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July 3, 2009 at 12:17pm

Have a snug Fourth


The Weekly Volcano's offices are closed today in honor of the Fourth of July. So instead of blogging this afternoon, the Spew staff will be honoring the work ethic that's made this country great by doing absolutely nothing productive. Until then, don't follow the example of the clowns in the clip below and do something moronic with fireworks.

Filed under: Holidays, Weekly Volcano,

July 4, 2009 at 10:27am

Happy Fourth of July

Spew is taking the rest of the day off since everybody knows reading on July 4 is unpatriotic.

Happy Fourth of July!

Catch you tomorrow.

Filed under: Holidays,

July 4, 2009 at 7:23pm

Fourth of July â€" live


Breakfast-with-Bobble-Tiki As families across the South Sound celebrated Independence Day tonight with fireworks, beer and barbecues, the nation's youth are participating in a time-honored ritual of their own as they suffer minor injuries from firecrackers exploding prematurely in their hands.

Bobble Tiki is on the scene:

"It just doesn't feel like the Fourth of July till a Black Cat goes off just as your arm's cocked to throw," says Chet, Bobble Tiki’s 13-year-old fourth cousin, nursing his throbbing right hand in a bag of ice. "The sudden bang, the shock of realizing what just happened, the weird tingling that slowly gives way to mind-blowing pain ... it's like, 'Yeah, now it's the Fourth of July.'"

Ted, 17, Bobble Tiki’s sister’s sister’s nephew, agrees.

"I’m down to my last four Whipcracks and thinking it wasn't going to happen this year," he says, grounded to his room, his left hand wrapped in a damp towel. "Second to last one, no kidding, blam! A Fourth without hand injuries is like a Fourth without hot dogs.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Holidays,

July 5, 2009 at 9:23am

5 Thing To Do: Sunday


China-Davis 1. China Davis will play a free acoustic show at Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub beginning at 8 p.m.

2. Theater Artists Olympia director Chris Cantrell has taken the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet in a different direction that just seems to fit the current times, and the theater’s character the more you think about it. Romeo and Juliet are both dudes. See it at 2 p.m. in the Minnaert Center in Olympia.

3. LeeAnn Seaburg Peery is a sculptor whose work harkens back to Michelangelo’s  slave sculptures â€" highly polished figures emerging from rough marble â€" and similar figures by Rodin. See her work and others from 2-6 p.m. at the Grand Impromptu Gallery.

4. The human jukebox Steve Stefanowicz hits Cheers West at 7 p.m.

5. XiL Records' S.I.N. Sundays Showcase sets up shop at Station 56 with resDeus, J. Bre, Livid Undead, Unknowns, Dog Leg Preacher, Illizm and Friday Knights beginning at 7 p.m.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

July 6, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Monday


5-Things-76 1. What's better than reading? Howabout reading graphic novels- basically sick ass comic books for grown up children. And what's better than reading graphic novels? Howabout talking about graphic novels with an eclectic group of graphic novel enthusiasts and newcomers to the genre. And what's better than all of the above? Howabout all of the above plus booze.  Now you understand the beauty of Kings Book's Graphic Novel Book Club at 7 p.m. inside the 1022 South lounge. They will discuss American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

2. Ron Hinson is showing a series of paintings based on Alice in Wonderland at Childhood's End in Olympia from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read the full review here.

3. The Young Professionals Network of Tacoma-Pierce County will team up with Cascade Regional Blood Services and hello cupcake to sponsor a Blood Drive from 4:30-7 p.m. next to Cutters Point in downtown Tacoma.  Each person who donates will receive a free cupcake from hello cupcake.

4. DJ Jason Diamond spins roots reggae during The New Frontier Lounge's Rebel Monday at 9 p.m.

5. Rockaraoke at Jazzbones starts at 9 p.m.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

July 6, 2009 at 8:36am

Morning Spew

July 6, 2009 at 9:00am

Nosh Pit: Lego Beer Song


Learn: Couple of cooking classes in the South Sound.

More Learning: How to send your food back.

Fight Monday Blues: Lego Beer Song

Today’s South Sound Specials

$5 Wine Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., $5 glass of wines, Rosewood Café, 3323 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253.752.7999.

Half-price Wine Night, Budd Bay Café, 525 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia, 360.357.6963.

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: Food & Drink, Music, Olympia, Tacoma,

July 6, 2009 at 10:31am

Mid Morning Music News


New New Order: New Order is now Bad Lieutenant featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner, late-era New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham, and Brit newcomer Jake Evans on guitar and vocals.

The Vault: Jack White set up a subscription service to provide fans with exclusive vinyl releases and web content.

