So much is happening this Week In Music it all needed to be addressed. As the Cami Bradley show proved last night, people in Spokane can stay out past midnight on a school night. Here are some awesome shows to help continue this trend this week.
Also, in case you missed it, the Terrain music lineup has been announced and we cannot wait for Friday, Oct. 4.
House DJs Brothers ov Midnite
6 - 6:30 pm The Holy Broke
5 – 6 pm Ehrler Vogel (Literature Park Stage/2nd Floor)
6:20 - 6:50 pm Duke Hogue (Literature Park Stage/2nd Floor)
7 - 7:30 pm Infinite Penz
8 - 8:30 pm Lucid Faces
9 - 9:30 pm Blackwater Prophet
10 - 10:30 pm Mama Doll
11 - 11:40 pm The Pack A.D.
Midnight - 1 am The Hood Internet
Jaeda Glasgow hits hard on the mic. Not only has this positive hip-hopper been put on the Inlander’s Bands to Watch list back in 2010, she also rocked Volume earlier this year. Tonight, Jaeda + Zodiac, along with Jonny October and Corina Corina, play Mootsy’s starting at 9 pm. Cover is $5.
Their name will get you. How did a band get away with using a homophobic slur as its moniker? That’s what makes them so punk rock, obviously. And with song titles like “F--- the world,” “I Hate Everything” and “I Can’t Stop Farting” it’s clear the band is as ensconced in the extreme immature side of punk, but that’s what makes them so much fun. Formed in the early ‘80s in New Hampshire, the band’s brand of Ramones-esque sound has persevered through the years, even after the death of their drummer Hugh O’Neill in 1999. Paired with equally ridiculous bands, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Copyright at the The Center Tuesday at 7 pm, the Spokane show will be out of control. The show is $12 in advance and is open to all ages.
For any crazed fans of HBO’s cult series The Wire you’ll recognize Steve Earle as Bubbles’ AA friend — he also lent his talents to the Season 5’s version of the opening credits Tom Waits song “Way Down in the Hole.” But his stint on that show was far from the most important work in Earle’s decades-long career. His classic album Guitar Town and put him on the map in the 1980s and he has since enjoyed a cult-type following from both lovers of the country and rock ‘n’ roll genres. His voice is by no means beautiful, but with brutally honest lyrics to back up the guitar skills, his songs seep into the mind and never let go (see “CCKMP” above). Battling with addiction in the ‘90s, Earle has emerged stronger than ever.
His show starts at 8 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Mastersons will open.
More Thursday music:
Frightened Rabbit with Augustines play at Knitting Factory at 8:30 pm, tickets are $16
Only six remain. The operatic trio, the 17-year-old magician, the wannabe country singer, the crazy dancer, the one who tries to make us laugh and, of course, Spokane’s own singer-songwriter, Cami Bradley.
A fan favorite from the beginning, Bradley has commandeered her way to the series finale of America’s Got Talent. Although the show seems like it’s been going on forever, we’ve finally made it to the end. Tonight is the final time the contestants will perform for America’s votes, with the winners being announced Wednesday.
Will America have the wherewithal to vote for the girl from Spokane? Either way, what a run it has been.
To thank her fans from home, no matter the outcome, Bradley will perform Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater at 8 pm.
America's Got Talent finale airs tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC. Don't be afraid to vote. The winner will be awarded $1 million and a Las Vegas show contract.
Last week, the Spokane music scene was rocked by the news that one of its most instrumental supporters had passed away. In his honor, a tribute to Isamu Jordan is being held at tonight at The Shop. Featured artists and friends include Tara Foote, Poncho P, Jaeda, Ben Cater and Amoe. The gathering goes from 6-10 pm. Along with all funds raised from the silent auction, 15 percent of all proceeds from food and drink will be going to Som's children's fund.
Read Spokane-based author Jess Walter’s tribute to his great friend Som here.
