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TIKI LOGIC: Threats and promises

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let’s get rolling… Matt Coughlin. He’s been around, he’s played a ton of shows, he rarely gets the credit he deserves, and he’ll be

Food Matters

BITE US: Empanada Wednesdays

Basilico Ristorante Italiano Basilico Ristorante Italiano stands in the top tier of Italian restaurants in the South Sound. The service is better, the knowledge deeper, and the care and attention given to each ingredient can be identified a mile away. And yet Basilico still feels like a special place meant just

Jonathan Richman visits Olympia

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Jonathan Richman visits Olympia

JONATHAN RICHMAN Thursday, Dec. 3 Oh, reader, I am all atwitter. Do you want to know why? Good, because I will tell you. Jonathan Richman is coming. He is. He really is. He’s coming to Olympia, and do you know what he’s going to do when he gets here? He will

Checking in with Dave

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Checking in with Dave

Man, do I miss summer. Don’t get me wrong. Fall is my most favorite season, followed by winter and then summer.  Ah hell, I like them all and I try to find something good in each season and usually it involves food. There’s a shocker. One of my favorite

FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

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FEEDBAG: Steak Night, coffee cupping and more

WINE DINNERThe Dockside Bistro and Wine Bar in Olympia hosts a wine dinner with Washington winery Anelare Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.  Reserve your space at 360.956.1928.STEAK NIGHTPaddy Coyne's in downtown Tacoma serves a $3.99 steak and chips dinner every Monday.ANOTHER BIKINI BARISTA SHACKThe Foxy Lady Café has opened

SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

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SIPPING OUT: Holiday is the word

Thursday, Dec. 3 Wine tasting, five pours for $5, Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge, 1001 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.8215. Ladies Night featuring half off all wine flights and $5 house pours, Sip, 4793 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W, Gig Harbor, 253.853.3020. Wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m., complimentary, Walter Dacon

Seriously People!

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Seriously People!

Grocery shopping is nothing new to us, however there are those that have a strange, if not unnatural fondness for scanning the ads for deals, waiting in line and forgetting our reusable bags at home. Shopping comes naturally to me. I enjoy the hunt, or maybe it's the gathering. ...

Shannon and the Clams


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Shannon and the Clams


Seconds into the opening track "Trouble Maker" on Shannon and the Clams' new LP it hits you, "Holy moly! This is the best album of 2009!"Shannon and the Clams bring to mind various girl groups and soul groups of the 1960s, but with surf and punk undertones and punch-you-in-the-face awesome

It’s a Scout thing

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It’s a Scout thing

Is there a need, anymore, to make a point of defining certain bands as “bedroom pop”? More and more, the act of retreating to one’s bedroom and putting hissy, intimate pop to tape (or computer) is becoming as common as garage bands ever were. The only reason I bring it

Donald Glaude

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Donald Glaude

DONALD GLAUDE Friday, Nov. 27 During the past 17 years as an international DJ, Lakewood-grown Donald Glaude has been responsible for seeding vibrant musical landscapes for audiences up and down the West Coast. Born in Tacoma, he grew up listening to Parliament-Funkadelic and R&B radio. After falling in love with the

A new chapter

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A new chapter

Things change. They always do. Soon, the corner of Sixth and Proctor in Tacoma will be a little quieter. Sure, drunk frat types in backward hats will still stumble out of the West End, and broke single moms will still cart their kids’ dirty clothes to the laundromat, but

Wendy and her ways

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Wendy and her ways

Wendy’s II Where: 5015 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma, 253.471.0228 Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2-8 p.m. Sunday Cuisine: Vietnamese, Chinese Scene: Casual, family-friendly dining Drinkies: Limited beer and wine, bubble tea, milkshakes, standard nonalcoholic beverages Prices: $4.95-$11.95 ANNOUNCER: Owner Wendy Au began serving delicious Asian food at her

BOBBLE TIKI: Hell's Kitchen's last all-ages show

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BOBBLE TIKI: Hell's Kitchen's last all-ages show

It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki’s South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let’s get rolling…Like most people — especially Seattle Seahawks — sometimes Bobble Tiki drops the ball. Sometimes he even drops the ball when it’s fourth

Movies

Olympia Film Festival

It’s an artist who fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City’s Holland Tunnel where he winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, who takes him to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser. It’s an out of work computer programmer on a

Sandwich Smackdown

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Sandwich Smackdown

Can a sandwich hold a grudge? Are its feelings hurt if you get it special ordered? Do sandwiches feel jealousy? Do they ever worry that you'rre thinking of another sandwich while you'rre eating it? Sandwich-lovers feel all these things. They feel passionately about all things mashed between bread; they feel

Eat like a college student

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Eat like a college student

Let’s be honest. Nothing says cheap eating like pizza, Chinese food, or – specifically to the South Sound - a burger at Frisko Freeze. Since this is a “guide,” here are a few of The Weekly Volcano’s favorite places in no particular order. You can find much more at weeklyvolcano.com. PIZZA ABELLA

Senior moments

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Senior moments

The 1973 Buick Century parked outside my house is a relic, a dinosaur, a horse that has been put out to pasture. Last week that Buick was also my only form of transportation. The Buick Century is, as it is appropriately named, an old person’s car. If you were to

Sandwich Smackdown!

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Sandwich Smackdown!

Can a sandwich hold a grudge? Are its feelings hurt if you get it special ordered? Do sandwiches feel jealousy? Do they ever worry that you’re thinking of another sandwich while you’re eating it? Sandwich-lovers feel all these things. They feel passionately about all things mashed between bread; they feel

Music

Oberhofer

Brad Oberhofer is one of the ones that got away. Having found success at Tacoma School of the Arts, Oberhofer fulfilled the promise that all art students make to themselves: he left. Having studied music for most of his lucid life, he finally got out of dodge, heading for New

Go big

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Go big

Shanghai House Where: 1126 Commerce St., Tacoma, 253.627.1859 Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cuisine: Chinese Scene: Casual Drinkies: Limited beer and wine, no liquor, soda, tea, coffee Damage:  $4.50-$15.95 ANNOUNCER: Cellars Under Broadway, Thad Martin’s Djembe Soul and now Shanghai House. These three restaurants span a decade

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