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July 13, 2009 at 10:21am

Monday Music Link Dump

WEEKLY VOLCANO: SEACREAT IN; WYLDE OUT >>>

When It’s Time To Change: Ozzy Osbourne is parting ways with guitarist Zakk Wylde. Apparently, Osbourne feels like his music is starting to sound too much like the Black Label Society. We guess that’s what happens when you have a guitarist doing a big part of the sound in both bands.

New Mission: This morning Matador Records announced that they will release Mission of Burma’s 4th studio full-length, The Sound The Speed, The Light on Oct. 6.

Seacreast In: Nothing like a cool $45 million to justify another awful career.

A&E's Jackson Family: A reality project with the Jackson family is in the works.

Live music on T.V. tonight
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Kelly Clarkson
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Kid Cudi (rerun)
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: The Roots (house band)

Watch Weezer Cover MGMT, Lady Gaga

Filed under: Music, Music Link Dump,

July 13, 2009 at 10:57am

Mad beer tasting

JAKE DE PAUL: MAD DEAL >>>

Jamaica_Red Will MacLeoud of Mad River Brewing Company will be pouring his brew tonight from 5-7:30 p.m. at 99 Bottles in Federal Way. For one buck you can sample six beers: John Barleycorn Barleywine Ale, Steelhead Extra Stout, Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Steelhead Double India Pale Ale, Jamaica Red Ale, and Double Dread Red Ale.

Filed under: Federal Way, Food & Drink,

July 13, 2009 at 12:12pm

Plan ahead: Revengers

RON SWARNER: A BAND TO SEE >>>

Revengers-Four I caught Tacoma band Revengers yesterday on the Jazzbones stage during Art on the Ave.

Impressive.

With jazz guitarist Mason Hargrove and Biznautics members, this Tacoma band blends hip-hop, jazz and grunge with a crazy live show.

Revengers-Three The Revengers are currently finishing up work on their debut record at Revengers Studio in Tacoma. The album is being mixed and mastered by Tom Pfaeffle (Nirvana, The Black Crowes, B.B. King and Iron Maiden) at The Tank.

Catch them July 24 at Jazzbones with Nasty Left and Faraca.
Revengers-Two

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

July 13, 2009 at 3:07pm

Hey bartender! Have you heard? ...

MICHAEL SWAN: TODAY'S HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSION TOPIC >>>


LINK: South Sound happy hour

Filed under: Food & Drink, Politics,

July 13, 2009 at 8:18pm

Number CRUNCH-ing

JAKE DE PAUL: IT DOESN'T ADD UP >>>

Choculator I was perusing the Japanese online mega mall Rakuten when I came upon the Choc-U-Lator. The thought of (Nestle) CRUNCH-ing numbers during dinner then having a bit of dessert after disappeared once I discovered it's a fake chocolate bar.

Then I found a super snug Pinocchio toilet brush.

Filed under: Food & Drink,

July 14, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Tuesday

MICHAEL SWAN: TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009 >>>

Scrabble 1. King’s Books invites you to invoke your inner child and throw down on some triple word scores as it presents the next installment of Scrabble Rousers at 6:30 p.m. The event benefits the Tacoma Community House.

2. RockStarEnergy Mayhem Fest featuring Marilyn Manson and Slayer wreaks havoc on the White River Amphitheater beginning at 2 p.m.

3. Celtic band Jug Of Punch will pay outdoors in Gig Harbor's Skansie Brothers Park at 6:30 p.m.

4. Kareem Kandi Band will perform at 7 p.m. inside SAX on 6th.

5. Practice your salsa dancing for an hour at 8 p.m. inside the Abbey Ballroom.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: 5 Things To Do, Games, Music, Tacoma,

July 14, 2009 at 4:29am

Nosh Pit

JAKE DE PAUL: TUESDAY FOOD LINKS >>>

Cocktailcation At Toscanos: Tuesdays and Thursdays are "Absolut Summer" on their patio. Just saying.

Grant Achatz Says What Most Chefs Won't: Getting out of the kitchen is essential.

Try It: Granola with a perk of olive oil.


Today's South Sound Special
New York Times bestselling author Molly Wizenberg is bringing her book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, and her cooking skills to the Bayview School of Cooking in Olympia tonight at 6 p.m. Wizenberg and Bayview instructor Nancy Judge will provide an evening of food, stories and book chat. For reservations, call 360.754.1448.

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: Books, Food & Drink, Olympia, Puyallup,

July 14, 2009 at 5:30am

Lazy dogs and rail-riding tramps

ADAM MCKINNEY: TOMMY DEAN AT THE DEN TONIGHT >>>

Tommy-Dean In the swelter of Independence Day, I’m collected by a rusted pickup driven by Tommy Dean’s father. From there, I’m taken to Dean’s trailer, the sound of firecrackers like white noise in the distance. I’m taken aback by how perfect these modest accommodations fit Dean’s aesthetic: in his world of folksy picking and strumming, life is made of trains and carnivals and dusty roads. His mother offers me a glass of fresh-pressed apple juice. I’m about ready to bust.

“Baby Gramps gave me this,” says Dean, referring to the trailer we sit and smoke in. As I meet with him, he’s just returning from a tour with said throat-singing folk veteran.

Despite how naturally Dean fills the role of the busking troubadour, he’s only been playing and listening to folk in earnest for three years. Before that, he was a punk rocker. As surprising as this initially seems, he and I reflect on the similarities of punk and folk, then we agree that his next move should be hip-hop. “Historians and honorary scholars and noble thinkers have traced back hip-hop to talking blues,” says Dean. “It’s just rhyme [set] to a good melody.” 

These genres emphasize storytelling and performance, something Dean values as well.

Many will know Dean from the Victory Music Open Mic at the Antique Sandwich Company. Though he’s only 20, he’s earned the respect of the long-time folkies that frequent the popular Tuesday open mic. His style is paradoxically unique in the way it upholds the classic themes of the genre. Onstage, he performs the same as he does on the street with his guitar case open, awaiting the money of passersby. It’s the kind of conversational and wordily sung folk that more or less died in the late sixties.

See Tommy Dean bring his tales of lazy dogs and rail-riding tramps to The Den tonight when he plays with Drakkar Sauna and Todd Davies. â€" Adam McKinney

[The Den@urbanXchange, Tuesday, July 14, 7 p.m., all ages, $5, 1934 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.2280]

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

July 14, 2009 at 8:59am

Morning Spew

July 14, 2009 at 10:17am

Albums that drop today

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

Clutchcover Clutch, Strange Cousins from the West

August Burns, Red Constellations

The Dead Weather, Horehound

Daughtry, Leave This Town

DevilDriver, Pray for Villians

Judas Priest, A Touch of Evil

George Jones, A Good Year for the Roses: The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971, Pt. 2

Sick Puppies, Tri-Polar

Filed under: Music,

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