Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

21 July 2016

Make a Scene: Airport to reopen on South Tacoma Way

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 5406 South Tacoma Way. Most…

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23 June 2016

Montgomery, Old Foals and more headed to MAWP festival

Organizers have released the lineup for this year's Music and Art in Wright Park, the local punk and indie-rock festival that will take over Wright Park - 501 S. I St. - on Aug. 13.
“We've still got a couple of spaces left, but I'm waiting on a couple of exciting call backs,” said Jayme Fisher, who booked the bands…

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16 June 2016

253 Draft Punk festival this Saturday.

The Swiss Tavern's 253 Draft Punk festival will be back for another round on Saturday, June 18.
From 2 p.m. until the pub closes, the event will again showcase tasty concoctions that local brew masters have been whipping up this spring while some of the region's hardest rocking bands provide the soundtrack.
Granted,…

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9 June 2016

Make a Scene: Meeker Days to usher in summer in Puyallup

Tacoma's biggest festivals – Freedom Fair, Taste of Tacoma, Art on the Ave – are still weeks away. Right now, all eyes are turned towards Puyallup in search of a little fun in the sun.
Next week, Meeker Days will take over several blocks of the city's downtown – a section bordered on two sides by Main Street and…

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26 May 2016

Make a Scene: Track 01 to showcase new videos, future multi-use arts space

A new event, called Track 01, will showcase music videos created by some of the area's hottest bands and filmmakers on June 1 and 2 at the Grand Cinema. Then afterward, a related concert will give many their first glimpse at the soon-to-be-renovated Carpenters Building before it officially opens as a multiple-use arts space…

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19 May 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Holcomb talks ‘Black Jesus,’

Women of Tacoma, consider this your “trigger warning” for Corey Holcomb’s upcoming shows at Tacoma Comedy Club, six sets scheduled for May 27 to 29; www.tacomacomedyclub.com for details. The 47-year-old comedian revels in stirring up the battle of the sexes, whether he’s…

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12 May 2016

Make a Scene: Meet Red Heart Alarm

Seattle's Red Heart Alarm is headed to Jazzbones where the quartet will make its first Tacoma appearance with Everson Pines on Friday, May 13. And here's a breakdown of the Americana band that Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger once likened to “Soundgarden meets Willie Nelson.”
Personnel: Corey Allred…

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The Daily MashUp

5 June 2016

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

Medical issues have caused alt-metal band Slipknot to postpone its scheduled…Read More

16 May 2016

Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival canceled

This year's Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival has been canceled. Organizer Rich…Read More