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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

Sonics guy: Rob Lind on iconic band’s comeback, future

Tacoma's most emulated garage-rock band, The Sonics, will return to Seattle for the first time since the outfit celebrated the release of its 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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Roger Waters bashes Trump, thrills with timeless Pink Floyd classics

And you thought Kathy Griffin hated Donald Trump. The comedian made headlines last month, stirring up controversy with her infamous bloody mask photo, and losing a few bucks in the process. Meanwhile, rock legend Roger Waters has been on the road doing some Donald roasting of his own with his new, politically themed “Us + Them” tour. Among two-hour show's most memorable moments Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome were a good 20 minutes of cheeky, multimedia satire.

It's no shocker that the 73-year-old English rocker would wear his lefty political leanings on his sleeve. Waters - best known as the co-founder of Pink Floyd - sneaked a few George W. Bush digs into his “Dark Side of the Moon” set in 2006, after all; but those… Read Full Story

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


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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, June 23 CULTURA: Azul Fridays with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (Latin DJ) 10 p.m., $10-$240 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Fever 103, Cheap Trixx (Foreigner, Cheap Trick tribute) 8 p.m., $10-$15 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: Salem Knights, Await…

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:…