Check out this show tonight, Saturday, July 11th---->

Hello friends-

This should be a great show. Am excited to see the MakeUp Monsters...own one of their cds and have heard such great reviews of their live doings. AND the Painkillers will be the opening band. Actually tonight will be the first time I lend a hand to the Painkillers...have been asked to be the percussion partner to the fabulous Ava King (she's not legal yet whereas I'm ok for the bars). She will be singing backup tonight and I will be joining her in some rythmic clankety clanks.

Here's the info:

Rock The Books! Tacoma Public Library's popular free all-ages concert series at the downtown Main Library is back with two exciting shows this summer. The concerts feature local and regional bands (including two EMP SoundOff finalists) and provides a safe, comfortable environment to hear live music.

Leading off the series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 is Tacoma indie duo MakeUp Monsters, 4th place winners of 2009's SoundOff Competion at Seattle Experience Music Project. MakeUp Monsters' Isaac Solverson and Shayne Weeks are students at the Tacoma School of the Arts play guitar/drums rock with great vocal melodies and catchy lyrics.

Opening the evening is James Hilborne and the Painkillers whose debut CD - Ghost Country - has just been released. The songs on the CD are compelling little folk stories of American life set against a variety of 60's and 70's pop soundscapes. James Hilborne & the Painkillers's music is equal parts psychedelia, honky-tonk, American pop and Ed Wood. Alternating from cute to macabre, this music creep under one's skin.

Doors for the Library's Rock The Books! free concert open at 6:30 p.m. at Tacoma's downtown Main Library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). Information: or telephone the library at 591-5666