Tuesday, July 31, 2012

METAL: Skeletonwitch

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Just short of a year since their last visit here to the Knit stage, Skeletonwitch — an Ohio metal quintet — brings their show to the much more intimate all-ages venue, the Hop!  

The Prosthetic Records band plays a brand of thrash that's tightly wound and uncoils fast. Skeletonwitch toys with the typically masculine nature of thrash, though, by adding in Chance Garnette's signature black metal vocals over the top of speeding guitars and new drummer Dustin Boltjes' blastbeats. It's dark, evil headbangery — and just the type of band that's awesome to see up close on a small stage.


Come see Skeletonwitch with BarnBurner, Odyssey, Benign, and Reign of Ashes today, Tuesday July 31. They'll be playing at 7 pm at the Hop. Tickets are $12 for all ages.  

For more information click here, or call 368-4077.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

TONIGHT: Gillian Welch at The Bing

Posted on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Gillian Welch, the American folk songstress who we profiled here, will perform tonight at 8 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets: $32-$35. Click here to purchase tickets or call (509) 227-7638. 

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Tastes Like Chicken

Posted on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM


Did you know America produces an estimated 9 billion chickens a year and we eat about 7.5 billion? Does that startling figure make you hungry?

If so, stop by Main Market Co-op today for a taste of guilt-free, hormone-free chicken from Heritage Naturals, who we profiled here. Hurry. The complimentary tasting started at 10 am. 

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MORNING BRIEF: Pepper spray lady, downtown booze hounds, Idaho's forlorn youth

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM


Woman pepper-sprays senior citizen (KREM) 

Spokane fails to control its booze hounds (SR) 

Ferguson's to reopen (KXLY) 

Idaho's young are screwed (Boise Weekly) 


Colorado shooter charged with 24 counts of murder (WashPo) 

Tale of a shrinking lake (NYT) 

A trip to the My Little Pony Convention (Orlando Weekly)  

Tonight at the Bing

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Tickets now on sale for four events at the Knitting Factory

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Tickets went on sale today for four upcoming events to be held this fall at The Knitting Factory downtown.

Tickets to see punk rockers The Used, with Twin Atlantic and Stars in Stereo, on Tuesday, Sept. 25 are now up for grabs at $26 a pop.


Later that same week, on Sept. 29, Shpongle, an English psychedelic, synth-based music project, will be at The Knit. Tickets are $20, and it's an all-ages show.

You can also now purchase tickets to see Blue October, an alt-rock group from Houston, who's playing here on Nov. 4. Tickets are $22-$25.

November also will include a show on the 11th by Gwar, a heavy-metal band formed in the 80s that's known for elaborate horror-film inspired costumes, graphic performances, and obscene lyrics. Tickets are $23-$25.

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM


In the nearly 20-year history of this paper, the number of bands who have been featured on the cover of The Inlander have been few. They’re always the show-stoppers and crowd rousers that make it there, and a long-gone version of one of those — Flee the Century — will return tonight to the Spokane stage to wow a whole new set of ears. The band hypnotized audiences way back in 2006 with a synth-driven pop sound that verged on the edge of ridiculous, featuring bizarro samples, occasional laser gun noises and incessant, danceable drums. The trio is scattered across the country, but convenes now and then to keep Spokane’s heart rate up. Flee the Century plays tonight with Bandit Train and BBBBandits at Mootsy’s. $5. Gotta be 21.

Other notable shows worth checking out:

- Peter Rivera with Tango Volcado and Stephanie Hatzinikolis at Arbor Crest Winery.

- Floater at the Knitting Factory (All-ages)


Time to get to the Gorge, folks. This is why: 

(If you miss them there, you might be able to sneak your way into Northern Quest's Sunday show for a chance to hear "Don't Stop Believin'" up close and personal.)


- Nude Pop (formerly just called Nude) with Us on Roofs at Jones Radiator. (21)

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CAT FRIDAY: Cats in Hats

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

We here at The Inlander are very excited to be reinstating our weekly CAT FRIDAY blog, which has been on hiatus for a few months.

Today's blog will feature some awesome cats wearing hats, because who doesn't think a cat that tolerates a hat is awesome?!? We sure think they are.

This cat looks like Carmen Miranda and has a squishy face.


 This cat is trying to pretend it's Hello Kitty.


This cat has a candy corn hat. He's ready for Halloween even though it's still July. 


This cat has a fancy blue hat. 


This cat is very regal but also looks angry. 


 These kittens are super cute and ready to party.


This cat is also ready to celebrate something momentous.


This cat is taking wearing a hat to a whole new level.


This cat looks sad, like Santa forgot about him. Cheer up, kitty!


 See you next week for another great CAT FRIDAY! 

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Spokane Art School Returns, Tinman Too bids farewell

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

The formerly defunct Spokane Art School has reincorporated using funds that were set aside when the school closed in 2008. Art classes now will be held in various locations around Spokane, including the former Tinman Too children's bookstore space at 809 W. Garland St., which recently closed due to the struggling market for independent bookstores.  

According to Spokane Art School President and the owner of Tinman Too, Sue Bradley, a core group of board members and teachers from the original establishment are working together to bring life back into the organization and reinstate many of the original programs while incorporating new ideas binding art and modern technology. The goal is to “continue to have a fine arts education in a meaningful way,” says Bradley.


At this time, the Spokane Art School has recruited a number of instructors, has reinstated programs such as Crosswalk, and many other painting, drawing, and ceramic programs.  

Tinman Too sold children's books and offered various art classes geared toward kids on a regular basis. Bradley opened the store more than two years ago and also owns the Tinman Gallery next door. She has been an active member of the Spokane arts scene for more than a decade. 

For more information, contact the Spokane Art School at 325-1500.

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Bare Buns Fun Run

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Yes, the title does indeed speak of nudity. And yes, this is for real. It is often said that everything is better in your birthday suit. Why not run while showing what your momma gave you? Here’s your chance to be free of restricting garments and enjoy the outdoors the natural way. Again, this is a real race and it happens every year.

It’s only a 5K and it’s up in Loon Lake, so your neighbors likely won’t see you. Embrace the summer breezes on Sunday at 9:30 am at Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park for a small fee of $28.

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Silverwood Featured on the Travel Channel

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Stand at the base of Aftershock and try not to be intimidated. Many roller coaster fans have seen the metal giant and backed down from its monster intensity, too scared to take on the thrill ride. The roller coaster opened at Silverwood Theme Park in 2008, and now, it's getting national attention through The Travel Channel.

The television show Insane Coaster Wars profiles the best 24 rides around the country, and Aftershock was classified in the "Hang 'Em High" category (meaning that your feet dangle while racing along the track) and won the most supreme title of the division.

It's nice to know that we're afraid of one of the scariest roller coasters out there.

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