On April 10th, the Weekly Volcano published another of Josh Rizeberg’s entries in his “What’s the Word” hip hop series innocuously titled “Hilltop Hip-Hop” wherein he…Read article
If you’re interested in following me on this journey of highly personal observations, and if you feel you might have had encounters with music in Tacoma that were similar to my own, read on. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.Read article
I’m not the only Tacoman who wishes for more and better live music here. I talked with five local music professionals to get some expert perspective on the future of independent music scenes in Tacoma.Read article
March 16, Post Defiance and The Warehouse are delighted to host a house show that shouldn’t be missed, a fitting expression of our mutual love of Tacoma culture and our desire to share and promote it.Read article
On March 1, 2013 Grammy nominated Tacoma songwriter and recording artist Clemm Rishad celebrates the release of his newest album “Supa Flyness.”Read article
I work at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, so I readily admit that I hold some level of enthusiasm for just about all that…Read article
If you’re like me (and I refuse to believe that I am the lone fanatic in this town), you harbor an appreciation for holiday music. You may never voice it or you may be audacious about it, but either way, you can stand a little carol now and then. Or maybe heaping, endless hours of it (like me). And perhaps (also like me) you have exhausted the classics and are yearning for something a little more, oh, Tacoma-esque in your playlists. Well, way back in 1965, The Ventures were there to help out.Read article
Tacoma: every few months, you can reliably expect the Broadway Center for Performing Arts to present you with a new CATHEDRALS concert. Friday, November 16 is the third of this series. Excitement at CATHEDRALS’ novelty has not yet dissipated and so it can be assumed that the show will sell out (ticket information is below).Read article
It’s time to officially declare The Warehouse an institution. For three years, Adam Ydstie, Katie Lowery, and Doug Stoeckicht have organized, produced, and presented incredible live music. Featuring talented musicians in venues both traditional and non, all over Tacoma and points north, The Warehouse has never disappointed.Read article
In only its second year, the Fall Free For All could soon become a traditional part of fall for Tacoma, right along with weather distraction and…Read article
On Sunday, August 26th, Post Defiance was able to throw what may well have been the Tacoma party of the year, thanks to the support of our readers and the generosity of donors like 1022 South, 21 Cellars, Hilltop Pop Shop, Backcountry Creamery, Bluebeard Coffee, Sean Alexander, King’s Books, Springtide Press, Anagram Press, and Libertine Tacoma.
The party was our opportunity to thank our many contributors, while showcasing some of our favorite local artists – with performances by Taxi Driver, Colin Scott Reynolds (ILow), Kye Alfred Hillig, and Grace Youn with Angel Llanos.Read article
Last weekend, July 27, marked the second installation of the CATHEDRALS: Tacoma concert series, presented by the Broadway Center for Performing Arts. Artists Kevin Sur, Pretty Broken Things and David Bazan performed mostly acoustic sets backed by beautiful accompaniment from the Passenger String Quartet.Read article
There are a lot of fractured reflections in Grace Sullivan’s debut EP as Apartment Lights. “The White River” is an album composed of three songs that emerged from restorative moments in the natural world.Read article
Summer has officially hit Tacoma, which means you may have already contemplated escaping the heat by heading to the movies. But did you know that there’s a Tacoma connection with a current big-screen blockbuster?
You may be surprised to discover that a young classical violinist now youtube sensation from Tacoma just happens to make an appearance in the documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”Read article
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.
Earlier this month, 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 presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.Read article
The second in the already-popular CATHEDRALS: Tacoma concert series will take place on Friday, July 27 at 8 pm. David Bazan, Kevin Sur (of Indian Valley Line), and Pretty Broken Things will perform at Immanuel Presbyterian Church – Tickets $16Read article
I have my fingers crossed that the rest of the world will, like me, uncover and immediately love singer/songwriter/Valhalla coffee-roaster Colin Scott Reynolds.
The unassuming bearer of an unexpectedly mellifluous and powerful voice, Colin’s performances are local treats that must be experienced.Read article
Music lovers in Tacoma and beyond are familiar with Grace Sullivan. As a founding member of the very popular Goldfinch, she co-wrote and performed songs of barren sincerity mined from the dark vein between sacrament and sense. Last year, fans noticed changes in the band, including Grace’s absence. But by no means had she stopped writing music.Read article