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January 18, 2013 at 1:28pm

NIGHT MOVES: Piko Panda, Champagne Sunday, Nearly Dan, The Good Chills, The Pine Hearts, Elbow Coulee and others ...

IN THE BETWEEN

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

Anthem Coffee & Tea Tacoma - Downtown. Piko Panda & Justin Martin of Oh Dear! All Ages. 7 pm. $5.

Backstage Bar & Grill Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Rockin' Comedy Extravaganza. All Ages. 8 pm. $9.

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields. 9 pm.

Forza Coffee Fircrest. Rev. Slim's "Grin & Bear It" Medicine Blues Revival. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Champagne Sunday. 8 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute). 7 pm.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Tyranny Theory, The Lush Tones, In The Between, Stript. All Ages. 8 pm. $5.

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

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Elbow Coulee, Trees & Timber. 8 pm.

  • Much has been said (by me, at some times) about how Elbow Coulee sounds like the meeting between pop-punk and dancey synth-rock, but the truth is that the band's range is larger than that. I mean, yeah, lead singer Andrew Tuller's voice does tend to sound pretty similar to that of the dude from the Offspring - but other than that, there are flourishes of lite prog-rock guitar noodling, mixing with dips into '90s emo and tight, spiky, early '00s dance-punk. It's a soup of offbeat rock from throughout the past couple decades, which makes for an intriguing and rather time-traveling listening experience, like flipping around the radio dial and landing on The End, KISW, or college radio, depending on which song (or, even, which verse) you happen to be hearing. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Northern Olympia - Downtown. The Good Chills, Them Dogs, Sick Minds Think Alike. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $5.

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Fruition String Band, Kendl Winter & The Summer Gold, Science! All Ages. 9 pm. $10.

The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Dusty 45s. 8 pm. $10.

  • For most Olympians with even a passive interest in attending live shows, Dusty 45s is a known quantity. Truth is, I shouldn't have to tell you about the band's renowned blend of rockabilly, honky tonk, folk and Americana, because you probably already know. You also may already know that it served as famed rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson's backing band on the tour to support her Jack White produced album, or toured with Adele at the height of her rise to fame. The Seattle band has become an institution, and when it returns to Olympia at The Royal Lounge Jan. 18 it is a homecoming of sorts for one of its members. Drummer/backing vocalist Kelly Van Camp is a Thurston County native whom performed in the early '90s power pop group The Noses, which featured John Merrithew of C Average and Tim Brown of the Dirty Birds. For $10, you will not regret catching a band with over a decade on the road, a deep discography and thousands of miles on the odometer; they are a band worth catching time and time again. - Timothy Grisham

Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. The Pine Hearts. 8 pm. NC.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Cosy Sheridan. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12.

Washington Center for the Performing Arts Olympia - Downtown. Black Box Cabaret Jazz Series: Steve Luceno & Friends. 8 pm.

LINK: More live music Friday, Jan. 18 in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

December 22, 2012 at 11:26am

NIGHT MOVES: C.F.A., SweetKiss Momma, Hot Roddin' Romeos, Crooks To Kings, Tingstad & Rumbel and others

EARTH MOTHER

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Ethan Tucker Band. 9:30 pm. NC.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. SweetKiss Momma and Folsom Prism. 8 pm. $6.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Innocent Bystander, Emily Randolph, Champagne Sunday, The Rallies. All Ages. 8 pm. $5.

O'Malley's Irish Pub Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Hot Roddin' Romeos, Hard Money Saints, The Repo Man. 9 pm. NC.

  • The culture of rockabilly is such a peculiar one, to me. This is a group of people (kinda like those mod weirdos) who bond over a very specific aesthetic - this antiquated genre of music, which has grown over the years to morph slowly with punk, creating this style all its own. With song titles such as "Six Inch Heels and Dynamite" and "Kitten's a Tiger," you'd hardly need to listen to know that the perpetrators, Hot Roddin' Romeos, are pure rockabilly through and through. Their music is nothing but blistering, skittering rockabilly punk, complete with the requisite tattoos, stand-up bass, curled lips and generous amounts of pomade. Saturday, they'll be joined by fellow rockabilly devotees, Hard Money Saints, which should effectively turn O'Malley's into a case study in this very particular subculture. - Rev. Adam McKinney

The Red Room Tacoma - Downtown. Redroom Christmas Party, with Crooks To Kings, Cowardice, Sojourner, Earth Mother. All Ages. 7 pm.

