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Dec.
13th

More Cake, please (tix on sale Thurday)

Fans got a small helping of Cake recently at Deck the Hall Ball, the annual holiday gala hosted by KNDD-FM (The End, 107.7). And on Feb. 12, the Sacramento-based band will be back in Seattle at the Moore Theatre, STG Presents announced today.

Tickets are set at $37.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. You’ll be able to find them online at Tickets.com.

Dec.
12th

Spoiler alert: “The Wall” is torn down at the end

British prog-rockers Pink Floyd visited just two American cities with the original tour for 1979 double album “The Wall” before pulling the plug on a venture that proved too costly. But local fans finally got to witness one of rock’s most celebrated operas Saturday night as chief architect Roger Waters presented his magnum opus to a packed Tacoma Dome.
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Dec.
11th

Roger Waters “The Wall” = year’s most predictable set list

In case you forgot the names of the tracks on Pink Floyd’s classic rock opera “The Wall,” here’s what Roger Waters played at the Tacoma Dome tonight. The only thing up in the air was whether there would be an encore. And nope, there was not. Not that they needed one. Stay tuned for a few photos and observations from one of the year’s most anticipated shows.

Roger Waters “The Wall”
Tacoma Dome
Dec. 11, 2010

In the Flesh 1
Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
Happiest Days of Our Lives

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Dec.
10th

Owner says Rhythm & Brews will re-open

Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm.

Tacoma club owner Chris Wallis’ new music venue, Rhythm & Brews, went dark on Nov. 20, less than two months after its official grand opening. And it appeared to be the third short lived venue to pass through his space, at 733 Market St., since he opened the South Sound Garage there in 2007. (Wallis leased the space to the owners of Club Juno, a dance club, the following year.)

But today Wallis insisted the closure is temporary. “We’re definitely reopening,” he said, explaining that he and his girlfriend, the venue’s general manager, were going on vacation with plans to have the club back up and running around Jan. 15.
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Dec.
10th

New Sonics EP “8” out now

Last month we reported that the new Sonics album “8” would likely be released by year’s end. As it turns out, it trickled into local record stores with little fanfare yesterday. Justin Peterson, who helped design the artwork just handed me my copy this afternoon. (The flash in the middle in the photo is from my camera phone, for the record. There’s no sun to break up the gloomy, industrial aesthetic.)

You can get your own at Rocket Records and Golden Oldies in Tacoma, or at Silver Platters and, of course, Sonic Boom up north in Seattle.
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Dec.
9th

Get to know Sweet Kiss Momma (video)

Just ‘cause they’re from the Northwest doesn’t mean they can’t rock like Skynyrrrrrrrrrd! Sweet Kiss Momma is one of South Sound’s most popular “southern” rock acts. (Hey, go with it. Puyallup is south of where I’m sittin’, anyway.) And the band debuted this slick, new mini doc during their most recent appearance at Jazzbones. Check it out.

Dec.
9th

F-ing Eagles world conquest, phase two

Around here we’ve known the F-ing Eagles are pretty rad for a while. See for yourself tonight when they open for surf-guitar legend Dick Dale tonight at Hell’s Kitchen; booking guru Flash says they go on at 10.

But soon potentially millions will have heard T-town’s grittiest garage-rockers thanks to a few well-placed cuts from the band’s first two discs, “A Million Dollars Worth of Music” and last year’s “Midnight Sour.”
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