Friday, August 31, 2012

Revolver bar moving to North Division St.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 4:18 PM

If you've ever strolled down Riverside east of the Paulson Building and heard "Highway to the Danger Zone" roll across the sidewalks from a pair of how-can-they-even-be-legal speakers, then holy shit, you know the Revolver bar. The downtown location closed shop and is moving to a larger space at 221 N. Division, where it'll be nestled between Fast Eddies and Ugly Betties. Looks like they'll have expanded hours (noon to 2 am) rather than opening up around nightfall.

The good folks at Revolver haven't returned my Facebook queries about when they'll reopen. 

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THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

TONIGHT!

Warren G’s debut album, Regulate…G Funk Era, sold more than three million copies and scored him a Grammy nomination in 1995 for its first track, “Regulate,” which he produced and performed with his musical cohort, Nate Dogg. Some people say that "Regulate" was a song that Def Jam Records, and had a massive influence on West Coast hip-hop. Read our story about the song here, and check out Warren G tonight in Moscow at John's Alley. (21)


Gleason Gras! featuring Hey! is for Horses, Luke Pate, Mishap, Blake Noble, Left Hand Smoke goes down tonight (and tomorrow — see below). Check out our story on hometown hero Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS here, and check out the show at the Saranac Public House, and surrounding stages, tonight. (All ages — check out ticketswest.com)

ALSO TONIGHT:

Baby Bar : Mythship and BBBBandits (21)

The Belltower : Emily Wells and Edmund Wayne (All ages)

A Club : Dig It! feat. Jacob Butcher, Pipedream, Fox Boy and Ghost Girl, Mirror Mirror (All-ages)

Pigout in the Park: Nude Pop, Silver Treason, the Verve Pipe and others (All-ages)

Ugly Bettie's: Benefit for the Village Experience feat. the Flying Spiders, Jesi B. and the All Rites, Bandit Train, Octoninjitsu, Team Growl, Sales Wagon (21)

Kootenai County Fairgrounds: CdA Music Fest featuring Eric Hutchinson and more (All-ages)

SATURDAY!

Gleason Gras! continues at the Bing Crosby Theater with performances by Old Bear Mountain, Hey Marseilles and Emily Wells. (All-ages)

ALSO:

Knitting Factory: Tyrone Wells, Brett Hite, Tommy Simmons (All-ages)

Mootsy's: Losing Skin, Night Nurse, The Drip (21)

Pigout in the Park: The Verve Pipe, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Terrible Buttons, Folk Inception, the Yardbirds and more (All-ages)

Kootenai County Fairgrounds: CdA Music Fest featuring Vertical Horizon, Flying Mammals and more (All-ages)

SUNDAY!

INB Performing Arts Center: Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples

Pigout in the Park: Fishbone, Civilized Animal, Jr Cadillac and more

Kootenai County Fairgrounds: CdA Music Fest featuring Terrible Buttons, Wolves in the Woods, Monarch Mountain and more. 

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CAT FRIDAY: Display your love of felines with these trendy tops

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Thankfully avid cat lovers – when they choose it – have the anonymity of the Internet to hide behind when posting ridiculous amounts of cat-related photos, websites, and other kitty miscellany online. As a self-proclaimed cat lady (minus the stereotypical traits – frumpy clothes, antisocial, etc.), I have come to find that the Internet also is a literal gold mine for trendy and hip cat-themed fashion, and hence the start of my ever-growing collection of awesome cat shirts.

On Etsy, there seriously are TONS of shops selling American Apparel’s ever-popular tees and tanks with one-of-a-kind cat screen prints, making showcasing one’s love for the feline form both stylish and apparent to others, aside from the cat hair all over your clothes anyway.

For today’s Cat Friday post, I decided to share a few super awesome cat garb-selling Etsy shops and highlight some shirts I love. I’m just going to keep it mum as to which of these I actually own…

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Who could argue over your apparent badass-ness when wearing this tank from Austin, Texas based shop, Burger and Friends? Check out their shop for some other cat-themed tees, sweatshirts, and tanks, as well as other hip and edgy gear. 

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Brooklyn Cat features lots of unique and artistic hand-painted cat tees and tanks, as well as other graphic prints that are all created by shop owner and artist Miri Shilo. 

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Spokane is known to be a Juggalo hotspot, so I had to share this cute and fluffy take on the hardcore rap group Insane Clown Posse. I wonder how many of these shirts we could spot around town after a few weeks?

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If you want to be super-obvious and blunt about your love for fluffy, wide-eyed, tottering kittens, check out RabbitandEye, which features a treasure trove of cat-themed graphic tees, tanks, skirts, and more. The shop also often features cool vintage items and edgy designs. 

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This cat-lady tee says it all. Check out Skipnwhistle for more colors and cuts of this tee and other great designs. 

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One of my personal favorite to-go shops for hip cat apparel is UnknownArtistApparel. Even if you don't like cats or are too timid to don a blatant tee, this Venice Beach-based shop has a lot of other great vintage screen prints. 

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If you're one of the extremely hard-to-find cat loving men, this shirt from steppie is a great way to look fashionable yet not too dorky, and you'll no doubt have all the cat ladies clamoring for your attention.  

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What To Do This Labor Day Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:40 AM

PIG OUT IN THE PARK

If there’s one weekend – aside from Thanksgiving – when it’s acceptable to stuff your belly so full you have to unbutton your pants when you sit down, this is it. Each Labor Day weekend for the past 32 years, food vendors, bands and tens of thousands of people have converged in Riverfront Park for this event that’s a hit for all five of the senses. More than 50 local food vendors will set up shop, serving everything from gyros to bacon-wrapped hot dogs and frozen cheesecake dipped in melted chocolate. Prepare your taste buds accordingly. Tonight, Silver Treason, Nude Pop, and Verve Pipe are playing. Saturday, you can catch The Yardbirds. Ending the weekend fun is Fishbone on Sunday. Who can’t pass up dinner and a show?

