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Khu.éex’ at “In the Spirit” festival

As part of the “In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Fest,” the band Khu.éex’ is performing at the Washington State History Museum’s amphitheater at 5:15 p.m. Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex), was co-founded by artist and musician Preston Singletary. Khu.éex’ translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language. The band shares culture, stories, and music through contemporary interpretations focused on empowering others. The Seattle Times (Paul de Barros) described Khu.éex’ as “…mixing Native American song and spoken word with atmospheric, visionary jazz improvisation in a way that recalls the ecstatic ’70s jazz-funk work of groups like Weather Report or Carlos Santana.” Preston Singletary is widely recognized as a glass artist, but he’s also a musician and plays bass in the band.

Both TAM and WSHM will offer free admission for the day. WSHM is located at 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.

For information, visit www.khueex.com or www.facebook.com/Koo.eex.

Friday, Aug. 10

AIRPORT TAVERN: Aethereus, Theories, Blood and Thunder, Xoth (Death Metal) 9 p.m.
ALMA MATER: OK Sweetheart, Ruler, Timothy Robert Graham (pop, rock) 7 p.m.
BLEU NOTE LOUNGE: Norma Owens (jazz) 7 p.m.
EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Got 90s (dance tunes) 9 p.m.
JAZZBONES: Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute) 8 p.m.
LOUIE G’S: Andrew Landers and the Mainstreet Struggleville, Hurts Like Hell, Kian Russell (rock) 8 p.m.
O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB: Antarez, O’Dark:30, Mystery Achievement (rock) 9 p.m.
THE PLAID PIG: The Shaken Growlers, The Hard Money Saints, The Roostertails, Blood Fire and Rainwater (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m.
REAL ART TACOMA: Spiller, Ketamine Cat, Dream Ring, Deathless State, Rain Delay (alternative, indie, rock) 8 p.m.
THE SAFE HOUSE: Outlet, The Living Skins (punk) 6 p.m.
THE SWISS: Afrodisiacs (soul) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Mojo Madness (rock) 7 p.m.
THE VALLEY: Dilapidation, Shrine of the Serpent, Heathen Washington (pagan rock) 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM: Khu.eex (Native rock) 5:15

Saturday, Aug. 11

ALMA MATER: Evan and the Live Oaks (rock) 7 p.m.
BLEU NOTE LOUNGE: Kevin Gardner (jazz) 8 p.m.
BREW FIVE THREE: Bryson Foster Band, Candy Shoppe, BoobooLala (rock) 1:30 p.m.
EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Got 90s (dance tunes) 9 p.m.
JAZZBONES: Nolan Garrett (rock, blues) 7:30 p.m.
LOUIE G’S: Ten Miles Wide, Bruiser Brody, Dirty Dirty, Dedset (rock) 8 p.m.
MUSIC AND ART IN WRIGHT PARK: Girl Trouble, Cat Puke, Terrapin, Old Foals, The Mondays, The Center Cannot Hold, Big Wheel Stunt Show, The Stuntmen, Fitz of Depression, Pat Watson, James Anaya, John Purkey, Allan Boothe (rock) 12 p.m.
ODD OTTER: Matt Bradford (Americana, folk) 8 p.m.
THE PLAID PIG: Pagan County Rebels, Buttafuko, Testing Trinity, Garbage Man (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m.
POINT RUSTON: Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Highdogs (soulful pop) 5 p.m.
ROCK THE DOCK: Not My Tempo (rock) 8 p.m.
THE SAFE HOUSE: Pivot Point, Slut Penguin, Effluvia, Giant Pacific Apparition, Thylacine (punk) 6 p.m.
THE SWISS: Spazmatics (spastic-rock) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Mojo Madness (rock) 7 p.m.
VINO AQUINO: Stephanie (singer/songwriter) 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 12

THE PLAID PIG: Deadbeat Blackout, The Rainiers, Sabertooth (rock, punk, experimental) 9 p.m.
THE SPAR: Little Bill (blues) 7 p.m.
STONEGATE: Country Music Jam (jam) 5 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Gary Owen (comedy) 7 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Final Notice with Bob Evans (country, rock, bluegrass) 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13

ODD OTTER: Nathan and Troy (rock) 7 p.m.
THE SWISS: Open Mic Night (open mic) 7 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: CBC Band (jam) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

METRONOME: Open Mic (open mic) 7 p.m.
STONEGATE: Blues Jam with Roger Williamson (blues) 8 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: New Talent Tuesday (comedy) 8 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: SOB Band (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Wednesday, Aug. 15

CI SHENANIGANS: 48 Degrees North (rock) 6 p.m.
OLD TOWN PARK: Dawndi (singer/songwriter) 6:30 p.m.
STONEGATE: Open Mic with Justin McDonald (open mic) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic (comedy) 8 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Aug. 16

EMERALD QUEEN: Danny Vernon (Elvis impersonator) 7 p.m.
ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m.
STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Steve Rannazzisi (comedy) 7:30 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

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