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Bad Company’s Lynn Sorensen to headline Maurice fundraiser

Tacoma record label Maurice the Fish Records is once again hosting a benefit concert for Fish Food Banks of Pierce County. The headliner for the 12-band/two-stage lineup is Bad Company’s Lynn Sorensen.

The event at Louie G’s Pizza in Fife (5219 Pacific Hwy) is on Sunday, June 2 from 3-7 p.m. There is a suggested $10 donation.

Seattle boy Sorensen was a bassist with Bad Company from 2008-2012. His current band is Sex and Violins but he’s also performed with Magic Bus and Spike and the Impalers. He owns and operates a mobile

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Vicci Martinez is Free For All on Sept. 22

Tacoma singer and “The Voice” finalist Vicci Martinez will perform at the Fall Free For All on Sept. 22 in Tacoma.

The annual community arts festival sponsored by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts features over 50 music, dance, drama, film and children’s events over two days. Best of all – it’s free.

Martinez’s acoustic performance will take place at the Pantages Theatre at 9 p.m. And yes, it’s free.

Here’s the catch – It’s small, but important:
The event requires email registration to gain wristband pass access.


Two generations of singer-songwriters at Tahoma Tea on Saturday

Seattle Singer-songwriters Jill Cohn and Fleur Jack will perform Saturday at a free all-ages show at Tahoma Tea.

Here’s a bonus: Where else can you say you saw Jack and Jill in concert together?

Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.

The show is being promoted as “two generations of Seattle Songwriters.” When I spoke to Cohn today she wasn’t shy about telling me she’s 48. Jack, Cohn said, is young enough to be her daughter.

Cohn didn’t put out her first record until 30, late for a musician, she said. “I’ve always dealt with the ageism thing,”

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Mega ukulele jam at Proctor Farmers Market Aug. 4

It seems like everyone I know has suddenly picked up the ukulele. There are uke classes, orgs, bands and jams.

I hosted a beach party the other day and suddenly there was a ukulele session at the campfire. My puzzled Mexican cousin-in-law observed, “That is a strange Mariachi band.”

If you are a uker don’t miss Mega Uke Tacoma 2012 – Tacoma’s Biggest Ukulele Jam on Saturday, August 4 at the Proctor Farmers Market in Tacoma.

Hosted by WASSUP (Washington Association of South Sound Ukulele Players) it promises “two hours of ukulele fun with 100 of your new best friends!”

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LouieFest returns with iconic ’60s bands The Sonics, The Wailers, Moby Grape

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back with a bang. The weekend features a power house trio of iconic 1960s rock bands: The Sonics, The Wailers and Moby Grape.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with The Sonics at the Pantages Theater and LouieFest takes over the outdoor spaces at Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“Cars and rock and roll – A connection made in heaven,” said LouieFest co-organizer Randy Sparks.
For the first time since the 1960s, Tacoma’s own

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Acoustic music series at Lakewood Playhouse continues on Thursday

A former acoustic music series is alive again at Lakewood Playhouse. The next show, featuring Magical Strings, is on Thursday.

Organizer and MC Tom Wilson said the monthly series features a variety of genres: bluegrass, Celtic, folk. A concert on June 20 also doubles as a CD release party for world jazz piano player Scott Cossu.

Magical Strings is made of Philip and Pam Boulding on Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer augmented by violin, cello, pennywhistle, percussion and various instruments from around the world.

The last time the music series was active at Lakewood Playhouse was

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