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What’s Up Weekend Wrock

Above: Lee Pence from the cover of his new EP “Arrival.” - Courtesy photos
Above: Lee Pence from the cover of his new EP “Arrival.”
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THURSDAY

THE POSIES w/ The Isms and Alligators, 9:30 p.m. May 15 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Tickets are $12, 21+.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, Posies co-founder Jon Auer said.

The Posies are coming to Bremerton for one of only four full-band shows in the Northwest to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. Technically, we’re actually a few months into the Posies 21st year. But the band is finishing out the 20th anniversary tour which began with an acoustic tour of Europe featuring just Auer and the other co-founder Ken Stringfellow in a number of exotic places.

Add another one to the list.

This is one of the very few times (maybe once or twice they say) The Posies have played in Bremerton.

Tickets have been on sale for a few weeks, but there’s a slight chance it won’t be sold out.

Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.

FRIDAY

MAUDE MAGGART w/ dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. May 16 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $49 with dinner, $18 just for the show.

Now we know where Fiona Apple got all that unexpected sultriness.

Her big sister Maude Maggart is counted as one of today’s most compelling international concert artists, a quintessentially New York chanteuse from California, singing cabaret classics, jazz and ragtime standards and iconic love songs.

And she’s got the same piercing eyes as her little sis.

Maude’s voice has been described as beautiful, haunting and heartbreaking all nearly in the same review.

Her debut CD in 2003 — “Look for the Silver Lining” is a collection of songs written in the 1920s interpreted through Maggart’s very 1920s-sounding voice.

She’s a highly capable throwback with a nice dash of modern-day sass.

Info: www.maudemaggart.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call the theater at (360) 373-6743.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY

A WEEKEND OF JAZZ w/ the Lee Pence Trio and an Olympic College Jazz Band ensemble at 8 p.m. May 16 and 17, respectively, at the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. All ages, Free.

The now-Poulsbo resident Lee Pence has been playing professionally for the better part of a half century.

He was playing with a young rock and roll act, sharing some of the same bills with cats like Sonny and Cher and the Moby Grape by the age of 12. He then went on into the field of jazz attending Cornish College of the Arts. Into the 1980s he backed up chart-topping 60s and 70s artists like B.J. Thomas and the Flying Burrito Brothers and also performed with the Bill Evans Dance Troupe.

But if you ask him about it, he’ll tell you that was a long time ago on a stage far, far away.

Nowadays, he plays smooth jazz, in the vein of “a Larry Carlton or a Lee Ritenour,” he said, with the Lee Pence Trio.

Later this summer that trio will be playing both Taste of Tacoma and Bite of Seattle.

At 8 p.m. this Friday, with a different trio, Pence will be playing more straight-ahead jazz standards with a taste of world music at the Global Bean.

Then at the same time Saturday, an ensemble from the Olympic College Jazz Band will be dishing out even more swingin’ tunes.

Info: www.leepenceguitar.com, www.theglobalbean.com or call the Bean at (360) 692-9582. WU

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