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July 10, 2014 at 11:17am

Tiki Logic: Tacoma Fire Dept. music video vote, saxophonist Paul Sawtelle Kickstarter, Nolan Garrett Single Scavenger Hunt

Listen to Nolan Garrett's music and win a prize!

If you're anything like Bobble Tiki, then you're about halfway done healing after having been on the wrong end of a dangerous, though admittedly riotous, prank involving a bratwurst bun and three-dozen bottle rockets. Sometimes patriotism hurts.

While resting in the burn ward of the secret smart-person hospital that Bobble Tiki prefers, his iPod never stopped. There was the Replacements for bed-pan changes, Motörhead to amplify doctor visits, The Ramones for throwing crap at the guy next to Bobble Tiki, Tom Waits when things got weird, the Police to get all weepy and nostalgic over high school with, and more often than not, rock ‘n' roll singing-songwriting genius John Hiatt.

Bobble Tiki has always been able to identify with rock lyrics whether or not he agrees with their stance. But Hiatt's music Bobble Tiki can physically feel. They're true.  They sting.

Since he has all the time in the world, Bobble Tiki thought he'd mention a few musical notes from the South Sound. ...

Tacoma's Fire Department Station 12 has paired up with local filmmakers to create a music video for Good Morning America's 5-Alarm Firefighters Challenge. Your vote today by noon can help them win $10,000 to be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Operation Warm Coats for Kids.

Watch the video here and vote by clicking on the poll Tacoma button on the right side of the page.

Tacoma saxophonist Paul Sawtelle is using the crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter to raise funds for his first solo CD, Virtual Insanity. Notable names include guitarist Eric Tingstad, keyboardist Brooke Lizotte and vocalist Jessica Lynne.

All proceeds go to Ted Brown Music (TBM) Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit that works to put instruments in the hands of kids who can't afford to play in school band.

Visit Paul Sawtelle's Kickstarter page here.

Guitarist Nolan Garrett will release the first of six singles at 4 p.m. Sunday July 13 at the Jazzbones Stage during the Art on the Avenue Tacoma community festival on Sixth Avenue. The single, "I Don't Know," is part of a summer campaign of singles, which he calls the Single Scavenger Hunt. The singles will come out on download cards only and will complete a map that will lead to the grand prize when the final single is released at the end of the summer.  

"I Don't Know" is basically a song about the uncertainties of death and not knowing what happens when you die. I wrote this as kind of a letter to my family members that have died ... most likely, one of my grandmas," states Garrett in a news release. "The song is saying that the older I've gotten, the more uncertain I am about death, and I'm asking my passed on family members for some kind of answer."

Grab a download card Sunday at Art on the Ave.

There's probably more local music news, but Bobble Tiki doesn't really care because he doesn't even know you, and unless you want to give Bobble Tiki a post-blog-post rubdown, he's sure he doesn't want to meet you. Besides, it's time for him to close this laptop 'cause there's a telemarketer on his Blackberry he'd like to get to know better.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma, Contest,

April 1, 2013 at 6:19pm

Poster of the Day: Dockyard Derby Dames bout Saturday

DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES: It's as close to a Halloween experience as you can get.


Bodies colliding at high speeds. Bruises, bumps, and (occasionally) broken bones.

While the above description may evoke thoughts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Bobble Tiki is actually waxing roller derby - and specifically Dockyard Derby Dames' season 7, bout 2 Saturday at the Pierce College Health Ed Center. These tough-as-nails women (professionals, school teachers, nurses, Bobble Tiki face slappers) love nothing more than strapping up the old skates and doling out some punishment on the rink.

You might notice that the Dockyard Derby Dames look a little different than skaters did in '70s derbies - uniforms may have similarities, like team identification, skater name (which has to be completely unique and registered nationally) and short shorts, but that's about where it ends. Unlike the quads of the '70s, today's derby skates have specific wheels, bearings, plates andlubes. Also different are the pad requirements, including kneepads, elbow pads, helmets and mouth guards, and massive cleavage. The contact portion of this contact sport is fairly limited, with the majority of the contact allowable only between hips and shoulders, and never from behind or with the use of elbows. But don't let that fool you - these girls are out for contact, and as tight as the pack moves, anything can happen.

