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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.
21st

New Backstage Bar & Grill to open on Friday

Backstage Bar & Grill will have its grand opening on Friday, manager Joy Hutt tells us. The new, 6,800-square-foot rock club has been under construction at 6409 Sixth Ave., the space formerly occupied by Game On Sports Grille.

Hutt has described the aesthetic as Hard Rock Café meets “Coyote Ugly,” with live music, girls in chaps dancing girls and rock memorabilia décor. Among the venue’s first big shows is a March 1 date with Lynch Mob, the band formed by Dokken guitarist George Lynch.

Feb.
20th

Big Wheel Stunt Show video shoot turns steamy

Renagade calendar girl Ruby Velvet.

What I expected Saturday afternoon when I showed up at Supernova’s downtown location yesterday afternoon was a video shoot for “When the Mountain Blows,” the closing cut from Big Wheel Stunt Show’s rockin’ new album “Cheetah Milque.” What it turned out to be? A steamy calendar shoot for the Renagade Girls. The rowdy and often scantily clad ambassadors of Tacoma’s Renagade Bikes had taken over the hair salon for a 1930s, gangster-themed hootenanny with Big Wheel playing the house band. (And yes, they spell renegade that way.)
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Feb.
15th

Matt Sader talks Argonaut’s comeback, retooled sound (audio)

Let the countdown begin. This weekend, recently reunited Tacoma sludge-metal titans Argonaut will unveil a new lineup featuring singer-bassist Matt Sader, drummer Brandon Boote, guitarist Dave “I’m in every band in Tacoma” Takata and newcomer Trina Walker replacing guitarist Scott Talbott, who took off for Reno.
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Feb.
10th

Tre’dmarks Radio to be featured on new Northwest Convergence Zone station

Go Juice Radio and the Northwest Convergence Zone – two of Tacoma’s most popular music podcast sources and the subjects of our cover story in Sunday’s SoundLife section – are joining forces. Go Juice’s Quincy “Q. Dot” Henry has informed us that his Tre’dmarks Radio show will be part the Convergence Zone’s new online station, which is scheduled to launch on Feb. 28.

You can currently hear Tre’dmarks Radio – co-hosted by Henry and Maurice “Tha Bizni$ Man” Thornton – at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at GoJuiceRadio.com. But beginning March 4 you’ll also be

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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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Feb.
2nd

Ozzy vs. Slash

Warning: Do not approach these men if you see them. Her, a different story (AP photo/Joel Ryan)

Listen up, people! It’s time to hide your daughters, the contents of your medicine cabinets and any small animals that may be in your care.

Why? Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are coming to town, that’s why. They’re the main attractions Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome. And, in case you didn’t know, they’re also two of the most debauched rockers to ever be featured on VH-1’s “Behind the Music.”

So as a public service we’ve compiled some incriminating confessions from their biographies, “I Am Ozzy” (written with Chris Ayres, Hachette Book Group, $15.99) and “Slash” (with Anthony Bozza, It Books, $15.99) to figure out which guy is the most dangerous and erratic – and to let you know why you should do a 180 and run if you see either one strolling down D Street before the show.
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Jan.
24th

Sasquatch 2011 acts to be revealed at Feb. 6 launch party

Live Nation tells us we’ll learn who’s playing Sasquatch 2011 on Feb. 6. A festival launch party will be held at 8 p.m. that day with performances by the Thermals (recent TRC interview clips here), Das Racist andMad Rad. Comedian Todd Barry, who appeared at last year’s festival, will host the event.
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Jan.
21st

The odds “Monkey Business” will be on John Rich’s set list in Shelton? Suddenly much higher

Just got off the phone with country hit machine John Rich, and he let us know about a special guest he plans to fly in for his Jan. 29 appearance at Shelton’s Little Creek Casino – none other than Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach.
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