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Friday, Dec. 5: Janis Lives


Sherrie Voxx Minter is Janis Joplin. Photo credit: Bill Bungard Photography

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With a blues soul and a rock & roll recklessness, Janis Joplin was the ultimate female rock figure. Probably it was the mingling of substances that opened her up so fully, but she poured her emotions through her music and every cracking sob and stomped-on feeling is audible. Even when she's howling, she's vulnerable, her deep-bottom voice is the true sound of a woman in pain. Sherrie Voxx Minter, the voice behind the old school rock band Voxxy Vallejo, doesn't have the pain, but has performed many times before folks whispering, "She sounds like Janis Joplin." Friday, "Ah-ha!" will fill Jazzbones as Voxxy fronts the Joplin tribute band Janis Lives, sponsored by her other gig, radio.

JANIS LIVES, w/ Alive She Cried (the Doors), 7 p.m., Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, $15, 253.396.9169

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