Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

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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1 September 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Caparulo no fair weather fan

Local sports teams that become world champions after years spent in the middle of the pack inevitably pick up legions of new, bandwagon fans. Comedian John Caparulo refuses to be one of those. 
Caparulo, who will be the main attraction at Tacoma Comedy Club from Sept. 8 to 11, often jokes about his plight as a…

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25 August 2016

Color Me Badd returns with ‘90’s pop tour

Sometime between the tail end of New Kids on the Block's initial run and the rise of the mega-boy bands in the late '90s, Color Me Badd were among the reigning harmonizers in pop.
The trio – Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams and Kevin Thornton, and early member Sam Watters – will be back onstage delivering their biggest…

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18 August 2016

The real Guns N’ Roses is worth the wait in Seattle

Forget petty rock feuds, riots sparked by no-shows and especially those "Fat Axl" memes that have been floating around the Internet this year. The reunited Guns N' Roses is no joke.
Remembering the mostly fill-in Guns lineup that showed up at the Tacoma Dome in 2002, I was actually more excited to see hometown…

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11 August 2016

Brew Five Three returns to Broadway Center

Broadway Center is gearing up for its fourth annual Brew Five Three festival, which will take over Broadway – between 9th and 11th streets – from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.
“This is one of the largest events that the Broadway Center produces each year,” Broadway Center's Associate Executive Director Lacey…

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4 August 2016

Montgomery preps for MAWP reunion set

In 2013, the Music and Art in Wright Park festival reunited vocalist Abe Brennan with Gold Records' guitarist Fred Speakman, his band mate from popular '90s punk band My Name. At least year's festival, Dead Letter Office returned to he stage for the first time since vocalist Dan Stone moved to San Diego in 2001.
On…

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28 July 2016

Make a Scene: Comedian Rivers launches new web series

Seattle comedian Andrew Rivers is obsessed with odd jobs. As in really unusual ones, the kind that almost no one thinks of having when they're kids, daydreaming about what they might be doing in 20 years.
“One of my best friends is a high school teacher, and we talk about this all the time,” said Rivers, who will…

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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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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