Drink in all of this beautiful weather with live music abounding!
We begin with the Street Party on Wall happening tonight featuring singer-songwriter with Spokane ties Anthony Hall, Brooklyn-based Joe Marson and a DJ set from Jake Robideaux, of KYRS’s Subterranean hip-hop show. It’s a free all-ages party (expect food trucks) outside of the Spokane Transit Plaza running from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Stevie Lynne passionately sings all the songs off her debut album Liars, along with a handful of new ones, at the Bing Crosby Theater tonight. The all-ages show begins at 8 pm and is $20. Read this week’s story on Lynne here.
Two screaming female punk bands hit their stages hard tonight. Phlegm Fatale (a 2015 Inlander Band to Watch) plays a show along with Xurs and Outercourse at Baby Bar. Across downtown at Jones Radiator Itchy Kitty gets loud and rowdy along with Dem Empire and Marijuana Killed Marc. Both shows are free. Maybe try and catch both, get your punk on.
Spokane bluegrass aficionado Kevin Brown has a brand new original album Book of Skies, featuring a genre-spanning ensemble of veteran Spokane musicians. He has an album release show happening tonight at First Presbyterian Church downtown starting at 7:30 pm. The all-ages show is suggested donation.
These days, the Swamp Tavern no longer hosts live music. But on Saturday, the noise returns to the 1800/1900 blocks of West Fifth Avenue for the 6th annual free Swamp Stomp, which, along with a bike swap meet at 9 am and pre-1964 car show at 10 am, features outdoor sets from rock ’n’ roll acts like Johnny J & the Flat Foot Floogies, BBBBandits (one of their final shows ever), Gorilla Rabbit Chicken, Dept. of Martyrs and Klaw (coming from Seattle and playing Underground 15 later that night). Bands begin at noon. The Swamp Tavern is open all day for those who are 21 and over.
Meanwhile up at the beautiful Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, another free music festival will be taking place Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Bring your blanket and a basket full of food to enjoy local artists Benton & Gallagher, Darin Hilderbrand, Nicole Lewis Trio, Pink Tango Trio and Spare Parts Trio.
The Bartlett hosts Florida-based Surfer Blood once again, and that’s awesome. Their new album 1000 Palms is worth a listen. The all-age show begins at 8 pm and is $18 at the door.
Tacoma-native Clemm Rishad’s hip-hop music will be the focus at the Swaxx 3rd anniversary party on Saturday. While Rishad’s solo music is just starting to get heard, chances are good you’ve heard some of his music already; Rishad was a co-writer of Nicki Minaj’s “Fly,” earning a Grammy nomination for the effort. The 18+ show, beginning at 10 pm, also features DJ K-Phi and is $10
In case you wanted to feel incredibly old right now, it’s time to mention that Alanis Morissette’s seminal “angry female album” Jagged Little Pill turns 20. Time to dust off this favorite and put it on rotation this weekend.