Rocket Records Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. C.F.A. album and comic book release party. All Ages. 3 pm. NC.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Tatoosh Christmas Bash. 8 pm.

Tollefson Plaza Tacoma - Downtown. Electric Salchow Stage at Polar Plaza: Monday Ukulele Ohana's Holiday Show. All Ages. 7-9 pm.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Tingstad & Rumbel. All Ages. 8 pm. $12-$18.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Anus Disease, Future Disorder, Kill Closet, American Wrecking Co., Murder Your Gods, Infernal Legion. 9 pm.

LINK: More live music tonight in the South Sound

December 7, 2012 at 12:32pm

NIGHT MOVES: Shenandoah Davis, Stacy Jones Band, Shogun Barbie, Jeff Buckley Tribute, Camille Bloom, Psychedelic Shadow Show and others ...

HORSE BODIES

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

4th Ave Ale House Olympia - Downtown. December In Red, Stillstand, Oriya. 9 pm.

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Dwell Hole house concert Central Tacoma. Black Pussy, Ancient Warlocks, I Like Science, Zabrana Bastard, Sok And The Faggots. All Ages. 7 pm. $5.

  • Yeah mofos! It's a rock party at the Dwell Hole, or, Chuck's Home for Wayward Babes. With Black Pussy, Sok and the Faggots, Ancient Warlocks, I Like Science and Zebrana Bastards, expect beer pounding, head banging dance offs and good ole fashion Tacoma fun. Black Pussy, with its fuzzy, psychedelic, weed/shoegazer ways, pairs nicely with the stoner rock licks of Ancient Warlocks and the hilarious punk antics of Sok and the Faggots - that sings Come on baby let me shit on your chest/you know girl my shit is the best in the song, "Shitty Titties." Not to mention, the undoubted awesomeness of the other two bands. Grab a cab, ride your bike or hitchhike your ass to this show. it's not to be missed. — Nikki McCoy

Immanuel Presbyterian Church Tacoma - Northend. BARE Tacoma - Holiday offers an entirely a cappella evening featuring Shenandoah Davis, Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger), Tacoma School of the Arts choir, Luke Stevens, Goldfinch, Colin Reynolds, Elk & Boar, Hannalee, Eternal Fair and others singing by candlelight. All Ages. 8 pm. $16.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. The Stacy Jones Band. 8 pm. $5.

The Loch's Tacoma - Downtown. Winter Lyrical Fushion with Young Kal, Tha Committee, Tr3y Ent., Second Family, Po Boxx, Island Trybe with J-Sway. 8 pm. $5.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Jonny Smokes, Black Diamond, Scarecrow Messiah. All Ages. 7 pm.

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

Medi's Pizza & Pasta Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Shogun Barbie, The Trasholes, Special Explosion. All Ages. 8 pm.

  • Tacoma garage rock band Shogun Barbie will unleash its debut EP, Medium, through the medium of pizza. Shogun Barbie, a rising star in the local scene, will be accompanied by fellow rockers The Trasholes - a young fuzz rock duo from Gig Harbor with strong influences from legendary punk groups such as Iggy and The Stooges and Black Flag - and Special Explosion, a contestant in 2011's battle of the bands Soundoff. These bands have a large set of music on their various websites to sample, and each one is well worth the listen. Entry is free and CDs will be handed out free of charge. Throughout the show Medi's will serve select Italian food and drinks, as well as keeping the bar open to those 21 and older, as the bands burn down the fine establishment with their unbearable levels of rock. Come out and support these three young and talented groups, and perhaps pick up a free EP as well. - Sean Contris

Mud Bay Coffee Company Olympia - Westside. You Are OK All-Ages Party, with Simon The Leper, The Deceptives, Horse Bodies. All Ages. 8 pm. $3.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Jeff Buckley Tribute Show & Holiday Toy Drive. 8 pm.

