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Uncle Bonsai in Concert


These veteran satirists return to Tacoma for a pre-Thanksgiving show. The trio's often dark(ish) humor (a la Edward Gorey or Tim Burton) is balanced by sparkling and rapid three-part harmony. Typical targets include family (just in time for the holidays), religion, and themselves as aging, flawed, imperfect anti-heroes. (Check out "Old Man Arms," a lament that manages to lambaste modern medicine more than age itself.) Cutting it up for over three decades and showing no sign of slowing, this incisive folk-pop trio sings joyfully of first world problems, the birth of the universe, and getting your kids to stay in bed at night.