Saturday's bout will feature the losers from the season opener - The Trampires and Femme Fianna squaring off, followed by the two winners - Hellbound Homewreckers and Marauding Mollys - battling. Throughout the action on the floor, a cast of characters - from the two funny announcers, to team mascots to the arm punchers in the beer garden - add to the awesomeness.


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Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Sports, Lakewood, Tacoma,

February 11, 2013 at 6:31pm

Wishbone Ash to perform "Argus" album at Jazzbones

WISHBONE ASH: The band will brings its odd combo of folk, blues and riff-heavy progressive rock to Jazzbones March 20. Publicity photo


Slightly less obscure than, say, Uriah Heep in the pantheon of overlooked '70s hard-rock bands, British prog-rockers Wishbone Ash's harmony-laden dual-guitar attack predated Thin Lizzy, the group often credited with inventing it. Of course, Wishbone Ash also perfected the slow beginning/fast ending rock anthem.

Only guitarist Andy Powell remains from the group's '70s heyday, but despite an ungodly number of lineup changes, he's managed to keep Ash on the road and recording. The band's current lineup is Finland's guitar wizard Muddy Manninen, long-time bassist Bob Skeat and drummer Joe Crabtree.

The band's latest album, Elegant Stealth, is the same as it ever was - Gibson Flying V guitars turned up to 11 and good ol' British vocal and instrumental bombast.

While Wishbone Ash's Elegant Stealth Tour brings the band to Tacoma's Jazzbones March 20, the band will concentrate on its third album Augus - considered to be its greatest release - and includes such hits as "The King Will Come" and "Blowin' Free."  Tickets are $25 and available here.

JAZZBONES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 8 P.M., $25, 2803 SIXTH AVE., TACOMA, 253.396.9169

LINK: Bobble Tiki interviewed Andy Powell in 2008

December 29, 2012 at 11:56am

5-4-3-2-1 rock it!

SWEETKISS MOMMA: This is what the band looks like on the Duchess of Downtown Stage. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner


The ball drops in Times Square. People on TV are singing. Fireworks go off in the distance. Strangers are kissing. You're already in your pajamas when you and your dog, wearing matching party hats, exchange a glum look as the remote slips from your fingers and falls between the couch cushions. Is this how you want to celebrate the start of a brand-spanking-new year?

Anyone who says that New Year's Eve isn't worth the hype is just a loser in denial - it's like when ugly people say that true beauty is on the inside. Let's face it: New Year's is a big deal, and since it only comes around once a year, no amount of planning is too much to ensure a smooth and festive transition from old to new. The Weekly Volcano posted a guide to South Sound New Year's Eve parties three weeks ago. It's been constantly updated, including Masa's DJ party, Varsity Grill's live band karaoke and burger contest, and Morso's Spy Party.

What has caught Bobble Tiki's wooden eye is the return of the Duchess of Downtown Stage during First Night Tacoma - Angela Jossy's third year running her stage. Located on the hidden stairway between Commerce and Broadway, next to Mad Hat Tea Company, this stage is cool with its mini amphitheater seating and overhead viewing. Hot food vendors and local art will be close by.

Oh, and the three bands on this stage are killer.

Death By Stars kicks it off at 7:30 p.m. Guitarist Patrick Galactic recently rolled his car, but the show must go on for this electro-psychedelic three-piece.

Big Wheel Stunt Show, hot off its show tonight at Jazzbones, will rock a new song New Year's Eve, as well as dust off many an old BWSS classic, beginning at 9 p.m.

Back from recording in Nashville, SweetKiss Momma hits the stage at 10:30 p.m. showcasing its new songs - but still carrying the band's rootsy, Southern soul rock sound.

"I scoured all my lands for the bravest, the handsomest and the most rockinest knights in all the land and awarded this honor only to the most worthy," says Jossy with a laugh.

