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George Lathrop makes sure the big Spokane shows and concerts run smoothly
In this city, there aren't many backstage areas George Lathrop can't get into.

Hitting Even Harder

Seattleite Rocky Votolato kicks off a long tour in Spokane
In May and June, singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato did 37 shows in nine European countries, some solo and some with a band. Before that, he played 34 shows in American living rooms over six weeks in March and April — the month he released his eighth solo album, Hospital Handshakes.

All Man

Gregg Allman has experienced much turmoil, but he perseveres with his mix of blues, rock and country
Gregg Allman was just 23 when people wondered how he would continue. His older brother Duane, guitar god and leader of the Allman Brothers Band, had died in a tragic motorcycle crash.

Fire Starter

Tyler, the Creator pushes everyone's buttons, but still cares about what his fans think
He shouted at the crowd to shove through the gates. "Push!

Tickle the Keys

The Ridler Piano Bar keeps the good times rolling in downtown Spokane with dueling musicians
The five women lined up at the front of the stage know what they're in for. "All right, No. 1," Christan Raxter and Steve Ridler call out from behind their opposite grand pianos.

Lightening the Mood

Local metal quartet Mercy Brown garners fans around the globe thanks to a viral video
At first, the video seems familiar: beloved magical nanny Mary Poppins, jack-of-all-trades Bert and a band of animated townspeople are shown about to break into song. Then the music begins and Sera Hatchett, lead singer of local metal quartet Mercy Brown, growls through "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" like she's cursing an enemy, not singing about a made-up word.

Naked Ambition

Stevie Lynne won't let anyone keep her down — not even herself
The melodies come without warning. Sometimes they arrive when she's wrapped in nothing but a towel at her Browne's Addition apartment, other times when she's out with friends.

Fresh Press

Recent albums from Inland Northwest-bred acts that are sure to make the rest of the country take notice
SWEET MADNESS, Made in Spokane 1978-1981, Volume 2 When we wrote about Sweet Madness two years ago, they had just released the first half of Made in Spokane 1978-1981.

Spicy Rhymes

Lyrics Born cooks up a soulful, Big Easy-inspired gumbo on his new release; plus, the complete Elkfest schedule
Even the most creative musical minds can find themselves searching for inspiration — and sometimes the hunt takes them really far from home. For Lyrics Born, the Bay Area hip-hop maestro with a deep catalog of inventive songs and collaborations headlining Sunday at Elkfest, his latest effort led him to the Deep South.

Barely Reunited

The strangeness of Neutral Milk Hotel still inspires decades later, even if they plan to disband again
The singing began in whispered tones. Eventually giving way to full voices, the crowd fiercely sang along with every word out of singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum's mouth.

Rise and Fall

With Volume kicking off, we check in with the people making the Spokane music scene flourish
There are the naysayers — the folks who believe the Inland Northwest has no music scene to speak of. But show up for Volume this weekend, and it's as if Spokane's air has become electric with the love of live music.

No Peaceful Easy Feeling

Why, according to this critic, millions of Eagles fans can be wrong
Can you believe the Eagles are swooping into Spokane during Volume, asking $200 for a lower-bowl ticket (including service charges) while we're celebrating local and regional independent bands? Shameless.

Volume is Back!

Volume 2015 Inlander Music Festival: Everything you need to know, and suggested lineups for every musical taste
It doesn't matter if you're collecting Social Security or if you just got your braces off — Volume is the Inlander's music festival for all. And it just keeps getting bigger: nine stages, more than 90 bands, rock movies, wristbands that get you special discounts and more.

That Was Awesome!

White Mystery hits the stage and screen at Volume
Together, Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White are more than just a rip-roarin', red-headed, retro-stylin' garage-punk band called White Mystery. The Chicago-based siblings are also a bottomless fount of fun and creative ideas.

On the Road

Touring acts are coming to Volume from all over America, but it's still about the Northwest
Volume is, of course, a celebration of the local music scene. While a lot of the lineup pulls from the area, we also invited acts from around the country to experience the weekend.

All Your Friend's Friends

Hip-hop and indie rock collide on this Pacific Northwest-grown album, documentary and showcase
In Seattle, Sub Pop Records is often synonymous with the local music scene. But down the I-5 corridor in Olympia, it's all about K Records.


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