The lyrically gifted ACEYALONE, also known as Eddie Hayes, collaborates with a lot of people. He began releasing solo albums in 1995 but has also had his hand in several projects, like Haiku D'Etat, the A-Team, and Project Blowed. He is also a founding member of the Los Angeles rap group Freestyle Fellowship (known for spearheading the sub-genre jazz rap) along with Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., Self Jupiter and producer J Sumbi. The group, which last released an album in 2009, will be releasing a new one called The Promise on October 4th, via Decon Records. Catch Aceyalone as he heads a bill of four acts — maybe we’ll get lucky enough to see some collabs onstage, too? Details
Also, check out Day Two of the mini Birds on a Wire festival going on in Pullman. The headliners are the indie folk group Vetiver:
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner awarded the top Mayor's Urban Design Award of the year to the Spokane Public Market at last night's City Council meeting. The market, which was designed by Nystrom Olson Architecture and opened its first phase in June (it doesn't yet look as idyllic as this picture might suggest) was granted Verner's Mayor's Choice Award.
Urban Design Merit Awards were also given to a plan for Kendall Yards that includes parks, open space and access to the Centennial Trail; the new Shadle Park High School; and the LEED-certified Bissinger Building downtown.
The Design Review Board also threw bones to Davenport Hotel developer Walt Worthy, and Wells and Company developers Ron and Julie Wells (responsible for many of the old restored apartment buildings downtown). It even went so far as to bestow an award on a project that didn't even ask for recognition — the "Shrinking Lilac" award went to the Main Market Co-Op, on East Main Avenue.