Tuesday, June 27, 2017 This Week's Paper

Arts & Entertainment: Tacoma Weekly and Radio 253 Showcase Local Talent

Last year on, we had the Weekly Mix Tape, sort of a virtual compilation that showcased the best in regional indie rock and hip-hop. Now we've taken it up a few notches with our new Radio 253 channel, which you'll find at

Now we stream massive local mega-mixes – we're talking 50 to 80 songs with no repeats – that let you sample some of the best bands playing clubs around the Sound. We've got local pop, punk, metal, country and indie-rock; and we even pay homage to the classic bands that paved the way for all of that, the Sonics, the Wailers and the Ventures. Check it out at

And we're always looking for more fresh tunes to showcase. Send your band's mp3s for consideration to