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Feb.
23rd

Grit City Bootlegs No. 68: An interview and new tunes from Big Wheel Stunt Show

Big Wheel Stunt Show will unleash their new album “Cheetah Milque” on Tacoma Saturday night with a CD release party at the New Frontier Lounge. We’ll have a related story on one of Tacoma’s most talented rock bands in Friday’s GO section.

But in the meantime I thought I’d share this interview from last week at the Frontier. And if you hit the “more” button you can also check out several performance videos I shot with my little Kodiak point-and-shoot last Saturday at Supernova downtown. These boys rock!


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Feb.
5th

Ozzy Osbourne review and set list

Let’s start with the obvious. Ozzy Osbourne has seen better days. And after decades of ingesting enough booze and contraband to kill most of us, you never know which version of the rock legend will show up in concert.

Will it be the guy who’s had trouble finishing tours in recent years; the one that melted down and shuffled offstage after his voice blew out midway through Black Sabbath’s set in Auburn a few years back? Or will it be some semblance of the Prince of (bleeping) Darkness, the lovable madman that got this metal train rolling more than

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Jan.
27th

The Kingsmen’s Dick Peterson talks “Louie Louie”

They had other hits. But one song more than any other is guaranteed to be on the Kingsmen’s set list Saturday night at Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre.

You know the one. Richard Berry wrote it. Tacoma’s Fabulous Wailers and Lawrence “Rockin’ Robin” Roberts turned it into the party anthem we all know and love. It was a mandatory cover for just about every garage-rocker we associate with the Original Northwest Sound.
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Jan.
18th

Rush bringing “Moving Pictures” back this summer

Rush will bring their Time Machine Tour back to Washington this summer. The Canadian prog-rock kings will headline the Gorge Amphitheatre in George on July 2, Live Nation announced today. Tickets will go for $45 to $110, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster will have them on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31.

The Time Machine Tour – which features Rush playing it’s classic album “Moving Pictures” in its entirety – stopped at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre last August, and you can find our coverage here.

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.
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

How much of Pink Floyd fan are you? Take “The Wall” quiz

You don’t need nooooo ed-yoo-kashun! Or do you? When it comes to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” that is.

We’re running a quiz in Friday’s GO section to commemorate Roger Waters bringing the classic rock opera to life Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. But you, loyal TRC readers, don’t have to wait. Test your knowledge and level of fandom right here by answering a few questions. Then check back Friday for the answers. (You know, if you’re just too lazy to just Google ‘em.)
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