Yes, after a week off for the Thanksgiving weekend, this amazingly informational local music show column is back. Never fear.
First it was Alaska. Then members of Historian recently moved east to try out the Rapid City, S.D., music scene. It’s closer to major cities than their old home, they say. The four-piece met in Alaska and formed their indie rock act three and a half years ago. This is the first time the band will hit the road on a Northwest tour, stopping at Mootsy’s on Friday to promote their seven-track summer release Romance. Check out their set and let their sultry, harmonious sounds wash over you. Historian plays with Terrible Buttons, Jail Weddings tonight at 9 pm. Cost is $6.
Bam Margera, the not-so-loveable cast member of MTV’s Jackass, has a band. Yes, someone let him have a band. Adding to the excitement, his rock outfit is called F—-face Unstoppable, how punk. In listening to his stuff — he is the lead singer here — the music does seem to mostly be a joke. BUT his shows do appear to be interesting, if not weird. Hitting (literally, watch out, he punches) the Hop! on Saturday with Kissing Candice, Wilson, Cold Blooded, Raised By Wolves, Measures, this is one of those things that has to be seen to be believed. The event starts at 6 pm and costs $23.
Moscow, Idaho, is from where the Runaway Symphony comes. For those who missed the band’s CD release in Pullman Thursday night, the group will play the Garland Theater Saturday along with Bias to celebrate Repeal (of Prohibition) Day. Cost is $10 and is 21+. The event will also feature liquor tastings, local art and a burlesque performance by The Vaude Villians.