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The Sonics will perform in Olympia on New Year’s Eve

Here’s some big news manager Buck Ormsby wasn’t quite ready to announce yesterday: The Sonics will play Olympia’s Capitol Theatre on New Year’s Eve, only the legendary Tacoma garage-rock outfit’s third local performance since the classic lineup broke up in 1967.

The show will support the Sonics’ forthcoming EP “8,” featuring the band’s first new songs since the ’60s (see previous blog item.) The band also plans to shoot video footage during the Olympia performance for a future DVD release.
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The Melvins’ King Buzzo talks Hollywood, “Groucho Marxism” and Fox News (audio)

Better late than never, but as promised here are a few more clips from my interview with Melvins leader Buzz Osbourne (first batch here.)

The godfathers of grunge are still in the area. And as anyone who witnessed the band blow the roof off of Hell’s Kitchen Monday night will tell you, tonight’s all-ages show at Olympia’s Capitol Theater should not be missed. Meanwhile, click the links to hear King Buzzo on …

… band stability and playing with Jared Warren and Coady Willis from Big Business.

… appearing

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The Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne on staying away from Montesano, influencing other bands (audio)

The mighty Melvins return to Tacoma on Monday where they’ll headline the new Hell’s Kitchen for the first time. Then they’ll play an all-ages show at Olympia’s Capitol Theater on Wednesday. They’re the subject of the cover story in Friday’s GO section, and here are a couple of clips from my interview with front man Buzz Osbourne to whet your appetites. Click the links to hear what he said about …

… the odds he’ll kick it in Montesano or Aberdeen any time soon.

… his band’s influence and who he’d like

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Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier talks new songs, Olympia roots

College radio faves Deerfhoof will headline Olympia’s Capitol Theater on the Fourth of July and Seattle’s Vera Project the day after that. And recently, I caught up with founding member Greg Saunier for a story that will run in Friday’s GO section and the Olympian’s Weekend. But before that hits the streets, you can click the links below to hear Saunier talk about …

… the new album the band is mixing on the road and a new local fans

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Dick Dale returns (video)

Rock icon Dick Dale will headline Olympia’s Capitol Theater tonight. And that’s as good a reason as any to dust off Tacoma Rock City’s first ever video Grit City Bootleg, from when the surf guitar guru last appeared at Hell’s Kitchen. And apparently I wasn’t the only one shootin’ video.

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