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Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper

Sonics Guy: Rob Lind an iconic band’s comeback, future

Tacoma's most emulated garage-rock band, The Sonics, will return to Seattle for the first time since they celebrated the release of their critically acclaimed “This is the Sonics” album at the Moore Theater and Easy Street Records in 2015.
The band – featuring sax player Rob Lind from the classic 1960s lineup - will perform “The Witch,” “Psycho” and other high-octane classics as headliners of Elysian Brewing's Search Party. The event will kick at 2 p.m. July 1 at Seattle Center and also feature supporting acts Thunderpussy, Black Pistol Fire and the Struts.
In anticipation, we caught up with Lind who discussed the departures of band mates Jerry Roslie and Larry Parypa, returning to the studio and the odds his band will ever play its hometown again.
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A tangible piece of the moment

When I look at a painting by local artist Tweed Meyer, I always see more than a little kinship with the great post-impressionist/proto-expressionist Vincent Van Gogh. The kinship goes deeper than just a stylistic affinity. I get the strong sense that, like Van Gogh, Meyer gets an emotional charge from places and people. Her gift is that she is effective in her ability to channel this emotional perception into a visual depiction through her paintings and drawings.
A small show of Meyer’s work is running at the Swiss Restaurant & Pub. Unfortunately, time is running out to view the show, which is scheduled to come down at the end of this month.
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The Things We Like


Seattle's KISW-FM (99.9) will take over Auburn's White River Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 24, for its annual Pain in the Grass showcase. On the main stage this year will be Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal, The Pretty Reckless, Yelawolf, Radkey, Islander and Ten Miles Wide. Doors open at 1 p.m., and tickets are still available with prices ranging from $19 to $136. Find the full lineup and other details online at


The public is invited to have fun with Ozobots at 10:30 a.m. Friday,… Read Full Story

More News
Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

This week: Atomic Comicon 2017 June 23, 1-5 p.m.; June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma Info: Come celebrate the fifth anniversary of Tacoma's free Comicon, celebrating fandoms, reading, comics and geek…

Mark your calendars: Reggae on the Way
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

We now know the lineup for Tacoma's newest summer festival, Reggae on the Way, which will take over South Tacoma Way, near the Airport Tavern, starting at 3 p.m. on July 30. The event will feature performances by Common Kings, Ballyhoo, Tribal Theory, Stay Grounded, Positive Rising and Anuhea (shown.)…

Taste of Tacoma to bring the best in local eats to Point Defiance
By Ernest Jasmin

With the arrival of summer, it's time to head over to Point Defiance for some alligator on a stick. More than 225,000 noshers are expected to bring their appetites to the Emerald Queen's annual Taste of Tacoma celebration as it takes over the park from Friday to Sunday, June 23 to 25. This year's…

Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘All That Dance’
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

On Saturday, June 24, Dance Theatre Northwest will bring its newest production of “All That Dance” to the Mount Tahoma high school auditorium (4634 S. 74th St.) at 4 p.m. “All That Dance" features "42nd Street," "Almost Blue," "The Reef," Fascinating Rhythm,"…

Meet the makers at Matter on June 17
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Meet local makers of contemporary, one-off home designs and jewelry at Matter's “Meet the Makers Popup” this Saturday, June 17, 4-8 p.m. First up, meet Tacoma artist Nicholas Nyland, introducing his amazing line of home accessories, a collection called “Object Lesson.” The new co-owner of…

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

This week: Crafts of the Past: Tatting with Patti Logan June 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St. Info: The popular Crafts of the Past program returns to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Modern…

Forest Beutel to debut new solo CD at Jazzbones
By Ernest Jasmin

Inspiration can come from the weirdest places. Just ask Tacoma singer-songwriter Forest Beutel, best known for singing and picking banjo for popular bluegrass outfits, Barleywine Revue and the Rusty Cleavers. Beutel felt stuck when writing one of the new songs he plans to perform on Friday, June 16,…

Mark your calendars: Bumbershoot
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Promoter One Reel has released the daily lineups for Seattle's Bumbershoot festival. Headlining the main stage at Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend will be Flume (Sept. 1), Lorde (Sept. 2, shown) and Odesza (Sept. 3). Among other big shots performing this year are Weezer, The Roots,  Flo…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, June 16 AIRPORT TAVERN: Shawn Daddy (reggae) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Tacoma Community Jazz Band (jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Harmonious Funk (funk, soul, R&B covers) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES:…

Second Cycle helps riders get ready for summer
By Mike Kite

Are you a fair weather cyclist? If you like to ride when the roads are dry and the sun is shining, you’re probably just now dusting off your bicycle for the first ride of the year. If so, Travis Martin at Second Cycle in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood has a few words of advice. “Your bike probably…