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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Music

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Music

>>> BEST UNWIELDY STAGE SETUP People Under the Sun The first thing you'll notice about Tacoma three-piece People Under the Sun is just how many goddamn gadgets they have with them onstage. Conservative estimates place the amount of instrumentation at roughly two metric tons. In order to facilitate the execution of People

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Band: SweetKiss Momma

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Band: SweetKiss Momma

The first thing I do, after reaching Jeff Hamel on the phone, is to congratulate him and his band, SweetKiss Momma, for being voted best band in Tacoma by readers of the Weekly Volcano. "Thanks you very much," says Hamel. "The Best of Puyallup issue is what we were hoping for,

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Picks: Music

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Picks: Music

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the Best. Best Band: SweetKiss Momma Best New Band: The Fame Riot Best Indie Rock Band: A Leaf Best Metal Band: Lozen Best Punk Band: Klondike Kate Best Jazz Band: Kareem Kandi Band Best DJ: Mr. Melanin Best

Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Arts and Entertainment

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Arts and Entertainment

>>>BEST SPOOK HOUSEThe Woman in Black at Lakewood PlayhouseLive theater can evoke almost any emotional state, but it seems to have special difficulty conjuring goose bumps. Lacking post-production visual effects or the months it takes to produce a battery of terrifying sound effects, stage horror tends to languish behind its

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Theater Company: Tacoma Little Theatre

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Theater Company: Tacoma Little Theatre

I'll be honest: there are times when Volcano readers and I do not see eye to eye. (Say what?! Yeah, c'est la vie.) Is every "Best of" issue something of a popularity contest? You bet. This year, however, I couldn't agree with your theater picks more. Best Company was a

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Picks: Arts and Entertainment

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Picks: Arts and Entertainment

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the Best. Best Local Filmmaker: Ronald Lagman Best Movie Theater: The Grand Cinema Most Creative Person: Jeremy Silas Best Theater Company: Tacoma Little Theatre Best Dance Company: MLKBallet Best Performance Space: Pantages Theater Best Local Actor: Steve

Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Bought and Sold

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Bought and Sold

>>> BEST PLACE TO BE A GROOVY GAL Purple Peacock I'm surprised they haven't called The Man on me or brought in a bonafide Smokey to shoo me away. Call me the funky jewelry junky, candle fiend, and jive talkin' shopper of all things groovy and great, downtown Tacoma's Purple Peacock, jewelry,

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Comic Book Store: Nerdy Stuffs

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Comic Book Store: Nerdy Stuffs

You've been to comic book stores. You've sorted through endless racks of polypropelene-covered treasures. But you've lost that lovin' feeling, that thrill, that joyous burst of nerdy glee that led you into comics in the first place. All comic book stores just feel the same to you and do little

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: Bought & Sold

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: Bought & Sold

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the Best. Best Shoe Store: Nordstrom Best Record Store: Hi-Voltage Records Best Grocery Store: Metropolitan Market Best Tattoo Shop: Flaming Dragon Best Hair Salon: Embellish Multispace Salon Best Yoga: Source Yoga Best Bookstore: King's Books Best Gift Shop:

Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Food and Drink

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: Food and Drink

>>> BEST PLACE TO BATTLE A HANGOVER Dirty Oscar's After a long night of partying, don your favorite hoodie and sunglasses, make it to the car without getting sick, and get yourself to Dirty Oscar's. The combination of few windows and dark paint make this an excellent place to shield your eyes

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Overall Restaurant: Marrow Kitchen and Bar

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll - Best Overall Restaurant: Marrow Kitchen and Bar

The people have spoken and cast their votes in the Best of Tacoma Readers' Poll for the title of Best Restaurant in Tacoma 2013. It comes as no surprise that this year's favorite, most loved and sought-after Best Restaurant winner is Marrow Kitchen and Bar, located at 2717 Sixth Ave.

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: Food & Drink

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: Food & Drink

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the Best. Best Restaurant: Marrow Kitchen and Bar Best Restaurant Server: Patricia Kerth, Old Milwaukee Café Best Bartender: Chris Kiel Best Happy Hour: Pacific Grill Best Pizza: Terry's Office Tavern Best Sushi: Twokoi Japanese Restaurant Best Pho:

Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: City Living

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Staff Picks: City Living

>>> BEST WORST HISTORY REPEAT Pierce Transit The biggest local civics/politics/public policy disaster this past year was a case of history repeating itself. Pierce Transit District voters - most of the people in Pierce County - decided, as they did in 2010, that 9 cents more in taxes on every $10 dollars

Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: City Living

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Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll: City Living

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2013 Readers' Poll. You are the Best. Best Politician: Mayor Marilyn Strickland Best Politician You Love To Hate: Tim Eyman Biggest Nuisance: Potholes Best Pierce County Nonprofit Organization: Goodwill Best Local Hero: Kris Brannon aka Sonics Guy Best Pierce County Based

Best Tacoman: Steph Farber

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Best Tacoman: Steph Farber

There have been countless movers and shakers who have made Tacoma what it is - business people, artists, corporations, state officials. Some have impacted the city short-term, others have stuck around and fought the good fight for decades, seeking to make the community all it can be. One such community

D.B. Cooper Music Festival

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D.B. Cooper Music Festival

The Northwest loves a good outlaw. We're talking the mysterious, harmless (unless needed) and legendary kind of outlaw. Many of this breed of outlaw are synonymous with the Northwest, including the barely-old-enough-to-shave Barefoot Bandit, who stole boats and airplanes with sass, the "Hollywood" bank robber who had an extravagant tree

Sexy hotrods

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Sexy hotrods

When this Saturday rolls around, Tacoma's Antique District will be inundated with classic cars galore. That's right. The Rebel Riot is coming! But before the riot begins, there must be a heralding event of proper proportions to hail in said riot. Enter the Rebel Riot Friday Night Showcase. On Aug. 2

Aftermath

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Aftermath

Hordes of South Sounders flocked to the second annual Moveable Feast, a gathering of 38 food trucks and seven breweries held July 28 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Organizer Alyson Jones expected 8,000 visitors for the day, making it the largest food truck gathering in Tacoma. Compared to last year, this

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Tales of travel

With travel come all the wonderful stories of rats in Paris, cats in Greece, and roaches in Spain. Does anyone else track their trips through the vermin they encounter along the way? Thursday at the University Place Library you can hear even more fabulous stories about travel. That's because Jared

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Savor South Sound

The Thurston County Fair is making some changes. The annual fair that runs now to Aug. 4 is bringing two new highlights to the event: "Savor South Sound" with cider, beer and wine tastings and "Live and Local," a concert series featuring some of the best musicians in the area. "We're

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