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The progression

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The progression

The mid-1970s marked the birth of hip-hop, and ever since the artistic genre has expanded all around the world. Today there are many versions of hip-hop, but originally it came out as raw organic expression. Hip-hop continues to branch out, but in which way is mainstream hip-hop growing? Do we

Tacoma loves beer

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Tacoma loves beer

What magic fermented yeast, grain and water can become when proportioned correctly. Pilsners, lagers, Hefeweizens, ales (of all sorts); wheats, barleys, stouts and all the other delicious brews.  It's enough to make a grown man cry.  The triumph of the ages: BEER. To celebrate the fabulous concoction the third annual Tacoma Craft

DAMAGE REPORT: B-Day parties & all-ages venues

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DAMAGE REPORT: B-Day parties & all-ages venues

40! TODAY!   Thursday, Sept. 1 is my birthday party at Hell's Kitchen. What does it mean? The chance to bear witness to powerfully loud-ass bands like Bremerton's Out, Sleeper Cell (featuring John Purkey of Subvert/Machine infamy), Eroder and Regional Faction. Also, come out and see the great changes in floor

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC The Spar Olympia. James Coates. 8 pm. NC. Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Kelly McRae. All Ages. 6 pm. Liquid Soul Coffee Roy. Open Mic. Hosted by David Wayne. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Squirrel Butter. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Tacoma Farmers Market - Broadway Tacoma -

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Downtown. Amocat Live! featuring the Amocat House Band. All Ages. 7 pm. Matrix Coffee House Lewis County. Blame Hoffman, Chris & Scott. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. Olympia Farmers Market Olympia - Downtown. Oly Choro. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Auburn Performing Arts Center Auburn. The Brothers Four. An

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown Gig Harbor. Kel Schmitz. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Olympic Club Hotel and Theater Lewis County. Oktoberfest, with Pagan Jug Band, Hair Assault, Sassparilla, The Country Dutchman. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Gig Harbor Farmers Market at Uptown Gig Harbor. Open Mic and Acoustic Jam with

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC South Tacoma Farmers Market Tacoma - South. DeAna Marie. All Ages. 11 am. NC. Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Jeriactric Jazz. All Ages. 11 am-1 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 8 pm. Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. Building Hope ~

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Big Bee Of The Whitetree. All Ages. 6 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. 7 pm. NC. The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Palmer Junction. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tap

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC O'Blarney's Irish Pub Olympia - Eastside. Irish Sessions. Live traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino Band rockin' blues. 8:30 pm. NC. Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and

South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

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South Puget Sound Live Calendar and DJs: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Hannah's Bar & Grille Olympia - Downtown. Open Mic. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Wednesday Sessions, with Big Friction Jam. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Pints & Quarts Pub Westside Olympia - Westside. Bingo. Win prizes.

FEEDBAG: Endless sushi roll, Pacific Grill two-day pary, cooking classes and more ...

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FEEDBAG: Endless sushi roll, Pacific Grill two-day pary, cooking classes and more ...

ENDLESS SUSHI ROLL TWOKOI Japanese Restaurant (1552 Commerce St., Tacoma) offers an awesome weekday lunch deal for those you dig sushi rolls. For $19 you may chow down as many rolls as you can at the sushi bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Go for it. MONDAY NIGHTS Drop by The

PLACE: Tahoma Market

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PLACE: Tahoma Market

Place: Tahoma Market Located: Highway 99 in Fife Disregard: The faux casino next door Unless: You have a surplus of nickels Because: It's primarily nickel slots Unlike: A real casino Which: Allows you to blow more cash With: One roll of a dice Such as: Craps So, like I said: Disregard the faux casino next door   If you haven't heard

Play it again

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Play it again

"There had been a band called Swelter for a number of years before that," says Jason Locking, former bassist for Archibald Leach. "That kind of split off into Argonaut and what became the Fucking Eagles. A couple of us got together and started doing the Archibald Leach thing." Locking and I

PA:ID gets displayed

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PA:ID gets displayed

The Tacoma arts scene is always on the move - sometimes in ways you might not expect. Currently, a program called Public Art In Depth (PA:ID) is kicking up its heels, training a fleet of new public artists. Starting this fall, the PA:ID team will showcase artwork along an under-known

Hilarious eccentricities

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Hilarious eccentricities

Who knew spelling bees could be so funny?Well, I did, but only because I've seen two other productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Which makes Tacoma Little Theatre's take on the play all the more impressive - it requires a certain level of quality to make me

THE DAMAGE REPORT: Bitten by The Fang

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THE DAMAGE REPORT: Bitten by The Fang

First off, I'd like to give my eternal thanks to all who sent well wishes or joined me for my "Metal B-Day" bash at Hell's Kitchen. We got to witness Sleeper Cell get heavy, Eroder do its thing, and Out prove just how loud guitars can get in the remodeled

CRITICS' PICKS: Upstairs Downstairs, Learning Team, Sok and the Faggots, Big Friction Jam

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CRITICS' PICKS: Upstairs Downstairs, Learning Team, Sok and the Faggots, Big Friction Jam

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS >>> Thursday, Sept. 8 The lead singer of Upstairs Downstairs sounds like Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders, which pretty much seals it for me. I suppose I should say more, but those cool and soulful, yet laid-back and sarcastic vocals do so much speaking on their own. Upstairs Downstairs, if

WHAT'S THE WORD?: Last drops of summer

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WHAT'S THE WORD?: Last drops of summer

Sawchosiz is finally set to drop his first full-length album. It may be hard to believe Saw' hasn't released an album yet, but it's true, even though he's been in the game for a good minute now. He's gone from underground Tacoma groups, to smashing the KUBE 93 FM "Freestyle

BITE US: Lunch in Italy

Food Matters

BITE US: Lunch in Italy

There are a few options when looking for a budget-conscious and satisfying lunch in the Proctor District. A recent trip to Europa Bistro yielded a quick midday repast of garlicky zucchini chunks sautéed until tender topped with tangy goat cheese. The smoked salmon pasta in light and creamy Alfredo sauce

BITE US: Comfort in Lakewood

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BITE US: Comfort in Lakewood

Who doesn't love a grilled cheese sandwich? Well, at the French Hen Bistro the humble grilled cheese dons a prom dress. Here, it takes the form of a panini ($6.85-$8.10) loaded with cheddar cheese with tomato, mayo and black pepper, served on Asiago cheese bread. Yum-o! As a bonus, the

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