Friday, April 8, 2011


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This weekend is packed to the gills with amazing local shows. That must mean springtime is really here? Hallelujah! 
The Jeff Kemmish Memorial Benefit Show is tonight! The show features (deep breath...) Losing Skin (playing selected Behold songs), La Muerte Viva, Muppet Fetish, Wound Up, Short Circuit, the Sissies, the Bleeding Eardrums, Cassandra Jeppsen, Collateral Damage and the City We Live in. Phew! The show hopes to raise enough cash to build a community dog park in memory of Jeff Kemmish. The show is tonight at The Hop! at 6 pm. $5. All-ages. 

Spokane's hip-hop/jazz/funky supergroup, the Flying Spiders (who we profiled here), play a zodiac show (we don't know what that means either) at the Game at 9:30 pm. 515 E. Sprague. Free! Gotta be 21 to rock. 

We're surprised its taken the MAC's monthly after-hours soiree, BeGin!, to hop on the Silver Treason train. The beloved local alt-country band — complete with Nudie suits and pedal steel — plays tonight in the swanky MAC atrium from 6-8 pm. You can dance if you want, too. We personally think Silver Treason is even awesome-r when people bust out their best square/line dance moves. Free! All-ages. 

It's been a long time since Spokane has heard from the Federales, but the old school punk band reunites for a show tonight at Mootsy's. Don't expect a full-blown reunion though: one of the guys from the band says this is probably the Federales last trip around town (but hinted at a summer show in a vacant lot that used to house a music venue…hmmm). 9 pm. $3. Gotta be 21 to rock. 

Elton John is tonight at the Arena, but you gotta win tickets to go

And wrap up the night over at the Inlander's neighbor bar, the Spotlight Lounge. The Divine Jewels takes over the turntables tonight to host the raddest dance party in town: SLANG. It's a mash-up of songs you won't hear other DJs in town play: New Wave, Goth, Pop, Dance. 9 pm. $3. Gotta be 21 to dance. 

The Hop! — long a favorite of local metal acts — hosts a pretty badass Death Metal Festival tomorrow evening, featuring Rutah, Devoured Souls, Stress, Shrieks of the Impaled, Butcher Knife, Apocalyptic World and Tomorrow's Solitude. 6 pm. $5. All-ages. 

From the ashes of the Toy Garden (we reviewed their Wolf in Hipster's Clothing here) comes a new band with most of the same members, Drag Like Pull. We've always been fans of their stuff, so be sure to check them out tomorrow at Aclub with Belt of Vapor and Portland band, And I Was Like What? (yes, real name). 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21 to rock. 

Check out the steampunk-y craziness of Seattle electronic band, Abney Park, at the Knitting Factory tomorrow. Read the profile we wrote of them here. $15. All-ages. 7 pm.  

And if you're willing to make the drive, head on down to Moscow's Kenworthy Theater for the Nod 2 Bob Festival. It's a showing of local bands playing Bob Dylan songs in honor of the man's 70th birthday. 7 pm. $5. All-ages. 

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Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...