains are still forming. This, after all, is the moment in their lives when they would be most excited to meet Mickey and ride the teacups, but taking them

Music Critics' Picks: Great Grandpa, Smokey Robinson, Dead Larry

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Great Grandpa, Smokey Robinson, Dead Larry

[GRUNGE POP] + FRI, MARCH 6 Seattle quintet Great Grandpa exudes an effortless cool. The grungy pop recalls bands like the Breeders and Garbage, with their sly melodies and crunchy guitars. Lead singer Alex Menne brings a detached swagger that is offset by unobtrusive harmonies from her bandmates. A band like

Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe's Eloquent Objects at Tacoma Art Museum

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Visual Edge: Georgia O'Keeffe's Eloquent Objects at Tacoma Art Museum

"Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico" is a major coup for Tacoma Art Museum. This major national touring exhibition featuring 22 of O'Keeffe's paintings and 42 paintings by her contemporaries who lived and worked in New Mexico for a while. Over a period of approximately 30

Outdoor Addict: A day at Copalis Beach

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Outdoor Addict: A day at Copalis Beach

Sometimes you just want to get away. Not in an epic, across the world adventure way. Just in a run off to Southern California for the weekend so I can run on the beach way. Ya feel me? And then the credit card bill from Christmas comes. Womp womp. Let just

Soldier Referral Program helps soldiers recruit for the Army

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Soldier Referral Program helps soldiers recruit for the Army

The Soldier Referral Program allows active Army and Reserve soldiers the opportunity to introduce others to the Army.   "I am excited about this program, and I believe it will help foster better relationships between our active and Reserve soldiers in uniform with their communities," wrote Lt. Col. Vylius Leskys, commander,

Wednesday, March 18: "Something Wicked Has A Slumber Party"

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Wednesday, March 18: "Something Wicked Has A Slumber Party"

We miss slumber parties. We should start a sleepover revival, complete with pajamas, gossip, manicures and pedicures, Truth or Dare, and, of course, liquor-cabinet raids. Sleeping would be completely off-limits, at least until sunrise. Harlequin Productions' acclaimed improv comedy troupe is on it. Something Wicked takes the stage in Something

Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Tent Party

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Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Tent Party

After nearly a week of celebration at Doyle's Public House, your liver will be more than ready for St. Patrick's Day by the time Tuesday finally rolls around. After hosting the Nolan Garret Band, Fields Under Clover, Ethan Tucker, Staxx Brothers and Positive Rising all day Saturday in the ginormous

Monday, March 16: Science on Screen

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Monday, March 16: Science on Screen

The Grand Cinema's Science on Screen series pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively lessons by notable figures from the world of science, technology and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing

Sunday, March 15: Ten Tiny Dances

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Sunday, March 15: Ten Tiny Dances

Instead of allowing choreographers to work within the infinite spaces and settings that dance allows, the fun of Ten Tiny Dances comes from its constraint: The short works must be performed entirely on a miniscule four-by-four-foot stage placed in the middle of a nightclub. Based out of Portland, the contemporary

Saturday, March 14: Dark Palms

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Saturday, March 14: Dark Palms

Dark Palms music is a barbaric, pulsing, yet nuanced and nimble band based out of Olympia. The type of band that proves that modern post-punk sounds can still hold pop sensibilities - that musically you can still see what's in your rear view while looking forward. Dark Palms was founded

Friday, March 13: New Kingston

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Friday, March 13: New Kingston

Irie, braa! Sadly, most Americans' understanding of (and appreciation for) reggae begins and ends with Bob Marley. But the genre is doing just fine these days, thank you, and not just in Jamaica. The father-and-sons quartet New Kingston are of rasta heritage, but the Pantons are second-generation Americans who drop

Through March 29: "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

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Through March 29: "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

From the manic mind of comic Steve Martin comes the offbeat comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Set in Paris at a bar known as The Lapin Agile (The Agile Rabbit), Martin imagines a meeting between a young Pablo Picasso and a young Albert Einstein, two men who will transform

Thursday, March 12: Warren G

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Thursday, March 12: Warren G

If the catch phrases "The G-Funk, We Funk ..." or "Regulators ... Mount up" don't have you funked up for Warren G's show this week, then you must not know your '90s hip-hop/rap. Warren G is (and I don't know how this is possible) one of hip-hop and rap's unsung

Thursday, March 12: Puget Sound Boat Show

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Thursday, March 12: Puget Sound Boat Show

Giving boaters and angelers an opportunity to see and touch, compare prices and features, and talk with experts about the newest technological advancements in boats and motors and fishing gear holds great appeal and utility in the Puget Sound area. Just before boat season begins, the Puget Sound Boat Show

Feedbag: Stroopwafels, Sip & Snack, kombucha class ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Stroopwafels, Sip & Snack, kombucha class ...

STROOPWAFELS Tacoma bakery Hopboom Bakery is supplying local sipping spots with Stroopwafels. Get excited to nibble on this Dutch waffle cookie highlighting rich, spiced caramel sandwiched between two thin waffle slices. It's recommended you place this baked good atop your piping hot beverage to allow the steam to soften the snack.

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