Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dispatches from the local music scene: May 1 edition

Posted By on Wed, May 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM

A few hefty tidbits of news from the local music scene…

But before we get to that, have you heard about Volume yet? It's the Inlander's Music Festival — a two-day extravaganza being held this year on May 31 and June 1. For just $17 (or $10 per night), you get two nights of music, and admission into eight downtown venues where nearly 80 bands will be playing. We promise you'll have an amazing time. Get your tickets HERE.

First up, Real Life Rockaz —¬†perhaps Spokane's ONLY reggae outfit (or at least the hardest-working one) —¬†release their album Bar One this Friday night. It's a ten-track album that the band recorded locally, and that they'll play songs from at the show this week. It'll be at Ugly Bettie's, 211 N. Division St., starting at 9 pm. Just 5 bucks.

Local folk powerhouse Folkinception is launching a Kickstarter campaign later this month to fund their brand new album. They'll host a kickoff party for the campaign on May 17 at the Phat House. You can see all the details here.

And local hip-hop stalwart Wildcard released a new video this week for his song "Suicide King Blues." We'll give Wildcard a lot of credit: The guy tours nonstop, raps with a fierce passion and puts out big, high-quality videos like this one. And, as always, we love that his dad backs him up on guitar.

If you're a local musician with news to report, drop me a line at leahs AT inlander DOT com.

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