Friday, August 16, 2013

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Nappy Roots surprises

Posted By on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

SATURDAY

So this one is free and all-ages. There is absolutely no excuse not to get thyself out the door for the Garland Block Party Saturday. Not only will there be live music from local and national acts, including Violent Vickie, Nude Pop, Daethstar, Summer in Siberia and Cathedral Pearls, but vendors of the food and art variety will also be there to satiate the senses. Beer gardens are involved, too (phew), as is a fashion show. Far too often you need to wait until sometime after midnight to hear any of these bands play live at a show. And that’s what this block party is all about. It’s the perfect setting for those who have a bedtime of 10 pm.

Other shows to check out:

- The Long Ear’s 40th Anniversary Party with Robert Cray, the Flying Mammals and more

- Sammy Hagar at Northern Quest Casino

- Marshall McLean Band with Tyler Aker at The Lantern Tap House

SUNDAY

Calling all po’ folks! A last minute show has just been added at the Red Room Lounge. Oh yes, Nappy Roots is hitting up Spokane bringing its own brand of Kentucky hip-hop. The guys may not have had a hit since the early 2000s, but it’s still a curiosity to see what they’re up to now. An opening act is still billed as TBA but the main group will most likely get on stage around 11 pm Sunday night. Cover is $10.

For the band Grenades, their name is entirely fitting of what their music sounds like – a grenade going off. But in this instance that’s not a bad thing. With an influence of punk and hard-core metal throughout, the exact origins of what this Seattle-based band plays is hard to pin down. But that’s part of the fun of going to one of their shows — that and getting your eardrums thoroughly pummeled. After just playing the Capitol Hill Block Party three weekends ago, the four-piece rolls over to Spokane for the first time Sunday at the Checkerboard Bar at 8 pm. The show is all-ages and cover is $5.

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