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July 28, 2011 at 1:34pm

Super Best of Tacoma drawing winner announced

CONGRATULATIONS! >>>

The time has finally arrived. The Weekly Volcano's annual Best of issue is on the street. And once again it stands alone as the definitive user's guide – for urban explorers and bar stool wise-asses alike - to Grit City and Pierce County.

Maybe you filled out the Weekly Volcano's Super Best Of Tacoma survey and maybe you didn't. But either way the super-sized, all-powerful Weekly Volcano Super Best of edition is now spread out on tables or the bottom of birdcages.

If you did vote, then probably you're anxious to discover if you won the random drawing for a $200 Pacific Grill gift certificate AND overnight stay at the Hotel Murano.

Drum roll please ...

Congratulations to Justin Leighton – he of the Save Our Buses campaign and Central Neighborhood Council – for winning the Super Best of Tacoma random drawing. Leighton was the third person to vote.

Hope to see Leighton and everyone else at the Super Best of Tacoma Party tonight at the Varsity Grill.

Filed under: Best of Tacoma, Contest, Tacoma,

July 14, 2011 at 2:20pm

Super Best of Tacoma Party now more busty

Renegade Calendar Girls to the rescue! Photo credit: Facebook

ARE YOU COMING? >>>

Words just came through the Weekly Volcano World Headquarters that the Renegade Calendar Girls will be attending the Super Best of Tacoma issue party - dressed in superhero costumes - Thursday, July 28 at the Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma.

Are you coming? 

RSVP on Facebook here.

June 30, 2011 at 5:02pm

COMMENT OF THE DAY: Best burger in town!

ONLINE CHATTER >>>

Today's comment comes from PJ in response to the Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma 2011 Readers' Poll, which closes today after a month of intense voting (there's still time to vote if you're reading this Thursday).

PJ writes,

The best darned burger in town has to be the Thrill of the Grill on Tacoma Ave and 14th. It has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and their burgers are the best I have EVER had. All I can say is that if you are in Tacoma and want to taste the best burger you can get, go here!

June 30, 2011 at 11:29am

Last Day to Vote for Super Best of Tacoma 2011!!!!

Illustration by Lance Kagey

HEY YOU!! >>>

All those exclamation points mean business, yo! This is serious!

It's your LAST DAY to vote in the Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma 2011 Readers' Poll!

We wouldn't joke about such a thing. It's true.

Go here to VOTE NOW!

The Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma 2011 issue hits the street July 28 - less than a month from today. This means here at the Volcano we better kick it into high gear (just kidding ... kind of), and you better mark July 28 on your calendars. Not only will the Super Best of Tacoma take T-Town by storm on this fateful day, but the Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma Party will go down at Varsity Grill starting at 6 p.m., featuring raffle prizes, tests of strength, emcee John Munn from Comic Book Ink, superhero drink specials, costume contests and more.

June 25, 2011 at 8:22am

5 Things to Do Today: Urban Arts Festival, DYDD Championship, Oly Rollers bonanza! ...

Cody Rentas

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2011 >>>

1. The Urban Arts festival kicks off for real today along the Thea Foss Waterway. Find all the details you'll need right here.

2. Wanna see some rough and tumble ladies seriously throwdown? Like, seriously throwdown? It doesn't get much better - as far as the competition or excitement goes - than Dockyard Derby Dames roller derby. Today the Dames will hold the season's championship bout - thee Tacoma roller derby event of the year.

3. Oh! It's roller derby you like? Well, the 2009 WFTDA National Champion Oly Rollers have a double header this weekend - facing off today and tomorrow and Skateland. One word: sick. Find the details here.

4. The Cody Rentas Band will perform at the Handicapped Challenge Fundraiser today at Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill in Spanaway.

5. Vote for Tacoma's best baristas, politicians, bloggers, bartenders and local businesses in the only 253 "Best Of" issue that matters. The Volcano's annual Best of Tacoma issue publishes July 28, and this year's readers' poll launched last week. Let your vote be heard now! Find all the details here.

LINK: South Sound Live Local Music Listings

LINK: Viva South Sound Arts & Entertainment Calendar

June 24, 2011 at 5:03pm

Comment(s) of the Day: An ode to “low brow”

ONLINE CHATTER >>>

Today's comments come from "low bar," no fan of the Volcano, Rev. Adam McKinney, the Dignitaries, Motopony, kittens, our Drink(s) guide, the "Tacoma: Love it or leave it" slogan, or much of anything else it sometimes seems.