Save for Bill Clinton and his mighty saxophone blowing skills, there aren’t many musicians out there who can also say they’ve run for president. J.P. Whipple is one who can. Albeit, it was from the side of the highway that he ran his highly unsuccessful campaign — raising only a few dollars towards his cause — but still, he has vision for this country. Swinging by Jones Radiator for the third time this year Friday, the one-man band will show off his truckload of instruments starting at 8 pm. The show is free.
The Hop! gets hoppin’ with the likes of Blackwater Prophet (see this week’s story here) along with Odyssey, Hooves and Entanglement. The show starts at 7 pm and is $5.
Video is about to be destroyed at Mootsy’s Sunday at 10 pm with the help of Kithkin, Bandit Train and Clusterf---. Employing the use of the Video Destroyer, music will be paired with video signals throughout the evening performances. Should be a lot of good types of weird going on.
The name doesn’t give much away, but the Newport Music Festival is a lot more of a bluegrass music celebration than anything else. Sure, there are the Celtic musicians and singer-songwriters thrown in for good measure, but the point is, the music is a lot more acoustic in instrumentation. Highlights will include local Irish music act An Dochas, who will especially bring the raucous, and the Shook Twins, who are making their second regional appearance in two months. Feel free to bring an instrument of your own to this as well, as jam session participation is highly encouraged. Campsites and music workshops are also available for the whole weekend. The whole thing goes down at City Park in Newport, Wash. The cost will run you $10 and up, children under 12 free.
Tonight on America’s Got Talent, Spokane’s own Cami Bradley is taking the stage again after making it to this season’s Top 12. The dozen finalists will be narrowed down to six in tomorrow’s show after the performances and voting this evening.
If you’re not at all interested in America’s Got Talent or reality shows or TV in general — we hear you, we understand. We will continue to provide updates, but rest assured that clicking on these links and reading them will remain strictly optional.
Carr’s Corner is about to get loud Friday. Super loud! For those with sensitive eardrums be sure to pack earplugs for the Lord Dying,Dislich, Losing Skin and Hooves show. Starts at 8 pm with a $7 cover.
SATURDAYAnything that stands the passing of an entire century deserves some respect. Spokane’s own Hoffman Music Co., sellers of instruments, sheet music and DJ equipment, is celebrating this milestone Saturday with friends, family and, most importantly, people who appreciate and make music. With one stage in the parking lot and another inside in the Acoustic Room, theevent features locals acts like Robert Vaughn, Trailer Park Girls, Acuff and Sherfey, and Terrible Buttons along with a performance by the Mt. Spokane HighSchool marching band at 11 am. The day will also include a raffle drawing and clinicians and it’s free. Here’s to another 100.
Sandpoint shouldn’t be the only lakeside Idaho town with a successful music festival, or at least that’s the thinking behind the Coeur d’Alene Music Festival. That event won’t take place until next September, but in the meantime the festival committee is holding a fundraiser for what is to come. On Saturday, 12 local bands, including B Radicals, Tanner Azzinnaro, Moksha and Angela Marie Project, will play all day long beginning at 10 am in the name of spreading the word. Half of the proceeds will go to Coeur d’Alene School District 271's arts programs while the other half will go directly to funding the 2014 event. A beer garden, which features CdA’s own Trickster Brewing, will also be onsite. The all-ages event has a suggested donation of$5.
More Saturday music
Pain in the Grass Tour Day 2 feat. Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and more at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
Every now and then we at The Inlander get so caught up in the ridiculousness of certain Internetmusic videos we just can’t stop watching. In case you ever wanted to know "what the fox say"... happy Friday!
Much of Spokane’s artistic community has been posting about this on social media, and we’ve confirmed that Isamu Jordan has indeed died at age 37.
We don’t know any of the details and aren't going to speculate as to the cause of his death other than to say that this is a shocking loss for our local music scene in many, many ways.
