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Sep.
30th

Memorial show for Medicine Wheel singer set for Friday

What a sad time for our local music scene. By now many of you read about the passing of Dirty Knockers front man Brian Redman and the related memorials at the New Frontier Lounge on Thursday (Oct. 1) and Doyle’s Public House on Friday.

Well, several local bands are also gathering Friday night to pay homage to Nick Summerville of local metal band Medicine Wheel who died from diabetes-related complications on Sept. 4. Friday night’s bill at the Cedarwood Dome in Fife will include Atomic Outlaws, VIII Days Clean and surviving members of Medicine Wheel. Click the “more” button to check out the poster.
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Sep.
30th

3 Inches of Blood on Brian Redman

Just noticed that 3 Inches of Blood had posted an online statement about former band mate Brian Redman, who died early Sunday:

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and former band mate Brian Redman. Brian was a outgoing and charismatic person who was great friends with most people he met. We couldn’t help but smile or laugh when he was around. He had such a likable personality but also had a knack for putting serious things into perspective.
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Sep.
30th

More details for Doyle’s Brian Redman memorial

Doyle’s Public House owner Russ Heaton e-mailed more details regarding Friday’s memorial show for fallen Tacoma rocker Brian Redman.

As many of you know we lost Brian in an accident this past weekend. We are holding a memorial / benefit for him this Friday. The big tent is being rolled out and over 12 bands will be playing tribute to Brian. We are asking for a $5 donation at the door. There will be a Taco Truck in the parking lot for late night eats. So many members of our community have stepped forward with generous donations to make this event possible.
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Sep.
30th

Could BET appearance be Tacoma rapper Roderic’s big break?

Tacoma rapper and Curtis High alumnus Roderic will be on BET today (photo courtesy PB Management)
Tacoma rapper and Curtis High alumnus Roderic will be on BET today (photo courtesy PB Management)

Perhaps you read a story in Monday’s SoundLife section I wrote about 20-year-old Tacoma rapper Roderic Jamal DeSean Peters, who simply goes by Roderic when he’s onstage. Well, today the Curtis High School alumnus will compete on Wild-Out Wednesday, the weekly musical showdown on BET’s popular “106 & Park” show.

Roderick’s episode will air at 6 p.m. today, and locals can vote for him on the BET web site. Meanwhile, just click the “more” button to hear a few things he had to say when I rang him up last week.
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Sep.
29th

New music from Bandolier

The other night at the New Frontier, I ran into Bandolier’s Lino Fernandez (also of Dignitaries and Sons of Ivan fame.) And he handed me a copy of his band’s brand, spankin’ new CD, which is self-titled and coming out any day now.

So what did I do? I added a couple of cuts for you to preview on the South Sound Mix Tape, that’s what. So ch-ch-check ‘em out, y’all. And if you like ‘em you can find out more about the band here.

Sep.
29th

Another Brian Redman benefit set for Thursday at New Frontier

Just got confirmation from Tacoma’s New Frontier Lounge that on Thursday (Oct. 1) Zook, 12 Gauge Saint and Mico de Noche will play a memorial show for fallen Tacoma musician Brian Redman, who died in a scooter accident early Sunday morning.

The New Frontier is the last place Redman played, just hours before he died. And his band, Dirty Knockers, was originally scheduled to play Thursday night. Proceeds from the New Frontier show will help pay Redman’s funeral expenses.

This is in addition to the memorial show set for Friday

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Sep.
28th

Doyle’s will host memorial concert for Brian Redman Friday

Doyle’s Public House owner Russ Heaton tells me a tribute is in the works for fallen local musician Brian Redman, who local music fans knew from his stints with Tacoma’s Dirty Knockers and 3 Inches of Blood, among other projects.

Heaton said the Doyle’s event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with music starting at 8. The bands have not yet been finalized, but expect some sort of official announcement here.

Redman died after crashing his scooter at the intersection of N. 21st and Steele streets early Sunday morning. More details

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Sep.
28th

R.I.P. Brian Redman

Brian Redman (center, playing bass) from his 3 Inches of Blood days (photo by Karie Hamilton)
Brian Redman (center, playing bass) from his 3 Inches of Blood days (photo by Karie Hamilton)

Brian Redman, a long-time staple of Tacoma’s music scene, was killed in an early Sunday morning scooter crash, according to Tacoma police. He was 31.

Redman was known for leading Tacoma hard-rock band, Dirty Knockers, for a two-year stint with popular, Vancouver, BC thrash-metal outfit 3 Inches of Blood and playing bass for hardcore band Trial. He last performed with Dirty Knockers Saturday night at Tacoma’s New Frontier Lounge.
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