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I dicked Phil O'Sullivan

Technically, this week’s article was supposed to be about These Arms are Snakes and their show at Hell’s Kitchen on Saturday, Oct. 20. I had planned to do an interview with someone from the band and probably come up with a few witty sentences about the world of post-hardcore. But I

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Queens of the Stone Age and others on sale

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now USSA, Weedeater, Love’s Holiday, Hellbound For Glory Seattle. Oct. 20 10 pm. $12 (El Corazon, TW). Taylor Eigsti Quartet Seattle. Oct. 23-24 7:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley, TM). Steve Stubbs Seattle. Oct. 27

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Gone Baby Gone, Rendition and others

Gone Baby Gone Boston seems like the most forbidding city in crime movies. There are lots of movies about criminals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and points between, but somehow in Boston the wounds cut deeper, the characters are angrier, their resentments bleed, their grudges never die, and they all

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Intervision vision

Like many people here at the Weekly Volcano, Bobble Tiki gets a lot of mail. Sometimes Bobble Tiki gets good mail, and sometimes it’s not so good. On the not-so-good side, the IRS is currently trying to levy Bobble Tiki for not reporting profits received from autograph sessions at collectable shows.

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Back for more blood

A gaunt stranger haunts the streets of Barlow, Alaska, warning: "That cold ain’t the weather. That’s Death approaching." Since Barlow is said to be the northernmost town in America, 300 miles of roadless wilderness from its closest neighbor, and since 30 days of continuous sunless night are commencing, I expected

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Antique Quest and Wine Fest

Old stuff and wine Fans of "Antiques Road Show" are in for an experiential field day this Saturday when Tacoma Community House hosts the first Antique Quest and Wine Fest, an event featuring professional antique appraisers, wine, and tasty treats from Stadium Bistro. All proceeds will go toward the immigration program at

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Kung Fu Movie Night

Swanky 21 Commerce Restaurant & Martini Bar has seen creative changes under General Manager Danno Rankin, who also runs The Loft Nightclub. The newest addition to 21’s roster of good times is Kung Fu Night on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 6. The 9 p.m. bang of a gong kicks off the

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Cuddling never sounded so good

Fall is finally upon us and while the rain gathers in puddles beneath our feet, thoughts of winter survival flood our brains. Will we hole up in our humble abodes with the TV remote and a Lean Cuisine dinner? Heck no! We are Washingtonians, so a little drizzle or even

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Art in the Alley

Area jewelry designers have been offered an opportunity to show their work at Art in the Alley, an art show and sale at Ruby Collection Thursday, Oct. 18 during Tacoma’s Third Thursday Art Walk. Handcrafted jewelry by Kristy Vanderlinde, called Coco Creations, are beautiful, unique jewelry with organic, earthy feel.

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Jason McKibbin

Jason McKibbin, front man for long time Tacoma punk band I DEFY, has recently launched new endeavors in the world of comic books and memorabilia both new and old. When it was announced that Swan’s Magazines on Sixth Avenue was closing, McKibbin and partners seized the rare opportunity — literally

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urbanXchange and Good Karma

Hippest un-boutique Walking in the door of urbanXchange is like walking into the biggest clothing closet ever. If everything the store carried were my size, I’d be insta-broke. Hats, shoes, pants, sashes, skirts, shirts, wraps, coats, yup, just pull the truck up out front and start loading. Since this is mere fantasy,

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Scary wines and more

Thursday, Oct. 18: Four California Wines and One Lovely French Tasting, 5-8 p.m., $5, Vin Grotto Cafe and Wine Bar, 813 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.722.5079. Thursday, Oct. 18: Singles Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Katie Downs, 3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, 253.756.0771. Thursday, Oct. 18: Fall Stock-up sale Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., complimentary, Pour At

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Indochine's Charlie Brown

Funny how taste can trigger memories. A sip of Bordeaux and you’re shopping Saint Germain; a pint of Guinness and your semester abroad comes flooding back; just a drop of tequila and . . . well, that was your 21st birthday, and you haven’t touched the stuff since. When I

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Customers always first

Where there is food, there are relationships. Many of us eat at our local café or restaurant and have stronger relationships with our favorite server than we do with our own sibling(s). I know I do (this is a test for my sister Kim to see if she reads my

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Bella Vita

The owners of the defunct Blue Olive are behind Bella Vita. They were stylish down on Dock Street and haven’t lost a step here. Smooth sounds of old-timey jazz crooners greet you as walk in the door. To the right, a wooden dance floor (covered with tables on a Sunday

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Many have met at The Spar

Beer joints aren’t like regular businesses. People don’t laugh and share good times in hardware stores. But they do in beer joints. People don’t meet new friends or lovers among the racks of sweaters at the Gap. But they do at beer joints. People don’t feel at home in a

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Musicals and Halloween

THE ART Thursday Art Walk If it seems like it has been far too long since you sported your beret, parked the SUV and pulled the stret-cred ‘66 Bonneville out of the garage and did a downtown art crawl, you would be right: The gap between Third Thursdays has been a lengthy

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FOUND on the road

Brothers Davy and Peter Rothbart, are driving in their car. They are bringing the FOUND “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour” to Olympia’s Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 24, but in the meantime they have plenty of road to cover. They carry a guitar and a bunch of slips of paper,

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Classical, Antique Sundays

These are the standard sounds of the restaurant on this Sunday afternoon: the hiss and rumble of the espresso machine, the metal-on-stoneware “tink” as food is eaten, the indistinct snippets of conversation melding with the rumble of the Harley Davidson motorcycles outside. And then, from one motorcycle’s sound system Black Sabbath

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You too can be an activist

B.J. Honeycutt is coming to town. He’s ready to make changes in this world, and he wants you to join in the fight. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, B.J. Honeycutt was Hawkeye Pierce’s buddy on “M*A*S*H” (played by actor Mike Farrell, more recently known as the kindly veterinarian

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