Live Tonight: T-Pain, The Ataris, Dark Hip Falls, Stephanie Anne Johnson

Seems that Tacoma is rife with belters who can wow television audiences. Stephanie Anne Johnson is the latest, her soulful rendition of “Georgia on My Mind” impressing the judges on the latest season of The Voice. Here she will likely sing some favorites—as she did when she worked as a cruise-ship entertainer—but you can count on some originals as well. In support will be Whitney Monge, a product of Pike Place Market who knows how to stop passersby in their tracks. Highway 99 Blues Club, 1414 Alaskan Way, 382-2171, highwayninetynine.com. 8 p.m. $8. 21 and over. MARK S. BAUMGARTEN

Hip-hop artist and Auto-Tune enthusiast T-Pain burst onto the music scene in 2005 with his debut record Rappa Ternt Sanga, afterward earning numerous hit singles and two Grammy awards. Today, the rapper-turned-singer is still distorting his voice in his songs, but sans his signature dreadlocks, which he cut off to symbolize new beginnings. No wonder his record, scheduled for release later this year, is titled Stoicville: The Phoenix. With Dirtay, J Key. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $30 adv./$70 VIP. All ages. MARGERY CERCADO

It’s been exactly 11 years since The Ataris released its most successful album, So Long, Astoria, on major label Columbia. The record featured the band’s biggest single, “The Boys of Summer” (a pop-punk cover of Don Henley’s 1984 solo hit), and catapulted it to short-lived mainstream popularity. Now, more than a decade later, the group is on an anniversary/reunion tour, playing its breakthrough record for fans old and new all over the nation. With Authority Zero, Drag the River, Versus the World. The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 7:30 p.m. $19 adv./$22 DOS. All ages. MC

Dark Hip Falls One of the more intriguing local outfits to emerge from 2013, the group’s debut album, Seventy Four, is a highly polished, sonically rewarding work of real pop music. Sometimes spacey, other times in-your-face, the band knows how to attract your attention—and, more important, how to keep it. With Mariko Ruhle, Dearly Departed. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $6. CORBIN REIFF

 
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