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Tacoma music, film meet in ‘Track 01’ at Grand Cinema

Tacoma rapper Bruce Leroy, featured in one of the local indie films in “Track 01” at The Grand Cinema Wednesday and Thursday.
Tacoma rapper Bruce Leroy, featured in one of the local indie films in “Track 01” at The Grand Cinema Wednesday and Thursday. Courtesy

Tacoma’s indie bands get showcased by Tacoma filmmakers at “Track 01,” a new film event at The Grand Cinema on June 1 and June 2. Nine new music videos of Tacoma bands will be combined with filmmaker and musician question-and-answer sessions. The event, in partnership with Alma Mater Tacoma, includes an after-party at the former Carpenters Union Building, newly transformed into a music-art venue.

Video premieres include a mini-documentary of kiddie rock band Pig Snout by director Kris Crews, “Home” by rapper Bruce Leroy made by directors Brian Robinson and Silong Chhun, and “Something New” by alt-pop singer-songwriter DJ Phinisey and director Peter Berkley.

Other featured musicians include Trees &Timber, Ben Von Wildenhaus, TNT with Sir Mix-A-Lot, Fly Moon Royalty, Mirrorgloss and Justin Huertas. Filmmakers include Laura Marshall, Bryan Campbell and Jack Saffle.

Programming is repeated each night. Tickets include admission to the after-party June 2, which features DJ Press Play (Chhun), Mirrorgloss and Leroy. The party will be Alma Mater Art Center, a new music-art venue inside the former Carpenters Union Building.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

“Track 01”

Who: Local bands and filmmakers

When: 6:30 p.m. June 1-2 After-party June 2 at Carpenters Building, 1322 S. Fawcett Ave.

Where: The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma.

Tickets: $15 general; $12.50 Grand members. Tickets include the after-party. Additional after-party tickets are $10.

Information: 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com.

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