Local hipsters got pretty excited in April when French art-pop duo Air chose little ol’ Tacoma over Seattle for their Puget Sound appearance. (They played played the Pantages, to be exact.) That’s what Tacoma needs, they said. And now maybe more KEXP and Pitchfork-approved bands will realize the South Sound exists.
On the flip side, there have been a few notable club closures in recent weeks: the 54, JD’s Wild West Saloon, the Garage, the Alano. In a couple of those instances, Tacoma’s music fans seemed to be saying,…