  • On a night in May, 1997, Jeff Buckley went nightswimming in the Wolf River; his body was found a week later. Three years prior to his untimely death, Buckley released Grace, a towering monument to a truly eccentric talent who had the potential to find legendary status divorced of the sad association of a man passing before his time. Grace's title track is a fierce and delicate anthem that sounds like nothing that came before or would come after (to say nothing of his famous and masterful cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"). The task of covering the inimitable is one that will face Kurt Lindsay, RowHouse and Not From Brooklyn as they assemble to pay tribute to Buckley. This tribute night also doubles as a toy drive, so bring in a toy to get free admission. — Rev. Adam McKinney

Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. Camille Bloom. 8 pm. $8-$12.

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Battle At The Ballroom, featuring Bucharest Drinking Team vs. Erev Rav. All Ages. 9 pm. $8-$10.

Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Psychedelic Shadow Show. 9 pm.

The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Legalize My Smile Party with Elbow Coulee and The DaveBenSamTrio. 9 pm. $5.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Rafael Tranquilino. 9 pm.

Top of Tacoma Bar and Cafe Tacoma - Eastside. Tex, Piko Panda. 10 pm. NC.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Dana Lyons. All Ages. 8 pm. $5-$12.

LINK: Friday, Dec. 7 live music and DJs in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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December 1, 2012 at 4:49pm

NIGHT MOVES: Twang Junkies, Mickey Avalon, The Deceptives, 3 Inches Of Blood, Mr. Von, Lozen and others ...

HOT VICTORY

LIVE MUSIC TONIGH TIN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Twang Junkies. 9:30 pm. NC.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Mickey Avalon, Pinkbead Federation, The Chicharones, Sky Pilot. 6 pm. $19.95.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. The Deceptives, Simon The Leper, Vanguard, Kim Jong Illin'. 10 pm. NC.

The Lochs Tacoma - Downtown. 3 Inches Of Blood, Huntress, The Hookers. All Ages. 7 pm. $12-$15.

Louie G's Fife. Mr. Von's Slice of Hip-Hop 3. All ages. 8 pm. $5.

Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. New Blues Brothers. 9 pm. NC.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Lozen, Hot Victory, Argonaut, Mosquito Hawk. 8 pm.

Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Stonewall Youth's 9th Annual Winter Gayla. All Ages. 6 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Still Got It. 8 pm.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Crosswalk. 9 pm.

Tollefson Plaza Tacoma - Downtown. Electric Salchow Stage at Polar Plaza: Igneous Rocks. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC for music.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Baby Gramps. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Tyranny Theory, TUT, Devils Of Loudon. 9 pm.

LINK: Saturday, Dec. 1 live music in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 30, 2012 at 11:42am

WEEKEND HIP-HOP: It's loaded

MR. VON: Enjoy his Slice of Hip-Hop 3 with pizza Saturday.

THE INSIDE SCOOP >>

It is always a good idea to plan your weekend activities - map it out in your mind. If so, you can do as much as possible with the little free time we get. For example, before you get too crazy with your Friday night it in some early evening entertainment. Go to the Colored Women's Club from 6-9 p.m. for Antonio Edwards' farewell show. The spoken-word/poetry O.G. god is moving to California. Get some deep thinking in before the debauchery begins.

Then, you can quickly, but not speeding, drive-up to Seattle to catch the Zulu Jam Hip-Hop History Month Edition. The event, like all Zulu Jams, is at the historic Washington Hall. Why would I tell you to go to a Seattle show? The Weekly Volcano is a 253-area rag/site. It's because some 253-area artists are getting recognized: E-Dawg and General Wojack!

Maybe you want to keep it local and not drive. I understand that. Then go to The New Frontier Lounge and see Tacoma's own Eliot Lipp with openers Killerz with Kindness. Lipp might be the most well known electronic-musician to ever emerge from our city. It is $10 to get in, which really is not that bad to see Lipp on a Friday night.

