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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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Aug.
31st

New blog system at Tacoma Rock City

Tacoma Rock City has changed blogging systems and the URL. Please go here to check out the new site.


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Aug.
7th

Rascal Flatts returning to Tacoma

Rascal Flatts will headline the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 29 with former Hootie & the Blowfish front man Darius Rucker opening, Live Nation announced this afternoon. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15.

Aug.
7th

Peter Bjorn and John interview

Alt-rock legends Depeche Mode will headline KeyArena Monday night (Aug. 10). But I’m actually a little more excited about catching their opening act, Peter Bjorn and John. You know, the Swedish trio that came whistling out of nowhere with "Young Folks," a.k.a. the catchiest song of the decade, in 2006.


So I caught up with band member Peter Moren on the phone during his recent stop in New York. Check GO in the morning for my write-up. Meanwhile, here are a few interview clips I chopped up for you all. Here’s what Moren had to say about …


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Aug.
6th

Grit City Bootleg No. 17: Live from the Atomic Outlaws’ hideout

Between spins on KISW-FM (99.9), landing some opening gigs for Buckcherry next week and a slot on the main stage at White River Amphitheatre on Aug. 22 for Pain in the Grass, you could call Atomic Outlaws Tacoma’s hottest band.


Yesterday, I hung out with those boys for a spell for a story I’m working on for an upcoming issue of GO. And they were nice enough to let me record a few rehearsal tracks, including one that’s been getting played on the ol’ radio machine.


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July
28th

Pixies to take “Doolittle” on the road

It’s trendy these days for iconic rockers to take one of their classic albums and perform it in its entirety in concert. Motley Crue just did it with “Dr. Feelgood” last night at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre. Roger Waters gave Pink Floy’ds “Dark Side of the Moon” a similar treatment a while back. And now one of alt-rock’s pioneering acts is getting into the act, too.


The Pixies are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “Doolittle” album by taking it out on the road, with back-to-back stops scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. According

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July
27th

Alice in Chains tickets go on sale Friday

Alice in Chains will headline the Moore Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, Seattle Theatre Group announced. Tickets are set at $25, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday (July 31), according to this afternoon’s announcement.


Alice in Chains recently gave away “A Looking in View,” the first single from the forthcoming “Black Gives Way to Blue” album, for free. It’s the first studio recording we’ve heard from Alice since the group re-formed with lead singer William DuVall. You can listen to a clip I previously posted here or find out more

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July
23rd

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s cancer announcement

I’ve been off this week, spending a little time on the Peninsula. So I haven’t checked in as much as usual. But I had to belatedly post this Beastie Boys clip for the fans that still haven’t heard the heavy Adam Yauch news. The Beasties headlined the first concert I ever attended, and I’ll always have a soft spot for those guys – still one of the most ridiculously fun acts in pop music after all these years. Get well, MCA!


July
9th

Seaweed headed back to the studio, ready to rock the Croc

Anyone else notice that Seaweed is headlining the newly revamped Crocodile Cafe on Aug. 7? Well, that’s not the only good news for fans. Sound engineer extraordinaire Mike Corvin tells me the Weedsters will soon head back to Tacoma’s Sound West Audio to work on the comeback album they’ve been plotting since 2007. Maybe they can knock the rest of that thing out with singer Aaron Stauffer in town for a couple of months.



Don’t call it a comeback! Seaweed’s Wade Neal (foreground) and Jesse Fox with

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