Perhaps you’re old and need an entire weekend to recover from Thursday night’s Halloween festivities. Hopefully, though, that’s not the case and you want to check out live music this weekend!
As Leah Sottile pointed out this week, Magic Castles and Mirror Mirror are taking over Jones Radiator tonight at 9 pm at a free show. Magic Castles make simple, deliberate rock music — never too technical or reliant on effects to make their point. Left to their own devices, they construct a timeless, hypnotizing sound, both sweet and completely drugged-out all at once. Hell, we kind of wish all rock music sounded like this.
nYne also has ssssnake, Half Zodiac, Hey! is for Horses at 9 pm for $5.
Martha’s Revenge is “the Northwest’s premier Accüsed tribute band.” That’s right, the band full of original members of Accüsed, a punk heavy metal '80s outfit from Seattle, formed a tribute band of the group they used to play in. Wow. Martha’s Revenge, along with Toe Tag, Rutah, American Wrecking Company and Rasputin, demolish Carr’s Corner for $6 Saturday.
Also Bullet Proof Tattoo is having a Rock Against ALS benefit featuring Moral Cruz, Deaddones USA, Lobster Jaw and the Sissies.
Colorado’s indie rock duo Scatter Gather has crazy creative music videos. They play a free show at the Baby Bar Sunday at 9 pm.
Seattle-based all-girl band Chastity Belt may sing a lot about vaginas but they take music seriously as well. They play with Pony Time, Bloody Gloves and Bad Mood at Baby Bar Monday. The show is free.
Everyone who cares probably already fully knows: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are coming to the Spokane Arena tonight. Look for our recap and photos from the show tomorrow.
To get you in the mood, whether you're going to the show or not, is our favorite grandpa-style ragtime "Thrift Shop" cover on the Internet:
It’s official; yet another Spokane live music venue has bit the dust. The all-ages venue The Center, has been sold, owner KC Crawford confirmed today. All upcoming shows have either been moved to new locations or canceled.
“I wasn’t able to make enough money to make it worth my while,” Crawford says.
Crawford was not forthcoming with who the new owners would be. But says he believes they will reopen the venue in a months time after a remodel as a bar/music venue.
Rumblings came last week, when it was announced last Thursday’s Red Fang show would be moved to The Hop!.
In speaking to The Center’s music promoter, Quinn Tanzer last Wednesday, he said the 500-capacity venue was closed for good. Crawford later said this was not the case and that he was trying to keep it afloat. Later that day a Facebook post claimed the place closed. The post was taken down hours later.
Although the Facebook post said the closing was due to the owner’s health issues, Crawford says that while he does have a broken leg, that wasn’t the case.
“It just made sense to let it go,” he says.
Crawford and Tanzer say they plan to separately continue promoting and bringing in music to the area, just not at their own location.
The venue had been open since the beginning of the year. In a preview interview with the Inlander, shortly before The Center’s opening, Tanzer admitted he had concerns about the place that was so far away from the downtown area but that he still had hope.
“I give it six months and this place will be awesome,” he said.
It seems the good promoters of Spokane all sat down and decided collectively that it would be best to book some of the best talent during the days of Oct. 17 – 23. Thereby forcing anyone who cares about music to have to make some tough decisions. Best of luck, here’s what you’re in for.
The Red Fang, Helms Alee, Gaytheist and Witchburn show has been moved from The Center to The Hop! No official word on what this means for the future of The Center. The show starts at 7 pm and is $12.
Passion Pit will bring all of their endless pit of passion to the Knitting Factory along with The Joy Formidable. The show starts at 8 pm and is $34.
New to the Spokane EDM scene? The Hop’s Elektroween III will be an awesome starter show for anyone looking to have an all-ages goodtime. Featuring The Sauce, DecibelKaos, SFD, Vexxem, DerpyDash, F3lon, Foxtale, Hapi, Dave Keset, Mac Mumble, Deane and Mira, the show starts at 7 pm and is $15.
The Lion Oh My will be releasing their new EP at the Bing Crosby Theater this night along with Death By Pirates, Lavoy, 5 Times Over and Summer in Siberia. This one is a dress-up show too. The show starts at 7 pm and is $10.
For those prepared to have a night in white satin, The Moody Blues are coming to Northern Quest Casino. The show is steep at $80 but for true fans of the British rockers, it’s just a drop in the bucket.
Two days of excellent greasy pizza, tunes and booze. Is such a mind-blowing combination even physically possible? Indeed, in the form of AVEtoberFest, happening Friday and Saturday at Pacific Avenue Pizza, it is. The lineup sees The Winter War, Strange Mana and Tyler Aker Friday night, where Saturday features McDougall, Primal Shakes and Acousta Noir. Proceeds from the event will go to charity. It begins at 7 pm both nights and is $5 to get in.
