Friday, March 30, 2012

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Coathangers! 6 Foot!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM


The Flying Spiders take over the Blue Spark tonight with Portland-based dream-pop band, Point Juncture WA and Octoninjitsu FreeForce. 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

An amazing lineup tonight at Mootsy's, including local rockers Myth Ship, garage rockers White Mystery and the punchy, punk rock sounds of the Coathangers — who we profiled this week. Check them out at 10 pm. $7. Gotta be 21.


Beloved longtime local swing masters, 6 Foot Swing, throw a massive and sure-to-be-swanky CD Release show tomorrow at the A Club. $10; $22-$27 for VIP seating. Gotta be 21. Read about them here.

Dude! Kansas is playing tomorrow at WSU! Carry on My Wayward Son! 8 pm. $30-$40. Beasley Coliseum. All-ages.

The Dead Winter Carpenters, a California Americana band that's passed through here more than a few times, kicks off a two day residency at the Red Room Tomorrow. They'll play Saturday night with locals Folkinception, and again on Sunday night there with Terrible Buttons. Shows start each night at 8 pm. $7. Gotta be 21.


Puerto Rico’s Los Vigilantes reinforce that — as cheesy as it sounds — music transcends culture. I’d argue that it’s impossible to not dance to this band, even if you’re the type who pronounces the double-L in “tortilla” like a honky. Los Vigilantes has emerged from the garage punk scene of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a sound that hearkens back to the early days of rock ’n’ roll. Doo-wop vocals back up nearly every song, with lots of tra-la-la-la-las. 9 pm at the Baby Bar. Free. Gotta be 21. 

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Michael Bowen is a former senior writer for The Inlander and a respected local theater critic. He also covers literature, jazz and classical music, and art, among other things.