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by Mike Corrigan

Spike on the Move -- Well, it's final. The Spike coffeehouse (also juice bar, Internet caf & eacute; and all-ages live music venue) is moving operations in April from current digs in the Railside Center to a sparkling new home in the Havermale Park development at Riverside and Browne. According to the Spike's Patrick Walsh, the new space will be located in the old Colburn's Gallery building, which will soon be receiving a major interior transformation from a hotshot design group from Argentina. The new Spike will continue to do everything it's done before -- even hosting more live music -- and will add into the mix a sunken wine lounge and a beer loft (for those 21 and older). The last day of operations at the current Spike location is April 6. The last show at the old space will be held this Saturday night and will include performances from Dancing Cadavers, Nothing Is True, Noige, Weight and Belt of Vapor. "We're calling this the 'tits up' show," jokes Walsh, who projects that the new Spike will be open for biz by the end of May. Watch for it.

KYRS Needs YOU -- Fed up with commercial radio and bland overplayed music? Feel like you're not getting the whole story on the nightly news? Well, you, my friend, are in luck because Spokane's non-commercial, non-profit, all-volunteer, community radio station KYRS Thin Air is coming at you these days on not one but two FM frequencies -- the original 95.3 and now the much louder and clearer 92.3. If you've been appreciating the informative, exciting and diverse programming these people are bringing you every day, you might want to consider showing them a little love in return. Since Thin Air is non-commercial (and not government-funded), it really depends on strong community support for survival. The best way to show that support is to become a member. And you can do that for as little as $25 a year. Check out or call 747-3807 for more info.

Publication date: 03/31/04
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