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For those of you who have been reading my column, you have inevitably inferred my belief that Tacoma is a musical epicenter of sorts. It has provided a starting platform for many bands that have gone on to find great success on an international level. The Northwest has been both a hotbed for musical talent, and a breeding ground for the invention of new sounds and styles. And when bands like THE FAME RIOT bridge my consciousness, it's not difficult for me to uphold these beliefs.

Dec 11
2012
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LIVE MUSIC TONIGH TIN THE SOUTH SOUND >>> C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC. Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Twang Junkies. 9:30 pm. NC. Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Mickey Avalon, Pinkbead Federation, The Chicharones, Sky Pilot. 6 pm. $19.95.

Dec 2
2012
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THE INSIDE SCOOP >> It is always a good idea to plan your weekend activities - map it out in your mind. If so, you can do as much as possible with the little free time we get. For example, before you get too crazy with your Friday night it in some early evening entertainment. Go to the Colored Women's Club from 6-9 p.m. for Antonio Edwards' farewell show. The spoken-word/poetry O.G. god is moving to California. Get some deep thinking in before the debauchery begins.

Nov 30
2012
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Rapper Mickey Avalon has led quite the life. Born in 1975, Avalon grew up in a hellish environment. His father was a heroin addict; his mother sold marijuana to make a living. Avalon's early life was marked by tragedy. He adopted his mother's trade and sold pot to make money. He converted to Orthodo…

Nov 26
2012
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LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>> Cryptatropa Bar Olympia - Downtown. Port Of The Sun, Crepusculum, DJ Badger Acid. 9 pm. Hell's Kitchen Tacoma - Downtown. High On Fire, Indian, Unhailoed, Bloodhunger. All Ages. 6 pm. $12-$15. Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Dirt Nasty, with special guest The Breaklites. 9 pm. $10.

Nov 19
2011
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First it was Mickey Avalon. This week, Jazzbones welcomes "rapper" Dirt Nasty to Tacoma, founder of the Dyslexic Speedreaders (of which Avalon and Andre Legacy were also a part of), and - more importantly - Simon fucking Rex from former MTV fame. That's right. Dirt Nasty is Simon Rex, and these days…

Nov 16
2011
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SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011 >>> 1. Project: U - a group of 20- and 30-somethings that parties in the name of United Way and community charities - will host the fancy-schmancy Get Involved Gala, a.k.a The GIG, from 8-11 p.m. tonight at the Tacoma Art Museum. With proceeds benefiting United Way of Pierce C…

Nov 5
2011
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Rapper Mickey Avalon isn't the first musician to champion the motto, "Live fast, die young & look good in your grave" (as is printed proudly at the very top of Avalon's website). He's probably not even the most recent. But chances are Avalon is the only member of the esteemed, previously described c…

Nov 3
2011
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Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Orchestra will play Louie G's pizzeria Nov. 5. ACOUSTIC/FOLK/CELTIC Metronome Coffee Tacoma. Kurt Lindsay CD Release Show, with Dave Hannon, James Coates. All Ages. 8 pm.BLUES Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Blues Redemption. All Ages. 8 pm. NC.Harbor Greens/Forza Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Charlie Brown Band. 7 pm.COMEDY/GAMES

Nov 2
2011
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