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June 9, 2006 at 6:52pm

Evan Purcell show added

Northern Pacific Coffee Company just added Evan Purcell to its calendar Saturday, June 10, 8-10 p.m.
Northwest singer/songwriter Purcell has been a major force in the South Sound music scene for the better part of 21 years.  As a member of the progressive folk band the Prairie Dogs, Purcell constructs songs about everyday life in a crisp acoustic setting with pining, lush harmonies. While the Prairie Dogs takes a well deserved break, Purcell has been performing as a solo act that has been well received by fans. Catch him Saturday night in Parkland.  With June 10, 8-10 p.m., Northern Pacific Coffee Company, 401 Garfield St S, next to Pacific Lutheran University in Parkalnd/Tacoma, (253) 537-8338. â€" Tony Engelhart

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 10, 2006 at 3:05pm

Notorious 253

Notorious253 They may not be the most humble band around, but they might be the most fun. Notorious 253's Web site states that they are, and I quote, "The best there is. It's just that simple." I can tell you that they show up ready to party, and it's tough to seem cool and aloof when the floor is bumpin' and pumpin' songs like "Kiss" by Prince and "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa. I confess I was compelled to get out there and "shake it like a white girl." Now, I don't read lips well, but I could have sworn I heard lead singer Wendy Washington sing: "Don't you wish your dance band was hot like this, dontcha ...dontcha ... ?"  Tonight, 9 p.m., $6, The Swiss, 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma. â€" Angela Jossy

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 10, 2006 at 3:14pm

Naked bellies

Great Cuisine of India (116 W. 4th Ave., Olympia) hosts a belly dance performance by Amira Sunday, June 11 at 7 and 8 p.m.  For more information on belly dancing, check out Mas-Uda. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 11, 2006 at 9:21am

Emerald Queen jazz series

Northwest jazz guitarist Michael Powers is a musician’s musician whose work has continually progressed far beyond the standard jazz genre. Born in New York and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Powers took up the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident.  After graduating from Berkeley High at 15, he relocated to the Emerald City where he continued his musical explorations playing everything from jazz, blues, rock and pop. Powers kept his fingers limber by sitting in with some of the finest musicians in the city.  He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts in composition and performance in 1982 from Seattle’s prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. While some of his influences came from Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stanley Jordan, and Miles Davis, he has successfully developed his own unique touch.  Powers has released only six recordings in 17 years; yet, each disc has garnered critical praise, and they all have been diverse experimentations that voyage the musical spectrum.   
If you want to jazz up your Sunday evening, Michael Powers performs an encore performance at the Emerald Queen Casino Northwest Jazz series tonight, sponsored by 98.9 FM Smooth Jazz KWJZ. Tonight, 5 p.m., free, Emerald Queen Casino. â€" Tony Engelhart

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 11, 2006 at 9:24am

Michael Burks

Since the late '90s Michael Burks has been following in the footsteps of some of the greatest players to count off a shuffle.  With a mix of soul, modern electric and straight blues, this guitar slinger doesn't water down the blues but plays it as it was meant to be played.
Burks was born into the blues.  His father played bass for Sonny Boy Williamson II while his grandfather was a Delta bluesman from Arkansas.  By the time he was 5 years old, young Michael was jamming alongside his pop. With nearly 20 years under his belt, Burks finally issued his debut, From the Inside Out, in 1999.  The self-produced, 11-track recording caught the ears of many blues publications, and it wasn't long before Alligator Records came knocking.  In 2001 he released the equally impressive Make it Rain.  Produced by Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana) and Bruce Iglauer (Albert Collins, Johnny Winter), the disc was an in your face/no holds barred blues feast.  Burks teamed up with Gaines again in 2003 for the Handy nominated I Smell Smoke. Check him out tonight at Jazzbones. 7:30 p.m., $10, Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. - Tony Engelhart

Filed under: Club Hopping,

June 12, 2006 at 9:13am

Walk this way

In Lacey, Walk on Fire Mongolian Grill sets up shop at 8640 Martin Way in the East Plaza. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 12, 2006 at 3:50pm

Anthony's Restaurant

Anthony's Restaurants started contruction on a new location in the old Genoa's space at the tip of Olympia's port.  Contstruction began last week and ends in February.  The new Anthony's will seat 284 inside a 7,100 square foot restaurant.  In the meantime, the old Anthony's Homeport continues operation next to the Olympia Farmers Market. â€" Jason de Paul

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 12, 2006 at 4:16pm

Syren Lounge

Syren Lounge and Nightclub (former Panamonica's - 1117 Tacoma Ave. S., downtown Tacoma) opens Saturday.  We have been dreaming about that deck for months.  Oh, Syren looks fab on the inside too. â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Club News,

June 12, 2006 at 4:38pm

Bar Code to reopen as Flow Lounge

Bar Code on 4th Avenue in Olympia has closed (due to liquor license violations) and will re-open in mid-July under new ownership as the Flow Lounge.  The space is expected to stay true to the "cool sounds" the Bar Code was putting out. The space is used currently as a temporary under-age club called Club Ohms. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Club News,

June 12, 2006 at 4:49pm

Bar Cinco

Bar Cinco in Yelm, formally the Red Wine (704 Yelm Ave. W., (360) 400-9000), opened Saturday serving tapas and wine. They serve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to Midnight, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. â€" Jason de Paul

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