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February 16, 2013 at 2:46pm

NIGHT MOVES: Survival Knife, Saucy Yoda, The Ethan Tucker Band, Mico De Noche, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Reptilian Shape Shifters and others ...

THE APPROACH

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

4th Ave Ale House Olympia - Downtown. The Ethan Tucker Band, The Approach. 9 pm.

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

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Nine50Nine, Big Wheel Stunt Show, From The Sea. 8 pm.

King's Books Tacoma - Stadium District. Songwriter's Circle: Steve Nebel, John Sparrow, Gary Kanter. Join these three for an evening of song and storytelling. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Reptilian Shape Shifters. All Ages. 5 pm.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Speeding Kills Bears, Saucy Yoda, Needles and Pizza. 9 pm. $5.

O'Malley's irish Pub Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Mico De Noche, Vanguard, Bloodhunger. 9 pm. $5.

  • Tonight Tacoma gets to taste the sweet dank metal of Mico De Noche, with thrash duo Vanguard and T-town metalheads Bloodhunger. Come to the show and have access to Mico De Noche's brand spanking new 7-inch set to release in stores Feb 26. The blood red disc features cover artwork by Eugene based Sean Schock, who does work for handfuls of bands, including YOB and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. In other words, that 7-inch is sexy as hell and will look good in your collection. Come to the show and let the metal take over.  - Nikki McCoy

Rainy Day Records Olympia - Downtown. Survival Knife, Reptilian Shapeshifters, Orcta#Grape. 9 pm. $5

Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Zero Down. 9 pm.

Six Olives Lounge and Restaurant Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Big Huge. 8 pm. NC.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Gabriel, The Blondes. 8 pm.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Full Blast. 9 pm.

Washington Center for the Performing Arts Olympia - Downtown. Makana. All Ages. 7:30 pm.

LINK: More live music Saturday, Feb. 16 in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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

February 15, 2013 at 5:42pm

NIGHT MOVES: Mico De Noche, Deborah Page, The Fat Tones, Broken Water, Shotgun Kitchen, Roberta Flack ...

KUNG FOO GRIP

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

4th Ave Ale House Olympia - Downtown. The Fail Safe Project, December In Red, Keeping Secrets, High Noon Horizon. 9 pm.

Capitol Theater Olympia - Downtown. 4 MCs By MCs: Freestyle Rap Battle, hosted by Heretic & Remex. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $5.

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

Dirty Oscar's Annex Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. The Breaklites, Kung Foo Grip. 9 pm. NC.

  • The ever-popular Tacoma hip-hop group The Breaklites just recently released the video for the title track from its fourth, full-length In The Trunk, which dropped in the summer of 2012. The video is the culmination from being on the road capturing the group in grainy, minimalistic black and white footage that compliments the song's simplistic, yet driving beat. The crew, which came together in 2008, has spent the last two years pushing forward with a growing group of musicians, and an ever-expanding fanbase. From rocking sold out shows to their first adventure down to SXSW, 2012 saw The Breaklites begin to enjoy some of the fruits of its labor, in that regard, the video for "In the Trunk" is a celebration of the work the band put in over the last several years. To celebrate the whole deal, the group is throwing a homecoming party at DOA Feb. 15 with Seattle rap trio Kung Foo Grip. - Timothy Grisham

Forza Coffee Fircrest. Nolan Garrett. All Ages. 7 pm. NC.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Deborah Page, Christine Salazar. Science! 9 pm. $5.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. The Fat Tones. 8 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Broken Water, Black Marble, Happy Noose. 9 pm.


  • As a mission statement, you couldn't find one much clearer than "Cruel Summer," the lead-off track on the latest release by Black Marble. As if the title didn't do well enough to harken back to the early '80s, from the moment that stiff drum machine meets up with those pulsing, neon synthesizers, Black Marble has firmly planted its feet in the same camp as Joy Division, OMD, Tears for Fears and the Eurythmics. Lead singer Chris Stewart's voice has that deep, reverb-soaked quality that instantly evokes, in turn, Ian Curtis and Roland Orzabal. Needless to say, they're not the perkiest band in the world, but if you're looking for that gloomy, trench coat-wearing, severe bangs-having part of yourself touched, Black Marble sure does hit that sweet spot. - Rev. Adam McKinney

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

McCoy's Tavern Olympia - Downtown. Mico De Noche, Vanguard, Bloodhunger. 10 pm. $5.