No, it's true. These bands do rock the good looks.


LINK: First Night Tacoma

LINK: South Sound New Year's Eve parties

March 13, 2012 at 11:51am

Plan Ahead: Saturday's South Sound St. Patrick's Day parties

Doyle's Public House: They'll go big Saturday, even if it snows.


Bobble Tiki believes the foundation of St. Patrick's Day is undoubtedly beer, and the flagship of the genre is undoubtedly Guinness. Disagree? Well, it's now on the Internets and therefore it's true. Composed of a symphony of four and only four ingredients (malted barley, hops, yeast and water), Ireland's dark, luscious export creates more smiles around the South Sound than Mid-March snow.

Isn't it interesting that a pint of Guinness holds fewer calories than a pint of either orange juice or skim milk? Doctors used to advise nursing mothers to drink Guinness, and weak ale was at one time served to schoolchildren as an alternative to milk. That the closest genetic relative to the hops plant is cannabis? (It is impossible, however, to make beer with pot.) That the same strain of yeast Arthur Guinness brewed with in 1821 is still in use today?

That dark beer is not inherently stronger than light beer? In fact, the roasting of barley that gives Guinness stout its rich colour and flavour (superfluous u's are a staple of Guinness descriptions) actually removes fermentable sugars from the malt, resulting in a lower alcohol percentage.

Nobody knows exactly who drank the first Guinness on St. Patrick's Day. But Bobble Tiki does know a bit of St. Patrick's Day history. Pat was born in 387 A.D. in Britain as Maewyn Succat. At 16 he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland.  He escaped six years later and studied in Tours, France, to become a priest.  In 431 A.D. Pope Celestine I named him Patricius and sent him back to Ireland to rid the place of Druids (damned tree-huggers!)

According to legend, St. Paddy used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Trinity to the heathens, but he didn't actually drive any snakes out of Ireland.  That was just a poetic way of saying he got rid of the Druids.

To make this blog post even better, Bobble Tiki will tell you one of the few clean jokes he knows: What's Irish and outside?

Paddy O'Furniture.

If you're looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday in the South Sound, Bobble Tiki offers these options (in no particular alphabetical order):

Aficionado Cigar Lounge: St. Patrick's Day party with Romeo y Juliet Cigars featuring the Reserva Real, door prizes, drawings, food, drinks and more. 2-6 p.m. Corner of 72nd and Waller Road, Tacoma, 253.531.9595

Ale House Sports Pub & Grille: The Ale House will take its 64 beers on tap, add green to a few of them, fire up some corned beef and cabbage and lamb stew, push the Bushmills and Jameson to the front, discount Guinness Pints and call it a party. Oh, raffle prizes too. 2122 Mildred St. W., University Place, 253.565.9367

C.I. Shenanigans: Bagpipers 6:30-8 pm. Cottonwood Cutups 8 pm.

The Cloverleaf: "2nd Annual Pre-Funk" featuring Irish food, Irish beer, Larry the Leprechaun, James King & the Southsiders (3-6 p.m.), Maxim Jack (8 p.m.) and raffle prizes. 3 p.m. to midnight. 6436 Sixth Ave., TAcoma, 253.565.1111

Doyle's Public House: The day kicks off at 6 a.m. with a corned beef and hash breakfast then amps up with live music in the outdoor tent at 3 p.m. featuring Blvd Park, Mighty High, The Fucking Eagles, Ben Union, SweetKiss Momma and The Excellent Gentlemen. 208 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.7468

Harmon Brewery & Eatery: St. Patrick's Day party with food and drink specials, plus Pierce County Pipes and Drums (7-8 pm). The celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.383.2739

The Hub: St. Patrick's Day Party with corned beef and cabbage, $5 Jameson shots and music by Myles Crew. 6-9 p.m. 203 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, 253.683.4606

Jazzbones: St. Paddy's Day Bash featuring Violin Vs. Vinyl Celebration with Kytami, PhonoGraff and Jay Tablet. 7:30 p.m. $10. 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169