Jacko Remembered: A public tribute to Michael Jackson is scheduled for Tuesday at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Pulled A Hammy?: An unspecified injury to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has forced the Boston band to postpone their last three shows.

Geriatrics: From the back booth of Sulimay's Restaurant in Philadelphia, three saucy old-timers have become a viral success â€" as pop music critics.

LINK: Live music and DJs tonight in the South Sound

Filed under: Music,

July 6, 2009 at 12:38pm

Open Choir Fire!


Open-Choir-Fire Friday night Seattle’s Open Choir Fire will celebrate its new CD, Dirt Bathed and Quilted, at The New Frontier Lounge in Tacoma with Bayonet and Elder Mason opening.

Because Open Choir Fire is super nice they offer a free download of the record this week. Check out the press release they sent Bobble Tiki:

In anticipation of this weekend's CD release festivities, we've made our new full length record Dirt Bathed and Quilted available as a FREE download for this week only. Simply visit openchoirfire.com and click the "Download Album for Free" link. Simple as that. No sign-ups, no logins, no nothin'. You're welcome/Thank you. Spread the word.
We hope to see you all at one or both of our CD Release shows this weekend, where you can do our bottom line a favor and purchase a wonderfully retro-inspired CD of the new record. But wait, THAT'S NOT ALL! With your purchase (for what...ten bucks? is that fair?), you'll receive a FREE copy of the OTHER new record (soon to be released on J-Shirt Records), No Recession, by our jerk-off country band Mississippi Painful. That's a lot of free music. I don't exactly know why we're giving all this shit out for free, considering I can hardly afford to feed my scaredy-cat dog her "with oatmeal for sensitive stomachs" kibble, but oh well, it seems the be the thing.

Back in November 2006 Bobble Tiki interview Open Choir Fire drummer Terry Kyte for the Weekly Volcano. It was before the Volcano launched its Web site so millions didn’t get to read its brilliance. Until now. Check it out below (remember the information is dated):

Seattle trio Open Choir Fire’s mother tongue is alternative, but as the once-supple dialect of alternative has hardened over the years into a rigid paradigm, Open Choir Fire has smoothly eluded its grasp â€" by inventing a new language.

Hell, Bobble Tiki doesn’t know what to call it. Guitarist/vocalist Amo DelBello, drummer Terry Kyte, and bassist Brian Massey construct a brilliant, rockin’, quirky and sweet sound in their new album, In Each Appropriate Everlasting and Not, often in the same song.  It’s Talking Heads inventive.  It’s Kings of Leon soulful.  It’s Pixies rockin’.

BOBBLE TIKI: How did three guys from the Southwest end up in a band based in Seattle? 

TERRY KYTE: Amo the guitar singer and I both moved to Tacoma to attend the University of Puget Sound, where we met in 1997 and have been playing together since with various other folk. After graduating and moving to Seattle, I paid to have an old high school friend, Brian, shipped up here to play bass for us. He’s a rocket surgeon during the day, and he’s had the same haircut for 20 years.

TIKI: Bobble Tiki hears a bit of that early ‘90s Seattle sound in your indie wonderfulness.  Did this area’s history influence your music? 

KYTE:  We’ve gotten the grunge thing before. I don’t exactly know what that refers to in our music, and I think all of us are quite hesitant to talk about musical influences in that sense. We’d like to think we have an original sound, but I guess we were all growing up around that time so perhaps Bobble Tiki is not crazy.

TIKI: Oh, Bobble Tiki is crazy, but not as crazy as the name Open Choir Fire.  Story please.

KYTE: Story behind the name is we needed a band name, and so when you’re really tired and or drunk, have someone give you a few letters, and then you spew out stream of consciousness type stuff that the letters trigger in your head, and somehow someone came up with open fire choir. We thought that name was dumb and stupid and racist, so we switched the words to have it make no sense and have no meaning as all good band names should.

TIKI: You are playing with experimental hip-hop band MC Vagina Saturday at Bob’s Java Jive.  Are they friend or foe?

KYTE: Tough question. MC Vagina is probably both friend and foe. They’ve mad rhymes though.  They are pretty amazing to see.

TIKI: What’s your favorite cover you perform?

KYTE: The only cover we have played is Talking Heads’ “Warning Sign,” but we gave it up recently.

TIKI: After a show nothing tastes better than?

KYTE: After a show nothing tastes better than the blood in my mouth? Is that what you mean?

TIKI: Well, not really.

Do you think your music saves lives?

KYTE: Our music hasn’t saved any lives that I’m aware of. It has ruined three lives and five relationships to date though.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

July 6, 2009 at 3:00pm

Hey bartender! Have you heard? ...


This. Is. Awesome.

LINK: South Sound happy hours

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

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