TACOMA PREFUNK SUNDAY, JUNE 25 2017: Wander Cream Ale and Rachel Baiman, Kareem Kandi and Squeak and Squawk
PREFUNK: Consider cream ale. Brewers often call it a true American style because it emerged prior to Prohibition, as U.S. brewers looked for something to compete with the emerging popularity of the European-influenced lager brewing. Cream ale is meant to represent an ale version of an American lager for an easy-drinking, very refreshing, low-alcohol craft beer typically consumed in quantity during warmer weather, like today. Peaks and Pints has tapped Wander Brewing’s Cream Ale on our nitro line, which means the snappy and refreshing, with a touch of malt sweetness, light ale arrives velvety smooth. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma
5 P.M. BLUES VESPERS: Rachel Baiman may be a 20-something commandeering the Nashville music scene, but she sings like an old soul hopping trains from coast to coast. Baiman, also known for her duo 10 String Symphony, returns to Tacoma as part of Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s Blues Vespers concert series. Her recently released solo album, Shame, is an exploration of growing up female in America. Inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman’s influences span a wide range, but years spent playing traditional music shine through in the album’s firmly rooted sound. Session guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee) joins Baiman. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Tacoma
5 P.M. KAREEM KANDI BAND: We caught a little of Kareem Kandi’s show last night at our next door neighbor G. Donnalson’s. Fantastic jazz set. Dude is so talented. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Thanks for the Miles Davis, Kareem! The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Tacoma
6 P.M. SQUEAK AND SQUAWK: Tacoma’s indie music festival continues with an all-ages show of Kilcid Band, The Cutwinkles and Hot Cops inside Half Pint Pizza Pub at 6 p.n. followed by a 21 and older show featuring BOLO, The Spider Ferns, The Mondays and Scorn Dog inside The Valley at 9 p.m.
8 P.M. LAST CALL COMEDY SHOWCASE: Laugh it up with comedians in the Puget Sound area, in addition to worthy comedians from out of town. Tacoma Comedy Club, Tacoma