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Friday, July 29, 2016 This Week's Paper

Country stampede

Watershed Festival will take over the Gorge Amphitheatre this weekend, bringing some of the hottest names in country to Grant County – the likes of Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Eric Church – from July 29 to 31 and Aug. 5 to 7.
Among the bands generating the most buzz is A Thousand Horses, the rockin' quartet that's been riding high since Republic Nashville issued its debut, “Southernality,” a year ago. The band has sets scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and 4:45 p.m. Aug. 5.
Recently, we caught up with lead guitarist and co-founder Bill Satcher, who reflected on his band's mercurial rise and hinted at the new tunes fans might hear at the Gorge.
Tacoma Weekly: You guys are kind of becoming regulars around here between appearances last year at Steel Creek and the Washington State Fair.… Read Full Story

Ethnic Fest offers family fun this weekend

Forget 80 days. Tacomans will be able to go around the world in 80 minutes if they want to this weekend when Ethnic Fest returns to Wright Park, 501 S. I St. The free, family-friendly event will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.
Since 1986, Ethnic Fest has highlighted the various cultures and heritages that make up our community; and during its 30th run, park visitors will groove to reggae, swivel their hips to hula music and gorge on mouthwatering lumpia and barbecue.
After attendance dipped slightly in 2015, Metro Parks Tacoma enlisted the help of the Warehouse - the production company that has booked the city's First Night Festival – in hopes of injecting new life into one of the summer's… Read Full Story

Mark your calendars:

Sing along everybody: This fall we're gonna party like it's nineteen ninety-one. That's because iconic grunge super-group Temple of the Dog has announced a five-stop mini tour that includes a Nov. 20 appearance at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.
The group formed in 1990 from the ashes of Mother Love Bone, following the death of front man Andrew Wood and months before grunge mania swept across the country. It has reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its only album, the self-titled “Temple of the Dog,” which spawned hits “Hunger Strike” and “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”
The lineup for this tour will include Soundgarden's… Read Full Story

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Make a Scene: Comedian Rivers launches new web series
By Ernest Jasmin

Seattle comedian Andrew Rivers is obsessed with odd jobs. As in really unusual ones, the kind that almost no one thinks of having when they're kids, daydreaming about what they might be doing in 20 years. “One of my best friends is a high school teacher, and we talk about this all the time,” said…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, July 29 {body_image_1} JAZZBONES: Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, The Jerry Miller Trio (blues, rock) 8 p.m., $25-$30 CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

LUCHA LIBRE The Grand Cinema will show “Lucha Mexico” – a documentary about the rowdy world of Mexican wrestling – at 9:09 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. Directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz had unprecedented access to some of the top luchadores in the world, allowing them…

Weekly Rewind
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, Bill Bungard and other staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Here is our latest batch of photos."   {body_image_1} {body_image_2} {body_image_3} {body_image_4} {body_image_5} {body_image_6}…

Make a Scene: Airport to reopen on South Tacoma Way
By Ernest Jasmin

One of the Sixth Avenue scene's biggest players is taking his talents to South Tacoma. After years of booking bands for Jazzbones and Art on the Ave, talent buyer Dan Rankin's next venture will be reopening the Airport Tavern Bar & Grill, a spot that's been dark for the past couple of years at…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, July 22 {body_image_1} B SHARP COFFEE: The Frank Kohl Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $10, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Good Vibes Trio (Latin, jazz fusion) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Phoenix (pop covers) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Tribal Order, Island Bound,…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

PINBALL PALACE Pinball lovers, rejoice! The Triple Knock is open for business at 2713 Sixth Ave. It's a new spot where over-grown kids (you have to be 21 or older) can show off their pinball wizardry while enjoying a cocktail or two. Which doesn't usually get better after several cocktails. We recommend…

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

Events of the Week: Crafts of the Past: Native American Basketry July 23 & 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. DeAnn Jacobsen is a 5th generation great-granddaughter of Chief Seattle and award winning weaver. She specializes in her ancestor's Duwamish/Suquamish…

Mark your calendars: Magnifique 2016
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

USC Events is bringing another massive EDM event to the Gorge Amphitheatre this summer with Magnifique festival scheduled to take over the rustic Grant County venue on Sept. 17. The fun will start at 3:30 p.m. that day with appearances by Kaskade, Duke Dumont, Netsky, Mija, Giraffage, Branchez and…

Make a Scene: Cloneapaloooza
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

On Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, the 420 Smoker Tour will take over O'Malley's Irish Pub, 2403 Sixth Ave. The event is a preview of the fourth annual Cloneapalooza, an herb-friendly rock festival that will next take place from Sept. 15 to 17 at Silver Ridge Ranch in Easton, and a release party…