Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

1 December 2016

Make a Scene: Annual Countdown show brings rock and holiday cheer to New Frontier

Tacomans will have plenty of reminders this month that Christmas is almost here: The shimmery spectacle of “Zoolights” at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium; the heart-warming sounds of Tacoma boy Bing Crosby's 1942 classic, “White Christmas,” dusted off for its yearly spin on the turntable; local weeklies that dedicate…

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1 December 2016

“A Big Band Christmas” returns to TCC

Rich Wetzel and his Groovin' Higher Orchestra have moved their Big Band Christmas show back to Tacoma Community College after last year's dinner show at the Temple Theatre. This year's event is slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Tacoma Community College's Building 2 Auditorium.
Over the last decade and a half, the event…

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3 November 2016

Make a Scene: Peaks & Pints brings craft beer craze to Proctor

Ron Swarner is best known as a local media mogul. He founded Tacoma City Paper in 1997 followed by the Weekly Volcano which he ran with his brother, Ken, until he sold his stake early last year.
While he was covering the local arts and dining scenes with those publications, the seeds of another passion were germinating.…

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27 October 2016

Brit folk-poppers Chad and Jeremy end touring with stop in Tacoma

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – the British folk-pop duo best known as Chad & Jeremy – are done with life on the road. Five decades after they invaded our shores as part of the British Invasion, their final tour stop - and possibly their final show ever - will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Immanuel Presbyterian…

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20 October 2016

Make a Scene: Band of Lovers’ romantic road map winds through Tacoma

There is no bigger muse for Band of Lovers than the open road, and one need only spin a few tracks from the folk-pop group's debut album, “The Coast,” to figure out where it has been.
The trio – singer and ukelele player Sabina Beachdell, singer-guitarist Dave Strumfeld and drummer Liliana Urbain – will share…

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13 October 2016

Make a Scene: Eugenie Jones to bring her jazzy stylings to Urban Grace

Bremerton's Eugenie Jones is a rising star on the regional jazz scene with two critically acclaimed albums under her belt – “Black Lace, Blue Tears” and last year's “Come Out Swinging” – and the distinction of being named vocalist and recording artist of the year by Seattle's Earshot Jazz magazine in 2015. Read More

6 October 2016

Jazzbones benefit to celebrate new Haggarty mural

If you've visited Jazzbones in recent months, you may have noticed that something was slightly off. You may not have been able to put your finger on what was different immediately, like seeing an old friend the day after LASIK eye surgery; but eventually you homed in on it, moments after Monkeywrench wrapped up onstage: the…

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29 September 2016

Make a Scene: Tacoma Film Festival to showcase virtual reality, local films and more

The 11th annual Tacoma Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 13, bringing more than 145 independent films and 13 special events to be held at the Grand Cinema, Proctor's Blue Mouse Theatre and other Tacoma venues. Ticket information and a digital version of the festival program is available…

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29 September 2016

Dr. John to perform at Pantages Oct. 7

Mac Rebennack – the man many know as Dr. John – is asked what keeps him excited about performing six decades into his musical career. “I feel like the best way for a musician to die is to fall over on the last song of the show,” he responds, speaking with a thick, Creole patois. “The band gets paid, and you don't…

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15 September 2016

Zombie punk duo Wastedeads to infect Tacoma

Legions of shambling undead have already invaded some of our favorite movies, TV shows and comic books, and now the Zombie Apocalypse threatens to overrun Tacoma's rock scene thanks to the Bay Area's Wastedeads.
The rotting and ravenous rock duo is the braaaaaaaaains-child of singer-guitarist Beth Allen – a.k.a. Beth…

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The Daily MashUp

5 August 2016

Watch Pig Snout’s Dahlia Tamminga play drums with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

In March, we ran a story about Tacoma indie-rock family Pig Snout flying to…Read More

5 June 2016

Slipknot delays upcoming appearance in Auburn

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