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August 11, 2010 at 7:19am

NIGHT MOVES: It's happening tonight

Mr. Plow performs tonight at Hell's Kitchen.

LIVE MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist and Cafe Latte Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Whateverly Brothers. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

Hell's Kitchen Tacoma - Downtown. Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, James Hunnicutt, Abi Grace, Mr. Plow. 21+. 9 pm. $5.

Kamel Toe Bar and Grill Tacoma - Parkland. Jam Night. Features members of Kashmire, Soul Stripper and special guests. 21+. 9 pm. NC.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. John Calvin, Lozen. 21+. 9 pm.

Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Savannah. All Ages. 7 pm. NC. Raymond Hayden & The Dark Drive Home. All Ages. 8 pm. NC.

Northern Olympia - Downtown. Cotton Jones, Parson Red Head, Quiet Life. All Ages. 7 pm.

  • Travel and transition. Weary miles on the road and brief stops of respite, enjoying truck stop beauty or the way taking three steps back from a chugging city can reveal a majesty normally reserved for nature. Country. Folk. Pop. And especially melodies. Cotton Jones, naturally on tour and headed to Olympia on a Wednesday night, posses all of it. With a new record soon to be released on Suicide Squeeze, Tall Hours in the Glowstream, band pillars Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw, both originally from Western Maryland, and with a musical connection built on an intriguingly mysterious relationship (a kind of Jack and Meg White feeling), Cotton Jones has been all over, seen most everything and has the sun-faded and wise sound to prove it. Check this band out. - Matt Driscoll

Pioneer Park Steilacoom. Summer Concert Series, featuring Darren Motamedy. All Ages. 6:30 pm. NC.

Sax Restaurant and Lounge Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Olivia De La Cruz. The guitarist, singer/songwriter performs during dinner. All Ages. 7-9 pm. Free.

LINK: More live music and DJs tonight in the South Sound

August 11, 2010 at 10:31am

Found on TacomaArt listserv: Be famous

CALLING TO LOCAL ACTORS/ACTRESSES >>>

Today in TacomaArt listserv action, Tacoma artist/filmmaker Joseph Kephart posted a shout out to actors to join his Rock A Bye Dead Man short rock musical project:

CALLING CREATIVE PEOPLE!!!!!!!

Hi, we are a small local production company who has put on musical theater in the past. We're looking to create a short rock musical in the film noir/whodunit style. And we need your help. Starting now we are looking for actors/actresses, a music production studio, behind the scenes people and pretty much anyone who has resources valuable to a quality production.

Read more...

Filed under: Arts, Music, Theater, Tacoma,

August 11, 2010 at 10:49am

MORNING SPEW: iPhones will get you laid, giants in Iceland ...

Andriod, don't do us no favors ...

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND TODAY >>>

The stats are in: iPhone owners are a bit more likely to have sex than folks with Blackberries, and get nearly twice as lucky as those poor suckers with Androids.

Take this Sarah Palin: President Obama signed a bill yesterday that will allot $26 billion to save approximately 160,000 teachers' jobs as well as police, firefighter and nurse positions.

Proposal: Giants could hold up transmission lines in Iceland.

So Germany: Germany announced today that it will closely monitor Google "Street View" and allow people to opt out of the mapping system.

Filed under: Morning Spew, News To Us,

August 11, 2010 at 10:58am

And the winners are ...

2010 PROCTOR ARTS FEST JURIED ART SHOW AWARDS >>>

The following artists won awards at last weekend's wet Proctor Arts Fest in Tacoma:

Two Dimensional

First - Daphne Nixon for "Hard Boiled Lemon & Egg Squeezer"

Second - Bill Colby for "Forestation Vista"

Third - Susan Strohm for "Family Tree"

Honorable Mention - Karen Williams for "Division II"

Thee Dimensional

First - Cheryl Gunderson for "Love Birds"

Second - Brad Stave for "Left Handed Cabinet"

Third - Lavonne Hoivik for "Trying It"

Honorable Mention - Kirk Hauptman for "Celtic Cross"

Photography

First - Peter Serko for "December Night"

Second - Daniel Suckow for "Bumper Reflections"

Third - William Harris  for "Pink Lobby"

Honorable Mention - Carla Gramich for "Lily" 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

First -Cheryl Gunderson for "Love Birds"

Second - Daphne Nixon for "Hard Boiled Lemon & Egg Squeezer"

Third - Lavonne Hoivik for "Trying It"

Filed under: Arts, Contest, Tacoma,

August 11, 2010 at 11:55am

Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker

The Weekly Volcano follows B & C-list celebrities so you don't have to >>>

Just like most good, new-age, social media applications, Twitter allows people to share and be privy to once personal, almost wholly pointless information about peoples' lives. It's seemingly endless. While Twitter is mostly full of everyday, ho-hum people - just like you and me, sharing info about what type of oatmeal we ate for breakfast and where we get our hair cut - Twitter is also a magnet for the moderately-famous.

