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Posts made in: July, 2006 (102) Currently Viewing: 31 - 40 of 102

July 17, 2006 at 4:40pm

Digable Planets cancels

Not enough dig the Digable Planets. You suck. Less than 200 tickets have been sold for the July 20 and 21 Digable Planets show at Neomos in Seattle.  So the club cancelled the show.  Refund information should be at Ticketswest, although it's not up yet. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Concert Alert,

July 18, 2006 at 8:28am

The Matador moves in

The Matador proprietors officially took control of their space on 8th and Pacific today (there's been a hold up due to some retrofitting of the building). My boys will begin renovating the location this week, and I'll be providing them with T-Town nightlife familiarity tours after their hard-day's work. The projected opening date is now Sept. 1. Prepare yourself for fine tequila selections, metal artifacts on the walls, tables with longhorn skulls carved in via custom carpentry, hundreds of twinkle candles and a semicircular bar that surrounds a flume-covered fire pit.  My very own Feisty Kevin, one of the most famous Seattle bartenders, will be managing the joint. He wanted me to let you all know that Tacoma Kevin is on his way, and he's bringing hell with him.  I couldn't ask for anything more. â€" Natasha

Filed under: Food & Drink,

July 18, 2006 at 2:58pm

Relatively speaking

Albert Einstein's original manuscripts detailing his theory of relativity, theory of Brownian motion, photon theory of light and mass energy equivalence are on exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Tacoma through Sept. 30.  Admission is free. 407 South G, next to Wright Park. â€" Jason de Paul

July 18, 2006 at 4:44pm

Viva Vive: Vive Bene early review

Are certain restaurant spaces jinxed?  Is it true that no matter how good a proprietor's intentions may be, his or her restaurant will fail because it's in a space occupied by a string of failures?  Take, for example, Vive Bene in Lakewood.  This Italian-ish lunch and dinner house recently opened serving decent food.  It's a great place for lunch.  There's no reason they can't make it as a business.  And yet, this space has seen a number of train wrecks â€" scandals, divorce, bankruptcies. 
Will Vive Bene fall victim to the same specters?  I hope not. 
My recent lunch was a pleasant experience.  The lasagna was meaty and firm, the service excellent, and the portion sizes large.  They open at 6 a.m. with morning coffee, and stay open to 9 p.m. serving a menu mostly of pasta, salads and sandwiches with a few interesting seafood selections.  I plan to go back.  I hope they are still there when I do.  11126 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. (253) 588-1239. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

July 18, 2006 at 5:31pm

Storm watch

She knocked you dead in that red dress at Fender's.  You fell in love with her several times at Jazzbones.  Tonight, 37-year-old Portland chanteuse Storm Large battles it out in Round 3 of the CBS TV show "Rockstar: Supernova."  She's been strutting the last two rounds.  Her voice has secured her a pass both times.  However, the three judges and potential band mates if she wins â€" drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted â€" want her to rock out more.  And that's what she promises tonight at 9 p.m. 8 p.m. Central).
She has a new message board at her Web site.  Vote on the message board during the show then officially vote after the show at the shows Web site. â€" Brad Allen

July 18, 2006 at 6:59pm

Death Cab for Elvis

Bellingham indie band Death Cab for Cutie will join Elvis Costello Friday, July 21, on VH1's "Decades Rock Live" concert series.  Tune in at 8 p.m. ET/PT to catch the band rock "Accidents Will Happen," "Kinder Murder," "I Will Follow You" and others with Costello. â€" Brad Allen

July 18, 2006 at 8:23pm

Harry Potter live in the library

Right now 300 people are smashed together in a steaming hot Northwest Room at the Tacoma Public Library Main Branch screaming "Harry Potter!" everytime opening band Draco and the Malfoys mention anything from the "Harry Potter" book series.  Two hundred people are screaming "foul!" as they were turned away at the door.  Those kids who did make it in are of all ages and sizes with quite a few really young ones running away from their parents.
Draco and the Malfoys lead singer Bradley voices wavers a few times as he sings: "My dad is rich/And your dad is dead/
My dad is rich and your dad is dead" from their song "My Dad Is Rich." 
That's so Malfoy!
Harry and the Potters are up next.  I'm not sure I can make it.  It's so hot.  Milk was a bad choice. â€" Brad Allen

July 18, 2006 at 8:59pm

Draco is finished and I'm alive!

I've been kicked, tossed around, pushed and flicked in the ear by book worms.
Draco and the Malfoys have finished their set at the Tacoma Public Library's Northwest Room.  I enjoyed their "99 Death Eaters" song to the tune of "99 Luftballoons."  I'm definitely going to write about them for the school paper.
K recording artist Jason Anderson is performing right now as Harry and the Potters set up. 
There are around 150 kids outside this room with their ears to the door.  Another 100 or so are mulling about smartly outside the building.  These disenfranchised youth love the Harry and love to rock.
"Here you go son."  I just gave some kid his protractor back.
Oh, Harry and the Potters are about to start.  I need to sharpen up my jacket elbow pads. â€" Brad Allen

July 18, 2006 at 9:41pm

Harry and the Potters

As 300 kids elbow me in the knees I can't help think.  How many of these soccer moms drove their kids to see Harry and the Potter perform at the Tacoma Public Library tonight thinking this was educational?  Instead, they have planted the seed of rock into Junior.  Next stop, School of Rock.
My other thought as I watched these two dorks on speed rock their Potters off is â€" Did Tacoma Public Library Community Relations Manager David Domkoski really realize what he was getting himself into?  He did an awesome promoting and running this show.  He also has his top button undone and gallons of sweat is pouring off him.  He looks exhausted.
Nice job David.  Now run across the street to Syren Lounge and throw a few, well-earned brews back.
Whoa, Harry and the Potters have turned punk.  With many Bush undertones, they belt out "Cornelius Fudge is a Butthead" while trashing about. â€" Brad Allen

July 19, 2006 at 7:53am

Peanut Butter & Honey Toast

The Weekly Volcano is spewing from Hells Kitchen tonight when the family rock band Peanut Butter & Honey Toast take the stage with an 8-year-old drummer, 10-year-old on guitar, 13-year-old on sax and keyboards and dad on bass and vocals.  See ya there.  July 19, 5:30 p.m., all ages, $7-$10, Hell's Kitchen, 3829 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. â€" Ken Swarner

Filed under: Club Hopping,

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