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& & by Mike Corrigan & & & &





Sweet kidneys! There's a ton of working musicians in this town. The idea here, of course, was to get everyone listed, pigeonholed and categorized for easy digestion by the casual reader. It's great to see so many performers out there, filling the Spokane nights with a racket, but sheesh. The deeper I scratched, the more I uncovered until I was staring at 200-plus entries. I did my best to track you all down, but I know I missed a bunch.


So, to those we missed, to those who no longer exist or to those listed at the bottom of each of these categories (because we couldn't reach you), let us know what's going on. If you have a bio, super cool band photo or new CD, send it to us. If you have a lineup change or a hot gig, let me know about it. All you gotta do is call (325-0634, ext.34). Or e-mail ([email protected]). Or fax me (444-4772). And as for all you readers, stay tuned to the Sound Advice section of this newspaper every week to stay current on local bands and touring shows. So here's the list:





& & Alternative & & & &





& & The 4th Kind & &


Dan the Hitman, Dr. Will Powers, Space Casey, Adrian the Android


Genre: High-energy instrumental surf/spy/outer space music


Sounds like: Man or Astroman?, Dick Dale





& & 50fifty & &


Nate Corning, Jim Scollard, Gabe Burdett, Casey Burdett


Genre: Alternative guitar rock


Sounds like: Matchbox 20, Better Than Ezra





& & 10 Minutes Down & &


Preston Smith, Robbie Daytona, Jeremy Kirk, Paul Walton, Kyle Bradshaw, Matt Montag, Bill Weeks, Worlando Mangrobang, Ted Teske


Genre: Ska/punk


Sounds like: Motley Crue, Operation Ivy





& & Ball of Destruction & &


Dan Egan, Dave Starry, Mike Corrigan


Genre: Noisy garage pop & amp; rock


Sounds like: Modern Lovers, Guided By Voices, Ramones





& & Buddy Ruckus & &


Brian Ortize, Nick Tibbetts, Matt Lentz, Marquis Ashley


Genre: Pop/punk/rock


Sounds like: Midtown, Foo Fighters,





& & Kaysee Carl & &


Genre: Adult contemporary


Sounds like: Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket





& & Civilized Animal & &


Jason McKinney, James McKinney, Kenny Johnson, Lenny Fuson, Geoff Miller, Jake Winslow, Brian Callanan, Ryan Moore


Genre: Ska/funk/reggae


Sound like: Sublime, Miles Davis





& & Clintch & &


Eric Martin, Chris Sainsbury, Wally Anthony, Brian Samuelson, Kris Kafton


Genre: Hard progressive rock


Sounds like: Seven Deaths, Machine Head





& & East Side Destroyers & &


Gus Trapp, JT Hottinger, Rick Warner, James Hunt, Dee Farmin


Genre: Fast dragster punk


Sounds like: Turbo Negro, Nashville Pussy





& & Elderstaar & &


Alkemi (Brian Wendt) Martyr (Leon Josaitis) Israel (JJ Ham) Oracal (Jeremy Rice), Amiko (Adam Twiggs)


Genre: Hip hop hardcore


Sounds like: Wu Tang Clan, Zao, Rage Against the Machine





& & Feeling Nero & &


Liza Bailey, Michael Fairchild, Monty Hines, Richard Potts


Genre: Electric, eclectic folk and rock


Sounds like: Bob Dylan, Syd Barret, Jane's Addiction





& & Few and Far Between & &


Steve Wescott, Matt Bogue, Abe Wood, Brennan Sahajian, Lee Smith


Genre: Hard emo core


Sounds like: Stone Temple Pilots, Sunny Day Real Estate





& & Flourish & &


Mike Clark, Ben Bradford,


Steve Lambert, Scott Stone


Genre: Melodic power pop


Sounds like: The Replacements





& & God Fearing Nation & &


Three Fingers of Doom (Travis McAffe), Terry (Terry Boehm), Gotz (Ken Sele), Gmon5 (Greg Monek)


