Friday, June 5, 2015

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Elkfest, Neutral Milk Hotel and the Hop!’s final show

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:35 PM


FRIDAY

The Big Dipper hosts young, up and coming Spokane rock bands Stucco (who played the Dipper last Friday as part of Volume), the Backups and Ben Arleth. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 pm and is $10.

Tonight, tonight, Neutral Milk Hotel is finally here. Not to rain on anyone else’s parade but this is one of the biggest shows of the entire year and it’s not sold out at the Knitting Factory yet. At $32 it may seem like a steep ticket price, but it’s worth every dime. Be there at 8 pm and also read our preview story on the strange and wonderful act here.

The exciting Elkfest lineup begins tonight in the heart of Browne’s Addition. After two weekends in a row of awesome festivals (Sasquatch!, Volume) we’re excited to power through for this free, all-ages event. Do note, this year the Elk Public House will only be all-ages until 4 pm, and then all occupants must be 21+. All beer gardens will charge $2 for entry. 

Schedule:
4 pm: Bossame (Spokane)
5:30 pm: Hey! is for Horses (Spokane)
7 pm: Rust on the Rails (Seattle)
9 pm: Robert Jon and the Wreck (Orange County, California)

SATURDAY
Elkfest
continues with this schedule:
2 pm: Folkinception (Spokane)
4 pm: Pine League (Spokane)
6 pm: Megan Wilde (Seattle)
7:30 pm: Ayron Jones and the Way (Seattle)
9 pm: The Grizzled Mighty (Seattle)
 
The Hop! is (sadly) closing, officially. Go and pay your respects Saturday night starting around 6 pm. Local bands seeing the all-ages venue off are FAUS, Reason For Existence, Straight To Our Enemies, Rot Monger, Least of These, Hearts Like Lions, Sorority, Serpentspire and For What May Come. Cost is $10.

Missoula death-metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome (an actual mental illness that leads the afflicted to believe he or she is dead) is no stranger to Spokane, having recorded their 2013 album Alive in Desolation at the local studio Amplified Wax. Saturday night at Pinnacle Northwest, the decade-old band bring their dark-as-night, thunderous noise music back to town. You won’t be able to decipher any of the Cookie Monster-sounding vocals frontman Leif Winterrowd makes, but you won’t care. Other acts at the $5, all-ages show includes Morbid Inc., A Cryptic Ending, Ground Zero and Concrete Grip.

Remember the Eugene, Oregon, act Cherry Poppin’ Daddies? They were going to play the Red Lion Hotel at the Park summer music series Saturday night at 6 pm, but that show has been cancelled. Tell your friiends.  

SUNDAY
Elkfest continues with this Schedule
2 pm: Crystalline (Spokane)
4 pm: Left Over Soul (Spokane)
6 pm: Flying Spiders (Spokane)
7:30 pm: DJ Ahem (Sandpoint) w/ Don Da Vinci (Seattle)
9 pm: Lyrics Born (Berkeley, California) Read our interview with the rapper here. 
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