It does not slow down Saturday. Start off by checking out an Alliance Battle League event.  This is a daytime, all-ages event at the Backstage Bar & Grill. The battles start at 1 p.m. The league is accepting nonperishable food items for the holiday season. Way to go A.B.L.!

Then that night, make a short trip to Fife where at Louie G's you can catch Mr. Von's Slice of Hip-Hop 3. These are hip-hop nights Mr. Von curates. It is only $5 to get in and there is a pizza-buffet (#winning)!  Show starts at 8 p.m. and it is all-ages.

If you are trying to stay away from the all-ages thing - fine. Go to Jazzbones and see Mickey Avalon, The Chicharones, Sky Pilot and others. Sky Pilot is having a huge freshman year. The Chicharones consist of Josh Martinez from Vancouver, B.C. and Sleep from Seattle/Portland of Oldominion fame. It is a dope group. Mickey Avalon will provide you with as much punk-rock hip-hop swagger as you could want. The show starts at 8 p.m. and it is $20 tickets.

Sunday, you might need to rest after all that. So, go to the Apex Apartments in Tacoma. That is where Fred Diezel lives. At 7 p.m. he debuts his new video "Good Time" on his personal movie theater. I do not know if it is in his personal apartment, or if his complex has a communal theater movie-screening room. Go and find out. It is a $20 event, but that $20 gets you a bottle of champagne.

LINK: Josh Rizeberg talks "digging" with Todd Sykes

LINK: More live music this weekend in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 24, 2012 at 11:23am

NIGHT MOVES: What's up Saturday?

TWO STORY ZORI

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Buckshot Brass Band. 9 pm.

Harmon Brewery and Eatery Tacoma - Downtown. 253Heart Music Festival, with Deborah Page, Two Cities, Rafael Tranquilino. 9 pm

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. 253Heart Music Festival, with A Leaf, Gene Vallejo, Blacstahl, Bodybox, The Variety Hour, Amelia Circle, Rikk Beatty Band, The Lush Tones, Joe Rosati, In The Between, Jeanlizabeth, Silas, The Trasholes, Kody Ryan. 6 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band. 9 pm. $10-$13.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. SweetKiss Momma, The Lush Tones. All Ages. 8 pm.

Red Wind Casino Yelm. Igneous Rocks. 8:30 pm. NC.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Champagne Sunday, with The Rallies. 8 pm.

Temple Theater Tacoma - Stadium District. One Love Island Fest featuring Fiji, Bonafide, Two Story Zori and Island Trybe. 7 pm. $30.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Jef Ramsey. All Ages. 8 pm. $8-$12.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Benefit For Doug Skoog's Daughter, with Crazy Texas Gypsies. 9 pm.

LINK: More live music and DJs Saturday, Nov. 24 in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 24, 2012 at 9:38am

5 Things To Do Today: Shift Your Shopping Tour, Polar Plaza plus, Love Tacoma Lane, One Love Island Fest and more ...

LITHIUM LOVE: You know Tacoma's button people will be at the Gritty City Gift Fair.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012 >>>

1. Art Bus and GoLocal team up to make shopping local this holiday season fun. Shift Your Shopping Tour is a self-directed passport stamping adventure that begins at the Market on Market (special Holiday Market today!) and ends at the Gritty City Gift Fair. You will pick up your passport at Market on Market where the MOM Holiday Flea Market is happening from noon to 4 p.m. You take the passport with you as you visit participating stores listed on the passport. If you make a purchase of $5 or more at a participating store, the cashier will give you a stamp (or sticker) on your passport. When you finish, you will drop this passport off inside 906 Broadway at the Gritty City Gift Fair before 9 p.m.

2. As you know the Franciscan Polar Plaza outdoor ice skating rink is open to those who want to travel in circles from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. What you might not know is today is its official grand opening celebration, which means extra fun and excitement. From 4-4:30 p.m. the Kent Valley Figure Skating Club will go off on the ice. At 5 p.m. the horns will trumpet as Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Director of Tacoma Art Museum Stephanie A. Stebich and President of St. Joseph Medical Center Syd Bersante say a few words, mostly about the awesomeness of Polar Plaza. 