COEUR D'ALENE MUSIC FESTIVAL

August is tapering off and the days are already getting shorter. Why not take advantage of what's left of our Northwest summer? Take a load off this Labor Day weekend with days of music and sun at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Hosting bands and performers from across the region, this music festival promises to show a diverse range of musicians and bring together people throughout the Inland community. Come see the Shivering Denizens, Flying Mammals, Letters from Traffic, the Terrible Buttons and many more. Tickets are $25 for each day, but totally worth it. For line-up, visit the Coeur d'Alene Music Festival page on Facebook!

SCHWEITZER FALL FEST

If the back-to-school television ads, the cooler nights and the fact that this latest issue of The Inlander features a college preview haven't clued you in, fall is on its way. Up on Schweitzer Mountain, they like to usher in the autumn a little early with the annual Fall Fest over Labor Day Weekend. The event takes place in the resort's village and features a beer festival with more than 40 different microbrews from around the Northwest. There's also plenty of live music, including headlining performances by Seattle soul poppers Pickwick on Saturday, the power rockers Jerry Joseph Band on Sunday and the Oregon punk-turns-bluegrass Larry and His Flask on Monday. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Help The Village Experience Friday Night

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Late July wasn't a good time for The Village Experience, an area nonprofit that gives at-risk youth a one-of-kind music experience. Some heartless thug(s) robbed The Village Café and Concert House while it was being remodeled, stealing $5,000 worth of instruments, tools and appliances. 

This is why the group needs Spokane's help. On Friday, a benefit show is being held at Ugly Bettie's, featuring the sounds of Flying Spiders. Bands like Bandit Train and Jesi B. and the All Rites are donating their time, as well, to help The Village Experience.

If you're in the giving mood or just want to enjoy some good tunes (for just $5), make your way down to Ugly Bettie's tomorrow night at 8 pm.  

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MORNING BRIEF: Police body cameras, sexual harassment, Southwest drops Portland route

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Spokane/Idaho

GEG-to-PDX ain't cool enough for Southwest Airlines (KXLY)

While SPD waits, CdA cops adding body cameras (SR) 

Rape case dismissals bring $10m Bonner Co. lawsuit (DB) 

Nation/World

For billionaire donors, GOP convention yacht parties (WashPo)

Dem congressman accused of sexually harassing staff (NYT) 

Newt Gingrich: Moon President finally gets air time (TBT) 

Bill Jean, dub-style

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: The $200m pot war, CdA school bond passes, Dropkick Murphys guitarist in Spokane

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Hereabouts

New police chief, Frank Straub, oversaw his former fiance (SR)

WA has spent $200 million fighting pot (KREM) 

CdA school district bond passes overwhelmingly (CdA Press) 

Thereabouts

Protests light at this year's GOP convention (Tampa bay Times) 

Paul Ryan, VP pick, to speak at convention tonight (NYT) 

New Orleans braces for flooding from hurricane (WashPo) 

Original Dropkick Murphys guitarist tonight at Carr's Corner


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: Hurricane Isaac, Bigfoot impersonator killed, Spokane raceway intrigue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Spokane/Idaho

Promoters ousted from Spokane raceway (SR)

Man impersonating Bigfoot run over by teenage girls (KHQ) 

Families sue over Idaho copter crash (KXLY) 

Wherevs

Isaac guns for NOLA (Tampa Bay Times) 

Meanwhile, the GOP gathers to anoint its shaman (NYT)

EPA again raising MPG standards (WashPo) 

Born in a class five hurricane

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Monday, August 27, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: hot gondolas, Idaho's silicon valley, robber in the bushes

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Around here

Robber found in bushes (KHQ)

Our gondola got hot so we shut it down (KREM) 

Sandpoint: the next Silicon Valley? (Daily Bee)

Elsewhere

Ron Paul, acts of God, threaten GOP convention (NYT) 

Taliban kill 17 in Afghanistan in series of attacks (WashPo) 

The tale behind the indomitable Venus & Serena Williams (NYT) 

Something's Gotta Give

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Friday, August 24, 2012

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM

TONIGHT!
You could say that Bearcubbin’ — a Portland-area instrumental math rock outfit — knows a thing or two about music. Drummer, Mike Byrne, was the 19-year-old kid who wooed Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan, a few years back when he did a nationwide search for a new stickman. So when the young Byrne isn’t, you know, playing “Today” or “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” around the world to a million screaming fans, he’s making grimy, heavy, driving rock with Bearcubbin’. The whole band is good — but go to see Byrne absolutely rip up the kit. Check our story on them out here, and see them at Mootsy's tonight at 8 pm. (21)


Also tonight:
A Club: Eyes Set to Kill, My Ticket Home, Awaken the Empire, Reverie (All-ages)

The Hop!: Funeral Age, Odyssey, Zingaia, Zan, Abode for the Dead, Shrieks of the Impaled (All-ages)

Knitting Factory: Too Broke to Rock feat. Dead Sara, Wayland, Aranda, Sky Turns Red (All-ages)

Ugly Bettie's: The Flying Spiders, Octoninjitsu Freeforce, STDJs, DJ Stack (21)

SATURDAY!

Carr's Corner: Silver Treason, White Trash Whiplash, the 45s (21)

Also: Northern Quest: ZZ Top (18)

SUNDAY!

Knitting Factory: Fun., Chitty Bang (All-ages, sold out)

Also: The Hop: Punk Rock Festival with Hammered Grunts, Reason for Existence, Epic Fail Device, Knuckle Deep, Lithium ID, Not Quite Punk, Barnacle Burn (All-ages)


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