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Weekend rock in Kitsap

Nicole Deville and Her Manhands will jam out at hte Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton tonight.  - Courtesy photo
Nicole Deville and Her Manhands will jam out at hte Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton tonight.
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No fools, live music and enlivened parties abound for the first weekend of April.

THE CHARLESTON’S GRAND OPENING

Bristle, YIA, CLR, The Extinct and Kamikazi Sex Pilots, 6 p.m. today at The Charleston Music Venue, 333 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue or e-mail thecharleston333@yahoo.com.

Emphatic members of the Kitsap all-ages scene and some of Bremerton’s finest punks have banded together to procure and build the alternative music scene’s newest all-ages venue on Callow Avenue in the Charleston district.

With permits checked off and inside construction complete, The Charleston is poised for its grand opening April 5, featuring the old school Seattle punk band Bristle screaming and shouting and thrashing about with YIA and The Extinct (newly reformed) of Bremerton, Seattle hardcore from CLR and super freaky surfish punk/ska from Tacoma’s Kamikaze Sex Pilots.

Smitty’s Place, the tattoo shop across the street hosts the grand re-opening for its new location that same night.

ROCK AND ROLL NICOLE’S BIRTHDAY BASH

The Enemies Of ... , Nicole Deville and Her Manhands, James Hunnicut and the Revolvers and SGFY, 9:30 p.m. today at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Sketch-comedy-character-themed costume. $5 cover, 21+. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call the bar at (360) 297-0801.

Rock n’ Roll Nicole, Bremerton-born Nicole Pike, is a voracious musical vixen. It’s in her blood she says.

“I didn’t get my nickname from rock n’ roll, rock n’ roll got its name from me,” she said.

Her dad, Tom Pike, is a local legend of sorts, a seasoned sound man, adept bassist and a staunch supporter of local music. And, in the case of Rock and Roll Nicole, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.

A girl with a golden voice, she’s been a long-time fixture in the alternative music scene in Bremerton, jamming with psychobilly bands Wrecking Machine and The Hatchetwounds over the past few years.

Now she fronts the rock-a-billy, country-roots trio called Nicole Deville and her Manhands, which will be man-handling the Manette with another rock-a-billy outfit and two punk bands for her third annual birthday bash at the Manette.

“Every year I try to do something where there’s a little bit of everything,” Rock and Roll Nicole said. “When you get older, you stop being scared of being eclectic ... I think when you really love music, you drop that guard. If you’re really into it and you really appreciate what it is, you have friends in all types of music and you can have shows like this.”

Nicole turns 27 this year. Show her some love by showing up dressed as your favorite sketch-comedy character.

(See a full calendar of Kitsap shows at www.myspace.com/whatsupkitsap)

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