3. The Weekly Volcano loves Tacoma. That's a fact. We don't love it enough to add it to our name. Weekly Volcano Loves Tacoma doesn't make sense for us from a business standpoint. For other organizations it makes complete sense, such as Tacoma Is For Lovers, Love Tacoma and Me Love You Tacoma Long Time, although we don't have confirmation the last one list truly exists. Apparently, there's a new organization in that loves Tacoma to the point of adding its feelings to its name - Love Tacoma Lane. According to its Facebook, Love Tacoma Lane will bring love, romance and some landscapers to "forgotten places" in Tacoma.  Babe Lehrer and Seong Shin will kick off Love Tacoma Lane at 6 p.m. at Amocat Café. Come learn about the new organization and help spread the love.

4. The One Love Island Fest will bring a little warmth and reggae to Tacoma's Temple Theater beginning at 7 p.m. Ben Alaalatoa of BTOA Entertainment has gathered Fiji from Honolulu, Bonafide from Las Vegas, Two Story Zori out of Seattle and Tacoma's own Island Trybe featuring PO Boxx together for a night of exploring all facets of reggae.

5. Puyallup old school blues rockers SweetKiss Momma are headed to Nashville to record its sophomore album with accomplished producer Ken Coomer. It's a big deal. Louie G's Pizzeria thinks so too. It's hosts a send-off party tonight, allowing the band to rock the all-ages crowd before it rocks Coomer's face off. It's a free show, but throw several bucks into the hat to help make SweetKiss Momma's journey possible. The Lush Tones will open the show at 8 p.m.

PLUS: Grindhouse Theater, Sing-Along Sound of Music and more in The Weekend Hustle

LINK: Saturday, Nov. 24 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 22, 2012 at 9:20am

Happy Thanksgiving!

Barring any new Movember drunken people donning mustaches photos, the Weekly Volcano is going to use the holiday as an excuse to take a rare day off. So, please people, for our sake, dig out that ol' music box that plays "Born Free," open a new doughnut shop or start your own Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project.

And we totally want photos of your family's fight to the death over who has the damn Tupperware. The Weekly Volcano knows every year someone brings Tupperware to collect leftovers and every effing year it disappears.

We'll all see you back here tomorrow for 5 Things To Do, The Weekend Hustle and other glorious posts.

Remember: baste often.

LINK: Movies

November 17, 2012 at 1:39pm

NIGHT MOVES: Hell's Belles, Riffbrokers, The Bog Hoppers, De La Warr, Jeremiah Akin and others ...

THE BOG HOPPERS

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. St. Practice Day, with The Bog Hoppers. 9 pm.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. De La Warr, Cadillac Radio. 9 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute). 5 pm (all ages) and 9 pm (21+). $10-$15.

JR's Hideaway Belfair. Junkyard Jane. 9 pm.

Karma Indian Cuisine Puyallup - South Hill. Kim Archer. 7 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. The John Sutherland Band, Old Junior, The New Old Growth. 9 pm.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Love & A .38, Above Ground, Mechanism, Riot In Rhythm. All Ages. 8 pm.

Main Garden Chinese Restaurant Puyallup. Fall Fest. 8:30 pm.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. The Riffbrokers, Eric Olson, Kevin Brown and the Beloved Country. 8 pm.

  • For about 13 years now, the Riffbrokers have quietly been making some of the most sophisticated Southern-rock-tinged power pop around. Led by Nick Millward's distinctive vocals - reminiscent of storytellers like Elvis Costello and Craig Finn - and lyrics that manage to balance hook-y immediacy and blue-collar poetry, the Riffbrokers are virtually unmatched in these parts for humble, dignified substance and timeless riffs. In concert, the Riffbrokers perform with the kind of unshakeable confidence that comes not only from a prolific recording career, but a birth and development in the punk and country scenes of Boise and Seattle. These are workman musicians who never find time to rest on their laurels. That the band's song, such as "Please Forgive the Worst in Me," is a musical and lyrical match against a song such as "Bland, Predictable" - recorded a decade earlier - speaks to the continuing strength of the so-called "unsmashable" Riffbrokers. — Rev. Adam McKinney

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Yogoman Burning Band with DJ Funk Fuzz and art projection by Orange Peel. All Ages. 9 pm. $8-$10.