JR's Hideaway: St. Patrick's Day Party, with DJ Maddog Johnson. 9 p.m. 22540 Northeast State Route 3, Belfair, 360.275.4547

Mandolin Café: St. Patty's Day with Neil Pearlman. All Ages. 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482

The New Frontier Lounge: St. Patrick's Day Party with OMG and special guests. 9 p.m. 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma, 253.572.4020

O'Blarney's Irish Pub: St. Patrick's Day Party with traditional Irish music 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Irish dancers noon, 5 and 9 p.m. Oly Highlanders noon to 8 p.m. 4411 Martin Way E., Olympia, 360.459.8084

O'Callahan's Pub & Grill: St. Patrick's Day Bash featuring The Whistling Oysters. 6 p.m. 15610 92nd St., Key Center, 253.884.9766

Olympic Club Hotel and Theater: St. Patrick's Day Celebration with The Blackberry Bushes, Fiddlehead and Irish dancers. 4 p.m. No cover. 112 N. Tower Ave., Centralia, 360.736.5164

O'Malley's Irish Pub: The Fun Police, Shivering Denizens, Menace, Smoke Like Daddy, Firefighter Pipes and Drums, The Piping Duo with outdoor stage and beer garden. 11-1 a.m. $5. Mr. Blackwatch special performance 2-3 p.m. 2403 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.9403

Paddy Coyne's Irish Pub: Big St. Patrick's Day Bash featuring traditional Irish food, bagpipers, Irish music, prize giveaways and a beer garden. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. $5. 815 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.6963

Rock The Dock Pub & Grill: St. Patrick's Day Party with Triple Threat Band. 8 p.m. 535 Dock St., Tacoma, 253.272.5004

The Spar: Paddy's Day, with Mooncoyne. 8 p.m. 2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma, 253.627.8215

The Social Bar & Grill: St. Patrick's Day Bash featuring DJs Fritz, Verse and Barbarilla spinning and judging the Catholic School Girl Costume Contest with cash prizes, plus corned beef and cabbage and $5 Irish drink specials. 8 p.m. No cover. 1715 Dock St., Tacoma, 253.301.3835

Stonegate Pizza: St. Patty's Day Party with, of course, Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir. 9 p.m. 5421 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253.473.2255

Tempest Lounge: House Improvement St. Patrick's Edition with DJs Sean Donald McLean Ober, Michael Sherman and Justin Collins. 9 p.m. No cover. 913 MLK Way, Tacoma, 253.272.4904

What South Sound St. Patrick's Day parties did Bobble Tiki forget?

February 21, 2012 at 4:31pm

Video: Fat (Lip) Tuesday fun

punch him!


(If you have Jeff Healey Band music handy, turn it up.)

Whenever anyone who was born at least 25 years ago hears the word "roadhouse," he immediately thinks of the cheesy '80s movie with Patrick Swayze and then almost as quickly questions his masculinity - unless he assumes Sam Elliott was the star of Road House, which he wasn't. Weekly Volcano columnist Bobble Tiki feels that Elliott's presence in the movie makes it much less sexually ambiguous. Because a real guy remembers that the true star of Road House was Kelly Lynch and her killer bod.

Anyhoo, we ran across this video on the Internets and seems appropriate to post on Fat Tuesday.

Be good tonight kids.

February 18, 2012 at 1:21pm

Enter the "SHOW OFF!" talent contest


It was last month; Bobble Tki was hanging with Fat Pat in the Naches Tavern in Greenwater after a day at Crystal Mountain.  Like typical random bar talk goes, some guy claimed Cool Hand Luke could never eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in an hour. Then he thought it would be a good idea if there was a contest to see who could eat the most eggs in one hour.  This guy looked like a lumberjack because he was a lumberjack. When he threw his plaid hat into the ring, we hopped out the door ... like chickens.

The next morning we woke up early and decided to give the Cool Hand Luke thing a shot. From 1:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., we ate eggs (the morning was spent boiling).

In the last 15 seconds, Bobble Tiki crammed two eggs in his mouth, barely chewed, then swallowed. Time.

