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November 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

UPDATE: Bill Cosby gigs in Tacoma, Yakima canceled

Bill Cosby’s performance, scheduled for April 18, 2015, at the Broadway Center, has been canceled. “This decision is not intended to pass judgment on Mr. Cosby – that is not the business of the Broadway Center,” said David Fischer, the Broadway Center’s executive director. Cosby’s been the subject of allegations of sexual assault by a list…


Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Bill Cosby, Broadway Center, Tacoma

May 22, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Seaweed, the pride of Tacoma, resurfaces | Concert preview


Seaweed, from left: Clint Werner, Aaron Stauffer, Jesse Fox, Owen Atkins, Wade Neal. Photo by J.H. Wortley.

Tacoma’s lone entry in the next-Nirvana sweepstakes, Seaweed were never the center of attention — but were always nearby, like Waldo if he traded his stripes for flannel.

From 1989 to ‘99, the quintet, headlining Vera Thursday, recorded five LPs — three for Seattle’s Sub Pop, one for North Carolina’s Merge, and one for the Disney-owned Hollywood Records.

They appeared on the soundtrack to the slacker classic “Clerks,” in the grunge documentary “Hype!” and even had a video, “Kid Candy,” below, critiqued by Beavis and Butt-head.

Touring 23 times, they logged over a thousand shows — from small club gigs with peers Superchunk and Quicksand to big-ticket fests with Green Day and Candlebox.

Those golden days are gone — but in meeting bassist Owen Atkins and guitarist Wade Neal for after-work pints in T-Town’s no-frills Hilltop district, it’s clear Seaweed remain local heroes.


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May 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM

New York Comedian Aparna Nancherla headlining string of Seattle gigs May 13-17

Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Comedian Aparna Nancherla has written for “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bel” was just named one of Time Magazine’s best twitter feeds of 2014, been a guest on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast” and will now headline a series of independently produced comedy shows showcasing Seattle’s talented alternative comedy scene.

The RendezvousComedy Womb – May 13th & 14th – $10 Tickets – Comedy Womb is a Seattle based female focus but not female exclusive weekly open mic that takes place in The Grotto space of the Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge. It began as a dream to even the ratio of male to female comedians in Seattle. Aparna will appear as headliner early on in both shows, followed by the usual open mic.

Jai Thai on BroadwayPunchline Comedy Shows – May 15th, 16th & 17th – Free Entry – Comedy shows happen at least four days a week in the back bar of Jai Thai in Seattle’s iconic Capitol Hill. They feature some of Seattle’s best up & coming comedians working with established comics every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Aparna will appear as a special guest on the Thursday variety show and will headline the shows on Friday and Saturday.

Tacoma Comedy Club – May 18th – $10 Tickets – Even as a relatively new comedy club, Tacoma Comedy Club has quickly established itself as one of the premier comedy venues in the Pacific Northwest due to their clear love of comedy and world class talent. Aparna will headline the one night only Sunday show at the club.


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