Saturday, July 1st, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK JULY 1 2017: Modern Times Ice and Weird Elephant

Ron Swarner

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The Grand Cinema screens Buster’s Mal Heart late tonight.

TACOMA PREFUNK JULY 1 2017: Modern Times Ice and Weird Elephant

PREFUNK: Founded in the early summer of 2013, Modern Times Beer is a San Diego-based brewery that focuses mainly on session-style IPAs, but also includes an array of hybrid styles from the brewers’ experiments with mixing and matching hops, fruits, yeasts, and barrels, including an innovative line of sours, the result of pilot batches. Peaks and Pints pours Modern Times’ first pilsner, Ice, from our western red cedar tap log. The brewery hopped it with Czech Saaz and Australian Summer hops, before lagering the hell out of it for a combination of crisp grass and straw with a bit of underlying grain on the nose and tongue. It’s a delicious Czech pilsner with a light body and a dry finish. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

7 P.M. KAREEM KANDI BAND: We’ve said it a hundred times, literally: Saxophonist Kareem Kandi’s sound derives from the classic, free, often enthusiastic tradition of Joshua Redman as filtered through Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt, all of whose shadows can be traced — Redman in Kandi’s funky organicism, Gordon in his dynamic harmonics, Stitt in the intensity that coats his every note with a Gritty City finish. The Kareem Kandi Band performs a free show at the Point Ruston Summer Concert Series. Point Ruston Grand Plaza, Tacoma

11 P.M. BUSTER’S MAL HEART: Rami Malek is a family man whose chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter has left him on the run from the police and an impending event known as “The Inversion.” As the events that fractured Buster’s psyche are revealed, we learn what left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both. The Grand Cinema presents the visceral mind bender of a psychological thriller Buster’s Mal Heart — that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside down — as part of the Tacoma film house’s Weird Elephant Series. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

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