Rock The Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. The Kari Ehli Band. 9 pm.

Six Olives Lounge and Restaurant Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Jazz Generators. 8 pm.

The Social Bar and Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Kitt Bender. All Ages. 6 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Chasing Mona. 8 pm.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Ghost 211. 9 pm.

Tahoma Tea and Co. Tacoma - Downtown. Jeremiah Akin. All Ages. 7 pm.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Michael Tomlinson. All Ages. 8 pm. $10-$12.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Cancer Benefit For Don, with MPB Band, Lee Franklin Express. 9 pm.

PLUS: Live hip-hop tonight

LINK: Saturday, Nov. 17 live music and DJs in the South Sound

November 10, 2012 at 1:37pm

NIGHT MOVES: What's up Saturday?

Coniption Fits

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

4th Ave Ale House Olympia - Downtown. Philly's Phunkestra. 9 pm. $5.

C.I. Shenanigans Tacoma - Northend. KC Brakes presents pop folk rock night. All Ages. 7-10 pm. NC.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Kareem Kandi Band, with Delmar, Jacques Willis. 9 pm.

Elks Lodge #186 Olympia - Downtown. Swing/Ballroom Dance, with Lakewood Community Jazz Band. All Ages. 5 pm.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tiger Fighting Freemasons, Steady Skies. 9 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Ave. Roman Holiday, True Holland, Cadillac Radio. 9 pm. $10. 

  • As I've said for a long time, now, there is no other band in Tacoma that surpasses Roman Holiday in terms of big, national potential. The band already sounds like it has been vetted on adult contemporary radio for years. This is not to say it is a prepackaged band, but, rather, it's a completely successful accompaniment to huge stadium acts like Kings of Leon and Coldplay. Above all, Roman Holiday is the king of melodrama, experts in the act of building tension and then, in one fell swoop, releasing in gigantic hooks and choruses. The band fetishizes each triumphant rise and each melancholy fall. Being that Roman Holiday was born in the recording studio, it's sound is predictably polished and honed to near-perfection; the joy is seeing it replicate this polish live on stage. — Rev. Adam McKinney

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Assassinators, Coniption Fits, Kill Shot. 9 pm. NC.

Live Room Sumner. Innocent Bystander, Cell Phone Parking Lot. All Ages. 7 pm. $8 advance, $12 at door.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Nolan Garrett, Dudley Taft, Larry Mitchell. All Ages. 8 pm.

Northern Olympia - Downtown. Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Kimya Dawson, Stephen Steinbrink. All Ages. 8 pm.

  • Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard joins Kimya Dawson and Stephen Steinbrink for a performance at the Olympia All Ages Project venue Northern. It's a reunion, of sorts, for Lewis and Dawson. During New York's anti-folk scene in the early 200s, Lewis and Dawson crossed musical paths - often Lewis would perform and collaborate with Dawson and her Moldy Peaches project. The collaboration led to a K Records LP, The Bundles, and critical praise as an anti-folk supergroup of sorts. According to Lewis, he doesn't mind the anti-folk label. "I think it's a cool title. The fact that no one knows what it means, including me, makes it kind of mysterious and more interesting than saying that you're a singer/songwriter or that you play indie rock." After Peaches, former Evergreen State College student Dawson returned to Olympia to larger audiences - thanks to her Juno soundtrack -  and continue the musical collaboration path. Her most recent album, Thunder Thighs, features collaborations with Aesop Rock and pro-wrestler Daniel Bryan. — Timothy Grisham

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

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Alan Reid, Rob Van Sante. All Ages. 8 pm. $12-$18.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Law's Welcome Home From Afghanistan Bash, with Far From The Genuine, Liberterrorists, Seventh Silence. 9 pm.

LINK: Saturday, Nov. 10 live music and DJs in the South Sound

Filed under: Night Moves, Music, Fife, Olympia, Tacoma,

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