Events

HARMONIOUS FUNK @9pm

HARMONIOUS FUNK does Top 40 and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s early 2000’s and current. They have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage! Don’t miss this All-Star performance from this funky bunch.

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

HARMONIOUS FUNK @9pm

HARMONIOUS FUNK does Top 40 and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s early 2000’s and current. They have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage! Don’t miss this All-Star performance from this funky bunch.

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

HARMONIOUS FUNK @9pm

HARMONIOUS FUNK does Top 40 and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s early 2000’s and current. They have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage! Don’t miss this All-Star performance from this funky bunch.

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

HARMONIOUS FUNK @9pm

HARMONIOUS FUNK does Top 40 and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s early 2000’s and current. They have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage! Don’t miss this All-Star performance from this funky bunch.

IRON DRAGON @9pm

Bust out the Aqua net, big hair, tight pants, and get ready to rock your favorite songs of the 80’s!! Iron Dragon is Seattle’s premier 80’s rock tribute with a twist of their very own 80’s inspired originals and all of your favorite 80’s rock hits. Dance and sing to the songs of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Iron Maiden, Aldo Nova, Europe, Kixx, Great White, Skid Row, Scorpions, Metallica, and much more. Iron Dragon has invited and shared the stage with many of the 80’s best including Queensryche, The Last in Line, Autograph, KIXX, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Lynch Mob, and more. Join the Dragon for the ultimate 80’s rock experience!

EROTIC CITY PRINCE PURPLE PARTY! @9pm

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to pay homage to The Late Great PRINCE!
With a complete live stage show, when its time to party like its 1999, Erotic City Prince Tribute doesn’t hold back with the high heels, the lace pants, the ‘infamous’ purple coat, and all of the sexiness you will get in a Prince show. If you’re ever in need of you purple fix, Erotic City will definitely show up in a little red corvette with darling Nikki and create some controversy in the after world.

Don your favorite purple attire, and expect food and drink specials to match.

WATCH ROME BURN, GRIM STATISTIC, THE RIPPLE EFFECT @9pm

Brothers Jestyn and Drew Cummings along with the enigmatic Petey Normal comprise the high energy heavy rock trio, Watch Rome Burn. Veterans of the local music world; and cultivating their raw and unique sound over the last several years – they are setting the scene on fire, so get ready to Watch Rome Burn!

Grim Statistic is Alt rock/punk band headlined by the hardest rockin’ woman in the NW, Ryan Lee, and the Top-Hatted Texan, Mr. Jeff Cates. Drummer Rich “Raw Dawg” West joins on drums and vocals.

The Ripple Effect gelled around progressive but simple rock songs filled with hooky riffs and dynamic drumming. Maria Sabella’s soulful, emotive vocals and poetic, mystical lyrics over driving rock songs make for powerful performances.

This line-up promises an energetic experience you shouldn’t miss.

9pm
$10
21+

Grit City Think&Drink : The Rise of Chinese Wine @6:30pm (FREE)

THE RISE OF CHINESE WINE: A POLITICAL ECONOMY STORY with Cynthia Howson, UW Tacoma, and Pierre Ly, University of Puget Sound

In less than a decade, Chinese wine went from being ignored and ridiculed to earning gold medals and praise by famous critics in less than a decade. What is the relationship between the rise of wine made in China and the country’s economic development? In their research, Cynthia Howson and Pierre Ly apply insights from economic development scholarship to the wine industry and show that the story of Chinese wine is about politics, globalization, economic growth, environmental challenges, land rights, and governance.

Cynthia Howson is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. In addition to China, her field research has taken her to Senegal, The Gambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK, and a Masters from Sciences Po, Bordeaux in France.

Pierre Ly is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound, where he teaches a popular course on the idea of wine. Their first book, Adventures on the China Wine Trail, explores the rise of Chinese wine.

UNDER THE PUDDLE with BRAKE @9pm

UNDER THE PUDDLE has grown into a five-piece act in 2016. Recently the band released their self-titled debut album “The Moody Autumn” produced & engineered by Julie Nord. The album was released on March 31st and is now available on Amazon & ITunes. Currently the single ” I Go Walkin’ ” is set for video release on July 15th. The band has high hopes for their debut album and its success. They have been hard at work getting the word out via performances and promotion. Under The Puddle considers themselves artists and to a degree activists and have been in recent talks with the Clean Water Foundation and is exploring how they can help the cause.

With support from BRAKE.

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

RUMOR 6 @ 9pm

Check this out! You may have seen Got ‘90s perform here at The Swiss! Here’s your chance to come see their alter ego band, Rumor 6 on Saturday, February 15th! Rumor 6 covers a fun variety of Funk, Pop, Rock and R & B from the 70’s to now! Shake your booty to songs from Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Cee Lo Green, Black Eyed Peas, The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Timberlake, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, AC/DC and MUCH more! Showtime 9:00. $10.00 Cover.

