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Backstage Bar & Grill aiming for Feb. 1 opening

Tacoma could have a new rock venue as soon as Feb. 1. That’s the tentative opening date for Backstage Bar & Grill, the new club that’s in the works at 6409 Sixth Ave., according to general manager Joy Hutt. But she added that opening day largely depends on how soon owner Stephen Tippins can secure a liquor license.

The new club is under construction in the space formerly occupied by Game On Sports Grille. Hutt described the vibe Backstage is going for as part cowgirl bar, part Hard Rock Café. The 6,800-square-foot venue will feature live music, rock

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Queensryche, Duff McKagan to play KISW benefit for Lakewood police

Today, Snoqualmie Casino and Seattle rock station KISW-FM (99.9) announced KISW Salutes the Shield, a benefit show that will bring Queensryche and Duff McKagan, of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame, to the casino’s ballroom on Dec. 19.

Queensryche will play a special acoustic set and McKagan will headline with his band, Loaded, with more bands and special guests expected to be announced.

Tickets are $20 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Dec. 11). The event will also include a silent auction featuring trips, autographed guitars and other items. Proceeds

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