Friday, August 12, 2011

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Screamo! Cabaret! Reba!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 4:27 PM

TONIGHT!

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It’s time to welcome back hot-then-not-then-hot-again Seattle pop screamo band, Vendetta Red. Their turbulent crawl to the top, then subsequent fall just mere inches from fame and fortune is enough to make any self-respecting human person want to … uh … scream. How fitting! You can read all about their trials and tribulations in our story here. Anyhoo, they’ll be at AClub with Striking Back, Mayday Transmission, and Not For Now. All-ages. Pay $8-$10. Show up at 7 pm.

For those who are, like, “Less screaming and more banjo, please!” y’all can check out the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival in Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park. It’s going on all weekend, and $15 - $45 will get you 1-3 days of twangy goodness. You can scope it out a bluewaterbluegrass.org.

Ohmigodohmigodohmigod – it’s Reba! The country/sitcom/queen of the ginger kids is here, gracing the stage of the Northern Quest Casino and Resort. You do have to pay $80-$150, but if the wind is right, you may literally be able to smell her magical aura. Can you say, “TOTALLY WORTH IT?” Sure you can. Get there at 7 pm to see her opener, Sunny Sweeney. And check our story on her American-ness versus Toby Keith's here.

SATURDAY!

Jason Campbell — a name you might recognize from Spokane bands in the 90s — recently moved back to Spokane and founded his band, Mirror Mirror: an outfit that is making dark, garage rock with a dreamy, tragic and sort of strung-out sound (a la The Cure, Brian Jonestown Massacre). Check out our story on the band here and see the band tomorrow at A Club with the Camaros, Cyrus Fell Down and Mecha Shiva at 8 pm. It's $5, and you gotta be 21. 

If you missed Vendetta Red Friday night in Spokane, head on down to Pullman to catch them at the Belltower with Striking Back, Poor Folks and Live Well.

Aaron Carr of Carr’s Corner has just finished building what he calls a “kick-butt” stage and will christen it with one hell of a show, featuring bands Lucid Spiral and Esitu, as well as cabaret troop Jezebel Rebels. Show starts at 9 pm and will set you back $10.

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