Events

80’s INVASION @ 9pm

80’s INVASION takes the music of the ’80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all night at our friends’ houses, and the first concerts we went to. Some of our most memorable experiences (ahem) occurred listening to these songs. This music matters and we care enough about it to do it right.

THE COVERS @ 9pm

Your favorite doorman and Rock guitarist TROY HILL puts together an amazing show of rock and dance hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Come party with and get your dance on with THE COVERS! (Formerly BAM) as they take over The Swiss.

THE HIPSTERS @ 9pm

The Hipsters: Nothing but solid ground pounding, hip grinding, ass shaking rock and roll provide the base for this band. Years of history between the foursome has given them perspective on all types of music….but a fresh attack on music, as well as a true enjoyment of working the crowd keeps the atmosphere alive and electric.

Solid dance rock that you know and love…High energy atmosphere that you want to be a part of…its hot rock for cool people, and you need to get some.

THE SPAZMATICS @ 9pm

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

80’s COSTUME BALL w/ HAIRSTORM: 80’s ARENA-HAIR ROCK @ 9pm

Party hard with HAIRSTORM at The Swiss in Tacoma. Rock out in your best 80’s attire and The Swiss will give away gift cards and the band will also be giving away some rocking Hairstorm swag!

May 6th – Friday 9pm to 1am
$8 Cover

HAIRSTORM brings the best of 80’s Hair Rock – from Van Halen to Bon Jovi to Motley Crue, Poison, Whitesnake, Guns N’ Roses, and many more of your favorite 80’s rock bands. So bring out those spandex and leather pants. Get that Aqua Net hair spray ready. And head out to the Swiss for a fun night of 80’s Rock with HAIRSTORM!

80’s INVASION @ 9pm

80’s INVASION takes the music of the ’80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all night at our friends’ houses, and the first concerts we went to. Some of our most memorable experiences (ahem) occurred listening to these songs. This music matters and we care enough about it to do it right.

BRASS MONKEYS @ 9PM

Brass Monkeys is the Ultimate Beastie Boys Tribute Band. Enjoy all your favorite hits like Sabotage, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Intergalactic and of course Fight for Your Right. The Brass Monkeys’ goal is to recreate the Beastie Boys music as authentically as possible. They include all eras in their performance, complete with costume changes and an instrumental set.

STRANGELY ALRIGHT / LIMBERLOST / THE REVOLVING BULLETS @ 9PM

Strangely Alright is a 6 piece Power Pop Band from the Seattle, WA area that has, as Rockford Rowley from The Weekly Volcano says, “an undeniable emotional appeal. Ringing, triumphant chords and lyrics that allude to conquered tribulations immediately make the music relatable to everyone.

Strangely Alright brings their intense and colorful psychedelic-rock to The Swiss with special guests Limberlost and The Revolving Bullets. It will be a night filled with great songs, fun bands and cool people. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Limberlost– 9 to 10 pm
https://www.reverbnation.com/limberlost5
Strangely Alright – 10:15 to 11:15 pm
www.strangelyalright.com
The Revolving Bullets
https://www.reverbnation.com/therevolvingbullets

THE COVERS @ 9pm

Your favorite doorman and Rock guitarist TROY HILL puts together an amazing show of rock and dance hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Come party with and get your dance on with THE COVERS! (Formerly BAM) as they take over The Swiss.

THE SPAZMATICS @ 9pm

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

THE PEARLS @ 9PM

The Pearls are an Americana, Alt-Country, and Western Swing. Their influences include The Band, The Eagles, George Jones, The Grateful Dead and The Everly Brothers, in addition to old Dixieland jazz and classic country. The Pearls are a vocal-driven band with songs that blend the spirit of travel and adventure with Cajun, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and country influences.

GRAY SKY BLUES FESTIVAL @ 1PM

Join us for the Gray Sky Blues Festival for a day filled with talented musicians playing great music. The lineup will be The Al Earick Band, Little Bill and the Bluenotes, Loose Gravel and New Roads, Maia Santell & House Blend, Nick Vigarino’s Meantown Blues with our headliner Gray Sky All-Star Band wrapping things up. Cover will be $10.00 and begin at 1:00pm ($8.00 for Blues Society/Association Members/Active Military) All ages welcome until 8:30 pm!

THE PHOENIX @ 9pm

Tacoma has a lot of great music venues, but few compare to The Swiss Restaurant & Pub! Come out and join The Phoenix as we return to this historic downtown Tacoma club! We’ll be partying from 9pm until 1am on Friday, April 7th and you DON’T want to miss your opportunity to join us!  We’ll see you there! #RiseUp

DORADO (PDX) / BES (T-TOWN) @ 9pm (FREE)

Dorado is coming up from Portland to funk it up, so get here early! The always awesome Bes will be blowing your minds to close the night so be sure to stay til the end! Rad bands at a rad venue with great food and drinks! Put on your dancing shoes and let’s party!

Bes – Tacoma Progressive Rock Jazz
https://soundcloud.com/bes-band

Dorado – Portland Funk Jazz Rock
http://www.doradosound.com/#shows

21+ / 9pm

KRYBOYS @ 9pm

KRYBOYS are the Seattle areas premier cover band offering the highest quality live misic
experience around. From the flash of the lights and lasers to the most energetic,
best sounding performance, a night out with KRYBOYS leaves you with the epic sensation
of a full on rock concert.

KRYBOYS @ 9pm

KRYBOYS are the Seattle areas premier cover band offering the highest quality live misic
experience around. From the flash of the lights and lasers to the most energetic,
best sounding performance, a night out with KRYBOYS leaves you with the epic sensation
of a full on rock concert.

DACE’S ROCK-N-MORE ROCKCITAL @ 12:30PM

2 shows, 12 student bands!
First Show @ 12:30 PM, second show @ 3:00 PM

Come join us for an afternoon of music, food, and fun! Rock ‘n’ More’s Rockcital is a chance for bands of our students to come showcase their talents, playing covers and originals. This show is located at The Swiss Restuaraunt and Pub in Tacoma, giving you access to great food and beverages. There is a $10 suggested donation, with all proceeds going to our tuition assistance program. Support our bands by coming out for a wonderful musical experience.

SHOW LINEUPS (subject to change)

First Show 12:30 PM
1. Synergy
2. Shockwave
3. David Jowie
4. Awkward Silence
5. Tambo
6. Meercats
7. Meerbo (the supergroup!)

Second Show 3:00 PM
1. Meerbo
2. Tambo
3. Dilemma
4. We Should Have Practiced
5. Reality Check
6. Shiver
7. Dark Shadow

HARMONIOUS FUNK BAND @ 9pm

Known for having crowds groovin’ from the moment they hit the stage, Harmonious Funk Band’s mix of cover songs spans Top 40 hits to classics from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

80’s INVASION @ 9pm

80’s INVASION takes the music of the ’80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all night at our friends’ houses, and the first concerts we went to. Some of our most memorable experiences (ahem) occurred listening to these songs. This music matters and we care enough about it to do it right.