What if I were to tell you that there's a show featuring bands performing in the middle of a goddamn skating rink? Yes, you are totally allowed (nay, encouraged!) to put on some rentals and skate backward in a full 360 degree rotation around a rock band while they wail in the middle. The show, known as Rock & Roller, will feature local favorites Oh Dear!, Blanco Bronco, Rooftop Warrior and the quickly up-and-coming indie rockers Not From Brooklyn. Incorporating hip-hop beats and some electronic instrumentation into an indie rock mold, Not From Brooklyn have swiftly found an untapped sound in Tacoma, helping them to stand out from the largely punk/garage/metal-leaning bands in town.
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[Wheelz Skate Arena, with Blanco Bronco, Oh Dear!, Rooftop Warrior, Friday, July 22, 8 p.m., $7 door, $3 skates, 2101 Mildred St. W., Fircrest, 253.460.7655]