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Tacoma Real Art gives stage to new bands for all ages

A concert review of local bands that joined together to celebrate freedom of expression through music

October 7, 2016

A concert review of local bands that joined together to celebrate freedom of expression through music

Staff Writer: Megan Sokol

In the belly of downtown Tacoma, at an all ages club called Real Art Tacoma, where up and coming musicians live, four small bands come together to make art. On Sept. 18, Fairlady, Oblio, The Melting Point, and Dyodd all played a matinee show at Real Art.

Real Art has been the staple of the Tacoma music scene for over eight years indulging crowds with many different bands from all over the country, including Oblio, who came all the way from Los Angeles. Students and locals alike come to see bands they’ve never heard of and learn something new. Ashton Dart, a former Running Start student of Pierce College took a break from her current studies in social work to come see Dyodd.

Dyodd opened the show by ripping the stage with assertive vocals and an even more powerful message. One song was named “20 Thousand Deaths,” based on the Native American small pox genocide. They also sang about how they must “take down the wall” in protest of the Trump campaign. Amidst other songs, bands like Dyodd are able to express themselves however they want.

Next up was The Melting Point, a young Linkin Park-esque band whose guitarist had some electric guitar riffs and killer rhythms. Oblio’s soothing and serene melodic tunes were next. Oblio’s band members changed instruments during their set, which is rarely seen on stage. At Real Art, all bands have the freedom to paint whatever unique picture they desire. Bands like Fairlady, who make all of their merchandizing and album art, are what make Real Art authentic and spontaneous.

If any students have the chance, splurge on a $5 concert and discover something unheard of. Their location is at 5412 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma. For future shows go to





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