Over the last few days, low bar - in response to a multitude of Volcano articles - has offered the following,

low bar on the Volcano's Super Best of Tacoma 2011 voting

"Tacoma: be a gold fish molesting gorilla confining psychopath alcoholic pushing 40 year old shitty bar scene music loving loser or Leave it"

low bar on the Volcano's Drink(s) guide

you gotta wonder who in the fuck you are publishing this information for. like chances are your demographic already knows all this shit because lets face it, no one from seattle or olympia slums over to tacoma to get drunk and if you're publishing this crap for the home team you are pretty much wasting your time because as one of your contributor's stated on another comment thread: "Love the variety and the familiarity. Big enough so I don't get bored. Small enough so I don't get lost." In other words, you guys know where everything is at, but you've got the object permanence of a group of seniles so you constantly have to report and publish on crap everyone in your demographic already knows about. Unless of course you failed to leave one figure out of your brilliant demographic photo at the top: Private Joe Snuffy. Or is he the one with the idiot smile holding the menu? Please change your name from Volcano to the Fort Lewis Fancy News or the Mcchord Best Value or the Spend your blood money from war here in our pathetic wanna be Seattle mag. Thanks:)

low bar on Motopony

This wouldn't have pissed my off because normally motoPHONY just make me laugh but to hear they are going to be associated with Those Darlins, a band with good songs, is just too much. then again the comedy at LAX baggage claim may make up for it. Hope they perform their hit: I lost the bag that carried my latest gimmick.

low bar on Motopony some more

motophony are an unintentional self-parodying gift from the comedy gods. Also, is it the bubonic, or is that really a big brown cookie monster standing to the right of DB in that photo?

low bar in response to Rev. Adam McKinney, who made the mistake of sticking his hand in his cage.

Rev,

If it's so funny why am I in agony over all these fucking idiots? I am fucking le tired of seeing D listers masquerading the fuck about. Yeah motophony at one point were A list in Tacoma, but the fucking city is a D list city! So if you think you're hot shit in Tacoma, please please please think again. And its not the music critics you have to worry about, its your peers. Abe Vigoda can kick the living shit out of Motophony on stage without even touching an instrument.

low bar on Tacoma Hempfest

its good to see both sides of the cultural spectrum are crazy as fuck. it's one thing to expose kids to bullshit creationism in school, and don't get me wrong i smoke weed too, but bud hashquatch being on hand for the kids? have you lost utter fucking touch with reality tacoma?

low bar on Saucy Yoda

saucy yoda is mildly interesting, but the crowd was painful to watch. leezy = out of touch. and the other generic garage band = way out of touch.

low bar on rap

rap is dead

low bar on Jazzbones

jazzbones sucks

low bar on our article on the Dignitaries CD release show

WTF

low bar on our review of Harlequin's Summer in the Sixties

what??

low bar in response to Nikki, who pointed out no one is forcing him to visit weeklyvolcano.com

no one forcing you to read my shit either nikki. as for you volcano, the plot of an alt weekly you have totally lost.

low bar in response to the Dignitaries choices of where to stand

Reylan, do you guys normally all put on the same clothes and stand in a fucking ditch somewhere off I'm guessing pearl street? Is that what you want to tell the world? Rev, you don't have the slightest clue what garage means so stop using it to pigeonhole, thanks:)

June 23, 2011 at 9:53am

5 Things to Do Today: "Smoking is Cool," Seasons Grey, Phil Slater, Writers' Round Table ...

Seasons Grey

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 >>>

1. Olympia's Elizabeth Lord brings back Smoking Is Cool tonight, and spreads the hilarity through Sunday with performances each night at the Midnight Sun. Find details here.

2. Seasons Grey will rock Hell's Kitchen tonight. Expect facial hair. If you shaved this morning, perhaps you'd be better served by browsing the Volcano's extensive live local music calendar.

3. Phil Slater visits Oscar's Restaurant & Lounge on Hosmer.

4. Write stuff? Wanna share the stuff you write with other people who write stuff? OK, good. Check out the "Writers' Round Table" tonight at Barnes & Noble in Olympia. Or, if you detest the written word, perhaps a browse through the Volcano's comprehensive Viva South Sound Arts & Entertainment Calendar would do you well.

