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May 1, 2006 at 8:33am

Greatest metal songs

VixenClicking through Bobble Tiki's upper-end digital-cable channels with a mix of disgust on a recent vacation Bobble Tiki spent some quality painful time with "Metal Mania" on VH1 Classic. Of all the programming blocks on this round-the-clock outlet of forgotten music videos from yesteryear, none are more tragic-comic than "Metal Mania," which runs nothing but heavy-metal clips, mostly from the woeful era of ’80s hair metal where bands rock out in industrial plants that only manufacture sparks, rubbing bare shoulders and admiring one another’s immaculate hair and perfectly ripped jeans. Musically bludgeoning.
Like a car crash Bobble Tiki will tuen in tonight as VH1 kicks off their special Metal Month with the "40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time" at 9 p.m. PDT.  What is your Top 40?  Is Jackyl on your list?  Is faux-slutty, powder-puff Vixen on your list?  Send Bobble Tiki your Top 5 metal songs of all time. â€" Bobble Tiki

Filed under: Music,

May 1, 2006 at 8:43am

Concerts, flowers and lattes

The good folks at Rhapsody in Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte (3709 6th Ave., Tacoma) released the first dates of it's summer concert season. 
May 1 - The Rocking Hw. Performing Western song with Poetry.
May 8 - 4 Schillings Short. A combination of folk and Celtic from California.
May 15 - No concert.
May 22 - Jazz Strings/Combo Deluxe. Good ole' jazz, by some good ole' boys.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.  Call (253) 761-7673 for more information. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Music,

May 1, 2006 at 10:17am

Dark side of KeyArena

RogerwatersNot to be shoved to the dark side behind the Australian Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Seattle visit several years ago, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will perform his entire Dark Side of the Moon album live Oct. 12 at KeyArena.  Tickets are $39.50-$125 and go on sale Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m., at Ticketmaster. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Music,

May 1, 2006 at 3:57pm

Where's the worm?

The Matador, a two-location Seattle chain that bills itself as a tequila bar, will open at 8th and Pacific in downtown Tacoma sometime this summer.  Few details are available but heck, how can you go wrong with a tequila bar?  Muy bien! â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

May 3, 2006 at 7:53am

Bus crushes Barefoot

Even though Barefoot Studios was hit by a bus that took out its entire office and everything in it last Thursday, they are still open for business. Luckily no one was in the office, not even the cats. The last customers that were chatting in the parking lot had just left 20 minutes before the accident. Reportedly a large tow truck lost control and rammed a city bus pushing it through the building. â€" Angela Jossy

May 3, 2006 at 10:08am

Puget Sound concerts on sale this weekend

ThievrerycoporationPuget Sound concerts going on sale beginning tomorrow through Ticketmaster.

On sale Thursday at 10 am

Yosvany Terry Seattle. May 30-31 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $25-$75 (Jazz Alley).
Dee Dee Bridgewater Seattle. June 1-3 7:30 and 9:30 pm, June 4 6:30 and 8:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley).
Maria Debarros Seattle. June 6-7 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $22.50 (Jazz Alley).
Robben Ford Seattle. June 8-10 7:30 and 9:30 pm, June 11 6:30 and 8:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley).

On sale Friday at 10 am
The Beach Boys Marysville. June 11 7 pm. $35-$50 (Tulalip Amphitheater).
Julio Iglesias Marysville. Aug. 8 8 pm. $40-$65 (Tulalip Amphitheater).
Gordon Lightfoot Marysville. Aug. 20 7 pm. $27.50-$40 (Tulalip Amphitheater).
Marian McPartland Seattle. Aug. 17-19 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Aug. 20 6:30 and 8:30 pm. $28.50 (Jazz Alley).

On sale Friday at noon
Thievery Corporation Seattle. July 18 8 pm. $35 (Paramount).

On sale Saturday at 9 am
Elvis Costello Seattle. June 25 7 pm. $45-$75 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Fiona Apple Seattle. July 3 6:30 pm. $49.50-$79.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Lyle Lovett Seattle. July 7-8 7 pm. $49.25-$79.75 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Linda Ronstadt Seattle. July 13 7 pm. $49.50-$99.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Bruce Hornsby Seattle. July 15 7 pm. $29.50-$49.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Garrison Keillor Seattle. July 21 7:30 pm. $38.50-$58.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Pink Martini Seattle. July 22-23 7 pm. $29.50-$59.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Chris Isaak Seattle. July 27 7 pm. $39.50-$69.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Smooth Jazz Festival with Gerald Albright, David Sanborn, Earl Klugh and others Seattle. Aug. 8-9 2 pm. $43.50-$78.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Styx Seattle. Aug. 23 7 pm. $39.50-$69.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Chicago Seattle. Aug. 25-26 7 pm. $49.50-$79.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Bonnie Raitt Seattle. Sept. 3 7 pm. $49.50-$79.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).
Lord of the Rings Symphony Seattle. Sept. 9 7 pm. $39.50-$99.50 (Chateau Ste Michelle Winery).

