TW Pick of the Week:

“Closer” is an intimate evening at Anthem Coffee Company, UW Tacoma (1911 Pacific Ave.), which features three songwriters: Walker Sherman, Blake Flattley and Ariah Christine. The show takes place Friday, Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Gig Harbor indie rocker Walker Sherman loves indie rock, folk, and Americana and grew up on a mix of classic rock and bebop. He started his music career as a drummer and has been playing guitar and fronting bands for more than 10 years. 
Blake Flattley grew up in Northern California on the music of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and singing at church, although he first fell in love with music when he met an elderly blind saxophonist who would later set Flattley on his musical path. A love for harmony and the challenge of sonically sharing the human struggle have greatly influenced his musical releases. Most recently, his music has been compared to that of Ryan Adams, Bon Iver and Wilco.

Ariah Christine is an acoustic guitar player and vocalist residing in Tacoma. Her new album “The Duality” is out in the world for your enjoyment. Cover for the show is $5. For more information, visit

 Friday, Feb. 2

THE VALLEY: Prophets of Addiction, Klondike Kate, Green Denim (glam punk) 9 p.m.

ANTHEM COFFEE COMPANY, UWT: Walker Sherman, Ariah Christine, Blake Flattley (singer songwriters) 6:30 p.m., $5

AIRPORT TAVERN: Disposable Zeros (Metallica tribute) 9 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Notorious 253 (dance tunes) 9 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Preacher Lawson (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., early show 18+, late show 21+

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, SCHNEEBECK HALL: Brahms in Context (classical) 7:30 p.m., $10-$15

Saturday, Feb. 3

TACOMA DOME: Katy Perry (pop) 7:30 p.m.

AIRPORT TAVERN: Guns of Nevada, Antihero, Big Wheel Stunt Show (rock) 9 p.m.

BOB’S JAVA JIVE: Dreadful Children, Bitter X Lovers, Disorderlies (rock) 8 p.m.

DOYLE’S PUBLIC HOUSE: The Salmonberries, Cody Ray Raymond (acoustic) 9 p.m., NC

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Notorious 253 (dance) 9 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Yelena Balabanova (piano) 2 p.m.

JAZZBONES: JB, Groove Fiery (reggae) 6 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LOUIE G’S: Blaze of Glory, Mas Tequila (rock) 8 p.m., $10

PANTAGES: Tacoma Opera: Carmen (opera) 7:30 p.m.

REAL ART TACOMA: Cole Z, Littoral, Seven da Pantha, Revert, 4stro F4me (hip hop) 8 p.m., $10-$20

THE SPAR: The Rockodiles (rock) 8 p.m.

THE SWISS: The Spazmatics (80s hits) 9 p.m., $10

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Preacher Lawson (comedy)     7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 4

UNITY OF SOUTH SOUND: Sarah Christine (soulful songs) 10 a.m.

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

NEW FRONTIER: Electric Bluegrass, 4 p.m., NC


STONEGATE: Country Music Jam (jam) 8:30 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Final Notice with Bob Evans (country) 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 5

ODD OTTER BREWING: Dave Hannon (singer songwriter) 6 p.m.

ALEGRE BAKERY AND  GELATO: Open Mic Monday (open mic) 6:30 p.m.

THE SWISS: Open Mic Night (open mic) 7 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Bartlett on bass (jam) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

DAWSON’S: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Chorus (barber shop) 7 p.m.

METRONOME: Open Mic (open mic) 7 p.m.

ROCK THE DOCK: Bingo (it’s a game) 7 p.m.

STONEGATE: Blues Jam with Roger Williamson (blues) 8 p.m.

THE SWISS: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (trivia) 8 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: The Comedy Voice (comedy) 8 p.m., 18+, NC

UNCLE SAM’S: SOB Band (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Wednesday, Feb. 7

THE SPAR: Little Bill Engelhart/Rod Cook duo (blues) 7 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC

JOESEPPI’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE: Robin Miller-Richardson (piano and vocals) 5:30 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m., NC

NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC

ROCK THE DOCK: Karaoke (hit & miss musicianship) 9 p.m.

STONEGATE: The Blu Tonez (blues) 8 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic (comedy) 8 p.m., NC

UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Feb. 8

UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

THE AGAVES GRILL: Ed Taylor Band (jazz) 6 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m., NC

ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m.

STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Babriel Rutledge (comedy) 8 p.m., 18+

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