Tacoma's own quintessential, nitty, gritty rock icon band, Girl Trouble are still rocking the house with their kitschy, punky, and rockabilly style. Established in 1984 and still goin' strong, the band is well known for giving out awesome trinkets at concerts and for the fab fanzine, "Wig Out" with their famous "surprise" inside the 'zine (like a Cracker Jacks box). Read a current interview with the TNT's Ernest Jasmin here.
Ironically, I saw GT only in Seattle in the early nineties. Their shows were always a kick and I loved 'em, 'cause, they really were from my hometown. And speaking of which, see a classic Girl Trouble video right here, with an old homage to Tacoma with a song, well, about Tacoma. Stand up, Gritizens, and dance it out with Girl Trouble and "My Hometown."