Bobble Tiki won, but not really.  Remember that PBS documentary about Liberace? While the sequined cars, pianos, and matching outfits were disturbing enough, they paled in comparison to the footage of the piano virtuoso in a hot tub while in his 50s, the sight of which was not only not very pretty but doubly troubling because his physique at the time looked very much like Bobble Tiki did that night. Ouch!!! 

If you have a similar talent - or can sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, conjure rabbits out of hats or just love to perform - you could win $500 by entering SHOW OFF!

Interested? Thurston Community Television provides the details below:

SHOW OFF! is a benefit fund raiser for Thurston Community Television.  Nonprofessional performers seven years of age and older, who live in Washington State are invited to enter. 

Preliminary competition is Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College.  TCTV will accept early entries until 5:00PM on March 2nd.  Space is limited.  Any timeslots not filled by March 2nd will be available on a first come basis at the Saturday, March 3rd.   Entry fee is $15.  Each act will receive a DVD recording of their preliminary performance. 

The preliminary judges will select up to 15 acts to perform in the SHOW OFF! Final Competition gala matinee show on Sunday, April 1st. The Judges Choice award winner and the Audience Choice award winner will each receive a $500 cash award. 

Details and entry information is available at www.tctv.net or by calling 360-956-3100.

LINK: SHOW OFF! promo video

Filed under: Contest, Olympia, Bobble Tiki,

January 1, 2012 at 12:23pm

FREELOADERS: See The Light Edition


The folks in the Freeloaders-land R&D Department have been diligently working to find new ways to improve this column, and they think they've outdone themselves with their newest innovation. Just in time for the shorter days of winter, Bobble Tiki's column will soon glow in the dark! Are your children afraid to sleep at night? Just use Freeloaders as a comforting nightlight!  Read it in darkened rooms, use it to send signals across the Narrows - the options are nearly limitless! In celebration of this new development, Bobble Tiki will shed light on this week's free events that will help you see the light. So sit back, leave that lamp off for a few more minutes and enjoy!

MONDAY, JAN. 2: The Stevie Nicks landslide has brought Bobble Tiki to a life of corked, isolated displeasure.  Heartily aware of his divergence from productivity some 25 years ago, he nonetheless goes on, still picking at shag carpets for the cheap and banal and crying all the way to the bank. Not to be overly dramatic but Bobble Tiki has the feeling that the end is nigh.  He says this because he's starting to notice something extremely dire in his day-to-day swish through life, equal parts fabulous and scary, and therefore necessarily apocalyptic: His life is becoming just like the color of his hair. Bobble Tiki needs answers.  He needs them now! So he's stopping by the free Psychic Buffet that offers "a tasty treat for the soul" every first Monday of the month inside the Urban Onion Restaurant in downtown Olympia. Psychic Lisa Holm and crew offer energy healing with intuitive readings and numerology at 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 3: As counterintuitive as it might initially seem, if you own a Nook or Kindle or a device with the Kindle app (iOS, Android, PC), you can learn how to download free e-books to your device from the folks at Pierce County Library.  Yes, students that includes Cliffs Notes, if you've managed to seriously drop the ball on homework.  As part of its "How To..." Month at the Summit Library, a librarian will teach you how to download for free at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4: If you're anything like Bobble Tiki you need to work off all the holiday cookies. If you are truly like Bobble Tiki than you know that's difficult because you have a spring instead of legs. If you do have legs, then Bobble Tiki suggests you hit the Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor.  It's quite lovely. Even more lovely - Sound Vista Village, a retirement community close to the trail, will serve complimentary cocoa, tea or coffee fireside during January.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5: Isabel Wilkerson's mesmerizing book The Warmth of Other Suns shed slight on the mass movement of six million African Americans from the south to the north in the middle decades of the 20th century - told through the lives of three people who joined the exodus. The Fireside Bookstore Book Group will discuss the book at 7 p.m. inside the historic Hotel Olympian in downtown Olympia.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6: Do you know about the case of Leonard Peltier? In 1975, two FBI agents were shot in a gunfight on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Peltier, as a representative of the American Indian Movement, was convicted of their murders in spite of a government case dependent on coerced testimony and suppressed evidence.  Robert Redford produced and narrated a documentary shedding light on the incident with an original musical score by John Trudell and Jackson Browne. Redford made the film in the hopes that Peltier's story, when it became more widely known, would make people demand his freedom though he has exhausted his legal appeals. Catch the film for free at 6 p.m. inside King's Books in Tacoma.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7: Saturday is just an artsy kinda day, isn't it?  Which is good, if you're an artsy kinda person.  And artsy kinda people need good days, because their lives are difficult. Oh, you chortle, but the price of Ramen has gone through the roof lately. But Saturday is an artsy day because Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, which means the Gig Harbor Monthly Art Walk is on.  Take a free, self-guided tour of the galleries along the Gig Harbor waterfront from 1-5 p.m. See other people's work and become inspired.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8: For weeks the newspaper ads have been catching Bobble Tiki's eye: "Psychic Readers Network - Work at Home - No Experience Necessary." If no experience is necessary, then anyone could be a telephone psychic, Bobble Tiki figures - even Bobble Tiki. He's determined to try. He has seen the late-night television commercials that portray psychics gleaning the innermost secrets of amazed callers. But before he takes the plunge, Bobble Tiki will do a little homework. He'll check out the Intuitive and Healing Arts Fair noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Crystal Voyage in Tacoma.  Psychic readers in palm, face, tarot, angel card and past life promise to enlighten for free. Right now, the only thing Bobble Tiki can predict is last night's winning lottery numbers.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