5. Vote for Tacoma's best baristas, politicians, bloggers, bartenders and local businesses in the only 253 "Best Of" issue that matters. The Volcano's annual Best of Tacoma issue publishes July 28, and this year's readers' poll launched last week. Let your vote be heard now! Find all the details here.

LINK: South Sound Live Local Music Listings

LINK: Viva South Sound Arts & Entertainment Calendar

June 22, 2011 at 1:25am

5 Things to Do Today: ... Trail Of Dead & Ringo Deathstarr, Stasis Field, the Curse of Western Culture, Tacoma Wheelmen Bicycle Club jaunt and more

Stasis Field plays Northern tonight

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 >>>

1. Catch ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Ringo Deathstarr tonight at the Capital Theater. It'll be musical awesomeness at it's finest, not to mention its  most absurdly named.

2. Continuing on the music front, albeit the strange music front, Stasis Field will be at Northern tonight. Find more info here.

3. In Tacoma, and far grittier than experimental, the Curse of Western Culture will rock Hell's Kitchen to the core. Get your beer and rock on, midweek style.

4. Every Wednesday a "fast paced (over 16 mph), hilly, 40 mile training ride, led by members of the Tacoma Wheelmen Bicycle Club," takes off at 9:30 a.m. from the Proctor District Starbucks. Go here for more info.

5. Vote for Tacoma's best baristas, politicians, bloggers, bartenders and local businesses in the only 253 "Best Of" issue that matters. The Volcano's annual Best of Tacoma issue publishes July 28, and this year's readers' poll launched last week. Let your vote be heard now! Find all the details here.

LINK: South Sound Live Local Music Listings

LINK: Viva South Sound Arts & Entertainment Calendar

June 12, 2011 at 9:51am

5 Things to Do Today: "Friends of Dorothy," Trop Rock at Johnny's Dock, "The Doctor Is In (and out of his mind), plus more ...

Mary McPage Band will headline the Back To Beale Street Blues 2012 show at Jazzbones

SUNDAY, JUNE12, 2011 >>>

1. Catch Saul Tannenbaum's Friends of Dorothy today as part of the Capital City Pride Festival in Olympia.

2. Celebrate the opening of the deck at Johnny's Dock with Trop Rock - an official Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Or, if that's not your musical cup of tea, check the Volcano's extensive live local music listings here.

3. Drop in on the Tacoma Cult Movie Club today at the Acme Grub Cage in Tacoma. Today's cinematic festivities go down under the handle, "The Doctor is In (and out of his mind!).

4. The South Sound Blues Association sponsored "Back to Beale Street" competition kicks off this afternoon at Jazzbones. The action is all ages, and should be tough to beat.

5. Vote for Tacoma's best baristas, politicians, bloggers, bartenders and local businesses in the only 253 "Best Of" issue that matters. The Volcano's annual Best of Tacoma issue publishes July 28, and this year's readers' poll launched last week. Let your vote be heard now! Find all the details here.

June 10, 2011 at 10:11am

5 Things to Do Today: Olympia Experimental Music Fest, "Proof," Sea Jayne Trip, Capital City Pride ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011 >>>

1. The Olympia Experimental Music Festival kicks off today at Northern. In its 17th year, it promises to be as strange and wonderful as ever. If you're looking for something a little more straightforward perhaps, find the Volcano's extensive South Sound live local music listings here.

2. Proof opens today at Tacoma Little Theatre, billed as a story about a woman named Catherine and her father, Robert, who is a "brilliant mathematician, who has misplaced both his brilliance and sanity in later years." Or, if you're looking for something else, browse the Volcano's South Sound arts and entertainment calendar here.

3. The Capital City Pride Festival  will be in full force today in downtown Olympia. Find more info on the weekend-long extravaganza here.

4. Flashback alert: Sea Jayne Trip will play Hell's Kitchen tonight!

5. Vote for Tacoma's best baristas, politicians, bloggers, bartenders and local businesses in the only 253 "Best Of" issue that matters. The Volcano's annual Best of Tacoma issue publishes July 28, and this year's readers' poll launched last week. Let your vote be heard now! Find all the details here.

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