  • This upcoming weekend both Tacoma and Olympia get to taste the sweet dank metal of Mico De Noche, with thrash duo Vanguard and T-town metalheads Bloodhunger. Come to either show and have access to Mico De Noche's brand spanking new 7-inch set to release in stores Feb 26. The blood red disc features cover artwork by Eugene based Sean Schock, who does work for handfuls of bands, including YOB and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. In other words, that 7-inch is sexy as hell and will look good in your collection. Come to the show and let the metal take over.  - Nikki McCoy

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Shotgun Kitchen. 9 pm.

Pantages Theater Tacoma - Downtown. Roberta Flack. All Ages. 7:30 pm. $49-$109. Read Nikki McCoy's interview with Roberta Flack in the Weekly Volcano's music section.

Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. 80s Night featuring Height Requirement. 9 pm. NC.

Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Tattered Dress. 8 pm. NC.

The Track House Olympia. Shadows Tape/CD Release Show, with Huldrekall, Bison Bison, Lichen. 9 pm.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Gimp Bus. 9 pm.

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

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

February 9, 2013 at 4:48pm

NIGHT MOVES: Jake Shimabukuro, Rappin 4 Tay, Staxx Brothers, Juice Radio, Heartless, Living Deadbeats, Erev Rav and others ...

THE STAXX BROTHERS

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

Capitol Theater Olympia - Downtown. An Evening with ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. All Ages. 7 pm. $30.

  • The ukulele has had a moment over the course of the last half-decade. Unfortunately, to some, this has come in the form of tweeer-than-thou renditions of classic songs that are so disgustingly adorable your ears and heart melt. But, the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" Jake Shimabukuro is not resigned to over-simplistic chord based apathy. Shimabukuro uses the micro-instrument to its full potential - beautifully interweaving instrumental odes with a maestro's touch. It is no wonder the Hawaiian born Shimabukuro has racked up untold millions of plays on Youtube. With a legion of fans, that include even the Queen of England, Shimabukuro is his generation's master of the ukelele. His latest album, Peace, Love, Ukelele, brings a lush orchestral accompaniment, produced by Alan Parsons no less!, and helps cement Shimabukuro firmly where he belongs - in a cannon of great, virtuosic musicians. Shimabukuro brings his nimble fingers and affable personality to Olympia's Capitol Theater Saturday; for anyone looking for a performance that may change their preconceived notions of the instrument, this is it. - Timothy Grisham

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. The Staxx Brothers. 9:30 pm. NC.

Forza Coffee DuPont. Champagne Sunday. All Ages. 8 pm.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Juice Radio 7th Anniversary Celebration. Featuring Bryce Bowden, Heather Gin, Ol Small, Beanz N Rize. 9 pm. $5.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Heartless (Heart tribute). 8 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. The Living Deadbeats, Vex, Waste. All Ages. 4 pm. Uncle Pooch, Devil Hunts Me Down. 10 pm.

The Loch's Tacoma - Downtown.Rappin 4 Tay, Tim-Me, MC Controversy, $krilla. 9 pm. $15-$20.

  • Saturday, the choices just keep coming. At The Loch's in downtown Tacoma, California legend Rappin 4 Tay is back. He has a good network going with Tom Hutch and P.M.E., as this is at least the second or third time they have brought up the Bay-Area MC. Tim-Me, MC Controversy and $krilla, as well as others, will be on hand to host and open. Show is $15 before 9:30 p.m. and $20 after, so get there early. - Josh Rizeberg

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Love Our Local 2013 Winter Festival & Fundraiser, featuring Sean Gaskell, Rag Dharma, Flamenco Dancing, Erev Rav, Sara Sparrow & Kymberly Cardamom, Red & Ruby, The Hinges. All Ages. 7 pm.

The Rose House Olympia - Westside. Eleanor Murray, Kendl Winter, Sawtooth, Woolen Warrior. All Ages. 8 pm. $5-$10.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Billy Farmer, Sway (Rolling Stones tribute). 8 pm.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Crosswalk. 9 pm.

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

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sons Of Palmer. 9 pm.

