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October 16, 2007 at 6:43am

It's on today!

Volcanoblastart JAM
Billy Farmer
Billy Farmer runs the musical gamut.  A gifted guitar player, Farmer plays acoustic with a folk style, electric in a Chicago blues stomp style and knows his way around the Delta, too.  His arsenal of strings includes a reliable 12 string, Dobro, mandolin and banjo. When he needs a little oomph, Farmer plugs in his Les Paul or Stratocaster. Farmer is a master of mimicry and can imitate everyone from Jagger to Cash.  Farmer leads the Tacos & Jams Open Mic tonight. â€" Tony Engelhart
[O’Callahan’s, 7:30 p.m., no cover, 15610 92nd St., KPN Key Center, 253.884.9766]

MORE MUSIC: Tonight in the clubs.

FILM
“Michael Clayton”
George Clooney brings a slick, ruthless force to the title role of “Michael Clayton,” playing a fixer for a powerful law firm. He works in the shadows, cleaning up messes, and he is a realist. He tells clients what they don’t want to hear. He shoots down their fantasies of “options.” One client complains bitterly that he was told Clayton was a miracle worker. “I’m not a miracle worker,” Clayton replies. “I’m a janitor.” Full review here. â€" Roger Ebert
[AMC Narrows Plaza 8: 2:30, 5:15, 7:55; Century Olympia: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15; Lakewood Cinema 15: 12:50, 4:10, 7:20, 10:10; Lakewood Towne Center 12: 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50; Longston Place 14: 12:10, 3:10, 7:10, 10:10; Regal Martin Village 16: 12:35, 4:05, 7:05, 10:10; Yelm Cinemas @ Prairie Park: 12:25, 3, 6:35, 9:10]

MORE FILM: What’s showing around town.

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October 15, 2007 at 7:42am

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Volcanoblastart POP PUNK
Fierce Perm
Fierce Perm are two hits of pop, and one of punk-spliced grunge. A female-led assault of garage, Fierce Perm is aided by its feminine nature, but held together by the adhesive quality of its endearing sloppiness. According to www.myspace.com/fierceperm:

“There are a wide variety of methods to listen to Fierce Perm. The most popular include the joint, the blunt, the bong, the pipe (more commonly called a ‘bowl’ or ‘piece’), the shotgun, the chillum, the deffy, the spot and the one-hitter.”

Good to know.

The Broho is the best spot in Oly. Period. A Fierce Perm should just make it that much cooler. â€" Matt Driscoll

[Brotherhood Lounge, with The Mona Reels, Gun Outfit, Plants Eat People, Monday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m., $5, 119 Capitol Way N., Olympia, 360.352.4153]

MORE MUSIC: Who's playing tonight.

GALLERY
Frasca favorites
Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia is featuring two artists and one husband and wife collaborative team this month: Marilyn Frasca, Betty Moynahan, and John and Robin Gamaelius.

Frasca is the real artist in this show. I’ve seen a few Frasca shows over the past two decades, mostly at Childhood’s End, and I think this may be the best yet. She’s showing around a dozen monotype and pastel drawings of figures and animals that look vaguely mythological. It is not at all clear what these humans and animals are doing, but they clearly seem to get along, somewhat like the creatures in a Henri Rousseau painting. The mythological look comes from the fact that some of the animals are proportionally much larger than life and some have masklike faces. They are mythlike, but they are not myths. â€" Alec Clayton

[Childhood’s End, through Nov. 11, 222 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.943.3724]

October 14, 2007 at 12:37pm

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Volcanoblastart_2 EVENT
Tour of Urban Living
I can’t wait to peek inside Tacoma’s swank condominiums during today’s Tour of Urban Living, a self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In last year’s tour, I remember having a light bulb “Aha!” moment watching the occupants of the top floor of a million-dollar condo project.

Together, the couple entered the elevator with their two Scottish terriers, a carrier with six bottles of wine, and several bags of groceries.

Right then and there, I was sold on condo lifestyle. I could see myself as an empty nester with two lap dogs I’d bestow impossibly clever names upon, bringing up my gourmet fare to prepare and savor in my gourmet kitchen kitted out with Gaggenau and Viking appliances while sipping on an amazing vintage.
For more information, check it here. â€" Jessica Corey Butler

GYPSY FOLK
Jason Webley
Diving into gypsy artist Jason Webely’s world, I found jazz flavors of Django Reinhardt, a sincerity of Tom Waits and a reflective vocal style akin to Ray Davies.

To date, Webely has recorded five solo discs. Each one is unique and a wildly entertaining listen as he cross-breeds genres and interjects his yearning accordion into the mix. Rather than penning the obvious cliché love songs, Webley digs a bit deeper for a more introspective take on things. His latest, The Cost of Living, is another great effort by the Seattle-based artist. â€" Tony Engelhart

[Masa restaurant, with Ribbons, Led To Sea, and Quilken, 8 p.m., $5, 2811 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.254.0560]

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