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Robbie Fulks

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks of Chicago, Ill., is not afraid to speak his mind. He’s also not afraid to bite the industry that feeds him. Fulks made known his dislike for mainstream modern country and the country music industry in true songwriter fashion when he wrote the song “Fuck This Town”

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Okay band

Okay band, reduced to its purest essence, is Marty Anderson from Berkeley, Calif., who will perform twice in Tacoma thanks to a new arts organization here called The Helm. At the helm of The Helm sits Peter Lynn and Sean Alexander, who aim to enhance the community by bringing arts

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One night in Bangkok

Maybe your Prom was one of the greatest nights of your life. Maybe it was a nightmare. Maybe you didn’t even go to yours. Whichever is the case, the Prom at Sanford and Sons Saturday to be orchestrated by the Middle Floor Merchants, will be a second chance to revive

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Okay band

Okay band, reduced to its purest essence, is Marty Anderson from Berkeley, Calif., who will perform twice in Tacoma thanks to a new arts organization here called The Helm. At the helm of The Helm sits Peter Lynn and Sean Alexander, who aim to enhance the community by bringing arts

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Robbie Fulks

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks of Chicago, Ill., is not afraid to speak his mind. He’s also not afraid to bite the industry that feeds him. Fulks made known his dislike for mainstream modern country and the country music industry in true songwriter fashion when he wrote the song “Fuck This Town”

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Proctor Arts Fest

The North End of Tacoma has its own very special aura. It has a quaint upper scale, artsy vibe with its well-built older homes and manicured lawns that seem to say, “We are successful and established here.” As if it were pre-planned by some city official, Proctor District has just

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Connecting with local music

Coffee and Rhetoric is an interactive, live talk show where the community is invited to discuss issues that affect them in a no-holds-barred environment. The discussions take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at Cutters Point Coffee shop, next door to UrbanXchange on Pacific Avenue downtown Tacoma. The

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Tinman

Tinamn “He is a wordsmith, melody guru and his songs could easily be national hits,” said Jay Inokuchi, owner of Mocha Moo Café describing singer/songwriter Tinman, “This will be Tinman\'s third showcase in one year, he is that good! He draws a crowd whenever he performs and his fan base grows

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Proctor Arts Fest

The North End of Tacoma has its own very special aura. It has a quaint upper scale, artsy vibe with its well-built older homes and manicured lawns that seem to say, “We are successful and established here.” As if it were pre-planned by some city official, Proctor District has just

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Connecting with local music

Coffee and Rhetoric is an interactive, live talk show where the community is invited to discuss issues that affect them in a no-holds-barred environment. The discussions take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at Cutters Point Coffee shop, next door to UrbanXchange on Pacific Avenue downtown Tacoma. The

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Tinman

Tinamn “He is a wordsmith, melody guru and his songs could easily be national hits,” said Jay Inokuchi, owner of Mocha Moo Café describing singer/songwriter Tinman, “This will be Tinman\'s third showcase in one year, he is that good! He draws a crowd whenever he performs and his fan base grows

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Trevalyan Triangle

Trevalyan Triangle is the solo project of Leanne Trevalyan (of Junkyard Jane) accompanied by Junkyard Jane bassist Barbra Blue. The songs in Trevalyan Triangle are mostly country/Americana ballads that don’t fit into the more rambunctious Junkyard Jane set list. “Junkyard Jane is mostly the music of Billy Stoops and myself,”

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Dead Webcasters pay no royalties

A battle is raging in Washington, DC. No, I’m not talking about the war on terror; I’m talking about the war on Internet radio. The gatekeepers of the music business like record labels, music publishers, broadcasting conglomerates and all their cronies are mad as hell, and they aren’t going to take

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Numbered Days

“Longview” is the title of a song by Green Day. It’s also the hometown of rock band Numbered Days. Like gritty Tacoma, timber town Longview, Wash., has buried ties to rock music. Longview’s latest export, Numbered Days, plays straight ahead original rock that has been compared to that of Nickelback,

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Festival for everyone

“When you see a Russian family dancing along with Polynesian dancers or an Asian family swinging to reggae, only then do you get a real flavor for what Ethnic Fest was designed to do,” says Metro Parks spokeswoman Nancy Johnson. The multicultural festival takes place in Wright Park this Saturday and

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Trevalyan Triangle

Trevalyan Triangle is the solo project of Leanne Trevalyan (of Junkyard Jane) accompanied by Junkyard Jane bassist Barbra Blue. The songs in Trevalyan Triangle are mostly country/Americana ballads that don’t fit into the more rambunctious Junkyard Jane set list. “Junkyard Jane is mostly the music of Billy Stoops and myself,”

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Dead Webcasters pay no royalties

A battle is raging in Washington, DC. No, I’m not talking about the war on terror; I’m talking about the war on Internet radio. The gatekeepers of the music business like record labels, music publishers, broadcasting conglomerates and all their cronies are mad as hell, and they aren’t going to take

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Numbered Days

“Longview” is the title of a song by Green Day. It’s also the hometown of rock band Numbered Days. Like gritty Tacoma, timber town Longview, Wash., has buried ties to rock music. Longview’s latest export, Numbered Days, plays straight ahead original rock that has been compared to that of Nickelback,

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Festival for everyone

“When you see a Russian family dancing along with Polynesian dancers or an Asian family swinging to reggae, only then do you get a real flavor for what Ethnic Fest was designed to do,” says Metro Parks spokeswoman Nancy Johnson. The multicultural festival takes place in Wright Park this Saturday and

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Go to your happy place

A man from Utah, a woman from Minneapolis and a man from Sarajevo walk into a bar and start playing Hawaiian music. No, it’s not a joke, but it might just make you smile, especially when you hear them tonight at Embellish Multispace Salon. Michael Alexander from Ogden, Utah, (a place

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