LINK: Saturday, Feb. 9 live music, DJS and comedy in the greater Tacom and Olympia area

February 2, 2013 at 4:44pm

NIGHT MOVES: Dark Disco, Bog Hoppers, Glass Elevator, Champagne Sunday, Steve Kim Quartet, Wes Sp8, The Polyrhythmics and others ...

THE FROSTED HEARTS

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.

Cryptatropa Bar Olympia - Downtown. Dark Disco, with Philip Grass, Citymouth, Jffry Dhmr, Komakatt. 10 pm. NC.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Bog Hoppers, Stoned Evergreen Travellers. 9 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Glass Elevator, Alex's Hand, Tri-Anglr. 9 pm.

Live Room Sumner. Oaklawn, Fall City, Just Cuz, Audentia. All Ages. 8 pm.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Champagne Sunday, The Frosted Hearts, Dave Hannon, Torre. All Ages. 8 pm.

  • With a rotating cast of contributors and performers over the past seven years, the core of Champagne Sunday is the creative brain of Jessi and Jared Fredeen. Jessi's huge, soulful vocals could star on Broadway, on tour with Garbage or in your church choir. Her voice - which draws comparison to Chrissie Hynde and Ani Difranco - ranges from a hushed lullaby to a soaring celebratory wail. Jared, armed with a James Taylor-ish voice, David Gilmore guitar skills and a passion for raw music, can rock star pose when Jessi goes big, then float on a cloud when she takes it into the ethereal edges. As the duo's recent release Heaven Knows proves, you can add Champagne Sunday to any bill, and it works. Unless you are the others bands on the bill, then you'll have to go to work. - Ron Swarner

Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Randy Linder. 9 pm. NC.

Morso Wine Bar Gig Harbor. Steve Kim Quartet. 8 pm. $8.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District.Wes Sp8, Stewie Crockett, Jarrod Paul Bramson and Emily Madden. 9 pm.

  • Wes Sp8 (aka Wes Speight, natch) strikes me as a ravenous consumer of pop music. Though he nonchalantly identifies himself as a singer-songwriter, he seems eager to experiment with just what the term means. From song to song, he tests out different personas of the classic singer-songwriter - whether showing off the swagger and oppressive distance of a Jim Morrison, the chilly command of an Ian Curtis, or the rough, masculine soul of Greg Dulli. As a singer, Speight possesses a soulful voice, which he bends and distorts to fit whatever effect he's going for. Though he plays with a band, it's hard to say if he'll be going solo this evening. The night is dedicated to singer-songwriters, including members of Trees Without Leaves and the delightful solvents. It'll be interesting to see which Wes Sp8 ends up emerging. - Rev. Adam McKinney

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. The Polyrhythmics, AKA, The Heart Hurt Goods. All Ages. 9 pm. $10.

Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Ghost 211. 9 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Reggae Night. 8 pm.

Swing Wine Bar & Cafe Olympia - Westside. Vince Brown, Greg Ruby. 8 pm.

Tacoma Tea Room Tacoma - Downtown. Grand Opening Party with Shogun Barbie, Shebear and Thee Samedi. All-Ages. 6:30 pm.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Skinny White Samoans. 9 pm.

Vinum Tacoma - Downtown. Lil Ripp and guests. 9 pm.

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

February 1, 2013 at 3:57pm

NIGHT MOVES: Technophobic Android, Travis Barker, T-Town Aces, Sam Russell, C.F.A., Kareem Kandi Band, Simon The Leper and others ...

CURSE OF THE NORTH

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

Amocat Cafe Tacoma - Triangle District. Tacomapocalypse 3: Staying Alive. Live electronic music by Gibson Starkweather and Technophobic Android. All Ages. 5 pm.

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. Travis Barker, Stripe Valley Sway. 9 pm.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. In Cahoots, Two Cities. 9 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. T-Town Aces. 8 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Sam Russell. 9 pm.

  • It might be hard for me to judge Sam Russell objectively (like I do with all other music, clearly) because he just hits such a sweet spot for me. His laconic baritone immediately brings to mind the National's Matt Berninger, but the swooning country that surrounds his voice suddenly calls to mind Lambchop, those Nashville kings of delirious, delicate alt-country that evaporates like so many dew drops crawling down the face of a mason jar of lemonade. Lord. I can't manage to take in Sam Russell's music without collapsing in repose, a drunken smile spreading over my beet-red face, as visions of whiskey and hazy delusions flash behind my eyelids. That could be just me (it might literally be just me), but I'm not objecting. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Ranchero, Ancient Warlocks, CFA, Curse of the North. All Ages. 8 pm. $5.

Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Randy Linder. 9 pm. NC.

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

The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. The Kareem Kandi Band. 9 pm. $5.

Spar Cafe Olympia - Downtown. Vince Brown. 8 pm. NC.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. John Leonard. 6:30 pm.

Uncle Thurm's Finger Licken Ribs & Chicken Tacoma - Lincoln District. G Street Jazz Series, featuring Urban Rhapsody. All Ages. 7 pm.

Urban Onion Restaurant and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Listener, Simon The Leper, Poor Folks Live Well. All Ages. 8 pm. $10.

  • Listener has a raw honesty that's as sweet and salty as the South Sound, spewed in the form of grisly rhymes and resonating, dreamy instrumentals, spiked by outbursts of blissful confusion and clarity. Simon the Leper compliments Listener, bringing its own honest outbursts, but much louder and much fuzzier, with a nod to northwest garage, edged by an unusual energy that can be distracting at points, but welcoming in a side show attraction kind of way. - Nikki McCoy


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

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

January 26, 2013 at 10:06am

NIGHT MOVES: Big Business, People Under the Sun, Uncle Bonsai, E-40, Mos Generator, Blues Cousins, Champagne Sunday, Kim Archer, Vaughn Johannes, Randy Hansen, Popular Culture

THE ALL NIGHT SUNSHINE BAND

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

The Acme Grub Cage Tacoma - Downtown. Mos Generator, C.F.A. 7:30 pm. $5.

  • About to tear off to tour Europe, self-proclaimed "'70's rock preservationists" Mos Generator will give us a glimpse into its rock 'n' roll fantasy Saturday with C.F.A. at The Acme Grub Cage. Making 20 stops across 11 countries, Mos Generator - together with doom metal band Saint Vitus - will share its riff-laden, Sabbath-induced rock with the world. - Nikki McCoy

Capitol Theater Olympia - Downtown. Big Business. All Ages. 9:30 pm. $8-$10.

Charlie's Sports Bar & Grill Olympia - downtown. Trees and Timber, The All Night Sunshine Band. 9 pm.

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

Classic Winemakers Olympia - Downtown. KAOS Benefit and wine tasting with Jenny Jenkins and Elbow Coulee. 7:30-10 pm. $5.

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

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Kim Archer, 7's Revenge. 9 pm. $5.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Randy Hansen's Tribute To Jimi Hendrix. 8 pm.

Kitzel's Crazy Delicious Deli Olympia - Downtown. Music Is The Bridge. 6:30-9 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Twerk It Circuit Part III, with LaFraicheur, RJ.Nil, Sly Cooper. 9 pm. $5.

Louie G's Pizzeria Fife. Oaklawn, The Rikk Beatty Band, Late September Dogs. All Ages. 8 pm.

Lucky Eagle Casino Rochester. Broken Trail. 9 pm. NC.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. People Under The Sun, Not From Brooklyn, The Harvey Girls. 9 pm. $5.

  • James Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who's been on the scene in Tacoma for quite some time. Whether in his own band (Mama Loves Daddy), or as former keyboardist in Umber Sleeping (now known as I Like Science), Jenkins has been known for creating music that nods to '60s and '70s psych, but cuts a path all its own. His latest project, People Under the Sun, is his most daring to date. Bringing more or less a metric ton of vintage synthesizers with them to every performance, People Under the Sun access the kind of carnival-psych of people like Syd Barrett, while still dipping into the sort of analog synth-rock of bands like the Buggles and Thomas Dolby. The result is heavily orchestrated pop music that only looks easy. — Rev. Adam McKinney

Northern Pacific Coffee Co. Tacoma - Parkland. The Frosted Hearts, Stripe Valley Sway, The North Oakes Project. All Ages. 8 pm.

Oldschool Pizzeria Olympia - Downtown. Popular Culture, Cairo Pythian, Chrome Windows, Uwe 60D, DJ Geniefactory. All Ages. 10 pm. $5 suggested donation.

