TUESDAY, OCT. 11 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …
The Valley + Gig Harbor Blazing Onion = beer Galore
Tacoma Film Festival + Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. = Dreamland
Mobina Galore, a female duo that comes off like Courtney Love fronting the New Bomb Turks, will rock The Valley tonight. Jenna Priestner makes a retro-tinted garage-pop racket as the singer-guitarist of the scrappy two-piece. Marcia Hanson drives the drums. Mobina Galore creates an in-your-face dynamic that moves with an approachable force, often lashing out with a flurry of white-heat guitar violence, and then striking a dramatic balance between serrated indie rock and discordant sweet-pop. In other words, this band freaking rocks. No More Suns (heavy rock from Bremerton) and Stop Dont Stop open at 8 p.m.
PREFUNK: Jim Dignam is leaving his Fox Island garage tonight. Fox Island Brewing will deliver three kegs to the Gig Harbor Blazing Onion for a brewer’s night from 6-8 p.m. Dignam’s Pale Rye-der is a medium-bodied pale ale with a slight spiciness from the 15% rye grain. His Divin’ DIPA (Deepa) collaboration with homebrewer/retired master sergeant Navy diver Dennis Elsasser has a bitter bite thanks to Columbus, Centennial and Citra hops. The last keg, Leroy Brown, is a light-bodied Brown Ale with flavors of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Robert Schwartzman makes his directorial debut with the comedy Dreamland about the cost of reaching your dreams. Part-time pianist Monty Fagan (Johnny Simmons) begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. A set of perfectly cast co-stars push or manipulate Monty along the way: Amy Landecker, Frankie Shaw, Alan Ruck, Beverly D’Angelo, along with Robert’s older brother, Jason Schwartzman, and their mother Talia Shire. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. in The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival, which has eight screenings today. Check out today’s schedule at tacomafilmfestival.com.
PREFUNK: The Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. Fresh Hop Mic Drop we discussed several weeks ago is on tap at the downtown brewery, which opens at 4 p.m. Director of Brewing Operations Steve Navarro braved weather and traffic to rush fresh Mosaic hops from Yakima to Pacific Avenue. “You almost get a natural high just breathing the hops,” Navarro said as he rushed the hops to the boil kettle. “The aroma is incredible. We’re blessed to live where we do.” Indeed, Steve, indeed. Mosaic Fresh Hop Mic Drop now on tap.