Genre: Industrial metal


Sounds like: Ministry, God Flesh





& & High Centered & &


Dile Minyard, Joey Tilton, Johnny Fisher


Genre: Funk/hip hop/hard core


Sounds like: Old Red Hot Chili Peppers





& & Jupiter Effect & &


Dan McElfish, Derek Neu, Armando Arguello


Genre: Alternative jazz/funk/rock


Sounds like: Beatles, Radiohead, Sublime





& & The Makers & &


Mike, Don, Jay and Jamie Maker


Genre: Primal garage rock meets T. Rex


Sounds like: Sonics, The Who, MC5





& & Mulligan & &


Brett Dechenne, Chris White, Greg White, Aaron Saye


Genre: Song-oriented, mature pop


Sounds like: Steely Dan, Supertramp





& & Nodo Chingo & &


Heather Swanstrom, Bruce Hormann, Tim Absalonson, Cyre Par


Genre: Pop punk ala '70s NYC


Sounds like: Iggy Pop, English Dogs





& & Offset & &


Travis Hottinger, JT Hottinger, Dave Brezinsky, Rick Warner


Genre: Dragster punk


Sounds like: New Bomb Turks, Supersuckers





& & Oil Filter & &


Cynthia Jenkins, Tony Franz, Matt Carver, Ryan Englund, Don Larson, Jr.


Genre: Heavily intense, intensely heavy


Sounds like: Melvins, Tad





& & The Other Way & &


Chris Bewick, Paul Felicijan, Jimmy Minton Jr.


Genre: Alternative rock/funk


Sounds like: Hendrix, James Brown, The Doors, Dave Matthews





& & The Panics & &


Mike May, Greg Kane, Bob Gallagher, Rory Marrero


Genre: Adult alternative rock


Sounds like: Wallflowers, Neil Young





& & The Rickets & &


(formerly 50 cc) Al Guess, Larry Reiner, Kory Kissell, John Cocker


Genre: Punk rock


Sounds like: Reo Speed Dealer





& & Satan in Yellow & &


Krush Kulesza, Silas McQuain, Durb, Sean VanBlaricom, Clint Estabrook


Genre: Karoake from hell


Sounds like: Johnny Horton, Jethro Tull, Slayer





& & Seawolf & &


Gus Trapp, Tim Absalonson, E.G. Bailey, Jon Swanstrom


Genre: Metal/alternative rock, electronic sounds


Sounds like: Foo Fighters, MC5





& & Stigma & &


Jeremy Bird, Josh Plummer, Grant Purdum, Travis Edwards


Genre: Alternative


Sounds like: Tool, Sublime, Def Tones





& & Sweet Fancy Moses & &


Robert Kaufman, Mark Kelley, Mike Hermanson, Derek Neu


Genre: Roots/rock


Sounds like: John Mellencamp, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls





& & Trailer Park Girls & &


Doug Clark, Jeff Peterson, Charlie Schmidt


Genre: Satirical boomer pop


Sounds like: They Might Be Giants





& & Trampoline Girl & &


Jon Coker, Ryan Englund, Cale Bartlett, James MacAllister, Paul Wanker


Genre: Punk rock


Sounds like: NoFX, Zeke, AC/DC





& & Upper Class Racket & &


Doug Tobey, Kelly Delay, Brad Delay, Jason Corcoran, Erik Bergloff


Genre: Alternative rock/hip hop


Sounds like: The Clash, Tribe Called Quest





& & Vaudeville & &


H. Marc Bateman, Todd Schoenberger


Genre: Soul rock


Sounds like: Survivor, Toto





& & Vertigo Bliss & &


Dave Kotlan, Steve Hurlburt, Jack Stone


Genre: Swirly, guitar-based alternative rock


Sounds like: Matchbox 20, Van Halen





& & The Working Spliffs & &


Steve Jackson, Laurie Jackson, Jeff Omeron, Dave Held


Genre: Reggae and ska


Sounds like: Rolling Stones, The Clash, Bob Marley





& & Worm Drive & &


Travis Bonifield, Jake Evans, Steve Lacellas, Mike Sussman, Josh Burris


Genre: Heavy metal/bluesy/punk fusion


Sounds like: Metallica, Soundgarden, Tool





& & Other bands & &


DTS * Fly Real * Mellefluent * Suffice * Selfles * Six Degrees of Separation * Subtle * Eight Fold Path * Planetary Refugees * Hellrods * Alkalyne * Coffin Kings * Champion Birdwatchers * Thorin * HighVelocity * Superbirds * NFX * Hellequipped * Back to Three * After the Crash * Darryls * Fuze * Slim Pickens * Sounds of Sorrow * Lucid * Wicked Stitch * Illicit