Stars of yesterday, illiterate millionaire athletes, former cast members of Saved By the Bell - you can follow them all, intimately, on Twitter.

But, you've got standards. We get that.

That's why we'll do it for you, in a feature we like to call Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker.

Today, checking in with...

Ellen Degeneres

Aug. 5: Ellen Degeneres divulges the truth of TV, and perhaps life.

"I’ve learned 2 things about TV. It’s always easier with vodka & some of the best singers are from the Philippines." via web

July 31: The photo taken moments before Ellen Degeneres got mauled by a pack of racoons and contracted rabies.

"Hanging out with the newest additions to our family at the farm." via web

July 26: Ellen Degeneres sticks up for cheerleading

"A federal judge ruled that cheerleading isn't a sport, but I disagree. Can you do a basket toss double down off a pyramid? Didn't think so." via web

July 5: Ellen Degeneres sticks up for Dennis Quaid

"One newspaper reported that Dennis Quaid locked a little girl in his trunk. They were wrong. It was my writer. And his name is Jason." via web

Tune in next time for more hot Twitter Stalking action from the Weekly Volcano

Filed under: Bad Habits, Comedy, Media, Twitter,

August 11, 2010 at 12:44pm

Our Fall Arts Guide cometh

RAMPING UP FOR OUR ANNUAL ARTS GUIDE >>>

Whoa, check out the calendar. Fall is on the way. And with the fall comes a slew of fun things to do, buy, eat, hear and more.

Our annual Fall Arts Guide will hit the South Sound streets Thursday, Sept. 9 chocked full of dance, theater, classical music, visual arts, literary suggestions - as well as where to eat and drink before and after the performances.

Added bonus: Tacoma artist Lance Kagey will design the guide's cover.

If you’re a South Sound arts organization, please send us your entire season's calendar here. We don’t want to leave anyone out. Please submit schedules by Friday, Aug. 27.

If you would like to support the Weekly Volcano's keepsake Fall Arts Guide, and reach our powerful, niche market, contact our advertising department at 253.584.1212 or by e-mail here.

Look for the Fall Arts Guide in the Weekly Volcano and at your favorite hangout Sept. 9.

August 12, 2010 at 6:38am

5 Things To Do: Jucifer, "Calm Spirit," Fun Police, Tacoma Runners ...

Amber Valentine of Jucifer is ready to rock you tonight.

THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010 >>>

1. Sleeper Cell and Mahnhammer will burst your eardrums beginning at 9 p.m. inside Hell's Kitchen. Jucifer will close the night and, most likely, your coffin lid.

2. Nineteen acclaimed Korean artists reexamine their identity in the context of the American landscape in Calm Spirit, a new exhibition opening today at the Handforth Gallery in downtown Tacoma's Main Library. Check out this exhibition - organized by the Korean American Artists Association of Washington in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and curated by Jung Ho Kim ­ from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

3. The Fun Police Southern Skies will patrol and rock and roll the Tacoma Farmers Market on Broadway beginning at 10:30 a.m.

4. Cropsey - a documentary examining the concept of the bogeyman - screens at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theater in Olympia. Read our review of the flick here - if you're not too scared.

5. The Tacoma Runners, er, running group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in front of the SideBar Bistro, head out for a 3-mile jaunt, then celebrating their achievement with a bunch of booze back at the SideBar. This group has grown into something very cool.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

August 12, 2010 at 9:51am

NIGHT MOVES: Hey kids! Do you dig the live music?

Sleeper Cell plays Hell's Kitchen tonight.

LIVE MUSIC WE DIG TODAY IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

Ben Moore's Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Saxophonist Steve Munger every Thursday. 21+. 7:30-10:30pm. NC.

The Den @ urbanXchange Tacoma - Downtown. SEACATS, the Masques, Safe and Easy. All ages. 7 p.m.

  • Tacoma has a problem developing bands like SEACATS. It seems like if you want power pop you have to leave Tacoma, and probably even pass by Seattle. You have to hit Kelso. Or Bellingham. Or one of many other Washington towns that's unselfconscious enough to nurture a Weezer-esque pop rock act - a band so much more concerned with fun and sun and young love than our comparatively dour locals. In the middle of a typically bouncy SEACATS song, the band even finds time for a buzzy guitar solo. That should tell you something. SEACATS is a young band - and former Sound Off! Competitors - and they sound like it, in the best way possible. Their future's so bright they gotta wear shades. Optimism like that is a joy to listen to. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Hell's Kitchen Tacoma - Downtown. Jucifer, Sleeper Cell, Mahnhammer. 21+. 9 pm. $5.

