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June 27, 2014 at 12:33pm

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502 Downtown Tacoma - Downtown. Michael Powers Birthday Celebration, with Carl Ratcliffe, DJ Hitman. 9 pm. $10.

  • 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, celebrating a birthday, will perform with Carl Ratcliffe's fusion jazz band at the 502 Downtown bar. DJ Hitman spins at 11 p.m. - Weekly Volcano

Anthem Tacoma - Downtown. Downtown Music Crawl with The Cloves. 9-9:45 pm.

B Sharp Coffee House Tacoma - Downtown. Patti Allen & Zolton. All Ages. 8 pm.

Bleach Tacoma - Downtown. Downtown Music Crawl with Wheelies. 6:30-7:15 pm.

The Gig Spot Gig Harbor. Brandon Pratt. All Ages. 8 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Whiskey N Rye, Letters From Traffic. 8 pm. $10.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Captain Algebra. All ages. 8 pm.

Louie G's Pizza Fife. American Wrecking Company. All Ages. 5 pm.

Maxwell's Restaurant + Lounge Tacoma - Downtown. Lance Buller Combo. 7 pm.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Gladiators Eat Fire, Death By Stars, the Lion in Winter. 9 pm. $5.

Northern Olympia - Downtown. 20th Annual Experimental Music Festival, with Elliott Sharp, Joe Trump, Peter Randlette, Dead Air Fresheners, Jennifer Robin, KnotPineBox, JD Helwig, Big Tom The Lithuanian. All Ages. 7 pm. $10.  

Uncle Thurm's Soul Food Tacoma - Lincoln District. Maia Santell & House Blend. All Ages. 7:30 pm. NC.

urbanXchange Tacoma - Downtown. Downtown Music Crawl with Novel Nature. 7:45-8:30 pm.

LINK: More live music Friday, June 27 in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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