Another Friday has come at last and we’re just happy it isn’t raining for this weekend. Get a load of all the music you should check out in the next few days.
FRIDAYTonight is a big night for Spokane. Not only is it First Friday, but there’s also a Visual Arts Tour kicking off, and last but notleast, Terrain arts and music festival hits for one night only.
Sure, Terrain is mostly known for the 200-plus artists it features,but there are 10 awesome bands performing for the one-night-only as well, and this year they even have abigger stage to do it from. The main goal of the event, starting tonight at 5 pm at 1011 W. First Ave., is to celebrate emerging local artists, but the promoters also want to expose people to creativity outside of the area, which is why the two music headliners come from other places — The Pack a.d. hails from Vancouver, B.C., and The Hood Internet, Chicago. A jury selected theother eight up-and-coming acts (all ones you should be getting excited about).Be sure to show up early — the event is free and all-ages but the space fills tocapacity quickly. There were be speakers outside blasting the inside productionjust in case.
Here’s an updated list of the Terrain music lineup:
The Hood Internet - midnight
The Pack a.d. – 11 pm
Runaway Symphony – 10 pm
Blackwater Prophet – 9 pm
Infinite Penz – 8 pm
The Mayfields – 7 pm
Duke Hogue – 6:20 pm
Ehrler Vogel – 5 pm
Scott Ryan – 6 pm
Brothers ov Midnight – all night
Also check out this crazy show:
The Alliance at Bing Crosby Theater, the show is all-ages and starts at 8 pm
Show’s we’d check out if we were you:
-The B Radicals hit Jones Radiator along with Trio of Lance and more
-The Valley, Dark White Light and Laylah’s Drink plays Mootsy’s
-The Spokane Valley Eagles are hosting a local Battle of the Bands featuring Ashley Honnell, Black Hills Hold, Texas Twister, Johnny & the Moondogs, Mingo, Kenny Walker and Oasis, you’ll have to show up to find out who wins. The event starts at 2 pm and proceeds go to Toys for Tots.
Also, it looks like Bon Jovi is making the rounds at the Spokane Arena. Oh yes. Tickets are still available.
The weather looks to be mighty nasty this weekend, with plenty of rain and wind predicted. Thankfully, the music going on is all happening indoors. Here’s what to be on the lookout for.
The Flying Spiders will be putting on a show at Red Room Lounge in honor of their former member Isamu Jordan. The show will also feature Keenan Magic and Octo Ninjitsu. Donations from the event will be donated to the Som’s children’s college fund. The show starts at 9 pm. Suggested donation is $10. There will also be a silent auction.
- Learning Team, Scott Ryan and Prairie War at Mootsy’s
Flaamingos not only add an extra “a” to their band’s name, the alt-indie rock act adds an extra amount of energy to any venue they play. Saturday, the L.A. duo takes on Jones Radiator along with Mirror Mirror.
- Rio Grandes and Lilac Linguistics at Baby Bar
This day is close enough to the weekend to be included in this here blog so deal with it.
Haunted Horses (along with Bloody Gloves and Hooves) will be taking on Carr’s Corner Monday at 9 pm. At the very top of the list of the coolest shit we’ve seen this year was at Volume 2013 when, right there in the middle of Mootsy’s, the guitar player in Haunted Horses pulled a drill out and actually started playing his guitar with it. Yes, that happened. And, according to Inlander writer Leah Sottile, “seeing this band live is like a true, sonic-induced soul cleanse.” The show is $5.
- Zedd, Oliver and Alex Metric take on the Knitting Factory as part of their Big Fall EDM Pass Ticket
This morning, it was announced on both R.A. the Rugged Man’s and The Center’s Facebook pages that the two will not be working together come Friday. That’s right, due to “circumstances beyond The Center’s control,” the show is not happening. The Center posted the following:
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ****
September 26, 2013 - 9:25 am
Due to circumstance beyond our control, the R.A The Rugged Man show scheduled for 9/27/13 has been canceled. All tickets will be refunded.
R.A. the Rugged Man had a different take on what went down, posting:
There will be NO R.A. the Rugged Man SHOW at THE CENTER in SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. These amateur f---s are advertising it BUT I have not been paid.
Unfortunately, our preview story on R.A. is in our most recent issue that hit stands this morning. However, it really is still worth taking a look at and even gives some insight as to how the cancelation may have taken place.
UPDATE: We reached out to Quinn Tanzer of The Center to see what he had to say about the claim that R.A. the Rugged Man wasn't paid. He declined to elaborate, but says: "I can tell you that's not the case."
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