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Saturday, Aug. 24: The Cutwinkles

Bob's Java Jive

The Cutwinkles will rock Bob's Java Jive's potluck Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Facebook

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Without slipping into needless hyperbole, I'm just going to go ahead and say that the Cutwinkles are a Tacoma institution. Formed at the Tacoma School of the Arts about a decade ago, they established themselves as a genuinely unique entity in these parts. Armed with an unhealthy preoccupation with video games, the Cutwinkles specialized in goofily theatrical pop-punk odes to Super Mario Bros. and dragons. They were always marked by a sense of humor and playfulness that stood out against the typically serious garage rock, metal, and folk that tend to dominate the Tacoma music scene. Last year, the Cutwinkles parted ways, which makes their reunion at Bob's Java Jive even more of a must-see than a Cutwinkles show usually is. My fingers are crossed for one of their awesome covers (their rendition of Cee Lo's "Fuck You" at last year's Squeak and Squawk was a highlight). 

THE CUTWINKLES, w/ the Fabulous Downey Brothers, Dava Tara and Yevtushenko, 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, Bob's Java Jive, 2102 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, $5, $3 with potluck dish, 253.475.9843

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