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tacoma nightclubs, live music venues, barsClick address to map location.
|502 downtown||100 S 9th St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 572-9074|
|a rhapsody in bloom florist||3709 6th Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 761-7673|
|bull market nightclub||12505 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 537-6012|
|C.I. Shenanigan's||3017 N Ruston Way||Tacoma, WA||(253) 752-8811|
|club silverstone||739 1/2 Saint Helens Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 404-0259|
|Dirty Oscar's Annex||2309 6th Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 572-0588|
|Doyle's Public House||208 St Helens Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 238-5359|
|Emerald Queen Casino Hotel||5700 Pacific Hwy E||Fife, WA||(888) 820-3555|
|Emerald Queen Casino I-5||2024 E 29th St||Tacoma, WA||(888) 831-7655|
|engine house #9||611 N Pine St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 272-3435|
|ginkgo forest winery||2221 N 30th St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 301-4372|
|half pint pizza pub||2710 6th Ave (aka MEDI'S)||Tacoma, WA||(253) 272-2531|
|Harmon Brewery||1938 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 383-2739|
|hilltop kitchen||913 Martin Luther King Way||Tacoma, WA||(253) 327-1397|
|jazzbones||2803 6th Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 396-9169|
|keys on main||1003 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 627-7555|
|Knapp's Restaurant & Lounge||2707 N Proctor St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 759-9009|
|loch's tacoma||928 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 221-1587|
|louie g's pizza||5219 Pacific Hwy S||Fife, WA||(253) 926-9700|
|magoo's annex||2710 N 21st St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 759-0467|
|matador restaurant & tequila bar||721 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 627-7100|
|Meconi's Pub & Eatery||709 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 383-3388|
|mix||635 St Helens Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 383-4327|
|New Frontier Lounge||301 E 25th St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 572-4020|
|north point bar & grill||6210 29th St NE||Tacoma, WA||(253) 927-7767|
|o'malley's irish pub||2403 6th Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 627-9403|
|Parkway Tavern||313 North I Street||Tacoma, WA||(253) 383-8748|
|pour at four: a wine bar||3814 N 26th St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 761-8015|
|ram restaurant & brewery||3001 Ruston Way||Tacoma, WA||(253) 756-7886|
|ram restaurant & brewery||10019 59th Ave SW||Lakewood, WA||(253) 584-3191|
|Rock the Dock Pub & Grill||535 Dock St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 272-5004|
|schooner||5429 100th St SW||Lakewood, WA||(253) 584-1919|
|social bar & grill||1715 Dock Street||Tacoma, WA||(253) 301-3835|
|spar||2121 N 30th St||Tacoma, WA||(253) 627-8215|
|Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.||1114 Broadway||Tacoma, WA||(253) 627-1229|
|Swiss Pub||1904 Jefferson Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 572-2821|
|tacoma cabana||728 Pacific Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 222-4184|
|Top of Tacoma Bar & Cafe||3529 McKinley Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 272-1502|
|vertigo lounge||1320 Broadway Plaza||Tacoma, WA||(253) 572-3200|
|west end pub & grill||3840 6th Ave||Tacoma, WA||(253) 759-2896|
tacoma nightlife commentary
Showbox Theater, Seattle, WA
"My view from the edge."
Floater lived up to the much publicized hype on the air waves and the continuous billing from its local, loyal following during last nights show at the Showbox. No bowl-cloggers here people. This baby floats hard and floats fast to the top of the rockpile. The three member band has the full sound reminiscent of Rush with a dash of Incubus. But still owning its own unique style and sound.
I was impressed by the power the group possess and the tone and range of lead singer, Robert Wynia. If Sting and Robert Smith had copulated and had a bastard son of rock, Wynia would be this immaculate conception. Powerful vocal deftly overlays mesmerizing bass work. This is a man gifted with two musical brains. 2 brains that have 1 goal, to burn your ears and heart with pulsing, molten rock that grips you in its lava claws towards a slow death that you actually enjoy.
The mosh was an ebb and flow of energy that seemed to subside when anyone had lost footing. Politeness and rock at the same event - who said civility is dead and our society is ending with today's youth? Full sound, coordinated tempo changes, precise execution highlight dedication to the trade and band chemistry as sharp as a big chuck of Tillamook cheddar.
I unselfishly hope this group moves toward a more traditional song structure - verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus, chorus - thus giving the modern music business what they require to package and effectively distribute Floater to the masses. Reason: the masses need Floater. However, the other edge of that proverbial sword is that any change to their style would ultimately remove what is so great about them: their unconventional approach to putting on one kick-ass show.
Get me a seat on the next "Mexican Bus" - I like where this baby is headed.
~ The Don ~