Friday, May 18, 2012

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Spiders, Cults and Reverends!

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM


Sick Kids XOXO get the kids moving over in Missoula, and they come here tonight to throw a dance party at the Baby Bar. They play with DJ Drums and Summer in Siberia. 10 pm. Gotta be 21.

Formerly known as Judi's Place, Carr's Corner is kicking up its music offerings lately — tonight catch two Spokane favorites, the Camaros and Myth Ship, over there. 10 pm. Gotta be 21.

Moral Crux, a band that bridged the gap between pop and anarcho-punk in the 1980s around this area, plays Mootsy's tonight with Whiskey Dick Mountain. 10 pm. Gotta be 21.


Just when we thought the Flying Spiders, Spokane’s own hip-hip orchestra, couldn’t get any bigger, they did. The band now has a whopping 13 members, but their new EP — Spokane’s Finest — features 19 performers. Anchored by emcee Isamu Jordan, the Spiders are a little bit hip-hop, a little jazz, some soul and funk and everything in between. This EP release show starts with a giant fashion show (that’s all-ages) and then changes rooms at the Lincoln Center for the off-the-hook show. Clear your schedule. Be there. An all-ages Fashion Show starts at 7 pm, which will feature performances by Octoninjitsu, Jaeda, Freetime Synthetic and many more. The EP Release is for 21-and-over audiences, and will kick off at 9 pm.

Drag Like Pull, a local emo outfit, is losing its drummer soon (at our June 1 Block Party, in fact) — so catch them while you can. They play with the Hague, Jaeda and Guttahface at Mootsy's at 8 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

Fresh back in Spokane after a stint in Korea, Andrew Walters (aka Locke) is back in town with all kinds of fresh beats and whatnot. He DJ's as Chico!, and plays a set at the Baby Bar tomorrow night. Free. Gotta be 21.

For dark, brooding DJ music, head to Jones Radiator for Brothers ov Midnite. They summon their cult around 9 pm. Free.

For a different kind of cult, head to the Knitting Factory to catch the Reverend Horton Heat and the Spittin Cobras. They'll go on at 8:30 pm. $20. All-ages.

Pink Floyd carved a new era for itself in the 1970s. The experimental-noise band first sang about “clans of gingerbread men” and nightmarish drug trips. They became superstars with albums like Dark Side of the Moon. This era is where your everyday-classic-rock-listener is comfortable, and this is also the era Pigs on the Wing — a Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute band — specializes in. But aficionados shouldn’t hold their breath. Pigs on the Wing isn’t anal about hitting every baseline from Roger Waters. Instead, the group experiments with classic Floyd songs. Now that’s psychedelic. They play John's Alley (in Moscow) tomorrow at 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.


Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 11
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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...