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Underwater Bubblegum

Listening to Desolation Wilderness is like hearing bubblegum pop blasting from an underwater phonograph — layers of guitar and keyboard swimming in a sea of reverb, sounding at once familiar and completely foreign, like finding a radio station lost in the static of night — if I may strain another

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The Bluebird

The Bluebird by Jessica Bender is one of the more unique art installations in Tacoma at one of the most unique galleries in town. The Telephone Room is billed as “the world’s second-smallest art gallery.” Is it really? We may never know, but it’s certainly Tacoma’s second smallest, with the

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Danny Cline R.I.P.

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music notes column. Let’s get rolling… As you’ve probably picked up on by now, Post Stardom Depression will be getting the band back together for this Saturday’s Music and Art in Wright

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(Closed) Sip on this

(Sip. closed Monday, May 24, 2010) Sip Restaurant and Wine Bar Where: 4793 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W., Gig Harbor, 253.853.3020, siprestaurant.com Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and from 4:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday. It is also open from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Cuisine: European inspired

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The thrill of the chase

My wife would verify this fact: When I watch TV, it’s usually crappy TV. No, I’m talking about the crappy TV you’re probably thinking of — reality garbage, So You Think You Can Juggle, or anything featuring Bret Michaels — I’m talking about a different breed of questionable programming. When I turn

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Kashmir

THEY LIVE HIP-HOP EVENT Friday, Aug. 14 They Live, Tacoma. The people that brought you Fresh Blends, a hip-hop semi-weekly that hung on for a minute at Hell’s Kitchen, are back. Fresh Blends, R.I.P., went the way a number of hip-hop weeklies have gone in Tacoma. It went away, which sucks. But

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New Flavors: Lunch at Bates

In June Bates Technical College added a priceless component to the Culinary Arts Program. A first for the school, second-year students have the unique opportunity to serve dining clientele in this live practice restaurant environment and create recipes, menus and gourmet dishes in the school’s kitchen classroom. A recent lunch

Hot dog eating contest is back

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Hot dog eating contest is back

I admit we talk about The Red Hot on Spew more than any South Sound business. Maybe too much. The reason is two-fold. One, owner Chris "Trashcan" Miller promotes the hell out of it. He's a smart business owner. And two, well, Weekly Volcano restaurant critic Jake de Paul said

Music and Art in Wright Park 2009

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Music and Art in Wright Park 2009

As he sits in my office, I see it. Before long, he brings it up. “I’ve developed a twitch,” says Cody Foster, a longtime member of Tacoma’s music scene, alum of countless T-Town rock outfits, and the main catalyst behind Music and Art in Wright Park 2009, which will engulf its

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Hill-B readies for EP release

  Massive Monkees join MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew   The Pacific Northwest is known for many sights, sounds and features in this rich and green pasture of the United States.  However, the entire nation will soon bear witness to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prized gifts when the Massive Monkees attack

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Catch Me grasps a bit

The 5th Avenue Theatre hosted the world premiere of Catch Me If You Can, a Broadway-bound musical based on the true-life story of one of the best con artists of the modern age. The story was a book and then a movie that stared Leonardo DeCaprio and Tom Hanks. Now

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The Bluebird

The Bluebird by Jessica Bender is one of the more unique art installations in Tacoma at one of the most unique galleries in town. The Telephone Room is billed as “the world’s second-smallest art gallery.” Is it really? We may never know, but it’s certainly Tacoma’s second smallest, with the

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Food, Inc.

“If you knew what you were eating, you might not want to eat.” That sums up both the message of Robert Kenner’s documentary about the food industry and your likely reaction to it. Food, Inc. — a 90-minute ride through what we eat and how it’s produced — will open at

South Sound pool halls with perks

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South Sound pool halls with perks

Whether you like to shoot a game of pool in a boisterous tavern or want to bring the kids along, there are tons of places with pool tables in the area. Many restaurants and bars have a pool table. Farrelli's Pizza joints always have a table or

JBLM Soldiers inducted into prestigious club

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JBLM Soldiers inducted into prestigious club

For enlisted Soldiers, the honor of wearing the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) medallion is one of the biggest career highlights that a non-commissioned officer (NCO) can strive for. Named after a heroic World War II Soldier who is the highest decorated Soldier in American history, induction into the private organization

Healing in a bottle

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Healing in a bottle

Working as a real estate agent in a housing market hit hard by the economic downturn, Army spouse Melynda Bosch came to the realization it was time for a career change. "I started researching ways to start working from home," said Bosch, who PCSed with her husband and three children to

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Lunch at Bates

In June Bates Technical College added a priceless component to the Culinary Arts Program. A first for the school, second-year students have the unique opportunity to serve dining clientele in this live practice restaurant environment and create recipes, menus and gourmet dishes in the school’s kitchen classroom. A recent lunch

Hot dog eating contest is back

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Hot dog eating contest is back

I admit we talk about The Red Hot on Spew more than any South Sound business. Maybe too much. The reason is two-fold. One, owner Chris "Trashcan" Miller promotes the hell out of it. He's a smart business owner. And two, well, Weekly Volcano restaurant critic Jake de Paul said

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: Hill-B readies for EP release

Massive Monkees join MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew The Pacific Northwest is known for many sights, sounds and features in this rich and green pasture of the United States.  However, the entire nation will soon bear witness to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prized gifts when the Massive Monkees attack

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