& & Blues/Jazz & & & &





& & Aaron Richner & &


and the Blues Drivers


Aaron Richner, Dan Powers, Phil Bruni, Abe Kellmer


Genre: Electric blues


Sounds like: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy





& & Big Band Northwest & &


Genre: Modern original jazz


Sounds like: Bruce Diehl, Count Basie





& & Bone Daddies & &


Erich Munzner, Zach Cooper, Mike Murray, Eric Gholson


Genre: Electric Blues





& & Paul Brasch & &


Genre: Tried and true Delta Blues


Sounds like: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters





& & Barry Bergstrom Quartet & &


Barry Bergstrom, Bill McCay, Doug Folkins, Dennis Larson


Genre: Progressive bebop/standards


Sounds like: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus





& & Caf & eacute; Blue & &


Russ Hoffer, Bob Spitahl, Peter Rey, Pat Coast, Keith Lewis, Bill Bancroft, Gary Smith, Tom Brewster


Genre: R & amp;B with a funky city sound


Sounds like: James Cotton, Neville Brothers





& & Britches Malone & &


and His Big Band


Genre: Big band sounds/swing/jazz/blues





& & Carl Rey & &


and the Blues Gators


Carl Rey, Michael Colyer, Deidre Hill, Ian Turner


Genre: Swingin' jumpstyle blues


Sounds like: Louie Jordan, Will Clark





& & Charlie Butts & &


and the Filtertips


Charlie Butts, Doug Senibaldi, Juel Rowden, Paul Mata, Rory Marrero


Genre: Rhythm and blues dance band


Sounds like: Gary Brown Band, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder





& & Pat Coast & &


and Out of the Blue


Pat Coast, Jan Danielson, Larry Brown, Bill Bancroft


Genre: Electric blues





& & Amadah Jantzen & &


Genre: Smooth, smoky jazz





& & Ken LeBarbera & &


Ken LeBarbera and Mike Chisholm


Genre: Traditional electric boogie blues


Sounds like: Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Slim, Hubert Sumlin





& & Laffin' Bones & &


Joe Lupan, Danny Lothrop, Neil Elwell, Dave Turner


Genre: Chicago style blues at a psychedelic dance club


Sounds like: Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy





& & Danny McCollim & &


Genre: Modern Jazz


Sounds like: Miles Davis Chick Corea





& & Menagerie & &


Pamela Benton, Terri Stewart


Genre: New age/smooth jazz


Sounds like: Annie Lennox, Sade, Peter Gabriel





& & Don Millard & &


Genre: Traditional and original blues on guitar, harmonica and harp


Sounds like: Mississippi John Hurt, Scrapper Blackwell, Muddy Waters





& & Mumbo Jumbo & &


Nim Bjorklund, Dane Winslow, Pat Barclay, Chip Busch, Jim Bruce, Rick Smith, Mike Lenke, Chuck Swanson


Genre: Big soundin' Rhythm and Blues on horns


Sounds like: Tower of Power, James Brown





& & Nothin' Personal & &


Scott Martinez, Dee Browning, Dan Frasu, Chris Klettke


Genre: Original rocking R & amp;B with a samba swing


Sounds like: Albert Collins, B.B. King, Robert Cray





& & Ben Staley & amp; Don Thomsen & &


Genre: Acoustic blues/folk


Sounds like: Sonny Terry, Bob Dylan, The Band





& & Swing Street & &


Genre: Big band and swing





& & Too Slim and the Taildraggers & &


John "Midnight" Cage, Tim "Too Slim" Langford, Tom "The Stomp" Brimm


Genre: Skankin', rootsy, rockabilly blues


Sounds like: Lightnin' Hopkins, The Paladins, Hank Williams





& & Other bands & &


Cary Fly * Ron Criscione * Neil Elwel and the Doghouse Boys * Soup * Rich Luna & amp; Sons * Arnie Carruthers * Tom McFarland





