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Hell’s Kitchen will be reborn as The Loch’s

The space that held longtime nightclub Hell’s Kitchen will reopen on Friday, Sept. 7 as The Loch’s.

I spoke with new owner and former Hell’s Kitchen booker Lonnie Reed today. He said The Loch’s will feature a wider spectrum of acts than its predecessor.

“We wanted to do something more welcoming – to any genre of music,” Reed said.

Hell’s Kitchen closed its doors at 928 Pacific Ave. in late June when its four owners could not financially sustain the business. It had been a fixture on the Tacoma music scene for 10 years.

Reed and former

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Hell’s Kitchen will have one final blowout on Sunday

Can you really shut down Hell?

That’s what Pat Dawson is pondering today. He’s one of the four owners of downtown Tacoma nightclub Hell’s Kitchen that announced yesterday it’s closing.

I spoke with Dawson this afternoon. He’s morose, of course, but there’s still some fight left in him.

First, they’re scrambling to put on a huge show on Sunday. “It looks like we’re going to do something on Sunday as a final blowout,” Dawson said. He’s working now on lining up bands.

“We got some pretty good bands. Bands that have been with us through the years.”


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Tacoma’s downtown rock nightclub Hell’s Kitchen is closing

Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma’s hard rocking nightclub that’s hosted a mix of local and national acts for the past 10 years, is closing up shop.

A post on its Facebook page this afternoon read:

“After 10 years of Rocking tacoma area Hell’s Kitchen will be closing its doors for good after this weekend. I’m really sorry to all the bands and fans that had shows coming up. Ill keep you posted on the larger shows. I hope to see you all this weekend!!”

In late 2009 the popular Tacoma rock club relocated to 928 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma after seven

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The Spittin’ Cobras and Rev. Horton Heat at Hell’s Kitchen on Friday

Seattle’s The Spittin’ Cobras will be in Tacoma on Friday, May 18 at Hell’s Kitchen with the Reverend Horton Heat.

The band is hitting the road after the release of their debut album, Year Of The Cobra. Earlier this year they teamed up with The Supersuckers, the self-proclaimed greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, and are now hooked up with the Reverend Horton Heat.

Members of The Dwarves, KMFDM, and Murdock make up The Cobras. They cites Black Sabbath, The Stooges, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Nirvana as influences.

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Black Tusk to play Hell’s Kitchen

Savannah’s heavy metal trio Black Tusk will rock Hell’s Kitchen on March 29 in a 9:30 p.m. show.

Black Tusk released Set the Dial last year. Seattle’s Jack Endino produced the 10 track disc which features the group’s signature “Swamp Metal” style.

Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 advance/$10 day of show.


Artifakt at Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma, tomorrow night

Live music and art show Artifakt comes to Hell’s Kitchen in Tacoma for the first time tomorrow night, featuring indie-rock bands, DJs, the Gritty City Sirens burlesque troupe and local painters.

Here’s the line-up:

8:30 p.m. DJ Slow; 9:30 p.m. Stoned Evergreen Traveler; 10:15 p.m. Elbow Coulee; 11:10 p.m. DJ Slow; 11:40 p.m. Gritty City Sirens group show; 11:50 p.m. DJ Slow; 12:10 a.m. Gritty City Sirens solo show; 12:30 a.m. Pioneers West

Artists include James Hume, Laura Ecklund, Andrea Trenbeath, James Tucker and Julie Luke, creating

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