Friday, March 27, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Local CD and video releases, CdA Blues Fest and Sir Richard Bishop

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM


Local bands are on a hot streak this month, dropping records left and right, and this weekend we have two new ones. First up on Friday is Coeur d’Alene act the Static Tones, releasing their fuzzed-out, classic rock ’n’ roll disc Brotherhood of Strangers. The trio’s music is gritty and soulful, translating as well in a dive bar as it does on the open road with the windows down. The show kicks off at the Big Dipper with Blackwater Prophet, Stucco and Sorority opening at 7:30 pm. Cost is $5. 

Countrrrrryy fans listen up: homeboy-turned-Nashville recording artist Jeremy McComb comes through Post Falls’ Nashville North (which he co-owns) tonight with a posse of all-star players. Show up before 8 pm for free cover and dance lessons. The show starts at 9 pm. 

You pronounce the band called !!! as Chk Chk Chk — obviously. Tonight, the Brooklyn-based electronic indie band starts its weird dance party at 8 pm at the Bartlett, with Bandit Train opening. Cost is $15 at the door.

The Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival kicks off tonight at the Coeur d’Alene Resort with an intimate Blues Cruise on the lake. Then tomorrow, bluesy tunes continue with help from acts like Selwyn Birchwood and Lisa Mann. Check out the website here for all times, lineups and locations.

Boat Race Weekend, on the other hand, hitting the stage Saturday night, take their emotional style of pop-punk very seriously on their first record, The Talisman. A Gonzaga three-piece — two members are seniors and the other graduated last year — the group is young, but they’ve got more than enough loud, pent-up angst to express in their songs, which translates to one hell of a ruckus onstage.Their Big Dipper performance starts at 7 pm and is $7. The Bight, the Camorra and Head Hiatus open the show. 

Marshall McLean Band, recently voted by the people as the best original band in Spokane, has an official music video release show (see below) up in Sandpoint Saturday night at the beautiful Panida Theater. Anna Tivel opens the show. Tickets are $15. Expect to be filled with a need to dance when you show up. 

Sir Richard Bishop, whose show was moved from the Palomino Club to South Perry Yoga, brings his storied mix of American Primitivism with Eastern mysticism to Spokane. Learn about his recent affair with an old six-string guitar in this week’s music story. The show starts at 7 pm and is $10.

Also worthy of your time on Saturday are rockin’ shows at the Hop! and Underground 15.

Don't expect Joe Pug to sing as many hymns as he once did. Instead, show up Sunday at the Bartlett to hear the music from his new record that almost didn’t happen. The concert starts at 8 pm and is $14 the day of.  

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