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June 15, 2006 at 9:32am

'King and I' replaces 'Cats'

The Tacoma Musical Playhouse intended to show Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic "Cats" this summer.  However, according to a TMP press release, "The licensing company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Cats" recently restricted the performing rights of the show due to a professional tour coming to Seattle."
Bummer. 
The playhouse will show "The King and I" instead, opening July 7 and running through Aug 6.  For tickets, call (253) 565-6867 or visit their Web site. â€" Ken Swarner

Filed under: Theater,

June 15, 2006 at 9:44am

Free tacos at Taco Del Mar

Taco Del Mar offers free Beach Tacos June 21 beginning at 2 p.m.  at all participating stores. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 15, 2006 at 1:21pm

Cheap ass drinks at the Loft

Bobble Tiki recently visited a local grocery store and saw 20-somethings buying 30-packs of fizzy yellow swill beer! What the hell are you doing?!
OK, now that Bobble Tiki has calmed down a bit, it’s time for his classic public service announcement: Thirty-packs are whack!
Yeah, Bobble Tiki understands that some of you are broke, and that you want to get your money's worth. And he understands that some of you simply don’t know any better. But what you may not realize is this: For less money you can get all whack on something that tastes good. There’s no need to dump sub-par “beer” down your throat. It’s just not cool.
So get your dress coded ass over to the Loft tonight for 50 cent drinks in its upstairs lounge.  You have to have a VIP bracelet whatever the hell that is.  The downtown Tacoma nightclub expects a line forming around 10 p.m. so get there early. â€" Bobble Tiki

Filed under: Club Hopping, Food & Drink,

June 15, 2006 at 3:12pm

Harry & the Potters

Harrythepotters Tacoma Public Library reports: Indie punk rockers Harry & the Potters are featured in a free two-hour, all-ages-concert Tuesday, July 18, 8 p.m. at Tacoma's downtown Main Library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South).  Opening for the Potter-centric group is Draco & the Malfoys.
Touring public libraries and bookstores across the country via The Potter Mobile â€" a silver 1998 Ford minivan with a lightning bolt emblazoned on the hood - the duo's mix of simple melodies and charmingly quirky lyrics delight youngsters, teens and even adults who remain fascinated with J.K. Rowling's boy wizard.
Their three CDs include original tunes such as "Save Ginny Weasley," "Gryffindor Rocks," and "The Dark Lord Lament."
For more information telephone the Tacoma Public Library at (253) 591-5666 or check it out online.

Filed under: Concert Alert,

June 16, 2006 at 8:00am

Queensryche's gotta gun

The Gauntlet reports: QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has issued the following update regarding the recent report that the entire band was arrested on June 11 at the Amsterdam, Netherlands, airport for allegedly smuggling illegal firearms:

  • "What a day! At the airport in Amsterdam, we were all lined up at the ticket counter checking in for the flight to Oslo. The 35 pieces of luggage to check were being lined up and I turned to Adam, our tour manager, and whispered 'Remember, there's a gun in our bags,' referring to the replica Glock 45 handgun that we use on stage. In a second of confusion, he says to the ticket agent, 'Oh, yeah, not to worry but we have a gun in this suitcase. Before he could explain that it wasn't a real gun but a replica, airport police swarmed in on us and the questioning began. Apparently, unknown to us, any gun, whether real or fake, is highly illegal in Holland. Quick-thinking Adam realized that this was suddenly getting ugly and that we might get detained and miss the flight, thus putting the show in Oslo in jeopardy. He instantly informed them that the bag in question was his. Before I could blink, they arrested him and took him away. More story here.

June 16, 2006 at 10:05am

Iron Maidens

Ironmaidens The increasing popularity of tribute bands in recent years has contributed to an already thriving music scene in the Pacific Northwest. If you have a favorite band, there's a good chance that there are numerous local bands paying tribute to these artists throughout the country.
Many tribute bands are able to reproduce the sound of the original artist with an uncanny clarity of resemblance. One such band, known as the Iron Maidens, has gained significant recognition over the last five years by recreating the artistic endeavors of metal giants Iron Maiden. Full story here. â€" David Burr

Iron Maidens tour
June 16 - The Swiss, Tacoma
June 17 - The 4th Ave. Tavern, Olympia
June 21 - The Bullseye, Spanaway
June 22 - Maggie O'Toole's, Lakewood
June 24 - Catbox, Tacoma

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 16, 2006 at 10:18am

Syren Lounge after action report

Syren Lounge & Nightclub (1117 Tacoma Ave., downtown Tacoma) opened for business with a private party last night after the months and months we waited for this swanky, hip spot to further liven up Tacoma.  The Weekly Volcano's own Ginger Knoxx was there teasing Natasha for taking the bus to work today (cat fight).  Volcano's Dame of Advertising, Tabitha, gave high marks to Syren â€" she especially loved Syren's signage, the psychodelic wall, and the outrageaous sound system.  I, on the other hand, hit on the pretty ladies (shocker for me that Chad, Syren's owner, invited his whole family â€" I hope there's no hard feelings).  Tonight is opening night for the masses â€" see ya there at 8 p.m. for the free musical stylings of The Lost Boys, Gene Lee, Sean Majors and DJ dAb. â€" Brad Allen.

Filed under: Club News,

June 16, 2006 at 12:20pm

Downtown Tacoma Vegas Night tonight

Filed under: Games,

June 16, 2006 at 4:09pm

Free Goo Goo Dolls tickets

Free concert (almost)! Ticketmaster invites you (and all your friends) to enjoy complimentary seats for Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls at White River Amphitheater on June 22. All you have to do is go to this Ticketmaster site and order your tickets online before June 21. There is a Ticketmaster fee and parking fee but the total comes to just $4.75 a ticket, if you choose WILLCALL. If youÂ'd rather ride the shuttle from the Auburn Supermall to the White River Amphitheater, it will run you $10 this year and you can also buy that online when you order your tickets. See you there! Maybe weÂ'll get all Goo Goo and fall Â"Accidentally in Love.Â" â€" Angela Jossy

Filed under: Concert Alert,

June 16, 2006 at 4:44pm

New Stolichnaya

New booze! Stolichnaya will introduce Blueberi vodka soon.  If you can't wait, 21 Commerce will serve it Thursday, June 22 during its Martini Club night, 5-8 p.m. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Food & Drink,

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