Mondays: Rockaraoke


By Brett Cihon on March 12, 2012

Let's tally up the score for Jazzbones Rockaraoke, shall we? A chance to sing onstage with a live band? Yes. Cheap Miller High Life? Yes. A valid excuse to drink on a Monday (repeat, Monday) night? Yes, yes and, oh God, yes.

A full house on a Monday night is exciting. The Rockaraoke band is skilled, too. On more than one occasion the band manages to salvage some off-key and drunken vocals; eager dancers at the foot of the stage miss nary a step. The songs of Sublime, Gwen Stefani and other dorm room-type bands are crowd pleasers. 

Of course, the real entertainment isn't the Rockaraoke, it's the people-watching. Since most of the patrons are just a touch this side of 21, a look around the club is akin watching a "how to hookup" instructional video.

[Jazzbones Restaurant and Nightclub, live band karaoke, 9 p.m., no cover ladies, $3 men, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169]