Thursday, June 1st, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK JUNE 1 2017: Scuttlebutt Lodge Meeting and The Red Elvises

Ron Swarner


THURSDAY PREFUNK JUNE 1 2017: Scuttlebutt Lodge Meeting and The Red Elvises …

PREFUNK: If you’ve been waiting since the day you were born to drink Scuttlebutt Brewing Company craft beer, this is your year: Everett’s renowned brewery turns 21 in July. If you’re already 21 you can enjoy Scuttlebutt craft beers a month earlier at today’s Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting when Scuttlebutt dons the ceremonial robe and Grand Poobah hat as we pour the brewery’s beers from our Western red cedar tap log, including KEXP Transistor IPA and 20th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

6:30 P.M.: JUNCTION 48: Udi Aloni doesn’t shy away from his inspirations. His Middle Eastern rap drama Junction 48 is as much a star vehicle for Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as 8 Mile was for Eminem, and Aloni even goes so far as to borrow the basic story outlines of Curtis Hanson’s 2002 film: It’s yet another chronicle of a poor young man’s efforts to transcend his circumstances by becoming a hip-hop star. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

9 P.M. IGOR & THE RED ELVISES: In 1995, Igor Yuzov dreamed “that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock and roll.” So, Igor did what any person in his shoes would do: get together with the Red Elvises and start his own “Siberian Surf Rock” band. And in the words of Igor and the Red Elvises, “Let’s Get Drunk and Funk!” Dance your ass off to elements of art deco, bossa nova, punk, rockabilly, surf, lounge, Middle Eastern and Eastern European music. The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Tacoma