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June 30, 2009 at 9:51am

Albums that drop today

RON SWARNER: IT’S RECORD RELEASE DAY >>>

Levon-helm-electric-dirt-co Levon Helm, Electric Dirt

Moby, Wait for Me

Brad Paisley, American Saturday Night

Rob Thomas, Cradlesong

Wilco, Wilco (The Album)

Bjork, Voltaic

Black Crowes, Warpaint Live (DVD)

Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, In Session

Filed under: Music,

June 30, 2009 at 10:27am

Mid morning music news

BOBBLE TIKI: THREATS & PROMISES >>>

Beck Planned Obsolescence: Beck will launch a weekly DJ set.

Oh Yeah: Flaming Lips forgot to mention MGMT and Karen O on new album.

"We Sampled His Ass": Beastie Boys add Bob Dylan to Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.


Good To Know

MUTEMATH will play an all-ages show Oct. 5 at the Showbox. The $20 tickets go on sale Friday, July 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Online ticket purchasers will automatically receive a download of “The Nerve” from MUTEMATH’s forthcoming album Armistice, plus two exclusive B-sides.

This Will Piss Off The RIAA


Filed under: Media, Music,

June 30, 2009 at 10:50am

It's Terminal tonight

MICHAEL SWAN: OREGON CULT BREWERY HITS SOUTH SOUND >>>

Anyone taste an IPA, Golden, Trippel or Breakfast Porter from Terminal Gravity Brewing from Oregon? The word is the Terminal Gravity hits Tacoma's Parkway Tavern beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. Will it land anywhere else in the South Sound?

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

June 30, 2009 at 11:07am

A taste of Minoela

JENNIFER JOHNSON: FIRST BITE >>>

Minoela-cookies The rustic wine bistro Minoela opened last week next to The Grand Cinema.  Occupying the location that formerly housed the Kickstand Café (and One Heart Café) Minoela serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturdays at 604 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma.

The physical lay-out of Minoela strongly resembles former One Heart Café days with two separate rooms for dining and a back bonus area with a cozy couch and coffee table that are lent a semblance of intimacy by a white curtain. The Weekly Volcano call dibs on the couch! 

Minoela’s menu is minimal, but at the bistro wine house taste is not. The three choices of Italian and French inspired pizzas, sandwiches and salads feature larger portions and are under $12 â€" a pleasing surprise. Gourmet pizzas see creative toppings of herbed cream cheese, sun-dried tomato herb oil, sea salt, basil, toasted pecans served on chewy artisan crust. For sandwiches, ham and brie with apple is an instant favorite.

Appetizers cover the four food groups â€"  rich buttery prosciutto, warmed brie, olives and tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella ala caprese, oven-roasted veggies, ripe strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and even bread in the fettunta.

Creamy gorgonzola ranch dressing is crazy good and breads are made fresh daily.

Desserts are of simple creation with decadent flavor â€" multi-layer chocolate cake with berries, golden pound cake glazed with brown sugar cream, single serving champagne with strawberries, and freshly baked cookies and a glass of milk so huge you’ll want to share (and not just because you’re nice).

The vino list is heavy on the Washington and Australian wines.

Fresh produce abounds as does the good cheer of owner Danielle Kartes and staff.

[Minoela, 604 Fawcett, Tacoma]

June 30, 2009 at 2:53pm

Hey bartender! Have you heard? ...

MICHAEL SWAN: HAPPY HOUR TOPIC OF THE DAY >>>


LINK: South Sound happy hours

Filed under: Food & Drink, Media,

June 30, 2009 at 5:29pm

Q Dot speaks tonight

MICHAEL SWAN: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT? >>>

Q-Dot South Sound hip-hop artist Q Dot send this to the Weekly Volcano World Headquarters:

Tune into to Juice Radio www.live365.com/royalshackQ Dot (Thats me) will be making a big announcement i'm sure all Tacoman's will be happy with...=) You can also find the widget player on my myspace page at myspace.com/qdotmusic! Don't miss it at 7 PM tonite.


Exciting!=)

Filed under: Music, Radio, Tacoma,

June 30, 2009 at 8:10pm

New Alice in Chains

MICHAEL SWAN: DIG IT >>>

Filed under: Music,

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