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October 4, 2013 at 7:51am

Night Moves: Ethan Tucker, Half Kingdom, Lucy Kaplansky, Pearl Django, Mudcat, Horse Bodies, Dennis Hastings Quartet, Mom's Rocket and others ...

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1230 Room Olympia - Downtown. Ethan Tucker, Big Blue Van. 6 pm. $5.

Artubus Folk School Olympia - Downtown. Benny Sidelinger. All Ages. 5-7 pm. NC. Chickadee. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Art House Designs Olympia - Downtown. Dennis Hastings Quartet. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC.

B2 Fine Art Gallery Tacoma - Triangle District. Country/Folk Hoedown. 8 pm. $10.

  • Musical performances during openings at B2 Fine Art Gallery are nothing new, but the gallery is branching out into music in a big way with the first of a two-part series of art celebrating music. "SPIN 1: American Vinyl Exhibition" - which has been extended through Nov. 16 - is the first of two shows with portraits of musicians in photography and paint augmented with vinyl records to buy, sell and trade; gallery talks and musical performances throughout the duration of the exhibition. This first show focuses on gospel, blues, country and folk, and includes art and photography celebrating giants of music from Woody Gutherie and Robert Johnson to Dylan. Friday, B2 hosts a Country/Folk Hoedown featuring The Brothers Jim and Scuff & Al's Goodtime Preservation Society. Net proceeds to benefit the National Blues Foundation Hart Fund and Tacoma's Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank. - Weekly Volcano

Eagle's Hall Olympia - Downtown. Cuban Drum and Dance with Jose Carrion. All Ages. 5:45 pm. NC. Blues & Swing Dance with David Accurso. All Ages. 9 pm. NC.

Capitol Theater Olympia - Downtown. Mom's Rocket, Sin Circus. All Ages. 8 pm. $5.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Justin Martin, Half Kingdom, Zebra Mirrors. 9 pm.

  • I know next to nothing about Half Kingdom, beyond what I can hear in their two available songs online. What I can tell, just by listening to them, is that they embrace a moody post-punk that teems with energy even as it confounds expectations. Clattering drums and choppy guitars give way to swelling synths. By the end of the first song, everything has become engulfed in insistent tones wrestling for sonic supremacy. The second song, appropriately titled "Tempest," begins slow, but continues on, building to a clamorous climax as trilling synthesizers leak in from the sides. It seems clear to me that they have a firm grasp on mood and design, but seeing them live is the only way to find out just what else they can do. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Pearl Django. 8 pm. $10.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Oly Books To Prisoners Benefit, featuring Permethrin. 8 pm.

McCoy's Tavern Olympia - Downtown. Horse Bodies, Highlight Bomb, Ether, Spittin Cobras. 8 pm. $3.

  • Originally, this music pick was going to be about Olympia rockers Horse Bodies, who never cease to have high-energy rock shows, but as I investigated the rest of the bill, I have decided to include other bands, like Highlight Bomb, who are ready to play Olympia for the first time in more than a year. Highlight Bomb tease on the side of punk rock but rely heavily on the alt-rock vibe of the '90s, meaning lots of angst and harmony combined with catchy riffs and reverb. Also on the bill are Spittin Cobras, in the midst of their West Coast tour. This band will bring just enough fast paced, in your face, no bullshit rock to balance out the bill. - Nikki McCoy

Morso Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Americana Music Series: Lucy Kaplansky. 8 pm. $25.

Southbay Dickerson's BBQ Olympia - Downtown. Mudcat, Roots of Rock & Roll. 8 pm. NC.

Swing Wine Bar & Cafe Olympia - Westside. Vince Brown, Jessica Blinn & LaVon Hardison Swing Jazz Trio. 9 pm. NC.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Fiddle Fest, with Riff Raff, Jamie Fox, The Young Geezers, Pinniped, Terrible Lizard, The Quebecois Session Of Olympia. All Ages. 5 pm. NC.

Triple Play Sports Bar Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Stephanie Anne Johnson. 8 pm. $5.

Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Troupe Rashaad. 8 pm. NC.

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