  • In 1998, when the partners-in-love-and-rock duo Jucifer first broke out of the dark, sludgy Athens underbelly that gave birth to bands like Harvey Milk and The Martians, audiences took an immediate interest in guitarist/vocalist Amber Valentine and drummer Ed Livengood's loud - very loud - fractured art-metal. It didn't hurt that Valentine, with her flaxen hair, heavy black eye-makeup and mini-dresses, has all the makings of a modern-day Russ Meyer vixen. But they had the chops to back it up - deliberate sludge, backward loops and gigantic riffing. Now married, and performing tonight at Hell's Kitchen, the duo are touring on their April 2010 release, Throned In Blood, on their own label, Nomadic Fortress Records. Yes, there's a bit of cheesecake still there, but so is their perfected noise rock/sludge metal combination. – Michael Swan

Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Marian Call. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

Mary Baker Russell Music Center Tacoma - Parkland. Jazz Under The Stars, with Gail Pettis. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

O'Callahan's Pub & Grill Key Peninsula. Tim Hall Band Blues Jam. 21+. 7 pm. NC.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Billy Stoops acoustic open mic. 21+. 9-11 pm. NC.

The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. Revengers, Phil O'Sullivan, Parlor Hawk, The Dirty Changeup. 21+. 9 pm. $5.

Tempest Lounge Tacoma - Upper Tacoma. Come Out And Play Open Mic. Hosted by Kim Archer and Nick Sandy. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

LINK: More live music and DJs in the South Sound

Filed under: Night Moves, Music, Olympia, Tacoma,

August 12, 2010 at 11:19am

Found on TacomaArt listserv: Meditation Room

Find your inner peace in one of these chairs. Courtesy photo

CALM ON FAWCETT >>>

The TacomaArt listserv has alerted Bobble Tiki that the Meditation Room has opened at 2501 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma, which is the same address at the Robert Daniel Gallery.  Bobble Tiki loves the sound of that and was all set to go.  Until he discovered that meditation helps people wake up and find their true selves.  Bobble Tiki has made a career or being both unconscious and shallow, so maybe this event isn't for him. 

Maybe it's for you:

WELCOME to the MEDITATION ROOM at 2501 Fawcett Ave Tacoma, Wa. 98402

Guided meditation is a great way for a person to be introduced to meditation. On your own, it can be difficult to focus and open up to a deeper level of concentration and relaxation. With a guide to help concentrate on letting the daily concerns and stressors go, the process of starting meditation becomes easier. Many people who are experienced at meditation still use guides to reach a deeper level of meditation. Hence a guided meditation class is another way to learn proper technique along with releasing unhealthy stress and tension stored in the body & mind. Guided meditation will also enable you to have a more positive outlook, enhance concentration, and respond with a calmer approach to any type of daily stressors. Nina Stocker has twenty years of practice in the healing arts. Nina graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1990. She later worked for Nordstrom Spa in San Francisco. Upon moving to New York City she became a Reiki practitioner. Now a Reiki Master, Nina works using her gift of healing to help others access their own healing energies through Reiki and guided meditation. Nina also holds a Masters degree in teaching. Please call or email Nina to make appointment. Each meditation session holds a maximum of six people. nina@therobertdanielgallery.com

Phone: 253-226-8663

Wed: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm, 5:40 pm - 6:15 pm

Sat: 9:00 am - 9:30, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Filed under: Health, Tacoma,

August 12, 2010 at 11:49am

Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker

The Weekly Volcano follows B & C-list celebrities so you don't have to >>>

Just like most good, new-age, social media applications, Twitter allows people to share and be privy to once personal, almost wholly pointless information about peoples' lives. It's seemingly endless. While Twitter is mostly full of everyday, ho-hum people - just like you and me, sharing info about what type of oatmeal we ate for breakfast and where we get our hair cut - Twitter is also a magnet for the moderately-famous.

Stars of yesterday, illiterate millionaire athletes, former cast members of Saved By the Bell - you can follow them all, intimately, on Twitter.

But, you've got standards. We get that.

That's why we'll do it for you, in a feature we like to call Weekly Volcano Twitter Stalker.

Today, checking in with...

Paris Hilton!

Earlier today: When Paris Hilton hangs with her aunt, it's much hotter and Twitter-worthy than when you hang with your aunt.

"At My Favorite Club in LA @DraisHollywood with My Beautiful Aunt @KyleRichards18 and @hurricancar" via Twitpic

Aug. 11: You can tell a dog is happy when its eyes are almost popping out

"Chilling at @DraisHollywood Pool with Harajuku." via Twitpic

Aug. 10: Mr. Miyagi would have never signed off on this

"Couture Karate Kid in Hot Pink Louboutins ;)" via Twitpic

Aug. 8: Paris Hilton's other piece of advice had to do with sex tape production

"A little piece of advice..."

Tune in next time for more hot Twitter Stalking action from the Weekly Volcano

BONUS PICTURE OF PARIS HILTON SURROUNDED BY TORMENTED CREATURES!

Filed under: Bad Habits, Comedy, Media, Twitter,

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