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August 8, 2009 at 4:20am

Get In The Spirit this weekend

PAUL SCHRAG: NORTHWEST NATIVE ARTS MARKET & FESTIVAL >>>

This weekend Washington State History Museum will host a juried art exhibition and market showcasing 32 American Indian artists and artisans of the highest-caliber, many of whom live and work right here in the Pacific Northwest.

See demonstrations of traditional artwork from the best Northwest native carvers, printmakers, weavers, sculptors and fiber artisans.

The Festival on the museum’s plaza will showcase high quality art, demonstrations, Native dancers, Native culture, Native American foods and musicians and storytellers. Not to be missed.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, August 8
10:15 a.m. â€" 10:30 a.m.: Puyallup Elder opening prayer
10:30 a.m. â€" 11:30 a.m.: Sngagim Axasniikangin (Dream Dancers), dance performance
11:30 a.m. â€" 12:30 p.m.: Phillip Charette, flutist
12:30 p.m. â€"  1:30 p.m.: Chenoa Egawa, storyteller
1:30 p.m. â€"  2:30 p.m.: Indigie Femme, musical performance
2:30 p.m. â€"  3:30 p.m.: Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers, dance performance

Sunday, August 9
Noon â€" 1 p.m.: Chris Lukin, N8V, musical performance
1 p.m. â€" 2 p.m.: Indigie Femme, musical performance
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Northern Star Dance performance
3 p.m.: Awards for "People's Choice," "Honoring our Ancestors," and "Honoring Innovation"

[Washington State History Museum, Saturday, Aug. 8 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9 noon to 5 p.m., free, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.798.899]

Filed under: Arts, Events, Music, Paul Schrag, Tacoma,

August 8, 2009 at 7:56am

Morning Spew

August 8, 2009 at 9:44am

Cold beer with Pam Greer

Filed under: Food & Drink, Screens, Tacoma,

August 8, 2009 at 9:52am

Park Music: Guns & Rossetti

RON SWARNER: MUSIC & ART IN WRIGHT PARK PRIMER >>>

This Aug. 15, Music & Art in Wright Park 2009, which began in 1993 as Music in the Park, returns to Tacoma â€" showcasing some of the best bands in the area, including Guns & Rossetti, Girl Trouble, Post Stardom Depression, Broken Oars, The Plastards, James Hilbourne and the Pain Killers, Zeke, C.F.A., Zook, Stone Axe, Starstruck, Tarek Wegner, Tallest Tree, The Coloffs, NeutralBoy, and Mico De Noche. The Saturday outdoor concert at Wright Park will be free.

As a sponsor of Music & Art in Wright Park, the Weekly Volcano will highlight a band or two every day until the Aug. 15 show, which runs noon to 8 p.m.

Today’s Music & Art in Wright Park band I'm pushing on you is Guns & Rossetti.

According to the band's Web site, “Guns & Rossetti is not a cover band. G&R is made up of Chuck Wood as the drummer, Marsh Gooch as bassist, "Regis" Phil Bentz on guitar, and Mr. Rossetti as songwriter/singer. … The band's sound is an 'honest, bitter but catchy medium energy exercise in soft hard rock.'”

“Guns & Rossetti is basically the same lineup as the short lived Root Barrels, an experiment that broke up due to some of the Ten Commandments being broken,” Rossetti explained to Weekly Volcano editor Matt Driscoll last year. Read the full interview here.

Most are familiar with Dick Rossetti from his days as a smart-ass DJ on 107.7 the End. But for longer than Rossetti was a Seattle radio personality he’s been a rocker. He’s fronted a string of beautifully gritty local rock outfits, including Twink the Wonder Kid and the aforementioned Root Barrel. He also fronted the local band Comb Over with Pat Bostwick.

I remember Rossetti best from his early '90s band, Squirt. My former weekly newspaper, Choices, sponsored the July 1994 Jolly Third outdoor rock concert in Wright Park featuring Squirt, Running With Scissors, Delilah, Uranus, Jerry Miller, Laughter Train and others. I remember Rossetti busting out the big rock moves that afternoon as he bantered with the crowd and stroked some big ol’ nasty tones on his bass.

Here is a taste of the musical stylings of Guns & Rossetti:

LINK: To read a little history on Music in the Park, jump to here.

August 9, 2009 at 12:15am

5 Thing To Do: Sunday

MICHAEL SWAN: SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2009 >>>

Woofstock 1. Pet rescue and adoption groups from all around the Northwest will come together for demonstrations, information sharing and great music  as part of Woofstock 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Todd Field on the campus of the University of Puget Sound.

