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An illustrated guide to the Alder Arts Walk

Puget Sound’s showcase of local art, music, poetry and film, Alder Arts Walk, will be featured at five houses in close proximity to campus. Friday night’s kickoff party for the event will include Puget Sound’s esteemed bluegrass band, Barleywine Revue and a set featuring some KUPS DJs.

In all, Saturday’s event will host fourteen bands, ranging from bluegrass, jazz, metal, punk and even dubstep, so music fans of all sorts will be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t appeal to their individual tastes. Some bands will be from out of town, some from Tacoma and others will feature fellow students from Puget Sound.

On Saturday, the first house of the event will have a sculpture emphasis, located at 3422 N 8th St. Blue Duck Jazz Combo will start playing at 3:00 p.m. Then Micaela Cooley will begin at 3:30, quickly followed by Noodle Necktie at 4:00.

Puget Sound’s folk-duo the Bottlecap Boys changed their name from the former nomenclature Ross & Luke, and thus will be playing their first show under the new name. They will close the show, starting at 4:15.

The second house will be at 818 N Washington St., and it will have a painting and photography emphasis, also featuring musicians from SALT Records. Valerie Warren will kick off the show at 4:45, followed by Josh Tacke, Grace Oberhofer, Dave Yi and Nathan Faber. These acts will be performing until 6:40.

Starting at 6:45, Short Shirt will be the opening act for the third house at 715 N Union Ave. This house will have an emphasis on poetry reading. At 7:00, Post Hype will take the stage. Rhythm & Booze will close the show at 7:30.

The fourth house at 820 N Union Ave. will host a couple familiar names to Puget Sound students—Bad Maynards and the notorious Fuck Mountain. Fuck Mountain will start playing at 8:00 followed by Bad Maynards at 9:00. Bad Maynards will have just moved to Tacoma from Olympia so the evening’s show will be their debut as new residents.

Finally, Alder Arts Walk will come to a close at 808 N Union Ave. Fang Chia will start playing there at 10:00. Puget Sound’s own Miasthma will close the show at 11:00, playing indefinitely into the night.

Guides for the walk will distributed at the first house (which is, again, 3422 N 8th St.) as well as at Beyond the Bridge Café, Urban Xchange and online at The event’s blog page is a good tool to stay on top of any changes that may take place before the 23.

Currently, there is still incoming material for art and poetry. As for film, selections for the Walk will be played during transitions in between bands. Alder Arts Walk is guaranteed to be an intriguing assemblage of art in all of its many forms.