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Book Review: "The Tacoma Pill Junkies"

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Book Review: "The Tacoma Pill Junkies"

Tacoma resident Joshua Swainston recently published his first novel, The Tacoma Pill Junkies. As clearly suggested by the title, the book is about a bunch of dealers and addicts who go about their business in familiar locations in Tacoma - notably the Tacoma Mall and Magoo's and Tower Lanes. The

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill Bonney

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Acoustic open mic hosted by Leanne Trevalyan. 8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Open Mic Night. 9 pm. NC. BLUES Summit Pub Puyallup. Tim Hall & The Band Real Times. 7:30 pm. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, April 8, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Monday, April 8, 2013

BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday. With Billy Pease, Paul Buck and Chris Gartland. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino rockin' blues jam. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Willoughby's Restaurant and Lounge Yelm. Bar Bingo. 7 pm. NC. Grit City Comedy

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, April 7, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Sunday, April 7, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Charlie's Restaurant Puyallup. Acoustic Jam Night. Open mic format with Pam Carter from Classic Case as the host. 6-9 pm. NC. BLUES 2 Mile House Olympia - Westside. Blues Bentley Band Sunday Jam. 5-8 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim

The Grand Suggests: "Ginger & Rosa"

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The Grand Suggests: "Ginger & Rosa"

In film, I often take the stance that coming-of-age stories about young women are often overdone, over rated and void of any reflection of my own experiences. I have sat tirelessly through stories about teen-age girls that I have no connection with, and can't think of anyone I know who

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, April 6, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Saturday, April 6, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Little Creek Casino Shelton. John Cugno. 7 pm. NC. Vashon Maury Grange - Vashon. Singing Together: A Community Sing, with Mark Growden. All Ages. 1 pm. NC. Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Teresa Tudury. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15. BLUES Little Creek Casino

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, April 5, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Friday, April 5, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Little Creek Casino Shelton. John Cugno. 7 pm. NC. BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Jimmy Thackery. 8 pm. $15. Little Creek Casino Shelton. Randy Linder. 9 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Grit City Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Comedian Alvin Williams. 8:30 pm. $15. Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, April 4, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Thursday, April 4, 2013

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Cascadia Grill Olympia - Downtown. Jeremy Serwer. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC. Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Kendl Winter. 8 pm. NC. BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. OlyBlues Dance Night. Third

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" delights all ages

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"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" delights all ages

It's difficult to say which members of the audience had a better time at Olympia Family Theater's production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Written by Mary Lynn Dobson, the play follows the basic Robin Hood plot but with the addition of some creative license has been described

The Rockford Files: Top 5 all-ages venues in the South Sound

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The Rockford Files: Top 5 all-ages venues in the South Sound

Speaking from experience, there's nothing more frustrating than being barred from seeing a favorite local band due to that pesky little "21+" fine print at the bottom of the flyer. As if being of legal drinking age has some sort of positive correlation with music appreciation. Yes, I realize that

What's The Word?: Easiah is the real scrappy hustler

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What's The Word?: Easiah is the real scrappy hustler

The world is forever changing. Remember when it was standard procedure to burn CDs or get some CDs of your album made? This is happening less and less as most music has fully moved onto and become digital. This affects Tacoma in many ways. One thing happening is the emergence

Horse Bodies and the story of Hard Rock Rising

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Horse Bodies and the story of Hard Rock Rising

Horse Bodies, like the centaur creatures that inspired the band's name and some of the songs, is magical. And by magical, I mean bad ass - mostly rock, with a '70s lean, part punk and maybe even a sprinkle of folk and blues. Horse Bodies is the type of band

Music Critics' Picks: Hell's Belles, Gems, Party Mountain, Kareem Kandi Band

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Music Critics' Picks: Hell's Belles, Gems, Party Mountain, Kareem Kandi Band

>>> FRIDAY, APRIL 5 HELL'S BELLES, MOSQUITO HAWK This is one of those Better Living blurbs where I'm like, "Shit, what's there to say about this show that people don't know?" It's Hell's Belles, for crying out loud. The band Angus Young himself said was the best AC/DC cover band in the

HeyDay Cafe and the Olympia Farmers Market are now open

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HeyDay Cafe and the Olympia Farmers Market are now open

All the telltale signs of an Olympia spring are here. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, the Evergreen students have come out of their damp dorms and the Olympia Farmers Market is gearing up for another year of food, music and fun. Opening day is Thursday, April 4 and produce vendors

Whim W'Him in T-town

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Whim W'Him in T-town

  If you haven't seen modern dance, you'll be surprised how much more exciting and beautiful it is than you thought. It's not three lines of pink tutus. You don't need an art degree to understand it. Dance can be relevant. Dance can be modern and accessible. Dance can comment on

Michael Johnson's new sculptural installation "You Are Here" at Kittredge Gallery

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Michael Johnson's new sculptural installation "You Are Here" at Kittredge Gallery

The fascinating thing about Michael Johnson's new sculptural installation at Kittredge Gallery is that you can see it from many perspectives, literally and metaphorically. The installation is in the smaller back gallery. Viewed through the double open doors from the larger front gallery it can be taken in in a

Olympia Restaurant Week

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Olympia Restaurant Week

South Sounders: Get ready to celebrate Thurston County's unique fine dining scene. Following in suit with its neighbors to the north, the inaugural Olympia Restaurant Week is happening April 7-18, Sundays-Thursdays. Ten Thurston County restaurants will be serving up special $25 three-course dinners, with some eateries offering a three-course lunch

Feedbag: Tournament of Sandwiches Party, National Beer Day, Stop Shop Sip and more ...

Food Matters

Feedbag: Tournament of Sandwiches Party, National Beer Day, Stop Shop Sip and more ...

TOUNAMENT OF SANDWICHES PARTY The titanic sandwich throwdown finale will go down Monday! Voting for the 2013 Weekly Volcano Tournament of Sandwiches Championship game will go live at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8 at Masa (2811 Sixth Ave., Tacoma). Two sandwiches will remain. Come vote for one of the sandwiches, enjoy

South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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South Puget Sound Live Music and DJs Calendar: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BLUES The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Alice Stuart, with Dan Tyack. 7:30 pm. Charlie's Sports Bar and Grill Olympia - Downtown. Blues Jam with Blues Attitude. 9 pm. NC. Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Crazy Texas Gypsies Open Jam. 8 pm. Midtown Grill Bonney

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