Tacoma's credibility in the world of local rock can be traced directly to the opening of Hell's Kitchen at Sixth and Proctor. With the well-known, well-respected Flash from Portrait of Poverty at the controls, Hell's Kitchen had enough credo and connections to bring bands such as the Melvins, Mudhoney, Dick Dale and the Supersuckers to town (just to name a few). Since that day in 2002, the Weekly Volcano has applauded and backslapped Hell's Kitchen too many times to count. This weekend, Hell's Kitchen now rockin' downtown Tacoma, celebrates its 10th anniversary, including a fitting bill Friday night featuring Zeke, Lemons, Redneck Girlfriend and South 11th. As far as Tacoma rock history goes it doesn't get much thicker than this. A lot of bands have come and gone since Zeke first plugged in back in 1993, and a lot of their Northwest peers have grown a lot more famous than them. But Zeke just keeps on rockin', punching the old punk clock, record after record, show after badass show.
HELL'S KITCHEN, ZEKE, LEMONS, REDNECK GIRLFRIEND, SOUTH 11TH, 9 P.M., $10 ADVANCE, $12 DOOR, 928 PACIFIC AVE., TACOMA, 253.759.6003