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Jerin Falkner

Almost exactly a year after the release of Almost Completely Happy, Jerin Falkner announces the release of her new album, Acoustic Journal One. Loaded with 17 solo acoustic tracks, it times in at almost 60 minutes. “Even though I’m the artist, I have to say, ‘Wow. It’s epic’” says Falkner.

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School of the Adults

During the summer of 2006 I participated in a tour of Tacoma School of the Arts, or SOTA, and every classroom beckoned. I marveled at how different my teen-age life would have been if this school had existed then. Now my daughter is a SOTA student. Some days I wish

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A great day in Tacoma

A group of Tacoma musicians who sheepishly refer to themselves as the “old farts club” get together once every month for lunch to tell stories and talk over old times. One day, one of these musicians, Bud Schultz, said it would be neat for everyone to pose together for a

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Jerin Falkner

Almost exactly a year after the release of Almost Completely Happy, Jerin Falkner announces the release of her new album, Acoustic Journal One. Loaded with 17 solo acoustic tracks, it times in at almost 60 minutes. “Even though I’m the artist, I have to say, ‘Wow. It’s epic’” says Falkner.

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School of the Adults

During the summer of 2006 I participated in a tour of Tacoma School of the Arts, or SOTA, and every classroom beckoned. I marveled at how different my teen-age life would have been if this school had existed then. Now my daughter is a SOTA student. Some days I wish

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Instant Winner

I’m pleased to announce the birth of a new record. Thirteen Times by Instant Winner will be released at Club Impact this Friday. In case you haven’t heard, Instant Winner is a freakin’ awesome six-piece band with an actual horn section — not a keyboard that sounds like horns but

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Battle of the Air Bands

When the Weekly Volcano heard about the air band competition at Cans this Saturday it so had our name on it. After all, we know a little something about rocking out, and as our weekly masthead attests — “We do have solid dance moves, too.” If the Weekly Volcano formed

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Instant Winner

I’m pleased to announce the birth of a new record. Thirteen Times by Instant Winner will be released at Club Impact this Friday. In case you haven’t heard, Instant Winner is a freakin’ awesome six-piece band with an actual horn section — not a keyboard that sounds like horns but

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Battle of the Air Bands

When the Weekly Volcano heard about the air band competition at Cans this Saturday it so had our name on it. After all, we know a little something about rocking out, and as our weekly masthead attests — “We do have solid dance moves, too.” If the Weekly Volcano formed

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Taking the Place of a Supernatural Disaster

Taking the Place of a Supernatural Disaster is a three-piece band consisting of Tori Amos-styled pianist Misty Reynolds (the main songwriter and lead vocalist), her hubby, Larry Reynolds Jr. on drums and Lucas Swick and his synthetic orchestra. Swick adds an unexpected electronic twist to the mix giving the band

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Listen to the Puyallup

My friend Billy, a Puyallup resident, recently referred to his home town affectionately as “The Poo.” “Life is good in the Poo,” he said. I’ll never be able to think of Puyallup in the same way again. In 1982, The Puyallup Fair was a lot like it is now. It’s

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Studio 21 sees dead people

Tacoma-based theater company Studio 21 is currently making final preparations for its performance of Sebastian Barry’s “The Steward of Christendom” at Commencement Bay Coffee Company, opening today, Sept. 6. “The Steward of Christendom” is about a retired senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police named Thomas Dunne. The story takes

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Taking the Place of a Supernatural Disaster

Taking the Place of a Supernatural Disaster is a three-piece band consisting of Tori Amos-styled pianist Misty Reynolds (the main songwriter and lead vocalist), her hubby, Larry Reynolds Jr. on drums and Lucas Swick and his synthetic orchestra. Swick adds an unexpected electronic twist to the mix giving the band

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Listen to the Puyallup

My friend Billy, a Puyallup resident, recently referred to his home town affectionately as “The Poo.” “Life is good in the Poo,” he said. I’ll never be able to think of Puyallup in the same way again. In 1982, The Puyallup Fair was a lot like it is now. It’s

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Studio 21 sees dead people

Tacoma-based theater company Studio 21 is currently making final preparations for its performance of Sebastian Barry’s “The Steward of Christendom” at Commencement Bay Coffee Company, opening today, Sept. 6. “The Steward of Christendom” is about a retired senior officer in the Dublin Metropolitan Police named Thomas Dunne. The story takes

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The Elephants

The Elephants are quite possibly my favorite local band. It’s really hard for me to say that since there are so many that are close to my heart, but even though I ripped their CD to mp3 about a year ago, when my iPod is on shuffle I never skip

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Girl In A Coma

Every once is a while a band comes along that is hard to describe without adding three or four exclamation marks at the end of each sentence. When I started to write this story about Girl in a Coma, I had to physically restrain myself by duct taping the upper

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You have to fit in to get in

Team Unicorn Records is not your typical indie record label. They don’t have a CEO, an office or even an official telephone number. It’s more of a collective of Tacoma bands and a tight knit community than a record label in the traditional sense. The bands of Team Unicorn are

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Point Defiance Music Festival

In Hollywood they have the six degrees of Kevin Bacon. Around here, we have the six degrees of grunge. When the Seattle music scene exploded in the early ’90s, Tacoma was directly in the fallout zone. Therefore, it’s not uncommon in our local music circles to encounter someone who played

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The Elephants

The Elephants are quite possibly my favorite local band. It’s really hard for me to say that since there are so many that are close to my heart, but even though I ripped their CD to mp3 about a year ago, when my iPod is on shuffle I never skip

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