Jordan was a longtime reporter and music critic for the Spokesman Review and the talented MC of local hip-hop collective Flying Spiders. He was probably one of the most well-known (and well-liked) members of the local music scene and his loss is going to leave a hole not soon to be filled.
We’ll have a tribute to Som, as most knew him, in next week’s issue of The Inlander.
UPDATE: The Spokesman-Review is reporting that Jordan's death was an apparent suicide.
There are two ways to do the Bumbershoot music and arts festival in Seattle. One way would be to have a set schedule; a rigid plan. The other would be to have maybe one or two things you need to see for the day and then just float around letting yourself be surprised by things like a booth only selling deep-fried PB&Js or T-shirts made of hemp and bamboo.
Option one is certain to lead you down the road of unhappiness as lines take up much of your day and you won’t get into everything. Sunday, the line to get into headliners Death Cab For Cutie’s show snaked all around the entire Seattle Center campus hours before the band was to perform. This meant all of those people missed out on the awesome entertainment happening on the five other stages. The comedy lines too were insanely long, with only a hope and a prayer one would get into them.
But besides the lines and crowds (offering so much people-watching fodder), on Saturday and Sunday the weather was glorious. No, it does not rain in Seattle every day, tell everyone you know. People from every age-demographic were there to see and be seen, giving the event a true community feel.
Here were some of the highlights:
Kendrick Lamar – The Key Arena (main stage) was packed in for this one. But surprisingly, Lamar’s stage setup contained very little clutter. While most rappers perform with a full-on posse of hype-men and booty-poppin’ backup dancers, Lamar was all alone. His DJ and live band lined the very back of the stage, almost as if they didn’t want to be seen at all.
Lake Street Dive – Not to be confused with Lake Street Drive, which is a way to easily misread the band’s proper name, and how they were accidentally introduced onstage. But no matter what they call themselves, the Brooklyn four-piece brought something fresh. Vocalist Rachael Price has jazzy pipes for days that pair perfectly with the funky, rock stylings the band puts out. The vibe was old-school but unlike anything else heard that day.
Fun. – If Kendrick Lamar barely had any people on stage, Fun. crammed the main stage with as many people as possible. Singer Nate Ruess didn’t even have to play an instrument, there were so many other folks to do it for him. He spent most of the time skipping around the stage; sometimes there were some off-key notes. The radio hits and the screaming fans were there, but the elements of a great show wasn’t so much.
Mark Maron – WTF podcast listeners lined up for this live version of the show hours in advance. Maron was as self-deprecating as ever. The show was quite nuanced with hilarity and darker topics scattered throughout. His guests were a nice mix of comedians and one musician: Jon Wurster (drummer for Superchunk, The Mountain Goats), Kyle Dunnigan, Mike Vecchione and Scott Aukerman (of Mr. Show). It will be interesting to see if this podcast is actually aired.
The Breeders – Awesome, awesome set. Kim Deal was in her element. The fans, reliving their youth of the early ’90s, could not get enough. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Last Splash, the energy was just palpable. It could be said this was the best show of the day.
Is it now deemed OK for women to have the lower half of their butt cheeks showing in public (as is seemingly the style with the high-waisted booty shorts look)?
Should children (13 and younger) be allowed into a Kendrick Lamar show if he spends more than five minutes rapping about “pussy and Patron” being the things to make a person feel better?
Why are so many people giving out free hugs these days (at least their T-shirts advertise they do)? Is that good for society?
Do zombies (actually just people dressed up as them) really fit in with the theme of Bumbershoot?
Monday is indeed still a festival day. Gates open at 11:30 am. Bands to try and see: Alt-J and Trampled By Turtles. The weather doesn’t look like it’s going to be as immaculate as the previous two, but don’t let that stop you — the festival was named after an umbrella for a reason.
Today – Monday
Pig Out in the Park is continuing to hawk its goods throughout the weekend. When you’re not waiting in line for the elusive cronut, we recommend you check out these awesome acts.
