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I Am the Enemy
Uber-talented singer Taylour Woodruff â€" whose feminine ferocity definitely gives this band their edge â€" along with guitarists Adamm Mitchell and Robbie MacNeil, bassist Anthony Jones and drummer Mike Bergman, I Am the Enemy packs a new school, screaming rock punch that makes the kids go wild while still subscribing to the fundamentals of timeless rock. Currently working on their debut CD and playing shows all over Washington, I Am the Enemy has both a swagger and an unmistakable backbeat â€" definitely two qualities that should serve them well over time.
Tonight theyâ€™ll put it all on display at Club Impact, as part of a show that also features up and comers Sirens in the Sky and Madison Drive. If youâ€™re of the age group and of the screamo state of mind, this is a show not to miss. â€" Matt Driscoll
[Club Impact, I Am the Enemy, Sirens in the Sky, Madison Drive, Kid Vs Hero, Beneath Oceans, 7 p.m., all ages, $6-$8, 754 Pacific Ave., Tacoma]
Paul Anastasio studied under the originator of jazz violin, Joe Venuti, but is also inspired by such greats as Stuff Smith and Svend Asmussen. His versatility landed him touring gigs with big name acts Asleep At the Wheel, Larry Gatlin, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard, but his love of jazz has always brought him back home. In 2005 he hooked up with San Francisco-based jazz guitarist Tony Marcus for the CD, Anything Goes. The disc was recorded live in the studio, which gives it a free-style jam vibe. He has also appeared on three compilation discs with the likes of Dick Barrett, Lisa Barrett, Mike Dowling, Cary Black and brother/bass player, Tom Anastasio. â€" Tony Engelhart
[Traditions CafÃ©, 8 p.m., $8-$12, 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia, 360.705.2819]
The Staxx Brothers
The Staxx Brothers are performing live for the release party for their album, The 12 Street Blues in Downtown Olympia at the famed Eastside Club Tavern. With a band setup, the group is composed of musicians, male and female vocalists and maybe one of the most potent voices you have never heard. Decurrian is a dope MC from the city of Tacoma who has ravaged microphones with a stage presence and lyrical tenacity all his own. â€" Jose S. Gutierrez Jr.
[Eastside Club Tavern, The Staxx Brothers, High Ceiling, 9 p.m., 410 E. Fourth Ave., Olympia, 360.357.9985]