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Costco Rewards check

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Costco Rewards check

Every December I look forward to the one day a year where all is joyful and wishes do come true. What magical moment am I referring to? Not so fast people! The hallowed moment I speak of can only be the annual Costco Rewards check! All my hard work and

TIKI LOGIC: New Year's Eve '80s style

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TIKI LOGIC: New Year's Eve '80s style

After the holiday Bobble Tiki gave the scale in his bathroom an extra five pounds to weigh. The pants in Bobble Tiki's closet were given new companions. These new additions to his wardrobe were given a name: "Fatty Pants." Bobble Tiki's stomach was given a new place to hang out.

Glam gets right

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Glam gets right

I've struggled over the years with glam rock. Accepting its basic concept has been hard - as a genre, it flies in the face of the importance we music snobs put on credibility. It's somehow reassuring to know that 50 Cent really did get shot, or that Isaac Brock learned

Still the one

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Still the one

We’ve survived the wait, Tacoma.And, perhaps more impressive, here at the Weekly Volcano we’ve been able to fill the holes in our music section in the interim.Hell’s Kitchen — Tacoma’s quintessential rock club — is coming back, set to return with a free, New Year’s Eve show with Jet City

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HIP-HOP IN THE 25360: 2009 Awards!

The Year — she’s up Ahhh, The final installment of The 25360 for 2009. I’ve been at it since August 2008, hopefully providing some news, info, philosophy and insight about our Tacoma/Olympia hip-hop scene as it grows at a patient pace. The 25360 Awards 2009 — vote now! A flash in the pan

Xylophones, The Brians, and My Two Dads

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Xylophones, The Brians, and My Two Dads

Xylophones. What's the deal with this band? After recently playing Colonies' CD release show at The Den, Xylophones will plug in again this week for a 21-plus show at The New Frontier Lounge on Saturday.Even on vacation, cranberry sauce stains on my warmup pants, I still have questions - like

Rocking out with your kids

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Rocking out with your kids

Kids and concerts. Two words you don't normally hear in the same sentence. When I think of concerts, I think loud, crazy and fun. When I think of kids, I think the same thing. So why aren't these two things combined more often?I remember the days of carefree concerts. Going

SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Sick of Christmas

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SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Sick of Christmas

I’m sick of Christmas — not because I hate holy days. Not because I’ve succumbed to the stupid, reactionary cynicism that seems to accompany standard anti-Christmas rants. Not because I despise the meaningless consumer rampage that seems to define this particular holy day. Not because I can’t escape R&B covers

From the ground up

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From the ground up

A small sign pokes out from the building in downtown Olympia, along the Fourth Avenue drag: “northern,” it says in lowercase black cursive. There are no pictures, no other words, and no indication of what type of establishment might dwell below the curious sign. The building sits inconspicuously across

Luminescene

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Luminescene

Pastel gets a bum rap. It’s thought of as soft, a media for hobby artists more than for the real deal — associated with lightweight landscapes and figures in a traditional or pseudo-impressionist style. About the only heavyweight artist who ever worked extensively with pastel was Edward Degas. The

East Indian hideaway

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East Indian hideaway

Curry Corner Where: 9408 Martin Way E., Suite 2, Lacey 360.455.8776 Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday, Noon-8 p.m. Sunday,  Lunch until 2:30 p.m., Closed Monday Cuisine: Family, friends and students enjoy low-cost high-taste East Indian cuisine Scene: Casual, family friendly dining Drinkies: Standard non-alcoholic beverages, yogurt lassi, Indian tea Prices:

Lozen, The Human, Kimya Dawson and The Paperboys

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Lozen, The Human, Kimya Dawson and The Paperboys

  LOZEN Saturday, Dec. 26Tacoma, I don't believe you truly appreciate what you have. No, I'm not talking about cheap real estate and an overcrowded jail - I'm talking about Lozen. The band, dude. Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and longtime friend Justine Valdez, just the two of them - fucking tearing it up, unpretentiously

TIKI LOGIC: Goldwing

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TIKI LOGIC: Goldwing

It's a new week, which means it's time for a new installment of Bobble Tiki's South Sound music news and notes column. Without further ado, let's get rolling. Bobble Tiki hates to sound like a total corporate tool (or does he?), but he's willing to risk his already-soiled reputation on

The Cake Room

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The Cake Room

Just a little down the road from Station 56 exists a budding rock venue. It's called The Cake Room, and its first official show was Dec. 5, but the professionalism already on display in the still-building space is astonishing. The setup in its current state is somewhat barebones, but the

Stadium Thriftway expansion

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Stadium Thriftway expansion

My relationship with Stadium Thriftway began in the mid-’90s when I moved into the Dorothy Apartments a few blocks away. There is something very satisfying about walking somewhere every day to shop for your groceries. I also appreciate the quaint atmosphere this store exudes. It's small but not too small,

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FEEDBAG: Hell's Kitchen's new kitchen

If you appreciate everything you've got, doesn't it stand to reason that with a couple choice enhancements (e.g., breast implants, or breast implants), you'll love it even more? Of course you will - case in point, Hell's Kitchen. We snuck inside this morning for a feel of its new downtown

WEDNESDAY READING: Green Apple Quick Step redux

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WEDNESDAY READING: Green Apple Quick Step redux

It was 1998 at the Showbox. It was Seattle Fest, or some such thing. Twenty bands on two stages playing six songs each. I was playing in Green Apple Quick Step, and we were slotted to finish the evening on the main stage.  The crowd had more than noticeably thinned

SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Bring the ruckus

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SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Bring the ruckus

Oh Tacoma. Of all the cities I’ve ever known, we know how to raise a ruckus about architecture. Case in point: Make No Little Plans, an arts exhibition that will mourn the demise of the historic Luzon Building (or what was left of it) beginning this Thursday at the Logical

Human Skab

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Human Skab

Human Skab’s strange journey started in Olympia in the mid-‘80s. A 10-year-old boy at the time, he gained notoriety through cassette tapes of psychotic-sounding experimental punk that he recorded in his garage. Beating on buckets with spoons; violently strumming the guitar he didn’t know how to play; screaming oddly poetic

Stadium Corner is a gem

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Stadium Corner is a gem

You know the store — that little neighborhood mini-mart on the corner. How many times have you driven by it without a thought? Perhaps your main reason for not stopping at said store is that it looks a little too edgy with all the fortified beer and cigarette signs in

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