Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

SOUTH SOUND PREFUNK TUESDAY JUNE 27 2017: Triceratops Strawberry Blonde and the Dusty 45’s

Ron Swarner

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The Dusty 45’s perform at Skansie Brothers Park in Gig Harbor tonight. Courtesy photo

SOUTH SOUND PREFUNK TUESDAY JUNE 27 2017: Triceratops Strawberry Blonde and the Dusty 45’s

PREFUNK: Fruit beers used to be lame, right? Artificial-tasting blueberry ales, cloyingly sweet strawberry wheats … but no more. Fruit beer has come a long way and is finally welcome on serious draft lists. Peaks and Pints has Triceratops Brewing’s delicious Strawberry Blonde on tap. It’s a classic blonde ale with 27 pounds of strawberry per barrel. Triceratops head brewer Rob Horn added strawberries three days before the end of fermentation to leave a slightly dry strawberry finish, but without loosing that delicious strawberry flavor. This beer finishes out at 6.7% ABV so don’t sleep on it and let the smoothness fool you. Strawberry Blonde packs a punch with the drinkability of a crushable summer time beer. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

1:50 AND 6:20 P.M. TRUMAN: Last year, Truman cleaned up at the Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars) winning best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, best director and best original screenplay. Directed by Cesc Gay, it’s the story of a four-day reunion between old friends — one who lives in Canada, the other in Barcelona, accompanied by Julian’s faithful dog, Truman, — who share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julian’s complicated situation. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

6:30 P.M. SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE: The moment you tour as the great Wanda Jackson’s backing band, as the Dusty 45’s once did, we’d say all bets are off. That’s a lifetime of argument-ending, “Oh yeah, well, we were Wanda Jackson’s backing band,” moments. As a band in their own right, the Dusty 45’s produce mostly faithful approximations of classic country, blues rock and honky-tonk, with a kind of rollicking flair that helps iron out any initial hesitance one may have regarding sincerity or credentials (and hey, pal, they were Wanda Jackon’s backing band). Skansie Brothers Park, Gig Harbor

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