Friday, February 3rd, 2017

FRIDAY PREFUNK: Jim Basnight and the Moberlys and the Washington Hop Mob

Ron Swarner

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Jim Basnight and the Moberlys perform at The Valley tonight.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 2017: Tacoma concert paired with triple IPAs

ROCK HISTORY

Jim Basnight goes all the way back to the seminal Seattle Syndrome album from 1981 — a compilation of Seattle-based bands and artists released on vinyl and cassette by Engram records. He named his band after the director of the Seattle School District, David Moberly. Jim Basnight and the Moberlys have gone through breakups, reinventions, side-projects, re-releases, and reincarnations in the almost 40 years since they first hit the scene. According to Rev. Adam McKinley of the Weekly Volcano, “There’s a purity to their early recordings, which might lose some of its sheen, not only in the process of performing these songs live, but in the fundamental cracks and crags that form in a band having stood the test of time. McKinley goes on to state REM inspired them.” Catch Jim Basnight and the Moberly with China Davis and Danny Cash at 9 p.m. in The Valley.

PREFUNK: Pliny who? The Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow parks at Peaks and Pints at 11 a.m. for an all-day sampling of some of the biggest, baddest IPAs around. We’ll tap 11 superior triple IPAs from Washington state — 7 Seas Brewing Trident, Bale Breaker Mount Saint Humonkulous, Boundary Bay Imperial IPA, Kulshan Excelsior Peak IIIPA, Georgetown Tank Girl: Boom Boom Boom, Pike Hopulus Erectus, Reuben’s Blimey That’s Bitter, Snoqualmie Falls Pucker Punch, Sound HuMonkulous, Three Magnets Rain Rain Rain and Wander Boot Toss. Triple IPA? The unofficial beer style is a massively hoppy beer of at least 9.5-percent ABV with outrageous amounts of dry hops, hop flavor, malt flavor, alcohol and bitterness. The Triple IPA may be similar to a Double IPA in hop character, but is differentiated from the style by a thick, syrupy body accented by intense hop resins that make it a heavy sipping beer.  Hopheads exit your hidden, subterranean lairs and head to Peaks and Pints today.

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