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Saturday, September 24, 2016 This Week's Paper

Monkeywrench to make rare Tacoma appearance

Mark Arm may be best known as the frenetic front man for seminal Seattle alt-rock band Mudhoney; but this fall he's in Monkeywrench mode, a state of affairs that comes about roughly once every seven or eight years. 
Monkeywrench is the garage-rock super-group Arm formed in the early '90s with Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner (shifting over to bass), guitarist Tim Kerr (of Big Boys and Poison 13 fame), guitarist Tom Price (Gas Huffer) and drummer Martin Bland (Bloodloss.) The quintet will headline Tacoma's Jazzbones Saturday night with support from local favorites Radio On, Red Hex and the F-ing Eagles.
In the days leading up to this rare occasion, we caught up with Arm to talk about what brought Monkeywrench off of hiatus… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Weekly Rewind

We’re heading towards the home stretch of the Washington State Fair, and the grandstand is still rockin’. Performers from last week and ear- lier this week included pop-rock hit-makers X Ambassadors headlining on Sept. 15; Joe Jonas (wearing white, to the right) and his new pop act DNCE on Sept. 14; Rachel Platten, who appeared with X Ambassadors; Lunchmoney Lewis, who warmed things up for Joe Jonas and DNCE; and Alan Jackson - one of this year’s biggest stars - on Sept. 17.

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WEEKLY STORIES
TCC Gallery exhibits work by local artists

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College just opened its 14th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition. This year, the work is mostly two dimensional – paintings, prints, collage and photographs – with a few examples of ceramics, sculpture and assemblage work. Hats off go to the gallery staff for putting the show of diverse work together in such a way that it flows seamlessly. Works by more than 40 artists are grouped either by color or thematically into one coherent exhibition.
Four artists received a Juror's Choice Award and four were given Honorable Mention. Juror's Choice was given to Alain Clerc for “Flights,” an oil painting… Read Full Story

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Mark your calendars: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are headed back to Seattle. The legendary funk-rock band will play songs from their new album, “The Getaway,” at KeyArena on St. Patrick's Day. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will warm the crowd up first, though, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.…

Make a Scene: The Prophets of Addiction end tour with show at The Valley
By Matt Nagle

After many months of being out the road playing gigs night after night across the USA – 70 in all, including some major music festivals – The Prophets of Addiction are ready to come back home to Tacoma and play the final show of their “Reunite the Sinners” tour. The band, with special guests…

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

Tacoma Arts Month Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; hands-on experiences;…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

AMOCAT AWARDS Recipients for this year’s AMOCAT Arts Awards include Metro Parks Tacoma (for Arts Patron), Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (Community Outreach by an Organization, shown), and Christopher Paul Jordan (Community Outreach by an Individual). Tacoma Arts Commission presents the awards…

Mark your calendars: Chris Botti and Eric Church
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Two big shows just went on sale for 2017. Trumpeter Chris Botti will headline the Tacoma Dome at 8 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day; and by the time his crew tears down and clears out, country star Eric Church will be ready to set up for his “Holdin' My Own Tour” stop, with that show set to kick off…

The McKenzie Method: Empowering patients to take part in their own care
By Matt Kite

I’m deranged. And I need extension. That’s what I learned after visiting Sharon Ebelt, a physical therapist at downtown Tacoma’s Group Health. I’d lost a month of training to what my physician’s assistant had tentatively diagnosed as an oblique strain, and I was ready to do whatever needed…

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

Tacoma Arts Month is just around the corner October 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits and workshops for all ages, taking place every day throughout the month. Programming…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THEIR ‘UNDERPANTS’ IS SHOWING From the hilarious mind of Steve Martin, “The Underpants” will open on Friday, Sept. 16, and run through Oct. 2 at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St. This wild satire, directed by Jennifer York, is adapted from a classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske,…

Weekly Rewind
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, our staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Click on this week's gallery to relive the fun.”

Nightlife
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

{body_image_1} Friday, Sept. 16 B SHARP COFFEE: 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: Latin Fridays (Latin DJ) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Chris Burchett Band (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Nivanish with Gebular (Nirvana tribute)…