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July 6, 2006 at 3:52pm

Dandy Warhols/Brian Jones Masscre

The day after they headline Portland's Musicfest NW 2006, The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre will play Seattle's Showbox Friday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $25 at TicketsWest or $30 at the door. More show information here. â€" Brad Allen 

Filed under: Concert Alert,

July 6, 2006 at 4:59pm

Dancing Under the Stars at Tempest

As if July 8's Out in the Park wasn't enough love, you won't want to miss Tempest that evening for Dancing Under the Stars from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tempest is sweeping off their deck and hosting DJ Julie Herrera. Beats, booze and booty shaking will abound.  Keep an eye out for the awesome girls wearing the shirts that say "We're Larry's b**ches."  I feel the same way about Larry the bartender. I'd like to fold him up and put him in my pocket to save him for later, or just be his b**ches, which is probably more likely. â€" Natasha

Filed under: Club Hopping, Natasha,

July 7, 2006 at 12:01pm

Trader Vic's Mai Tai served on United Airlines

Aloha (burp)!
The Trader Vic's rise to former glory takes a giant leap up striking a deal with United Airlines to serve items from Trader Vic’s menu on flights from the United States to Hawaii beginning next in August, including Vic’s famous Mai Tai. More information at Tiki Talk. â€" Bobble Tiki

Filed under: Food & Drink,

July 7, 2006 at 4:53pm

Tacoma Art Museum Introduces Washington’s first cell-phone tour

Tacoma Art Museum reports: Tacoma Art Museum has launched Washington’s first cell-phone walking tour, "Ear for Art: Chihuly Glass CellPhone Walking Tour." The innovative new tour allows users to learn more about Dale Chihuly’s artwork in Tacoma’s Museum District as they stroll through revitalized downtown Tacoma.
The Ear for Art tour may be accessed any time of day or night, from anywhere in the country by calling 888.411.4220. The tour features twelve audio stops located throughout the Museum District that provide cell-phone users the opportunity to hear a narrator â€" and even Chihuly himself â€" talk about the installations at Tacoma Art Museum, Union Station, the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, the University of Washington Tacoma Library, and The Swiss Pub.
More story here.

July 8, 2006 at 9:59am

Tacoma Old Town Blues Festival

Tacoma is simply teeming with talented blues artists, and once a year that fact is demonstrated full blast at the Tacoma Old Town Blues Festival. This Saturday from noon to 1 a.m. over 15 blues bands at five venues will blur the lines between verse and chorus with blazing solos, soulful crooning and lovable tunes both old and new. The published lineup includes Nick Vigarino and The Meantown Blues, Lil' Dave Thompson, Bump Kitchen, Loose Gravel & The Quarry, Blues Alliance, Little Bill,  Butterbean, Rusty Williams Band, Witherspoon, Michal Miller Band, Curley Cook and Annette Taborn, Steve Cheseborough, Zero Down Blues Band and Pleasant Fools Band. The unpublished additions are kept in a deep, dark vault guarded by Hell's Angels and a few junkyard dogs. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.  What you will see is money raised from the festival sent to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. Saturday, July 8, noon to 1 a.m., $10-$20, North 30th and McCarver, Old Town Tacoma, www.tacomaoldtownbluesfest.com. - Angela Jossy

Today's schedule

Old Town Park, Free
Noon, Witherspoon
12:45 p.m., Steve Cheseborough
1:45 p.m., Pleasant Fools
3 p.m., Zero Down Blues
4 p.m., Michael Miller
5:30 p.m., Blues Alliance

Mountaineers beer garden
12:15 p.m., Little Bill & Friends
4 p.m., Butterbean

Slavonian Blues Cafe, all ages
2 p.m., workshop with Steve Cheseborough
4 p.m., Rusty Williams Band

In the clubs
8 p.m.-midnight, Lil’ Dave Thompson, Slavonian Blues Cafe
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Bump Kitchen, The Spar
8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Loose Gravel & the Quarry, Mountaineers
8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Michael Miller, Nick Vigarino & Meantown Blues, Slavonian Hall

Filed under: Concert Alert,

July 9, 2006 at 12:10pm

The Melvins at MusicfestNW

Never a band to settle, the Melvins â€" yeah, those same Melvins who inspired Kurt Cobain to play punk rock two decades ago â€" will bring in their two rock chords to MusicfestNW. Old punks never die . . . they just occasionally smell that way.  More story here. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert,

July 9, 2006 at 12:16pm

Bumbershoot 2006 line up

The Bumbershoot folks have announced the full line up for this year's event held Sept. 2-4 at the Seattle Center.  Here are a few participating bands just announced:

  • Blondie • Steve Miller Band • Spoon • The New Pornographers • As I Lay Dying • The Thermals • Rishi Rich Project • Copeland • The Bellrays • Nomo • The Briefs • Decibel Showcase featuring Deadbeat, Lusine and Synthclub • Speaker Speaker • The Transmissionary Six • Mon Frere • Seattle Hip Hop Showcase featuring Macklemore, The Saturday Knights and Abyssinian Creole • The Can't See • PK & What Army? • Kane Hodder • Korby Lenker • Velella Velella • The Like • The Invisible Eyes • The Lonely H • New Fangs • The Hollowpoints • Daylight Basement • Seattle Jazz Showcase featuring Jim Knapp Orchestra, Kelley Johnson Quartet, Floyd Standifer, and John Bishop Group • Cancer Rising • Dub Championz • Go Like Hell • Johanna Kunin • Derby • West Valley Highway • The Swains • Romance • Izabelle • The Lonely Forest • Tor Dietrichson with Mambo Cadillac • Olympic Sound Collective • Randy Oxford Band • Electric Shades of Blue • Po'okela Street Band.

For the full schedule and ticket information, check out the Bumbershoot Web site. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert,

July 12, 2006 at 8:02pm

Dine & Dash

Thurston County’s Intercity Transit offers the free “Dash” bus in downtown Olympia.  But here’s the best part.  Take a ride before 3 p.m. daily and you’ll receive a two-for-one coupon good at the following Olympia restaurants: The Spar Café, L&Ts, 5th Avenue Sandwich Shop, Red Top BBQ, Dockside Deli, Wagner’s European Bakery, Southern Kitchen at the Ramada, Curry in a Hurry, and the Heyday Café.  For more information and Dash details, call Intercity Transit at (360) 786-1881, or check them out on the Web. â€"  Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

July 12, 2006 at 10:35pm

Weezer calls it quits?

Weezer might be a geezer. 
Rivers Cuomo told MTV that the band is on indefinite hiatus.

  • MTV reports: "For the moment we are done," he said. "And I'm not certain we'll ever make a record again, unless it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

Full story here. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Music,

July 12, 2006 at 10:47pm

Sleater-Kinney adds second show

I guess all the crying worked. 
Sleater-Kinney added a second show Aug. 12 at Portland's Crystal Ballroom after fans complained that scalpers scored most of the tickets to their original final show, Aug. 11 at the Crystal Ballroom.  Ticket will go on sale Saturday, July 15 at Ticketmaster outlets.
The Crystal Ballroom also announced that it will be releasing 250 more tickets for the Aug. 11 show.
To keep scalpers at bay the Crystal Ballroom has devised a plan.  Check out the ticket purchase plan on the band's Web site.
Oh, and sorry to those who thought they were seeing S-K's last show ever. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert,

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