& & Cover Bands & & & &





& & Area 51 & &


Barry Williams, Larry McClure, Johnny McClain, Kenny Jones, John Caldwell





& & The Cronkites & &


Bob Sletner, Pat Simmons, Mike Stirn


Sounds like: Neil Diamond to AC/DC





& & The Cruizers & &


Tom Bergeron, Steve Samsel, Mark Gale, Jeff Thorton


Sounds like: Kansas, Styx





& & Hindsight & &


Laura Wagner, Terry Bernezi, Don Hadley, Jim Wright





& & Kidd Sister & &


Tracy Wakefield, Gary Banks, David Lee, Guy Callouet and Bob Baker


Sounds like: Shania Twain, Dave Matthews





& & The Kustoms & &


Carey Brazil and various guests





& & Legend & &


Kevin Twillegar, Carole Hudson, Michael Hayes, Jared Ribik


Sounds like: ZZ Top, Joe Cocker





& & Loose Endz & &


Dave Nordstrom, Steve Lime, Cary Sly, Steve Nelson





& & The Luna Bros. & &


Ron Luna, Mark Luna





& & Men in the Making & &


Chris Shay, Brad Walling, Kevin Dodson, Kevin Shay


Sounds like: Village People, Sony and Cher, The Monkeys





& & No Way Out & &


Vic Boudreau, Bill Anderson, Phil Berry, Dan Schauble


Sounds like: Journey, Styx





& & The Perones & &


Jon Pieroni, Eric Bergeson, Aaron Boschee, Jimmy Schlegel


Sounds like: Rod Stewart, The Wallflowers





& & The Sneaks & &


Bill Devine, James Schack, Carl Aldrich, Steve Leinan





& & Ultraviolet Ray & &


Ray Vasquez, Chris Manson, Jim Scollard, Bob Delmonte


Sounds like: Stevie Ray Vaughn





& & Other bands & &


No Issues * All Fall Down * Manito * Mr. Happy * Little Voice








& & Country & & & &





& & Don Emerson & &


Genre: Tried and True Country


Sounds like: Randy Travis





& & Sammy Eubanks & &


Sammy Eubanks, Greg Rickey, Chris Bearcauh, Rick Bryson


Genre: New country/blues/original





& & Kelly Hughes Band & &


Kelly Hughes, Gary Hassler, Andrew Biscoe, Chris Casserina, Rob Wilson


Genre: Country show band


Sounds like: Merle Haggard, George Strait





& & Nobody Famous & &


Tom Lapasnsky, Gene Repp, Nigel Elliot, Doug Lee, Kelly Sullivan Weir, Bill and Don Carruthers


Genre: Country/rock/blues





& & Randy Shaw Band & &


Randy Shaw, LeeAnne Katzer, Mike Bibson, Rick Podlas, Dennis Washburn, Jack Nixon


Genre: Country favorites





& & Wylie and the Wild West Show & &


Wylie Gustafson and guests


Genre: Grand ole' country


Sounds like: Roy Rogers, Hank Williams





& & Other bands & &


Devin Wade & amp; Against the Grain * Brown Bottle Flu * Cory William and the Backwoods Band





& & Folk & & & &





& & Jim Boyd and Rez Bound & &


Jim Boyd, Jerry Stensgar, Alfonso Kolb, LaRae Wiley


Genre: Acoustic rez rock


Sounds like: Bruce Hornsby, Sherman Alexie's poetry





& & Canned Music & &


Steve Sackett, Kathy Sackett


Genre: American pop from the '20s to '90s


Sounds like: James Taylor, The Beatles





& & Celtic Nots & &


Nigel Elliott, James Hunter, James Funke, Carlos Alden


Genre: Traditional Irish Folk


Sounds like: The Chieftains, St. Patrick's Day





& & Coeurimba & &


Al Leiser, Steve Meyer, Jeremy Smith Kathy beck, Loneita Atkinson, Thomas Orjala, Jan Meyer, Tina Gospodnetich, Mary Christen


Genre: Zimbabwean





& & Tiana Gregg & &


Genre: Acoustic folk rock


Sounds like: Laura Love, Liz Phair





& & Janet Johnson & &


Genre: Eclectic folk/rock


Sounds like: Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell





& & Bob Juhlin & &


Genre: Old-time crooner standards





& & Brad Keeler & &


Genre: New, used and reconditioned antique music/bluegrass/blues





& & Mad Mama Moon & &


Cherri Croff, Mila


Genre: Acoustic world music





& & Moments of Clarity & &


Darin Schaffer, Tom Taylor, Paul Brumley, Scott Hampton


Genre: Rythmic, groovy instrumental





& & Sidhe & &


Michael and Kelly Millham


Genre: Acoustic vocal new age folk classical





& & LaRae Wiley & &


Genre: Folk/ New Age





& & Others & &


Nancy Lynn Bright * Occasional String Band* Snake Oil Huxsters * Lori Heftel * Jeff Aker * Bee & amp; Camille * Theresa McKay * Marc Postlewait * Ken Luker * Jack Connelly * Joel Johnston * Schauer with Friends * Calliope's Burden

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