Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30 2017: Raven De Brett and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ron Swarner


TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30 2017: Raven De Brett and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

PREFUNK: Bière de Garde, at least by today’s definition, is a warm fermented strong pale ale — sometimes blonde, sometimes amber, and has much in common with Belgium ales. Black Raven Brewing’s Raven De Brett falls into this style, housed a six-month secondary fermentation with the “wild” yeast strain Brettanomyces lambicus, then dry hopped in order to meld bright fresh hop aroma and accent with aged wild yeast character. On the nose, expect crisp fresh melon and dark lemon, dry earthy oaky notes with substantial yeasty farmhouse funk. On the tongue, it’s clean with light pale malt up front, earthy super dry finish and just a hint of that yeasty finish so evident in the nose. No sourness from the Brett, but a clean pleasant dryness that really allows this beer to shine. Grab one out of Peaks and Pints’ cooler and enjoy.

1:15 AND 6:45 P.M. DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND: In 1967, Richard Goldstein of the New York Times called the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “an album of special effects, dazzling but ultimately fraudulent.” He liked only the last song, “A Day in the Life,” but called it “a coda to an otherwise undistinguished collection of work.” Musicologist Scott Freiman lectures on this, “fake band, where the Beatles can pretend to be someone else … and try lots of different things” in the documentary Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in The Grand Cinema. Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music.

7 P.M. CALIENTE: Salsa dancing in the Proctor District? Sí. Every Wednesday La Fondita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina hosts salsa dance lessons at 7 p.m. followed by a full-on salsa dance night with DJ Arturo Rodriguez spinning.