August 9, 2011 at 7:21pm

Concert: Look what the cat dragged in

Poison / Photo credit: Weatherman90 at en.wikipedia


When Bobble Tiki was a tiny tyke, Father Tiki taught him an important lesson. Father Tiki said ''Bobble, every rose has its thorn. Just like every night has its dawn. Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad, song.''

Wait a minute, those are also the lyrics from a Poison song.

This explains why Father Tiki's talk about the birds and the bees included multiple references to the phrase "Unskinny Bop."

It's only appropriate, then, that Bobble Tiki will be upfront for hair-metal rockers Poison, Motley Crue and the New York Dolls Friday night at the Tacoma Dome for more fatherly advice ... and Aqua Net to impressionable young fans.

Booze Update

The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall will open its beer garden at 5 p.m. Expect $4 happy hour specials from 5-6 p.m. including Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, house wines, Pink Lemon Bombs, Los Cabos Margaritas and Corral Reef Mai Tais. 

The McKinley's Grill Restaurant inside the Dome will also open at 5 p.m. with $3 happy hour specials available from 5-6 p.m. Click here for a free appetizer coupon. No reservations accepted, seating is first come, first serve.

By the way, there's limited $25 cash only parking in Tacoma Dome lots.

Motley Crue, Poison, The New York Dolls

Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., $25-$95 at Ticketmaster
Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D
St., Tacoma

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Concert Alert, Tacoma,

March 25, 2011 at 11:21am

THREE QUESTIONS with Bobble Tiki: SweetKiss Momma


This week Bobble Tiki caught up with SweetKiss Momma, a band that's been gaining steady local ground over the last year or more (thanks in small part to Volcano editor Matt Driscoll's man crush on them). Rooted in the ethos of "Southern Rock," and passionate enough about it to not come off like total tools from Puyallup just trying to get laid by chicks that love Skynyrd (goes a long way in P-Town, Bobble Tiki imagines), SweetKiss is a band seemingly defying the odds at the moment - gaining a following and going places on the back of the tunes, not the internet hype or hashtags.

There's plenty going on with the SweetKiss boys, including new members and new shows, so Bobble Tiki might as well let lead singer Jeff Hamel tell you all about it ...

To read the full story, click here.

[Stonegate Pizza, SweetKiss Momma, with Astrovan, Saturday, March 26, 9 p.m., $5, 5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma]

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma, Puyallup,

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