ISSUE NO. 582: Thirteen people getting it done in 2013, 400-year-old hip-hop, Loose Wheel grub and more ...

By Volcano Staff on January 3, 2013

THE WEEK OF JAN. 3-9, 2013 >>>

In this week's issue of the Weekly Volcano ...

It's the first week of the year, and you know what that means: crystal-ball time at weekly newspapers. Here at the Weekly Volcano, we have identified local people we expect to make headlines in the coming 12 months. Each one earned a spot on this list, but the Weekly Volcano is more interested in what they plan to do next. We asked each of our illustrious 13 to tell the South Sound what they intend to accomplish in 2013.

To reductively describe what Matt Wheeler - AKA Teardropcity - does, his music sort of sounds like a hip-hop/country hybrid with vocals that sound straight out of Beat Happening. Rev. Adam McKinney takes a closer look at what Teardropcity call "400-year-old hip-hop."

Jackie Fender could feign interest in NASCAR, football, baseball - sports in general to hang with friends at a sports bar. Sometimes, a sports bar works even without the sports. The Loose Wheel Bar & Grill in Puyallup is such a joint. During he visits, the clientele wasn't overwhelmingly motorheads or football buffs. She found an eclectic group. Read her thoughts on Loose Wheel's food.

PLUS: Josh Rizeberg asks Shao Sosa about Eastern Washington hip-hop

AND: Music critics' picks of the week