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TW PICK OF THE WEEK:

Daikaiju at the Airport Tavern (5406 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma)

Daikaiju (die-kie-joo) are storming the American West and will make a sonic attack on the Airport Tavern on Saturday, Dec. 29. Daikaiju are a kaiju-themed, surf-rock revival band from Huntsville, Ala., now based out of Houston. Usually consisting of two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer, the band formed in the winter of 1999 and first performed in January 2000. The band has played shows across Europe, East Asia and North America. Daikaiju performs while wearing kabuki masks and using pseudonyms. They do not speak during performances, instead communicating using hand signals. Also performing will be Tacos!, Goon and Black Beast Revival.

For information, visit daikaiju.org or www.facebook.com/godaikaiju.

Upcoming Shows:

Friday, Dec. 21

56th STREET LIQUOR SALOON: Shady Day (rock) 9 p.m.
AIRPORT TAVERN: Sub-Generation, Bullet in Your Head (punk metal) 8 p.m.
COURT HOUSE SQUARE: Northwest Sinfonietta (classical) 7:30 p.m.
JAZZBONES: General Mojo’s, Bryson Foster Band, Q Dot (psychedelic rock) 8 p.m.
LIFE CENTER: The Singing Christmas Tree (holiday carols) 7 p.m.
MYSTIC SANCTUARY: Monthly Drum Circle (percussion) 6:30 p.m.
PACIFIC BREWING: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 7 p.m.
PLAID PIG: The Hop Monsters, Georgics, Bailey Ukulele (indie) 9 p.m.
STINK: Sounds of the Season with Chloe and Friends (holiday music) 7 p.m.
STONEGATE: 1984 (rock) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Carlos Mencia (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy Jam (blues, rock) 7 p.m.
THE VALLEY: Billy Stoops, Desert Fathers (Americana, alt country) 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22

AIRPORT: Ethan Tucker, Ayron Jones (singer/songwriter) 9 p.m.
DOYLE’S: Stephanie Anne Johnson, Jordani (female vocalists) 9 p.m.
DUNAGAN’S BREWING: Abigail Nelson (singer/songwriter) 8 p.m.
LIFE CENTER: The Singing Christmas Tree (holiday carols) 3 p.m.
LOUIE GS: Second Sting, Live Evil (rock tribute) 8 p.m.
O’MALLEY’S: Primary Pulse, Lenu (rock) 9 p.m.
PANTAGES THEATER: Take 6 (holiday soul) 7:30 p.m.
PLAID PIG: Beef Bologna, Operation Timebomb, The Meatbeaters, The Gerbil Turds (punk) 8 p.m.
REAL ART TACOMA: Foxy J, Prophit, David Olivas, Yung Tensai, NOPHAC3, Wavy God, DJ Lament (hip hop, DJ) 8 p.m.
THE SPAR: Tatoosh (rock) 8 p.m.
THE SWISS: The Hipsters (rock) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Carlos Mencia (comedy) 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Macon Bacon (blues, rock) 7 p.m.
URBAN ELK: Rhapsody Duo (dance music) 7 p.m.
THE VALLEY: Deadbeat Blackout, Thunders of Wrath, Tremor Cats, The Valley (rock) 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 23

ALMA MATER: Little Bill and the Blue Notes, Sound and Fury (blues, rock) 5 p.m.
DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (blues) 8 p.m.
LIFE CENTER: The Singing Christmas Tree (holiday carols) 3 p.m.
ODD OTTER: Open Mic Sunday with Stephanie (open mic) 7 p.m.
STONEGATE: Country Music Jam (jam) 8:30 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Santa’s Naughty List (comedy) 7:30 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Final Notice with Bob Evans (country, rock, bluegrass) 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 24

UNCLE SAM’S: CBC Band (jam) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, Dec. 26

NOTE’S COFFEE COMPANY: Open mic 7 p.m.
STONEGATE: The Blu Tonez (blues) 8 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox, DBC Rock Jam (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Dec. 27

AIRPORT TAVERN: Take it to Space, HopSol (funk, disco, reggae, psychedelic) 8 p.m.
PLAID PIG: Cloneapalooza (rock) 8 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: Chad Daniels (comedy) 7:30 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28

BLEU NOTE: Brandon Willis, Akim Finch (jazz) 7 p.m.
JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (funk, soul) 10 p.m.
THE SWISS: Harmonious Funk (funk) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Carlos Mencia (comedy) 7:30 p.m.,10 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy Jam (blues, rock) 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 29

AIRPORT: Daikaiju, Tacos!, Goon, Black Beast Revival (rock) 8 p.m.
DOYLE’S: Ian Ayers and the Soul Purpose (reggae) 9 p.m.
DUNAGAN’S BREWING: The Bold Daugherty (Celtic) 9 p.m.
JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (funk, soul) 10 p.m.
LOUIE GS: Erotic City (Prince tribute) 9 p.m.
PLAID PIG: Effluvia, Helles, Knife Switch, Permian, Brain Damage (punk) 8 p.m.
ROCK THE DOCK: Loose Gravel and New Road: (rock, blues) 8 p.m.
THE SWISS: Candy Shoppe (rock, pop) 9 p.m.
TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Carlos Mencia (comedy) 7:30 p.m.,10 p.m.
UNCLE SAM’S: Mighty Dreadfull (blues) 7 p.m.

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