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Tickets On-Sale Alert: Lykke Li, Method Man, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, RAC, Olacebo, 2Cellos and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Lykke Li, Method Man, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, RAC, Olacebo, 2Cellos and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Eric Bibb, Paul Midon Seattle. Sept. 9-10 7:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley, jazzalley.com) Diane

Fall Music Preview

Music

Fall Music Preview

It goes without saying that there are many worthwhile events that happen in the South Sound every week. We tell you about them. Don't act like you don't know. But, now that autumn is around the corner, and the blissful end of outdoor festival season is ending, it might be

Killer Ghost and Gang Cult stun with psych rock

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Killer Ghost and Gang Cult stun with psych rock

In the newest decades, psychedelia has solidified into something of a memory of what psych rock should look and sound like. Reverb has run rampant across the genre, with hazy, druggy vibes surging underneath even the most straightforward guitar rock. Local bands like the Night Beats have made a career

Music Critics' Picks: Park Daze Concert Series, Garlic Man and CHIKN, Neutral Boy, Eliot Lipp

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Park Daze Concert Series, Garlic Man and CHIKN, Neutral Boy, Eliot Lipp

[HIP-HOP] + FRI-SAT One way to get some sun and stay cool with the hip-hop club closures in the Olympia-area is to participate in the Park Daze Concert Series at The Artesian Well Park in downtown Olympia - series sponsored by the city of Olympia, Barb's Famous BBQ, Hip-Hop 4 The

Vegetarian at a barbecue

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Vegetarian at a barbecue

Vegetarian at a barbecue.  There's always one.  Especially here in the Pacific Northwest land of bleeding hearts.  I'm pretty sure most Washington state residents would rather save a tree than cut one down to build a homeless shelter. As a matter of fact, you do know that Washington state government agencies care

Love Our Local Fest returns to Olympia

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Love Our Local Fest returns to Olympia

Love Our Local Fest (LOL) could very well be in the running for the Weekly Volcano's next Best of Olympia issue: Best Use of Giant Coloring Paper To Make a Community Mural, Best 30-Foot Geodesic Workshop Dome, and Best Reason To Shut Down Traffic on The Eastside are certain category

Theater Review: "Middletown" at Harlequin Productions

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Theater Review: "Middletown" at Harlequin Productions

One of the things I love, and there are many, about our South Sound theater community is that it's big enough to allow a broad spectrum of material. Some, obviously, I like more than the rest, but that diversity means I don't have to watch Grease or Annie every year

Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Tugboat Annies Olympia - Westside. Irish Session. All Ages. 8-10 pm. NC. C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. Live music on the patio. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Ted Brown Music Company Tacoma - South. Uke 'An Jam. All Ages. 6:30-8 pm. NC. Tugboat Annies Olympia -

Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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. COMEDY/GAMES Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. Barstool Bingo. 6:30 pm. White Horse Tavern Yelm. Barstool Bingo. Prizes! 7 pm.

Monday, Sept. 1 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Monday, Sept. 1 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

It's Labor Day. Call ahead to verify. ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Steilacoom Pub and Grill Steilacoom. Monday Music, featuring Kurt Lindsay. 7 pm. BLUES Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Blues Monday with Black Rose. 7 pm. NC. Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino and Brooke Lizotte Experimental Jam. 8 pm.

Sunday, Aug. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Sunday, Aug. 31 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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 The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Black River Blues. 8 pm. NC. Dave's of Milton Milton. Blues Jam, hosted by Doug McGrew. 7:30 pm. NC.

Saturday, Aug. 30 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Saturday, Aug. 30 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Matrix Coffee House Chehalis. That Irish Guy. All Ages. 8 pm. $6. COMEDY/GAMES Dave's of Milton Milton. Comedy Night, featuring Dwight Slade, JR Berand, Abbey Drake. 8 pm. $10. Jake's on 4th Olympia - Downtown. Drag Show. pm. Rhythm and Rye Olympia - Downtown. Fabulous Frenzy Burlesque.

Friday, Aug. 29 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Friday, Aug. 29 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Stephanie Anne Johnson, James Redfern, Chebon Tiger, Robin Moxey. 8 pm. $10. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Gabriel Rutledge. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS Morso Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Americana Music Series, featuring Willie Nile, Michael O'Neill. 8 pm. $25. DJ/ELECTRONIC

Thursday, Aug. 28 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

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Thursday, Aug. 28 2014: South Puget Sound Live Music, Comedy and DJs Calendar

BLUES Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Billy Shew Band Open Jam Session. 8 pm. NC. COMEDY/GAMES Tacoma Comedy Club Tacoma - Downtown. Gabriel Rutledge. 8 pm. $15. The Ram Restaurant and Brewery Tacoma. Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. 8:30 pm. NC. Narrows Brewing Company Tacoma -

Visual Edge: Beautiful quilts at American Art Company

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Visual Edge: Beautiful quilts at American Art Company

The "NW Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibit" at American Art Company is always loaded with beauty. This, the 12th annual installation, is no exception. Not only is almost every quilt on display of the highest quality, the manner in which they are displayed is excellent as quilts are grouped by color

Feedbag: Le Diner en Blanc, National Eat Out Day, wine party

Food Matters

Feedbag: Le Diner en Blanc, National Eat Out Day, wine party

NATIONAL EAT OUT DAY Sunday, Aug. 31 is National Eat Out Day! What does that mean? Well, grab some picnic goods, to go grub or a little something to snack on and get outside to nosh. Local culinary personality Aura Mae - a previous champion of a culinary face-off with Maxwell's

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Cat Power, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Los Straightjackets, GWAR, Shonen Knife, Klingande and others ...

Concert Alert

Tickets On-Sale Alert: Cat Power, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Los Straightjackets, GWAR, Shonen Knife, Klingande and others ...

We list major concerts going on sale this weekend, as well as national touring acts performing in the Puget Sound this week. SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, 253.627.TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TWEB = Ticketweb, 866.468.7623, www.ticketweb.com   >>> ON SALE NOW Amina Figarova Seattle. Sept. 16-17 7:30 pm. $22.50 (Jazz Alley, jazzalley.com) Earl Klugh Seattle.

China Davis releases lifetime album, "Arctic Days"

Music

China Davis releases lifetime album, "Arctic Days"

China Davis is a band that is firmly rooted in the foundation of Americana and singer/songwriter tropes with the ability to take in a larger conversation of rock and alternative elements. Along with singer and principal songwriter Ben Fuller, China Davis features the guitar work of Fuller's younger brother Ted

Teach Me Equals and their compelling collaborations

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Teach Me Equals and their compelling collaborations

There was once a show called Duets - please, lord, let this show actually be canceled, because I can't be bothered to look it up - where young performers from around the country were tasked to perform duets with professionals. What made this shitty show interesting was the unstated premise

Music Critics' Picks: Tela Novella, Afrok, Electrisad, Storm Large

Critics' Picks

Music Critics' Picks: Tela Novella, Afrok, Electrisad, Storm Large

[PSYCHEDELIC INDIE POP] + FRI, AUG. 29 They say good things come in threes. Bandolier, People Under The Sun and The Echo Echo Echoes, are all celebrating a record release, a trifecta of "Hell yeah!" for Tacoma. But if you've seen your share of these bands, and think you'll just

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