"For most people, Friday's just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood'll never be the same."
That's a quote from one of my favorite movies, Friday. And, folks, this is a Friday that could go down in the books.
Start your weekend with a punch in the face. Well, not your face (unless you deserve it, but that's your deal). There's a chance other people's faces will be punched at the art/music/extravaganza planned tonight at Spokane Boxing (1826 E. Sprague). Art by dozens of amazing Spokane artists will adorn the walls of the boxing gym, and bands — Please Draw In Me, Jaeda, Quiz, Freetime Synthetic, Stone Tobey, Ze Krau, DJ Likes Girls and Belt of Vapor — will cram in the ring to play. Musical punches fly from 6 pm to 1:30 am. $5. All-ages — and yes, there will be booze for you 21-plus-ers.
Chests will be bared, panties will likely be thrown over at The Blvd tonight. Yes, the Makers — known for their over-the-top stage antics and fierce brand of garage rock — are back in town for one night of debauchery. Magnaaflux and Ze Krau open the show at 9 pm. $10, 21.
You don't have to be a ginger to be there, but Empyrean is throwing the "Red Head Bash" for its ginger-haired co-owner, Michelle Riddle. It's her birthday, and Whiskey Dick Mountain, Imperial Sparks and Hey is for Horses are taking the stage to make some noise for her. Show starts at 7 pm, and will cost you $5. All-ages.
If you have any ounce of the blues in you, you'd be in good company all day Saturday at Daley's Cheap Shots (6412 E. Trent). Crosstown, Don Larson & the Cynics, the Longnecks, Voodoo Church and the Boozefighters. It's 10 bucks for all day. And the show poster says "Dress up to get messed up" ... so you're probably going to want to do that.
Bust out your powdered wig and head to Sunset Junction for that annual west-side band invasion, WigBash. Tomorrow night Space Opera 77 takes the stage with Paris Spleen, the Globes and SHIM. $6. 9 pm.
Damn. Now that's a weekend for ya.