Posts Tagged ‘cult tacoma’

festival // Fall Free for All : 2012

festival // Fall Free for All : 2012

This October, Tacoma’s Broadway Center hosted a weekend-long arts and cultural festival in the heart of downtown Tacoma—the 2012 Fall Free For All. We managed to capture a few of the excellent music performances along with several of the other sights and experiences—the wide variety of which represented some of Tacoma’s and the greater Pac NW’s best [...]


music // Cathedrals : David Bazan + Pretty Broken Things + Passenger String Quartet

music // Cathedrals : David Bazan + Pretty Broken Things + Passenger String Quartet

Stained glass and hipsters—who would have known they were a match made in heaven (quite literally?) The second much-anticipated Tacoma Cathedrals show, presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, filled Tacoma’s Immanual Presbyterian Church with the luminous sounds of local and independent musicians. “I think that Tacoma is doing a really good job [...]


music // Kevin Sur + Passenger String Quartet : 2012.07.07

music // Kevin Sur + Passenger String Quartet : 2012.07.07

Tacoma’s summer stage was set—fathomless blue sky slowly melting toward the West into a cocktail of red and orange. The perfect backdrop for a live performance. Locals gathered in the historic lobby of the Pantages Theater, downing libations and little bites before being breezed away via shuttle to two different house shows: one featuring  OK Sweetheart and the [...]


art // HIDE/SEEK : Tacoma Art Museum

art // HIDE/SEEK : Tacoma Art Museum

In those with only a cursory knowledge of the South Sound, you’ll find the usual prevailing stereotype that Tacoma plays a (pungent) second fiddle to Seattle and Portland—that culturally, it’s nothing more than a slowdown on the I-5 corridor. Thank goodness for those who believe otherwise, for those who know our progressively-minded city has much [...]


festival // Squeak + Squawk : 2012

festival // Squeak + Squawk : 2012

After a brief haitus, Tacoma’s Squeak + Squawk returned last weekend with its third music festival. The 2012 festival took place across several Tacoma venues and featured a broad and dynamic lineup from Tacoma favorites to global buzz bands—or both. Case in point is local Tacoman Brad Oberhofer (SOTA grad!) who played at The Space [...]


music // Pickwick : 2012.03.24 : Cathedrals Tacoma

music // Pickwick : 2012.03.24 : Cathedrals Tacoma

Let’s face it—from gothic cathedrals to cozy corner chapels, churches are built to carry sound. The voices of Pickwick fit hand in glove to the reverent, ambient surroundings of Tacoma’s Immanuel Presbyterian Church last weekend. Galen Disston’s rafter-climbing croon and the band’s buoyant, blue-eyed soul jams brought the most docile listeners out of their church pews [...]


epicurean // From the Bar Stool : Chris Keil

epicurean // From the Bar Stool : Chris Keil

Every Tuesday it’s as if a little sliver of the Ice Age descends upon 1022 South, minus the hoarfrost and woolly mammoth tusks. It’s when proprietor Chris Keil summons 150-pound blocks to his small cocktail bar and takes to them like a man possessed. Possessed, specifically, with a very sharp chainsaw. Nobody is asking Chris [...]


music // Big Sur : 2011.11.19 : studio session + house show

music // Big Sur : 2011.11.19 : studio session + house show

In a cozy Tacoma home nestled within a copse of trees, the music was wall-to-wall during another house show presented by The Warehouse. The show featured Big Sur and The Crying Shame, among others. Between sets in the main house, Big Sur sequestered themselves in the back yard studio called “The Cottage.” There, we captured their live [...]