Ernest Jasmin

Email: ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

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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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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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