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Adam McKinney
December 05, 2022
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Home In Tacoma For All | Thursday, Dec. 8

Housing is a human right. Can we start with that? If we can, then we can move on to the myriad ways in which this right is distorted and kept from the vulnerable people who need it. Home in Tacoma is an organization that is working to address this in the face of opposition that seems to view those without access to housing as – without failure – drug addicts and violent criminals.

The problem is that housing has become an asset that has been priced out of the attainability of all but the most fortunate citizens. As Home in Tacoma have reported, Tacoma’s average rent saw a nearly 40% increase from March of 2021 to March of 2022, meaning that so many people have had to resort to treading water by sleeping in cars, motel rooms, or tents. As we enter the cold months of Tacoma, it’s heartbreaking to consider how many people are being left out to fend for themselves, and the cruel mindset that keeps them that way.

In an effort to provide some sort of relief, ALMA is hosting Home in Tacoma for their “Home in Tacoma For All'' show, featuring some amazing acts that showcase a pretty wide swath of Tacoma’s artistic expression.

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First up, we’ve got the Rusty Cleavers, a band that embodies Tacoma’s penchant for folk and punk, mashing them together into a rowdy display that will have the old-timers raising their glasses and the youngsters pogoing in the pit.You have not lived until you’ve heard washboard meet banjo, banjo meet stomp, and stomp meet crowd. It’s a communal experience that oughta be felt by any Tacoma citizen.

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Next up, we have Cellophane Eyes.

Cellophane Eyes, you ask? Weird, you ask? Something to show my grandma, you ask? Yes, yes, and maybe. If we have one group that still carries the torch of weirdo rock in Tacoma, it’s Cellophane Eyes. With ties to both the City of Destiny and the Crab Nebula, Cellophane Eyes devote all of their time to blowing the minds of those who find themselves in their presence. Instruments tend toward the jazz side of art-rock, and the vocals – when they exist – might guide you along a trip to the very back part of your brain.

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With all of that taken into consideration, we also have KpX, providing a nervy representation of hip-hop in Tacoma. Putting forward that vulnerability, that shakiness, alongside his pride and strengths – KpX is balancing the fight between machismo and fully confessional songwriting. In some songs, he keeps that smooth cadence, while eschewing the hurt that makes him relatable, but KpX is an artist who seems to be willing to lay themselves out for their art and for its scrutiny.

This Thursday, these disparate artists will be coming together to help raise money for folks who need it – and, to be perfectly honest, they may be raising those funds from people who may never be in a situation where they might need it this much. In these times of holidays, it’s standard to ask for anyone with means to help those who have none, but please – give what you can, and consider what else you might have to contribute for the rest of the year.

Find more info and an email to message about donations at

Cellophane Eyes, Rusty Cleavers, KPX

All Ages, 7pm Door, 8pm Show, $15 ADV, $20 DOS

ALMA Venue

1322 Fawcett Ave


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