The Olympia Ballroom Olympia - Downtown. Hip-Hop For The Homeless Benefit Weekend, with Afrok & The Movement, Speaker Minds, XP, Motamouth Jones, 206 Zulu, Free Ya Mind, Heretic, DJ Berry, DJ Iceman, DJ Slimrock, DJ Seabefore, hosted by DJ Luvva J, Formula Boogie. All Ages. 5 pm. $5 & donation of clean clothing, blankets, jackets.

Rock the Dock Pub & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Champagne Sunday. 9 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Red. 9 pm.

The Royal Lounge Olympia - Downtown. E-40, with Cool Nutz, Cauze N Efekt, Motamouth Jones, Free whiskey, Sky Hatter, Mr. Twist, DJ Contagious. 7 pm. $25.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Blues Cousins. 8 pm.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Uncle Bonsai, The Righteous Mothers. 16+, 5 and 8 pm. $30-$60.

  • Uncle Bonsai is the real deal. Filed most often under "folk" the original trio of Ashley O'Keeffe, Andrew Ratshin and Arni Adler made more than 200 original songs and toured like mad before taking an extended hiatus beginning in the very late 1980s. Then, in March 2008, the Bonsai came back. Maybe it was a change in the air, or maybe the world called for more beautifully weird storytellers to join the chorus. Whatever. The angelic voice of local legend Patrice O'Neill replaced O'Keeffe and the Zappa meets Peter, Paul and Mary crossbred was back. Saturday, Uncle Bonsai teams with feisty The Righteous Mothersfor two shows at Traditions Fair Trade and Cafe in Olympia. All proceeds go to providing free therapy for sexually abused children and their families at Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy Center. - Weekly Volcano

Westside Tavern Olympia - Westside. One-Year Anniversary Bash featuring Vaughn Johannes. 8 pm. NC.

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

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

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

January 12, 2013 at 12:32pm

NIGHT MOVES: The Hard Way, Coven, Fingertips, Down North, Pink Bead, The Maxines and others ...

UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT IN THE SOUTH SOUND >>>

4th Ave Ale House Olympia - Downtown. The Hard Way, Glass Elevator, Full Moon Radio. 9 pm. $5.

  • When it comes to interviewing bands, there are some band members who say few words. And there are band members who say everything so well, you'd like for them to just write the whole article. All girl indie rockers Full Moon Radio is one such band. Ali Baker and Sarah Lynn (third member, Jessie Jackson was not interviewed) discuss their show Saturday with The Hard Way and Glass Elevator at the 4th Ave Tav in Oly. The lineup: "It seems to me that the ‘high energy rock' element that existed here 20 years ago is starting to emerge again," says Baker. "I am really excited to play with some of the hard working bands made up of musicians who are inspired and have rock and roll dreams. There is something very innocent and sweet about it." The venue: "I have played the 4th Ave Tav before and it is awesome because the sound guy Ben is one of the best in the biz," says Lynn. "We will be playing a couple new songs, including one inspired by a bomb shelter at our practice space. If you have never been to a show at the 4th Ave, this is the one." - Nikki McCoy

Al Lago Ristorante Italiano Auburn. Kurt Lindsay. 8 pm. NC.

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

Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Fingertips. 9 pm.

Doyle's Public House Tacoma - Stadium District. Down North. 9:30 pm. NC.

Harmon Tap Room Tacoma - Stadium District. Tin Man. 9 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Pink Bead Signing Show with The Chicharones, Sapient and Fine Malt lyrics. 8 pm.

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Unstoppable Death Machines, MTNS, Easy Living. 9 pm.

McCoy's Olympia - Downtown. Coven, Demon Dogs. 9 pm. $4.

  • The back bar at McCoy's will surely be busy this Saturday as every leather clad, gravelly-voiced, long-haired or bald-headed hesher in Olympia will be scrunched near the stage - spilling bears and throwing horns - to witness thrash metal legends Coven and old school metal lords Demon Dogs rage the night away. John Boyce, bartender, booker and sound guy at McCoy's, talks about the last time Demon Dogs played, "It was awesome, just crazy energy - they're ferocious." And about Demon Dog's infamous drummer Jerry Ziegler Boyce states, "It's the most demanding thing I've seen him do." If you've ever seen Ziegler in action, then you know Boyce's words hold weight, and you'll be there Saturday night. - NM

Northern Olympia - Downtown. The Maxines, Hooded Hags, Wimps, The Shivas. All Ages. 8:30 pm. $5.

