Saturday, June 25th, 2016

SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Prophets of Addiction, Candlebox …


SATURDAY, JUNE 25 2106: South Sound events + craft beer …

Prophets of Addiction + Parkway Tavern = insanity
Candlebox + No-Li Brewhouse = Crony
Swindler + Wet Coast Brewing = party time excellent
Steel Creek party + Top Side Red, White & Brew = hop, skip, jump


Tacoma’s Prophets of Addiction is a super glam band that’s all leather, hair and rock and roll. They’re about to hit the road for a little USA tour and The Valley grabbed them before they piled into the van. Baby and the Nobies will kick off the night at 8:30 p.m. followed by As the Moon, Ravages of Time then POA goes all Sunset Strip punk/metal mash-up on your ass. Bonus: It’s POA lead singer Lesli Sanders’ birthday.
PREFUNK: Just another day with Parkway Tavern and its giant heart. Parkway manager Sean Jackson, once again, has elicited the help of Columbia Distributing and six of the distributor’s client breweries/cideries to help raise money for The Lost Kids, a group of folks who pedal in the annual Alaska Airlines Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, which generates funds for the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Hop Valley Brewing Co., Two Beers Brewing Co., Seattle Cider Company, New Belgium Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing Co. and Georgetown Brewing Co. will take over the Parkway’s taps, host raffle drawings and help raise money for The Lost Kids. It’s called Collab-A-Gasm and the craziness runs noon to 8 p.m.


With Candlebox set to hit Little Creek Casino at 8 p.m., the obviously hip thing to do would be pan the ’90s era grunge band for existing in some sort of yesteryear time warp. Flannel isn’t popular anymore, after all. Times have changed. Mudhoney has AARP cards. Hip alterna rags would probably have a mockery field day with Candlebox. Screw that. We don’t have to abide by hip pretenses, devotion to mind-numbing experimentation and ironic facial hair. We choose Candlebox. If that makes us the butt of a thousand grunge jokes, so be it.
PREFUNK: No-Li Brewhouse’s transition from longtime Spokane brewer to a major player in the Northwest craft beer scene continues with a bunch of 2016 Washington Beer Awards honors hanging from their No-Li mantle. No-Li Brewhouse was named Large Brewery of the Year at the awards ceremony last weekend. The Spokane brewery also won honors for five of their beers. There 950 beers entered by 139 Washington breweries. No-Li won gold for their Poser beer in the American-style pale category. They also won silver medals for their Spin Cycle Red, Born & Raised IPA and Crony. The brewery took home bronze for their Oyster Stout as well. From 1-11 p.m., Northwest Beerwerks bottle shop and taproom in Olympia will host No-Li and their man about town beer rep Mike Lay for a patio party. The No-Li beer truck will be parked outside with four taps pouring Poser Pale Ale, Big Juicy IPA, Komrade Imperial IPA and Rise & Grind Coffee Stout. Boka Island food truck will be parked next to No-Li’s trickster, plus live music plugged in at 7 p.m.


Anchored by a veteran seamless rhythm team Swindler will ease on into Doyle’s Public House and exhaust the crowd with an intense, groove-ridden beat beginning at 10 p.m. The band applies a sense of classic analog funk to a fresh, progressive dimension of creative freedom favoring organic development over stylistic homogeneity. Jazz, rock and funk styles all find their way into Swindler’s slinky fusion. Get on up.
PREFUNK: Speaking of Washington Beer Awards, Gig Harbor’s Wet Coast Brewing Company grabbed a few after only officially brewing for one year. Co-owners Bryan Copeland and Aaron Johnson received three awards at the June 18 award ceremony — a Bronze medal for its Wet Coast Cream Ale, a Silver medal for its El Capitan Brown Ale and a Gold medal for its Sneak Thief Stout. Let’s party! Wet Coast hosts their one-year anniversary party from noon to 8 p.m. featuring food from Rib Ticklers Barbeque, live music by Leify Green and Dave Hannon and “crowd favorite” beers from their tanks. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Communities in Schools for the Peninsula School District, which has partnered with the company for the event. Another reason to go: it’s the last day for beloved Wet Coast bartender Sara Jayne. She’s mystic.


Paired with the dance floor and barrel-lined walls, Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. has a well-executed country allure while avoiding backcountry vibes. Furthermore, the bar plays home to an impressive selection of brown liquor. The downtown Tacoma hot spot celebrates their third anniversary this weekend with “The Ultimate Patio Party” tonight at 8 p.m. Expect a full bar on the patio with $2 burgers, country music and giveaways.
PREFUNK: Nobody wakes up one morning, leaps out of bed and yells, “Hey, Mom, I want to be a triple jumper!” OK, Andrea Geubelle did. The triple jumper from University Place has returned to the sport after a knee injury looking to get back to her 2013 USA Championships winning form. The Topside Bar & Grill in Steilacoom — yes, the one with the killer view — hosts Red, White & Brew Beer Festival from 4-10 p.m. with proceeds going toward Geubelle’s road to the Olympics. Expect to drink craft beer from Three Magnets Brewing, Wet Coast Brewing, Top Rung Brewing, Pacific Brewing & Malting and Puyallup River Brewing while listening to the musical stylings of rockin’ Nine Pound Hammer. Grip your pints hard as Geubelle will be in the house and you never know when she’ll suddenly go triple.