On sale Saturday at 10 am
Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls Auburn. May 4 7:30 pm. $26.25-$67.50 (Paramount).
Gladys Knight Tacoma. Aug 4 8:30 pm. $40-$85 (Emerald Queen Casino).
Roger Waters Seattle. Oct. 12 8 pm. $39.50-$125 (Key Arena).

On sale saturday at 11 am
Train Puyallup. Sept 14 7 pm. $34.50-$39.50 (Puyallup Fairgrounds).

On sale Monday at 10 am
Diane Schurr & Caribbean Jazz Project Seattle. June 13-18 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $24.50 (Jazz Alley).
Andy Bey Quartet Seattle. June 20-21 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $21.50 (Jazz Alley).
Mose Allison Seattle. June 29-July 1 7:30 and 9:30 pm, July 2 6:30 and 8:30 pm. $22.50 (Jazz Alley).
Connie Evingson with Pearl Django Seattle. July 5-8 7:30 and 9:30 pm. July 9 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$21.50 (Jazz Alley).
Acoustics Alchemy Seattle. July 11-15 7:30 and 9:30 pm. July 16 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$22.50 (Jazz Alley).
Roseanna Vitro with Joanne Brackeen Seattle. July 18-19 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  $21.50 (Jazz Alley).
Arturo Sandoval Seattle. July 20-22 7:30 and 9:30 pm. July 23 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$26.50 (Jazz Alley).
Stanley Jordan Seattle. July 25-29 7:30 and 9:30 pm. July 30 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$23.50 (Jazz Alley).
Django Reinhardt Festival Seattle. Aug. 3-5 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Aug. 6 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$23.50 (Jazz Alley).
Cephus & Wiggins Seattle. Aug. 8-9 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $22.50 (Jazz Alley).
Ahmad Jarnal Seattle. Aug. 10-12 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Aug. 13 6:30 and 8:30 pm.$26.50 (Jazz Alley).

Filed under: Music,

May 3, 2006 at 10:28am

More concerts on sale

Woodland Park Zoo came clean with its Washington Mutaul ZooTunes concerts that will so on sale Monday at all Metropolitan Market locations, including the one in Tacoma's Proctor District, and on Ticketweb.com.

Arlo Guthrie Seattle. June 28 6 pm. $19 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Indigo Girls Seattle. July 2 6 pm. $28 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Little Feat Seattle. July 5 6 pm. $19 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Doc Watson Seattle. July 19 6 pm. $19 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Leo Kottke with Leon Redbone Seattle. July 23 6 pm. $16 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Shawn Colvin with Dar Williams Seattle. July 26 6 pm. $19 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Brandi Carlile with Mat Kearney Seattle. Aug. 2 6 pm. $18 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Los Lobos Seattle. Aug. 9 6 pm. $19 (Woodland Park Zoo).
Etta James Seattle. Aug. 16 6 pm. $22 (Woodland Park Zoo).

Filed under: Music,

May 3, 2006 at 10:55am

Our hero

The folks at Tacoma's Northwest Costume (2315 Sixth Ave.) are such fans of the Weekly Volcano, they take the copies of our rag and insert them into the bags with customers' purchases.  Talk about nice. That certainly earns them a plug on our blog. Northwest Costume, Northwest Costume, Northwest Costume, Northwest Costume, Northwest Costume. â€" Ken Swarner

Filed under: Business,

May 3, 2006 at 3:38pm

New Tacoma Awards

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's New Tacoma Awards gave recognition to many of the people and organizations the Weekly Volcano has been touting for months and months.  The awards, announced today, recognize those downtown people acheiving greatness.  They included (from the Chamber's news release):

  • Avanti Spa won the Ghillarducci Award for beautifying the Courtyard by Marriott;
  • Embellish Salon and Gallery du Jour owner Patricia Lecy-Davis won the Popham Award for her work in the Downtown Merchants Group;
  • The Grand Cinema won the Union Station Award for 35 percent growth in memberships during the last year;
  • Urban Xchange owner Julie Bennett won the Schoenfeld Award for great performance as a retailer. â€" Ken Swarner

May 3, 2006 at 6:45pm

Run Kid Run

RunkidrunTooth And Nail Records Reports: Absolutepunk.net has posted the next three songs off of Run Kid Run's debut album, This Is Who We Are, which hits stores May 16. The album comes out in two weeks but you can already listen to the first six songs off the record now.  Run Kid Run will play Seattle's El Corazon June 3. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Music,

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