TACOMA PREFUNK TUESDAY, MAY 22 2018: Block 15 London Chronicle and pop-punkers Belmont
PREFUNK: The porter style originated in England as the popular preference of the porters who worked in the shipyards. The style, an ale, is commonly dated to the mid-to-early 1700s. Nick Arzner’s Corvallis brewery Block 15 makes a delicious London style porter, London Chronicle. It’s the perfect dark beer for a warm spring afternoon, balancing a complex malt profile full of chocolatey, nutty grist character with refreshing drinkability and a crisp, roasty finish. Peaks and Pints pours Block 15’s London Chronicle from our western red cedar tap log today.
1:30 AND 6:30 P.M. SUMMER IN THE FOREST: An author, philosopher, and administrator, Vanier founded L’Arche, a community based outside of Paris for individuals with developmental disabilities, in the 1960s and continues to manage it today. His goal for L’Arche was to create an inclusive community where anyone could live a meaningful life, and the documentary Summer in the Forest shows multiple residents as they socialize, work, (or, in some cases, enjoy their retirement), and reflect on what it means to be happy. The film screens several times today at The Grand Cinema.
8 P.M. BELMONT: Hailed by Rock Sound Magazine as “quite possibly the next great pop-punk band,” Chicago’s five-piece Belmont is touring behind their album, Between You & Me. Following the recent trail blazed by Chicago groups such as Knuckle Puck and Real Friends, Between You & Me features songs that echo the sentiments of youth. Guitarist Sam Patt reinforces this notion by mentioning that “these songs come from an original place.” Belmont and touring partner Young Culture perform at all-ages club Real Art Tacoma tonight with JV, Food for Wolves and Russian Blue.