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Saturday, Dec. 28: SEACATS

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Saturday, Dec. 28: SEACATS

I can't be certain, but it seems likely that SEACATS may have the distinction of being the first band I've covered that were born out of a comedy web series. Formed by Kelso, Wash., by brothers Josh and Mike Davis, SEACATS make boisterous power-pop that recalls the guitar heroics of

Tuesday, Dec. 31: Fly Moon Royalty

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Tuesday, Dec. 31: Fly Moon Royalty

First Night Tacoma has always been an embarrassment of riches, and this year's installment looks to be no different. The New Year's Eve celebration is packed with any number of bands worthy of highlighting - bands like the lovely OK Sweetheart, the dance-rock of The Fame Riot, and that elder

Friday, Dec. 27: Lobsana

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Friday, Dec. 27: Lobsana

Because electronica is a style that functions effectively removed from the traditional guitar-drum-bass mold, enabling the creation and exploration of a whole new range of sounds, it becomes helpful to find distinctions: is it aggressive like drum 'n' bass and jungle, cartoonish like chiptunes and glitch, cerebral like IDM and trip-hop, or

Evergreen State College opens Veterans Center

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Evergreen State College opens Veterans Center

The Evergreen State College (TESC), a public liberal arts school in Olympia, has more than 200 veterans currently enrolled, and although that only accounts for five percent of its undergraduate student population, the college is dedicated to improving things for its former military students. In 2008, they formed a veteran peer

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is cockeyed humanism at its best

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"Inside Llewyn Davis" is cockeyed humanism at its best

Joel and Ethan Coen: Have there ever been two guys that were just so obviously meant to do what they do? When's the last time you sat down to view a film knowing that the Coen brothers had a hand in it, and had any doubt as to whether or

Final First Night of 2013: The wackiest night of the year

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Final First Night of 2013: The wackiest night of the year

First Night Tacoma has always been an enjoyable evening of music and art, but for First Night on New Year's Eve, the shenanigans will be ramped up considerably. It's become a press-release cliché to say an event is "fun for all ages," but this time around there really is something

Tuesday, Dec. 31: First Night Tacoma

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Tuesday, Dec. 31: First Night Tacoma

First Night Tacoma has always been an enjoyable evening of music and art, but for First Night on New Year's Eve, the shenanigans will be ramped up considerably. It's become a press-release cliché to say an event is "fun for all ages," but this time around there

The dreamy electronica of Lobsana

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The dreamy electronica of Lobsana

As the cataloguing and availability of pop music history increases, so do the vast array of influences and aural allusions and references. Sounds churn together, spitting out complex amalgams that owe more to random exposure than they do to whatever radio station you might have tuned into, pre-internet. Because of

Q&A: Randy Oxford Band discusses tour, Memphis and Night After Christmas show

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Q&A: Randy Oxford Band discusses tour, Memphis and Night After Christmas show

Look out Memphis - you are about to get a taste of Tacoma, and it's gonna be sweet! Longtime rhythm and blues sensation Randy Oxford Band hits the infamous Midwest Blues Highway to kick off 2014 with one really important stop along the way. The band will represent Tacoma at the

Friday, Dec. 27: Randy Oxford Band

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Friday, Dec. 27: Randy Oxford Band

Longtime rhythm and blues sensation Randy Oxford Band hits the infamous Midwest Blues Highway to kick off 2014 with one really important stop along the way. The band will represent Tacoma at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this January. It's the largest gathering of blues bands

Music Critics' Picks: SEACATS, Death By Stars, Blanco Bronco, Fly Moon Royalty

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Music Critics' Picks: SEACATS, Death By Stars, Blanco Bronco, Fly Moon Royalty

[POWER-POP] + SAT, DEC. 28 I can't be certain, but it seems likely that SEACATS may have the distinction of being the first band I've covered that were born out of a comedy web series. Formed by Kelso, Wash., by brothers Josh and Mike Davis, SEACATS make boisterous power-pop that recalls

Visual Edge: Selected photos by Mary Randlett

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Visual Edge: Selected photos by Mary Randlett

If we can trust the evidence of the past three months, Salon Refu in Olympia is now one of the best art galleries between Seattle and Portland. And Mary Randlett is the most celebrated photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Recognized as an outstanding landscape photographer and celebrated for her marvelous

New Year's Resolution: Saving money at Grocery Outlet in Olympia

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New Year's Resolution: Saving money at Grocery Outlet in Olympia

I've eaten vegan pizza at the new Vic's Pizzeria in Olympia, I've done the sultry stand-up at a pole dancing class, and with New Year's just five days away, I will research my final resolution - saving money. While Olympia has many fine options to stretch your cash, such as dollar

JBLM 2013 year in review

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JBLM 2013 year in review

The soldiers and airmen of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the fourth largest military installation in the country, are always busy. With 27,000 servicemembers reporting to the base, it should come as no surprise that their list of accomplishments keeps growing - and 2013 was no exception. Here, the guys who pen the

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Veteran's Family Fund of America

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Veteran's Family Fund of America

"We work to help the veterans who fall between the cracks of other veteran service and military organizations," said Perry White, who has been on the Veteran's Family Fund of America board since 2009 and currently serves as its president. The VFFA's core mission is to provide emergency assistance to the

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Wednesday, Jan. 8: Strangely Alright

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Wednesday, Jan. 8: Strangely Alright

At the grocery store and in a park Regan Lane comes across as the most normal of guys - which doesn't mean he is.  After all, when you've been a key member of several popular and notorious Tacoma bands that spent the last three decades receiving rave reviews and an

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