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Travis Larson Band

Air guitar is fun because it doesn’t require lessons, it doesn’t hurt your fingers, and an invisible guitar collection takes up a lot less shelf space than a real one. But air guitar won’t get you a sweet endorsement deal and tour support across the country from guitar equipment manufacturer

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Dropping bass downtown

Someone forgot to tell James Whiton that bass players are the underdogs of the rock ’n’ roll kingdom. Not one to stare at his shoe laces and hide behind the beat of the drum, Whiton brings the fat strings to the forefront. Not since Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Fix and freeze

I’m a busy girl, and I know I need to eat healthier than I do. It’s tough juggling motherhood, job, household and a pretty healthy music addiction. In Tacoma and Federal Way there are cute little places called Kitchen2Kitchen that offers assistance to wayward souls like me who are desperately

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Brian Dixen Band

Christian rock that doesn’t bite is how the Brian Dixen Band describes itself. They crank Christian rock that doesn’t scream church service as much as it just croons pop/rock hooks and dynamic crescendos. In preparation for their appearance Saturday at the new Club Corridor in Tacoma, the Weekly Volcano sat

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Beehive drops another banger

I met Alethea “Butterfly Beats” Eichhorn and David Miller of Beehive about two years ago at the Premiere (now the Phoenix) in Seattle. We were both hired to entertain at a Microsoft Gaming Conference. I was performing in an acoustic duo. They were an electronic duo using laptop-generated break beats

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Gwen Stefani does the River

Gwen Stefani and her band No Doubt gave us a new appreciation for “Sunday Mornings.” She gave us a nice way to say shut up and kiss me (“Don’t Speak”). She gave us a new anthem for feminism (“I’m Just A Girl”). She gave us a song to play loudly

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Brian Dixen Band

Christian rock that doesn’t bite is how the Brian Dixen Band describes itself. They crank Christian rock that doesn’t scream church service as much as it just croons pop/rock hooks and dynamic crescendos. In preparation for their appearance Saturday at the new Club Corridor in Tacoma, the Weekly Volcano sat

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Beehive drops another banger

I met Alethea “Butterfly Beats” Eichhorn and David Miller of Beehive about two years ago at the Premiere (now the Phoenix) in Seattle. We were both hired to entertain at a Microsoft Gaming Conference. I was performing in an acoustic duo. They were an electronic duo using laptop-generated break beats

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Gwen Stefani does the River

Gwen Stefani and her band No Doubt gave us a new appreciation for “Sunday Mornings.” She gave us a nice way to say shut up and kiss me (“Don’t Speak”). She gave us a new anthem for feminism (“I’m Just A Girl”). She gave us a song to play loudly

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Radio Ga Ga

Andras Jones had a dream. He dreamt that a conventional little FM radio could help people with their problems, assist them with tough decisions and/or maybe just engender a little giggle from them for the synchronicities of life. His dream came true in August of 1998. He called it The

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The gang's all here

A reunion of sorts is brewing in Tacoma. The old gang from Victory Music’s hey day will gather once again to share music, memories and renewed friendship. This will be a very special open mic where only those who played at one of the Victory Music open mics (at Antique

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Radio Ga Ga

Andras Jones had a dream. He dreamt that a conventional little FM radio could help people with their problems, assist them with tough decisions and/or maybe just engender a little giggle from them for the synchronicities of life. His dream came true in August of 1998. He called it The

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The gang’s all here

A reunion of sorts is brewing in Tacoma. The old gang from Victory Music’s hey day will gather once again to share music, memories and renewed friendship. This will be a very special open mic where only those who played at one of the Victory Music open mics (at Antique

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Basic Radio

Three roommates, all musicians, decided to start a band. They named it Basic Radio because, “We didn’t need some band name with a ‘deep’ meaning, we just needed something that would stick,” says Brandon Eisenbeis. The result is a lot more classic rock sounding than the poppy name implies. “We wanted

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Radio free Gig Harbor

Students at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor have their own radio station. Outside of Tacoma School of the Arts, there aren’t many high school electives that rate as high on the coolness scale as radio production class. I decided to investigate.KGHP FM was started 19 years ago by three

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Basic Radio

Three roommates, all musicians, decided to start a band. They named it Basic Radio because, “We didn’t need some band name with a ‘deep’ meaning, we just needed something that would stick,” says Brandon Eisenbeis. The result is a lot more classic rock sounding than the poppy name implies. “We wanted

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Radio free Gig Harbor

Students at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor have their own radio station. Outside of Tacoma School of the Arts, there aren’t many high school electives that rate as high on the coolness scale as radio production class. I decided to investigate.KGHP FM was started 19 years ago by three

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Shake and Blake

“It was pretty much a surprise,” says Ethan Newberry, best friend of “American Idol” contestant Blake Lewis, who lost to Jordan Sparks Wednesday night. “After one of Blake’s concerts here in Seattle a friend came up to him and said, ‘I’m taking you to the “American Idol” auditions tomorrow.’ Blake

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Rock under construction

I think there is a secret reason why people play their stereos too loud at stop lights even though it annoys other drivers. Beneath it all, they’re music evangelists, subconsciously attempting to convert others to their genre as they merrily roll along. Or maybe they’re just hoping to catch a

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Shake and Blake

“It was pretty much a surprise,” says Ethan Newberry, best friend of “American Idol” contestant Blake Lewis, who lost to Jordan Sparks Wednesday night. “After one of Blake’s concerts here in Seattle a friend came up to him and said, ‘I’m taking you to the “American Idol” auditions tomorrow.’ Blake

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