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Red Jacket Mine

It’s the time of day when the sun is getting ready to clock off and let the moon hang out for the night, and I’m sitting in a damply lit bar in Ballard across from Lincoln Barr, lead singer and brainchild of Red Jacket Mine. The loud rock music playing

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Sugar Beats

Tacoma has an emerging music scene that shouldn’t be ignored. It is in the hands of bands like The Makeup Monsters and a band that I had the privilege of interviewing, The Sugar Beats. Both bands are comprised of 17-year-old rockers. I spoke with The Sugar Beats’ guitar playing lead

Sweet Water and me

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Sweet Water and me

I saw Sweet Water at the Puyallup Fair when I was 14. I followed them religiously for three or four years after the experience. Sweet Water is a tale of a band that was on the brink of enormous success and yet, somehow, fell short. A band that came into the

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Sugar Beats

Tacoma has an emerging music scene that shouldn’t be ignored. It is in the hands of bands like The Makeup Monsters and a band that I had the privilege of interviewing, The Sugar Beats. Both bands are comprised of 17-year-old rockers. I spoke with The Sugar Beats’ guitar playing lead

Sweet Water and me

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Sweet Water and me

I saw Sweet Water at the Puyallup Fair when I was 14. I followed them religiously for three or four years after the experience. Sweet Water is a tale of a band that was on the brink of enormous success and yet, somehow, fell short. A band that came into

Meet the Makeup Monsters

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Meet the Makeup Monsters

I’m 10 minutes late to the interview. Dammit. I am meeting the two members of the Makeup Monsters at the Spar in Old Town Tacoma. As I enter this down-home neighborhood bar I take inventory of the constituents and search for the two younger looking fellows who make up this

Meet the Makeup Monsters

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Meet the Makeup Monsters

I’m 10 minutes late to the interview. Dammit. I am meeting the two members of the Makeup Monsters at the Spar in Old Town Tacoma. As I enter this down-home neighborhood bar I take inventory of the constituents and search for the two younger looking fellows who make up this

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The Biznautics

So there I am, playing bass for Red Card as a junior in high school at the University Place Recreation Center. Our lead singer, Dale Coleman, called for someone in the crowd to come up and freestyle rap with him over a jam we had made up that week —

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The Biznautics

So there I am, playing bass for Red Card as a junior in high school at the University Place Recreation Center. Our lead singer, Dale Coleman, called for someone in the crowd to come up and freestyle rap with him over a jam we had made up that week —

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Absinthe minded

“Absinthe has a wonderful color, green. A glass of Absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of Absinthe and a sunset?” — Oscar Wilde Well, besides the fact that I have never tried to punch a police officer after seeing

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BEAT THE HEAT >>> Air conditioning is defined as the dehumidification of indoor air for thermal comfort. This is important. Not as important as, say, making the best pizza in all of Washington but it's still important. It's 85 degrees outside and I'm waiting inside Puget Sound Pizza for Peter Tjetjan from the

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Best place to avoid a hipster

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