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June 7, 2014 at 11:34am

Night Moves: Ty Elwin, Gunslinger, Chastity Belt, Kareem Kandi, Q Dot, Coolio, Metal Show and more ...


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B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Ty Elwin. All Ages. 8 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Coolio, The Staxx Brothers, Xperience, Mr. Von. 8 pm. $15.

  • Tonight, you might want to "slide, slide, slippity slide" to Sixth Avenue as hip-hop luminary Coolio makes the party go sideways. "New booties" will call him a one-hit wonder, which is false and, as Chris Rock would say, "IGNINT." Coolio's hip-hop heritage is rooted in authentic LA hip-hop with the likes of Low Profile, WC & The Maad Circle and many others who respected him during the era of "County Line" and "Mama I'm In Love With A Gangsta" and, of course, the WC & The Maad Circle classic, "You Don't Work, You Don't Eat." These are his credits prior to the "Fantastic Voyage" and "Gangsta's Paradise." Thirty million records sold later ... Coolio is OG as they come and his talent on the microphone and charts speaks for itself. - Jose Gutierrez

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Darkmysticwoods, Gunslinger, Incanus. All Ages. 7 pm. Chastity Belt, Broken Water, Judson Claiborne. 9 pm.

  • Taking a smoke break with my co-worker in the alley behind the bar, we de-stressed from our shift and speculated the amount of tips we may have made. Just as we were about to go back in and finish our busy Olympia Arts Walk shift, we caught a sound barreling down Fourth Avenue and into our ear holes. It was a Judas Priest cover being rocked to a T. "Hell Patrol" was executed with the precision of skilled guitarists and grounded by the hands of a pure bassist. Momentum was driven with pounding drums and it was all topped with vocals that are well tuned, one where you can tell the singer belts it out in the shower, car and every chance they get because it's what her loves. We continued to listen. The rest of their set rocked originals in the same vein of classic metal. "Wow, that was awesome," said my co-worker. "Yeah, that's Gunslinger, my brother-in-law's band," I said. "They totally rule." - Nikki McCoy
  • No Regerts, the recent (and hilariously titled) album from Chastity Belt, is a quietly brilliant and important document of feminism and sexual insight, disguised as remarkably surefooted indie rock. With lyrics that vacillate from the winking to the serious - though always trenchantly well-observed - Chastity Belt build solid, simple punk-leaning songs that serves the ideas on the table, without the music or the words ever coming into conflict. Musically, no boundaries are necessarily being pushed, but everything comes across energetic and effortless. Their most thrilling moment comes in "James Dean," with its bracing stop-start dynamics, and wailing proclamations like, "You're a slut! I'm a whore! We've fucked everyone before!" There's a real effort, all through No Regerts, to call hypocrites out on their bullshit, and to hopefully move toward a more even playing field. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Louie G's Pizza Fife. Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains tribute), Outshined (Soundgarden tribute). All Ages. 5 pm.

Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. The Kareem Kandi Band. 8 pm. NC.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Young Evils, Deep Creep, Show & Tell. 9 pm. $5.

Rock & Roll Lodge and Steakhouse Tacoma - Eastside. The Logan Foundation Benefit Show featuring Stupid Juice Crew, Pooji Tran, Q Dot, A King and others. All Ages. 7 pm. $5.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. The Groovetramps. 8 pm.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Magical Strings. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$15.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Uncle Sam's Epic Two-Day Metal Show. 7 pm.

LINK: More live music Saturday, June 7 in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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