TACOMA PREFUNK SATURDAY, OCT. 7 2017: Founders KBS and The Shining
PREFUNK: Arguably Michigan’s most sought-after brew, Kentucky Breakfast Stout is pouring from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log — and at first taste, the 2017 vintage is one of the best. Longtime fans will notice the annual Founders Brewing Co. release, an imperial stout with coffee and chocolate, cave-aged for months in bourbon barrels, is even more smooth and balanced than previous years. We immediately noticed less of the boozy heat than last year’s release, with roasty coffee notes taking center stage. Drop by for a little KBS then chase it with Founder’s non-barrel aged version, which is also on tap at Peaks.
9 P.M. HEAVY ROCK NIGHT: There are those who will tell you that post-grunge rock, the brand of heavy, monolithic rock and roll that dominated the radio waves in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is dead. Tell that to Granite Waves, Thylacine and Beef Supreme, three bands that will flat-out rock The Valley tonight.
11 P.M. THE SHINING: Most likely you’ll already be at The Grand Cinema when The Shining hits the screen at 11 p.m. The Tacoma filmhouse is well into its annual Tacoma Film Festival, so maybe you’ll just have walked out of the film shorts series screenings tonight, or caught a bite after hitting the “Secret Screening” at 5:30 p.m. before catching The Shining. In any case, you’ll want to catch Jack Nicholson as the ex-alkie novelist who mutates into an ax-wielding maniac, either because he’s become claustrophobic with his family in the Overlook Hotel or because there’s some incoherent Stephen King plot about ghosts. Thanks to Stanley Kubrick, it’s never clear which it is, but there are oodles of hair-tingling set pieces and Steadicam long takes to get lost in. Also, Shelley Duvall’s amazing.