Monday, June 5th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JUNE 5 2017: Jason Locking benefit and summer memories

Ron Swarner

Brian Cox’s Churchill will never come to you hat in hand.

TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JUNE 5 2017: Jason Locking benefit and summer memories

PREFUNK: With heavy hearts, we at Peaks and Pints send our deepest condolences to Jason Locking’s “family.” Jason, 44, died peacefully in his sleep following a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The beloved Tacoma chef and musician played in several bands over the years, including Gold Teeth, Pioneers West, NMVGPTS and, most recently, Old Foals. Shortly before his cancer diagnosis, he was promoted to sous chef at Boka at Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle. Jason was true Tacoma. A friend of the city, and hundreds of its denizens. He was one of the folks who helped make the city one of the coolest ’hoods in America. Jason is survived by his mother, Marilyn Locking, the love of his life, Jayme Fisher, canine kids Stella and Duff, his beloved bandmates, and countless friends that he considered family. Tacoma taprooms will host a week’s worth of benefits in support of the Locking family, thanks to organizer Mike Bosold of Clicking Wholesale Distributing. Titled “Power Week: Love for Locking,” Top of Tacoma Bar and Café, Peaks and Pints, Parkway Tavern, The Red Hot and North End Social Club will donate a portion of their sales over the next few days. Peaks and Pints will tap several craft beer delights from Great Divide Brewing Co. and Double Mountain Brewery to raise money during our SudsPop music and beer night at 7 p.m. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

2:10, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:10 P.M. CHURCHILL: It is early summer, 1944. The Allies’ June 6 D-Day invasion of Normandy is days away, and Churchill is determined to stop it in its tracks. Standing on an English beach in the opening scene, the great man literally sees the sea foam turning red, just as the seas are said to have run red with the blood of soldiers during the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli, a World War I campaign that Churchill championed and that led to some 40,000 Allied deaths. Brian Cox portrays British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Churchill, which is set in the days leading up to D-Day. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

5 P.M. RANDALL MONDAY: Watermelon beer is having a moment at the Parkway Tavern tonight. Hell or High Watermelon by 21st Amendment Brewery starts with a wheat beer base and adds watermelon for a fresh and crisp table beer with just a hint of fruit. How the craft beer ends after Parkway’s Sean Jackson runs it through his Tower of Power is anyone’s guess. Parkway Tavern, Tacoma

7 P.M. CHAMPAGNE SUNDAY: Champagne Sunday is an interesting breed. Performing a little bit Broadway, a little bit contemporary, a little bit punk and a little bit blues, this indie duo has a lot of energy and talent that makes for an engaging, powerful listen. Jessi and Jared Fredeen, (yes, they’re married) make up the California transplant band that uses instrumentation ranging from acoustic guitar to piano, with trombone, ukulele, harmonica and squeezebox. Vocalist Jessi has a sound similar to Chrissie Hynde or Ani DiFranco — a huge, feminine voice with power and punch, but with a range so as to reach into a lullaby if necessary. This is not to say that guitarist Jared isn’t without poise when he flies solo or chimes in on harmony. Odd Otter Brewing Co., Tacoma