AN EVENING OF HOUSE MUSIC FOR TACOMA @9pm

Come get down to the Old School beats played by

KARL KAMAKAHI

BIG CHUCK

SHAGGY

ALKEMIST

Watch for reoccurring Thursday night events organized by the Ever Funky Big Tim McCarthy of Tsunami Tattoo Fame.

9pm, 21+

DEADBEAT BLACKOUT, SUITE CLARITY, HANDS OF DELIVERANCE @9pm

Deadbeat Blackout is proud to share the stage with Suite Clarity and Hands of Deliverance at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub – Tacoma, WA. Deadbeat Blackout will perform their new album live in its entirety and more!! Merchandise raffle and free give-aways. Join us at this iconic Tacoma venue for an Epic Party. Saturday February 7, 2020. 8PM. 8$ Cover. 21+

Deadbeat Blackout:
https://deadbeatblackout.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/deadbeatblackout

Suite Clarity:
http://www.bignoisenow.com/suiteclarity.html
https://www.reverbnation.com/suiteclarity

Hands of Deliverance:
https://handsofdeliverance1.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.reverbnation.com/handsofdeliverance

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub:
https://theswisspub.com
1904 Jefferson Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

THE RETROS @9pm

Formed in 1996, THE RETROS, Seattle’s original 80’s New Wave tribute band, tore up the scene performing for thousands of fans across the region and the country, opening for many top 80’s artists. After 15 years together the group took a break…. until now.
The time has come for the return of THE RETROS, with a fresh new lineup, playing all your favorite 80’s hits with many exciting new surprises!
Expect to dance, expect to sing, expect to sweat, and expect to have the time of your life!

DEATH BY OVERKILL, POLLY SLANDEROUS, THE THRILL @9pm

DEATH BY OVERKILL: All Star Porn Jam is a yearly fundraiser taking place in Seattle, members of hundreds of Seattle rock bands will trade members for a night for a good cause. But why limit it to one night a year? Exactly!! Thus formed out of a sheer “fuck it, let’s do it” attitude — Death by Overkill were formed, featuring members of Furniture Girls, The Highsteppers, The Adarna, The Slants, Voyager One, TokyoIdaho, and Neon. Despite trying to just have a good time with friends, these misfits have shared the stage with some pretty hot shit bands including: “Moody” Mickelson, Static & Surrender, Rebelle (Canada), The Kingsmen, Ventures, Jr. Cadillac, Heart, Merilee Rush, The Fabulous Wailers, The Sonics… and ‘Yer Ma Bruh… Yer ma is a beautiful woman and we have excellent taste so don’t get mad.

POLLY SLANDEROUS – www.facebook.com/pollyslanderous
Female fronted, Seattle saturated!
Polly Slanderous boasts some of the Seattle scene’s finest! With members of The Adarna, Furniture Girls, Sightseer, The Sins, In The Between, Voxxy Vallejo and Janis Lives. This brand new band is a powerhouse, right out of the gate! The sound has a rocked up, sexy cool, burlesque-ish, swankiness to it that manages to incorporate some hint of blues alongside some heavier sadistic sounds thrown in from time to time, as if to keep you in line.

One part Buresque Theater- Two parts Whiskey- Three Parts Rock n Roll show!
Led by dynamic and energetic front woman Sherrie “Voxxy” Johnson, and backed by some of Seattle’s best rockers! A live show that does NOT disappoint!
vox- Voxxy
guitar- [jason] Lightfoot
bass- Fish [jones]
drums -[just] Murdock

THE THRILL The Thrill is a Seattle rock and roll band whose music is a combination of alternative, grunge, pop and great rock and roll.

Lead singer Todd Clirehugh knew from an early age that he wanted to play in a rock and roll band. He spent several years singing and honing his guitar playing in various rock and roll bands in the Seattle/Tacoma area before finally founding The Thrill in 2013.

The members have an organized cooperation that enables them to play as one. Clirehugh has a tremendous voice that he effortlessly uses to share the lyrics with the rest of us. Solid and full of life.

When asked how long have each of the band members have been playing music, the guitar/vocalist replied,
“Not long enough. It’s always a work in progress no matter if it’s with your own instrument, voice or playing in a band environment.”

We asked what the band hopes listeners will get out of the music and Clirehugh states, “I was inspired by a few acts that didn’t care about the current trend. They played what they loved and had great taste in music. Sure enough, these bands were able to make noise by doing it their way, on their terms and that’s the idea with The Thrill. Someone, somewhere is gonna dig it and it’s up to you to bring the music to that person.”

The band has a great sound, sort of a mix between Foo Fighters, Foreigner and Oasis. So, if you like any of those bands, you might just love this one.

-Tracy Salsbery
Northwest Music Scene

COMEDY NIGHT WITH RANDI! @8pm

Come on down to The Swiss to support our local 253 Comics, enjoy some snacks & libations, and laugh ’til you almost pee.

VIP tickets are right in front of the stage in the “Might Get Picked On” Section. $7.99

KIP  (kinda important people) tickets are a mere $4.99.

Come Support funny people:

Randi Rodgers!

Culver Louis!

Leesa Thomas!

Bill Steward!

and Kikuyu Calhoun!