2. Join friends and neighbors for a fun, family celebration with live music, food, crafts and fancy, flashy cars at the annual Fern Hill Days Street Fair and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Fern Hill Historic Business District located at South 84th Street and Park Avenue

3. The Washington State History Museum hosts a juried art exhibition and market showcasing 32 American Indian artists and artisans that includes demonstrations, Native dancers, Native culture, Native American foods and musicians and storytellers from noon to 5 p.m.

4. Poet Laureate of Tacoma Antonio Edwards Jr., Tammy Robacker, Rajnii Eddins, Gwendolyn Faye and the many more poets will be a part of “A Rose Is Still A Rose” spoken word and poetry fundrasier 7-9 p.m. at Jazzbones. The event benefits the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Tacoma.

5. XiL Records S.I.N. Sunday Showcase features Stingshark, Coldnote, Corson Swift, Vamanos, and Dave Hannon at 9 p.m. inside Station 56 in Tacoma.

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, Arts, Events, Music, Tacoma, Word,

August 9, 2009 at 11:17am

Park Music: Starstruck

RON SWARNER: MUSIC & ART IN WRIGHT PARK PRIMER >>>

This Aug. 15, Music & Art in Wright Park 2009, which began in 1993 as Music in the Park, returns to Tacoma â€" showcasing some of the best bands in the area, including Guns & Rossetti, Girl Trouble, Post Stardom Depression, Broken Oars, The Plastards, James Hilbourne and the Pain Killers, Zeke, C.F.A., Zook, Stone Axe, Starstruck, Tarek Wegner, Tallest Tree, The Coloffs, NeutralBoy, and Mico De Noche. The Saturday outdoor concert at Wright Park will be free.

As a sponsor of Music & Art in Wright Park, the Weekly Volcano will highlight a band or two every day until the Aug. 15 show, which runs noon to 8 p.m.


Today’s Music & Art in Wright Park band I'm pushing on you is Starstruck.

Girl bands. There've been a lot of 'em: Fanny, the Runaways, Girlschool, Vixen, the Go Gos, Jale, Shiva Speedway, the Donnas, Kittie. Joining the list is Starstruck. OK, the Tacoma all-girl “tween” rock quartet hasn't yet reached the same echelon as the previously mentioned bands, but their pop rock sound has built a large following in T-town. Starstruck will be playing their own material off their recently released EP as well as covers, possibly including diddies from Nirvana, Hole, Paramore, Pink, and Billy Idol at Music & Art in Wright Park Aug. 15..

Here's a taste of the musical stylings of Starstruck:

STARSTRUCK- ERASED FROM THE WHITE BOARD

LINK: To read a little history on Music in the Park, jump to here.

August 9, 2009 at 6:00pm

Happy Hour: Jazzbones and Zoom

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


Today's Happy Hour Suggestion

Jazzbones
2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169
Happy Hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. to close Sunday
Drink Specials: 2 domestic drafts, $3 micro drafts, $3 wells, $3 well Martinis, $3 house wine
Food Specials: $2.50 basket of fries, $3 onion rings, $3 jalapeno poppers, $3.50 buffalo wings, $4.50 spinach artichoke dip, $3.50 Caesar salad, $6 fish and chips

LINK: South Sound happy hour

Filed under: Food & Drink, Music, Tacoma,

August 10, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Monday

MICHAEL SWAN: MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2009 >>>

Pam-Grier 1. Tacoma Cult Movie Club presents Cold Beer With Pam Grier feature two Greer features plus assorted shorts and raffles at 7 p.m. at the Acme Grub Cage in Tacoma.

2. Graphic Novel Book Club discusses Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece at 7 p.m. inside the 1022 South lounge.

3. The Mark Riley Band plays a free blues show at The Swiss beginning at 7 p.m.

4. Tania Opland & Mike Freeman will perform songs in many languages and rhythmic roots from Siberia to Morocco on hammered dulcimer, guitar, violin, cittern, Native American flute, and percussion at 7 p.m. inside A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist & Cafe Latte.

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

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

August 10, 2009 at 4:10am

Nosh Pit: no brown M&Ms at our concerts

JAKE DE PAUL: MONDAY FOOD LINKS >>>

Stuck In A Rut?: Foods you should try at least once.

Behind The Music: The real story behind Van Halen's "no brown M&Ms at our concerts" requirement.

The Cake Guy: He comes cleans on his secrets of success.


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, Nosh Pit,

August 10, 2009 at 8:59am

Morning Spew

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