  • Over the course of the past couple of years the Maxines have evolved from a one off party-project to a band that has been barnstorming the Pacific Northwest with itsspecial brand of two-piece garage rock. The K Records duo of Matt Murillo and Kelly Norman have simply been one of the most upbeat and "fun" bands to see in a long while. Saturday the group will bring the party to Olympia's Northern for a show that promises to start the year off with a bang. Sadly, for those who love seeing the band, this may be the last time you get a chance to for an extended amount of time. Joining the band for the evening are the Vancouver, Wash. by-the-way-of Portland garage band The Sivas. The Shivas, who is the latest coup for K, has a high-energy blend of pop, garage and surf that almost sounds like the Velvet Underground and the Beach Boys simultaneously. Portland's Hooded Hags, featuring longtime K bassman Chris Sutton, brings the cool, Gories style garage, while Seattle's Wimps brings the full on '90s style garage punk experience to the table. - Timothy Grisham

Rock The Dock Bar & Grill Tacoma - Downtown. Author Unknown. 9 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. North Country Bluegrass Band. 8 pm.

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

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

January 5, 2013 at 12:36pm

NIGHT MOVES: The Missionary Position, Soccer Babes, Santee, Oly Mountain Boys, SweetKiss Momma and others ...

SOCCER BABES

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. All Night Yard Sale. Jesse Turcotte's birthday show featuring All Night Yard Sale his Gypsy/Latin/jazz/junk thang. 9:30 pm. NC.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. The Missionary Position, Deborah Page. 8:30 pm. $7.

  • The idea of soul and rock becoming increasingly intermingled and on the mainstream radar, with bands like The Heavy and the Black Keys, is one that I've wrestled with over the past couple years. Of course, the issue of credibility and appropriation are always going to be present in the discussion, but to my ears the bigger issue is something much more intangible - a bristling that comes up my back, and I can't help but picture Blueshammer from Ghost World. Better than the large part of rock bands incorporating soul touchstones, The Missionary Position manage to emerge relatively unscathed from these comparisons. Their combination of alt-rock, post-grunge influences and '70s soul flourishes is tasteful and seemingly completely sincere, which helps a great deal in avoiding that bristling feeling. - Rev. Adam McKinney

Le Voyeur Café and Lounge Olympia - Downtown. Soccer Babes, Statue & Cowboy. 9 pm.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Santee. 8 pm.

  • After living and traveling in Europe for the past year or so, singer-songwriter Heater Loepp has finally made her return to Washington. As the frontwoman for indie folk-pop outfit Santee, she started turning heads with her intimate lyrics, endearingly scratchy vocals and the warm bed of instrumentation provided by the rest of the band, which now includes Joel Myers and Conor Sisk from the Speedwobbles, and Spencer Kelley from Basemint. Word is that Santee is in the Swoon Records studio working on their long-awaited debut LP. It'll be about time for a band that has garnered as much good will as Santee has. In the meantime, their return to Tacoma is bound to be a joyous homecoming, full of drunken group hugs and even drunker dancing. — Rev. AM

The Pig Bar at South Bay BBQ Olympia - Downtown. The Oly Mountain Boys. 8 pm.

The Red Room Tacoma - Downtown. Bad Influence, Cowardice, No Choice, Malice. 7 pm.

The Spar Tacoma - Old Town. Reggae night with Vibe Project, The Approach. 8 pm.

Stonegate Pizza Tacoma - South. Crosswalk. 9 pm.

Tollefson Plaza Tacoma - Downtown. Electric Salchow Stage at Polar Plaza: SweetKiss Momma. The Weekly Volcano presents live music at the Franciscan Polar Plaza every Saturday. All Ages. 7-9 pm. NC for music.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Vince Brown, LaVon Hardison. All Ages. 8 pm.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Negative Inside. 9 pm.

Westgate Bar and Grill Tacoma - Northend. True Holland, China Davis. 9 pm. $5.

LINK: More live music Saturday, Jan. 5 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

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