The almost forgotten, yet super cool San Francisco-area rapper Celly Cel is hitting up The Hop! Saturday along with local Spokane hip-hop talent.
Last August, Baroness was on tour in the United Kingdom when their bus took a nosedive off of a viaduct. While the event had no fatalities, frontman John Baizley suffered serious injuries resulting in many canceled tour dates. Now one year later, with several lineup changes, the Savannah, Ga.-based act rolls into Spokane Sunday at the Knitting Factory to continue what they started — promoting their 2012 disc Yellow & Green. The album was included on many of the top best album of the year lists, including the Inlander’s. Especially refreshing is the track “March to the Sea,” which includes sinus-rattling drums and bass but also insanely beautiful yet intricate guitar riffs. Baroness has been through hell and back and Sunday they’re here to tell us about it. The show starts at 9 pm and is all-ages.
Saturday – Monday
Be sure to check back here at the Inlander’s music blog for updated coverage of Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music Festival.
So Tuesday isn’t the weekend, but technically this week Monday is part of the weekend so Tuesday is close enough.
The list of bands that incorporate a viola in its lineup of instruments is short. There’s The Velvet Underground (when John Cale was still with them), The Flobots, indie band The Rentals, occasionally Trampled By Turtles and probably a few more obscure ones. Joining that select group, after forming last year, is the four-piece Night Cadet. The Seattle band plays Mootsy’s Tuesday at 10 pm, bringing along with them that instrument that’s wider and fatter than a violin. As far as recommended watching goes, you’ll want to check out the band’s YouTube cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” After one viewing (seen above) it becomes clear why the band refers to their music genre as dream pop. The show also features Hannah Reader and S. It’s $6.
The banjo-loving Avett Brothers surprised fans this morning by announcing additional tour dates to their end-of–the-year schedule. Spokane was one of the cities selected by the folk group. They will play the INB Performing Arts Center Oct. 19 sandwiched between gigs in Seattle and Montana.
For those who missed the lively set at Sandpoint a few weekends ago, it's another opportunity to see the act.
According to the band’s website, pre-sale for the show in
Spokane will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon local market time. Public on-sale
begins Sept. 6. Tickets will start at $34.50. Nicholas David will be the opening performer.
The band’s new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, hits stores just days before the Spokane show on Oct. 15. Their new single (see above), “Another is Waiting,” is already out.
Yes! It’s the weekend again — prepare accordingly to get to as much live music as you can.
(For fans of the Cat Friday blog and awesome bearded-man-dancing, do check out the above video.)
Moscow’s own Psychic Rites are fresh off of their West Coast tour playing Carr’s Corner with Bandit Train and Brothers Ov Midnight tonight. The electronic trio was one of this year’s Bands to Watch. The show starts at 9 pm. If you can’t make it out Friday, the act is also playing Mikey’s Gyros Saturday with The Kitchen and Matt Akers.
Other Friday music:
Chief Danger CD Release Party at The Hop!
Before Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ripped the Seattle underground hip-hop scene out of the closet there was the Blue Scholars. Also a duo, consisting of vocalist George “Geologic” Quibuyen and beat-maker Saba “Sabzi” Mohajerjasbi, the rap group has been at it since 2002 after meeting while at the University of Washington. Headlining Saturday’s downtown Gleason Fest, which raises money for the Gleason Initiative Foundation, an ALS awareness organization headed up by native Spokanite and former NFL player Steve Gleason, the pair heads back to Spokane to invoke its own brand of social lyricism on their fans. Other bands taking the stage that day are SSSSnake, Delbert the Band, Hey Marseilles, Holly Wood, Stone Tobey, Hey! Is For Horses, The Rustics, Organic Beats and Keenan Magik. The show runs from noon to 11 pm and is $15 for anyone over 12; those young ones will get in free.
Other Saturday music:
Black Sabbath at the Gorge
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