Friday, September 14, 2012


Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM


It took renovating an old drug house on the Lower South Hill for Damian Putney to discover his passion. That passion was House of Ghosts, one of Spokane's most promising up-and-comers. Read our profile of the band here, and check them out tonight at the band's CD release show at the Bing Crosby Theater with Cathedral Pearls. 7:30 pm. All-ages. Also, check out one of their songs, which The Inlander used as the soundtrack to our latest video. 

Be still, hearts of you Bad Penmanship fans out there. The local hip-hop collective throws one hell of a show tonight on the rooftop of the Saranac (21 W. Main Ave.) featuring some of their best, and most promising talent. In order of appearance: the Kid Item 9, pWrecks, King Skellee the Great, Them Meddling Kids, Jaeda, ADHD, Kay Clifton, Infinite Penz and WARN AWAY — which features BP guru Freetime Synthetic and beat extraordinaire, Dan Ocean. 7 pm. All-ages.

Other notable shows to check out:

Museum of Arts & Culture, BeGin! featuring Old Bear Mountain and Locke. (All-ages)

Mootsy's, Cursive Wires (21)

Spokane Interstate Fair, Blues Traveler (All-ages)


Bullets or Balloons might surprise you. The newest project from ex-Cyrus Fell Down-ers Aaron Anderberg and Cory Mason Phipps, and former Mistress and the Misters vocalist Chris Henderson, the trio makes a sound that is playful and irreverent, with that signature driving bass that was so characteristic of Cyrus. They make upbeat rock songs that are kooky and off-time. It’s new rock music that has an older, 1990s Nada Surf kind of sound. Catch them tomorrow night at Mootsy's with Summer in Siberia and Ultra Peach. 10 pm. 21.

Other notable shows:

A Club, The Lion Oh My, Mirror Mirror, DJ Ben Jorgens (21)

Main Avenue Block Downtown, Sustainable Uprising feat. Nude Pop, Mirror Mirror, the Strangers, Concept (All-ages)

Northern Quest Casino, Crosby, Stills and Nash (18)


When upside-down cross wearing metalheads were still in pampers, bands like Ministry, KMFDM and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult — or TKK — were scaring and thrilling and screaming their strange industrial tunes in underground clubs around the world. You could call it the dark wave of the early 1990s: dance music that was macabre in content, full of shrieks and drug-addled beats. As TKK, the band projected itself as a crazed sex cult that was a little bit circus and a lot sadomasochism. That drew the band love from both rock and goth crowds, and pretty much anyone who thinks sex is funny/fun. Check them out at the A Club at 7 pm on Sunday. $12. (21)

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Michael Bowen

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.