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June 7, 2006 at 8:48am

Concerts on sale

Washington state concerts going on sale beginning Thursday, June 8:

On sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Cherry Poppin Daddies Seattle. Sept. 23 9 pm. $17 (Crocodile Cafe, TM).

On sale Friday at noon
Alexi Murdoch Seattle. July 22 9:30 pm. $12 (Crocodile Cafe, TM).
The Rentals, Ozma Seattle. July 24 (all ages) 8 pm. $20 (Neumos, TW).

On sale Saturday at 10 a.m.
Rodney Carrington Tacoma. Sept. 15 8:30 pm. $25-$55 (Emerald Queen Casino, TM).
Endfest 15 with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Modest Mouse, Snow Patrol, Nine Black Alps, Wolfmothers and others Auburn. Aug. 12 3 pm. $35-$55 (White River Amphitheatre, TM).
Rick Springfield, Eddie Money Marysville. Aug. 26 7 pm. $40-$50 (Tulalip Amphitheatre, TM).
Jurassic 5 Seattle. July 18 (all ages) 9 pm. $25 (Showbox, TW).

On sale Monday at 9 a.m.
Elton John Seattle. Sept. 23 8 pm. $45-$125 (Paramount, TM).
Jason Aldean, Keith Anderson Napavine. Sept. 24-25 8 pm. $40 (Napavine Amphitheatre, TW).

SECRET TICKET CODE
TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com
TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com


Filed under: Concert Alert,

June 7, 2006 at 9:39am

Big ol' piece of Korn

The June 19 Korn concert airs 6 p.m. at  Regal Auburn Stadium 17, 1101 Super Mall Way in Auburn.  For updates on concerts hitting the big screen, check out Big Screen Concerts. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert, Screens,

June 7, 2006 at 1:29pm

Chopstix Club Night

Chopstix offers a Club Night this Sunday featuring $2.50 drafts and wells plus DJ Jason LeMaitre spinning hip hop until 2 a.m.  The records drop at 9 p.m. 
On June 25, the dueling piano bar features Northwest Hardbodies, a collaboration with Playgirl magazine.  For $8-$10, the doors open at 8 p.m. for an evening of men-googling.  The flesh stops at 11 p.m. but music and dancing continue to last call.  Also watch for Dating Olympics coming soon to the Tacoma paino bar. â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 7, 2006 at 1:52pm

A Chihuly morning

Dale Chihuly and cohorts were at the Museum of Glass this morning to announce “Chihuly in Tacoma Week” Aug. 8-13.
Chihuly and some 20 to 25 internationally renowned glass artists will work in the museum hot shop that week, and glass works will be displayed throughout town for this special event celebrating Tacoma’s most famous (living) native son.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to return to my hometown in August to work with a great group of talented artists on some of my favorite series here at the Museum of Glass,” Chihuly said.
Watch for details this summer. â€" Alec Clayton

Filed under: Alec Clayton, Arts,

June 7, 2006 at 5:21pm

Art reception at Jazzbones tonight

Atouchofjazz A picture is worth a thousand words. Which is why every self-respecting writer bears a passionate, soul-crushing hatred for photographers. Stupid, freakin’, technological, arrr ... arrr. ... But then this begs a question: What does a photograph do for music? How much of the musical experience can be translated from sound into sight, Mr. High and Mighty Photographer? Oh, ummm, photographer/musician Richard Duval's "A Tough of Jazz" exhibit, you say? Featuring photos of jazz musicians with color highlight touches? Ah, man. Check it tonight when Duval hangs with his works in Jazzbones' balcony, which opens tonight though June 24.  And Teddy Haggerty and Laura Ecklund host their Art Slam on the main floor.  June 7, 7 p.m., Randy Oxford's Blues Theatre at 8 p.m., Jazzbones. â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Arts, Club Hopping,

June 8, 2006 at 8:01am

From a house party to the big house

Gingerknoxx_10 PERMANENT LIPSTICK by Ginger Knoxx
After my experience from hell at Sasquatch! Festival, I am sure you can understand that after arriving home in one piece I just wanted to hide out, keep my hard earned cash in my pocket, lay low and take it easy. Deciding it was time for a little physical and mental rejuvenation, I started going to Bikram Yoga again. It makes you feel all purified and wholesome to sweat your ass off and toxins out for 90 minutes in 90-degree heat (it's intentionally that hot) and let your mind be wiped free of anything stressful.  BUT an invite to a house party that included The Smithereens front man Pat DiNizio playing in the living room for a very select group of about 40 people was something I just couldn't say no to.

