Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Lets all just take a collective deep breath and acknowledge that Friday night in Spokane is going to be insane, crazy and out-of-control in all the best ways.

But for the same reason, we've assembled the following — the VOLUME Survival Guide — in order to help you navigate the night and have the best possible time at Volume.

TIP #1: The Early Bird Gets the Best Seat in the House
Even if you're perpetually late to things, make an effort on this night to be early to everything including:

Will Call: which opens at 5 pm in the lobby of the Hutton Building. Get in line early, though, so you're not standing around forever. Who likes lines? Nobody. (If you don't have your tickets yet, get them NOW!)

Shows: getting to shows early is definitely in your best interest for Volume night, seeing as that several venues are sure to be packed to capacity. Show up early: we'd hate to see you unable to see your favorite band because the show is too full. There will be no sad faces on Volume day.

Take note: parking meters run til 7 pm — so bring extra quarters to avoid those nasty meter maids. Or save those quarters for bus fare: schedules are listed at http://www.spokanetransit.com/. And if you're drinking at Volume, be sure to get a cab to take you home — in our experience, bartenders are happy to call a cab for you.

TIP #2: It's a Whole Block Party

We're really excited to have so many music venues within just a few steps from Inlander HQ, and are stoked to flaunt our little part of downtown Spokane.

But there's a lot of other good stuff here for you to take advantage of that night, including:

Boar's Head Tattoo (5 S. Washington) - We've heard rumors the boys downstairs at Boar's Head are doing a grab bag tattoo event on the night of Volume. That means you pay, reach in a bag, pull out a design and get that tattooed on you. Awesome.

Monterey Cafe (9 N. Washington) - Give your ears a little rest by heading over to Monterey for a slice of pizza, a brew and a few laughs as you watch people get REALLY SERIOUS singing karaoke.

Missing Piece Tattoo (410 W. Sprague) - Stop off at Missing Piece between shows to chat with the friendly fellows there about your dream piercing or tattoo. Maybe Friday is the night you go for it?

CHKN-N-MO (414 1/2 W. Sprague) - Another reason to get down to Volume early: CHKN-N-MO. They're only open until 8 pm that night, so get downtown in enough time to enjoy some authentic Texas BBQ before you jump around in a mosh pit. Tell Bob we say hey.

Satellite Diner (425 W. Sprague) - We'd be surprised if you DON'T hit the Satellite on Volume night. Grab dinner there before the show, a drink at the bar next door and, of course, late night munchie food until 4 am after Volume winds down.

TIP #3: Know Your Age
You're going to be kicking yourself if you forget your ID on Friday — so be sure you've got it before you leave the house. You'll need your ID to:

- get your ticket from will call

- get into any venue that's 21-and-over: Red Room Lounge, Mootsy's and Irv's. A Club is all-ages until 11 pm, and Nyne and Brews on Washington are all-ages until 9 pm. Consider yourself reminded.

TIP #4: Make an Action Plan

Grab a copy of this week's paper to see the complete Volume schedule on pages 38 and 39. Get with your friends and plan which shows you want to see before the night arrives. You can also read a little bit about every band playing Volume in that issue — or check out inlander.com/volume.

Or follow these helpful guides, based on what kind of music you might enjoy.


6:30 pm: Franklin (Nyne)

7 pm: Sul Ross (Red Room)

7 pm: David Plell & the Ultra Peach (A Club)

8 pm: Clyde Webb (Brews on Washington)

9 pm: Team Growl (Red Room)

9:30 pm: Cathedral Pearls (Nyne)

10 pm: Dead Serious Lovers (Brews on Washington)

10:30 pm: Terrible Buttons (Nyne)


7:30 pm: Producer's Corner feat. Saleswagon, Guttahface, K. Clifton (Mootsy's)

8:30 pm: Jaeda (Nyne)

11:30 pm: Freetime Synthetic (Nyne)

12:30 am: Wildcard (A Club)

12:30 am: DJ Stone Tobey (Nyne) /12:30 am: Brothers of Midnite (Mootsy's)


7:30 pm: Summer in Siberia (electronic, Nyne)

7:30 pm: Bandit Train (electronic, A Club)

8 pm: Silver Treason (country, Red Room)

9:30 pm: Romper (electronic, Mootsy's)

10 pm: Material Kiss (DJ, Irv's)

11 pm: Dirty Panda (DJ, Irv's)

12 am: Whiskey Dick Mountain (rock, Red Room)

12 am: Thumper (dupstep, Irv's)

12:30 am: DJ Stone Tobey (DJ, Nyne) / 12:30 am: Brothers of Midnite (Mootsy's)


6:30 pm: Rice Queen (A Club)

8:30 pm: Tim Blood & the Gutpanthers (A Club)

9 pm: Belt of Vapor (A Club)

9:30 pm: Losing Skin (A Club)

10 pm: Jazz (A Club)

11 pm: Drag Like Pull (A Club)

11:30 pm: Diamond Speedboat (A Club)


6 pm: Space Movies (A Club)

8 pm: Clyde Webb (Brews on Washington)

8:30 pm: Tim Blood & the Gutpanthers (A Club)

9 pm: Belt of Vapor (A Club)

10 pm: Duck Duck Suckerpunch (Red Room)

10:30 pm: The Soul and the Machine (Mootsy's)

11:30 pm: Mirror Mirror (Mootsy's)

11 pm: BBBBandits (Red Room)


5 pm: Jacob Butcher (Brews on Washington)

6 pm: Liz Rognes (Brews on Washington)

6:30 pm: Ramblechild (Mootsy's)

7 pm: David Plell and the Ultra Peach (A Club)

7 pm: Sul Ross (Red Room)

8 pm: Clyde Webb (Brews on Washington)

9 pm: Team Growl (Red Room)

9 pm: Matt Mitchell (Brews on Washington)

9:30 pm: Cathedral Pearls (Nyne)

10 pm: Dead Serious Lovers (Brews on Washington)

10:30 pm: Terrible Buttons (Nyne)

TIP #5: Tweet, Instagram, Facebook the Hell Out of This

We're using the hashtag #volume509 to tag our pictures, blogs, tweets and whatnot that night. You should do the same!

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About The Author

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...