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WEEKEND WROCK | The Kamikazi Sex Pilots' finale

Tacoma band Kamikazi Sex Pilots play their “final show” at the Charleston Saturday. - Courtesy Photo/KSP
Tacoma band Kamikazi Sex Pilots play their “final show” at the Charleston Saturday.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo/KSP

The Dome braces for brutal brooding, Zeke returns to Winterland and Tacoma band Kamikazi Sex Pilots throw their final show in this week's docket of rock.

FRIDAY

Ken Parker w/ Running Circles and more at the Dome, 5460 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. 7 p.m.

Who needs to hear the lyrics anyway?

Local scream-core band Ken Parkerheadlines what’s bound to be an evening of endless growling, shrieking angst and utter chaos inside Bremerton’s newest all ages venue The Dome. Port Orchard bands Running Circles and Panthers are also on the bill along with To The Wind and Isla Sorna on the Big Mouth Music docket.

Ken Parker is at the forefront of the local all ages scream-core scene, bringing the whiplash-inducing wicked headbangers rock matched with the often incomprehensible roar on the mic, crowding local all ages halls with the local promoter Big Mouth Music.

Now it seems the all ages scene has found a home in the Dome. It’s located beneath the Comfort Inn and Suites off Kitsap Way in West Bremerton, to find your way there, head up Kitsap Way past Lewis Funeral Chapel and take a right just before the hotel.

Or just follow the screams.

All ages, $8 at the Dome. Info: myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

SATURDAY

Kamikazi Sex Pilots w/ Suburban Vermin and more at The Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. 7 p.m.

While the Kamikazi Sex Pilots, a band of high schoolers from Tacoma, have never been that big of a name, even on the local circuit, it’s worth noting their final show because of their choice of a Bremerton locale.

More specifically: the Charleston.

“I would have to say, Bremerton is our favorite place to play. Period,” guitarist/lead singer Anthony James wrote to What’s Up last week. “Bremerton has an energy that no other place we have played at has. Everybody there is friends with one another. All of the bands are friends. It’s just a big party on Callow street. And we wouldn’t miss it for anything.”

In the ska/punk band’s relatively short life span, the Sex Pilots played all over the state: Tacoma, Seattle, Maple Valley, Everett and more. But of all the places they could’ve chosen for a finale, they picked Callow Avenue in Bremerton.

Right on.

All ages, $5 cover. The Last Up, Rabble and A Global Killer also on the bill. Info: myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

Zeke w/ Broken Oars, 12 Gauage Saint and more at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 9 p.m.

Also in Bremerton tonight, Zeke returns.

The 90’s era high-octane Seattle-based hardcore band has been wailing since 1993 with the release of their debut single “West Seattle Acid Party.”

From there, the band went on to sign with the punk magnate Epitaph Records in 1998 with the seminal album “Kicked in the Teeth.” And most recently they released the digital EP “Kings of the Highway,” which is a fitting title given the band’s tour regimen over the past decade as well as its 80-mile-an-hour rock and roll.

They join a fitting cast at Winterland with Broken Oars, 12 Gauge Saint, Jackmove and foul-mouthed local speed-rockers Artimus Maximus.

21+, $10 at Winterland. Info: myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

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