Saturday, June 3
Recently I heard a very humorous radio DJ talking about the crappy gifts people show up with when invited to get-togethers and potlucks at friends' houses. So The Italian and I made sure we got something good - Naughty Nellie Ale - from the corner store and headed over to Daddy D's plush pad in the North End for a DiNizio house concert.  Anderson was working double time on a monster grill amidst tropical plants in the backyard, turning out awesome chicken skewers and fat salmon steaks. Pretty Boy Sean was all smiles while filling me in on what I'd missed at The Boneyard lately. DiNizio is one cool mutha (watch yo mouth)! He played the fav hits - "Blood and Roses," "A Girl Like You," "Blues Before and After" - proving that he doesn't really need a band. DiNizio shared funny anecdotes about the making of some of The Smithereens' albums and played some of his new solo stuff. I totally scored on getting his autograph on the photos The Italian took from DiNizio's adventure last winter in T-Town. Pappi Swarner will be so stoked since he's in them! The party wound down, and we had just enough time to drop in at Magoo's (since we were right around the corner it would have been a crime not to stop by). Of course, I had one of Jamie's luscious Manhattans. It's kind of joke at this point that I can't go there and not have one, but I do love them so. Hollywood gave me the quick lowdown on Syren. Seems the staff is changing over before it can open. The Italian and I talked each other into having one last nightcap at The Corner. I was bummed Red wasn't working as I haven't seen his quick-witted self in a grip. And the door guy? Man, does that seem like overkill, but I'm sure they are better safe than sorry.

Tuesday, Devil's Day 6-6-06
The Temple Theatre - 3 Inches of Blood and guests
Inside the music was blaring, and I DEFY totally killed. I knew they'd be awesome, and they did not disappoint. A sassy woman with devil horns and a black corset with strategically placed electrical tape on her tatas jumped on stage to get the crowd going. I totally thought there would be more people. Mind you, there were probably close to 300 partiers there, and it was still early with many bands to go.  A ton of people crammed in the designated smoking area, which has to be the smokiest outdoor place on Earth. Naja wore a fabulous blue dress with brilliant eye shadow to match, and I just loved Del's hair with the red accents. That crazy girl made up a "Ginger Knoxx Theme Song." She swore she'd sing it every time I enter a room (totally unnecessary, but still hilarious). Not surprising, it's raunchy and graphic. I got a sweet hug from Brian, whom I hadn't seen in ages. Murphy, who's gearing up for Trash and his Aerobic Disco Birthday bash this Saturday, was looking hot in a grimy Hollywood boulevard kind of way. Chesty Meow had her brother posse in affect. The mohawked one and curly fro one were standing on either side of her and Ebony like guards, because nobody F's with Chesty and Eb - or they'll have Bluecifer to answer to. Durango 95 was badass. Those guys freakin' rule. Singer Andrew owned that stage and had all the moves of a seasoned front man despite his young age. I see fame, and hopefully fortune, in their future. Foiled by the gods of no re-entry, I did not get to see 3IB. When did going to a show become like visiting a friend in prison?

Time of the Essence
I am continually amazed by the South Sound community's boundless generosity and willingness to step up when someone needs a helping hand. Recently Mike Coucoules, the Malcolm Clark Band's talented bass player, was injured in a hit-and-run accident. People mobilized immediately and put together a benefit show at Seafarer's Bar & Grill to help Coucoules with medical costs. Loads of people showed up, jammed out and threw down cash for the cause. More than 40 musicians entertained the crowd.
Another benefit worthy of opening your wallet for is the Time of the Essence, or T.O.T.E., Cancer Benefit Saturday, June 10, in Olympia. It's an all-day, all-ages event with live music by Ether, End Theory, From The Fall, 66 Curses and others, plus a beer garden for those with proper identification and yummy food. A $5 donation is being asked for admission. Saturday, June 10, noon, $5, Black Lake Grange, 6011 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia.

Give me a wink and a kiss here. Knoxx knows.





Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 8, 2006 at 8:13am

Urban hipster swank on Hilltop

Natasha_15 SCENE OF THE CRIME by Natasha
I just had one of the best adventures of my life in this thing the Weekly Volcano calls the "(253) - all for me."
I had assembled a troop of six friends, all of whom are fine soldiers. Our goal was to unearth the scene on Tacoma's Hilltop and get pretty faded in doing so.
Our mission was more than accomplished thanks to Tempest Lounge and the Monsoon Room.
Now, I'll admit, some of the soldiers were a little shy on bravery, but I was able to convince them that there's nothing to be afraid of on Hilltop and that Tempest and the Monsoon Room are two of the best kept secrets in this fine city.
Modus operandi: Mister cab driver, take us to Ninth and MLK!
Tempest could quite possibly be my new home away from home. It's the epitome of urban hipster swank and charm. It reminds me a lot of my favorite rock 'n' roll bar in Seattle - Linda's.
The best table in the house is the mafia booth right by the bar. There are even cute little pillows with martini glasses on them.
There's a patio in the back for smokers and three funky bathrooms to pick from. My friends liked Marilyn. You'll have to see this for yourself. Choose wisely.
Everyone in the joint is uniquely gorgeous - some Weezer wannabes, knee-high socks with combat heels, thick rimmed glasses, gay men in expensive sweaters, goth, tattoo and piercing lovers, and me in my En Vogue Free your Mind black jacket and the red Jessica Rabbit stiletto heels. Yum.
The drinks at Tempest are wonderful. Four words: Fresh squeezed orange juice.
Our group had such a good time laughing and socializing in this dimly lit trove that each of them vowed to become a regular. As their tour guide, I was naturally of the same conviction.
Next we rolled a block down to the Monsoon Room.
Talk about smooth.
The Monsoon Room is an intimate place in size, but its character makes it seem larger than life. There's often a DJ spinning beats, and on our momentous visit, my homeboy Jason Diamond was mixing reggae.
The Monsoon Room was kind enough to let us take over the aisle and dance. Holy s@#%, that was fun, and I've been told that it was great entertainment. I probably should've paid more attention to the drink menu so I could tell you about it (I was just having Stella), but we couldn't stop dancing.
South Sounders, you need to break out of the ordinary and check out the Hilltop hay day for yourself. This area of Tacoma is rapidly changing, and if you blink, you might miss something.
My friends were so impressed with how fun it was; I bet you will be too.
A successful sting operation and a swerve.
Jungle love.

Tempest Lounge, 913 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, (253) 272-4904
The Monsoon Room, 1022 S. J St., Tacoma, (253) 722-5075

Tell me where you like to party at Scene of the Crime.




Filed under: Club Hopping, Natasha,

June 8, 2006 at 9:16am

Primo Grill Lunch Punch

Primo Grill (601 S. Pine, Tacoma, (253) 383-7000) offers a “Lunch Punch.”  Buy five lunches and the sixth lunch is free.  Recommendation: the Margherita Pizza with herbed tomatoes, basil and Fontina on a crisp, thin crust. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 8, 2006 at 9:20am

Darioush Winery dinner at El Gaucho

El Gaucho (2119 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (253) 272-1510) offers a five-course wine dinner hosted by Napa Valley’s Darioush Winery, June 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The winemaker at Darioush will lead the tasting in the Northwest Room.  There are 25 spaces available. The cost is $110 per person.  Call for reservations.  The next wine dinner will be July 19 when El Gaucho invites Napa Valley’s Far Niente to feature the Cave Collection, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce late harvest wine. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 8, 2006 at 9:51am

Luau at TCC

What if Bobble Tiki and  the entire world have just been misconstruing Dr. Seuss? Suppose those green eggs and ham are, in and of themselves, neither here nor there, and the bottom line is rather their function within a particular context â€" in a house, with a mouse, on a train, in the rain? Perhaps what Sam-I-Am wishes for his tall-hatted pal (and, by extension, you and Bobble Tiki) is the chance to expand his horizons more than his waistline â€" to enjoy not just a juicy and delicious meal but a total dining experience, not simply cuisine but cuisine-in-a-scene. Other than undertaking an exhaustive textual analysis of a work of kiddie lit, there’s only one way to find out.
Would you, could you in a school?
The Pacific Islander Club and Tacoma Community College Student Life organizations host a Luau Party this morning. Packed with all sorts of South Pacific fragrances and greens and boats of poi on waves of hang loose blown by winds of Don Ho. Traditional dancing and food will be offered before the Hawaiian, Tahitian and neighboring island gods. Hey, there’s only one small letter that’s different between exotic and erotic.
Oh, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for green eggs and ham. â€" Bobble Tiki

  • Luau Party
  • Thursday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Building 11, Opgaard Student Center, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma
  • Free
  • (253) 566-5118
Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Food & Drink,

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