Friday, August 9, 2013

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: A little more indie

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM


Before Mumford and Sons packed arenas with their banjo-thumping songs of heartbreak, the Avett Brothers were killing folk-rock first. Saturday, the band takes to the Festival at Sandpoint stage rain or shine (weather report be damned) at 6 pm. Vintage Trouble and local act Marshall McLean will open the show.

In the throes of working on a new album, due out in the fall, the act has let loose a brand new track, “Another is Waiting,” for their most rabid of fans online. Hopefully, they will play this at the show and even pepper in a few other new ones, as well. What you can absolutely look forward to is a healthy dose of insane energy (read super sweaty guys on stage). The group may be touring essentially all of the time, but each show never fails to pull out every emotion you possess.

The First Annual Indie Fest, hosted by the Jacklin Arts and Culture Center, hits Kiwanis Park in Post Falls, Idaho, on Saturday. We’re not actually sure what to expect from this event, after all it is the first time out. What we do know is it will be a family-friendly concert near the water with plenty of mellow tunes to vibe out to. Headlining the event will be the Colorado-based folk group The Changing Colors. Coeur d’Alene’s own Vinyl Instinct will open. People are highly encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, baskets of edible goodies (a flask if necessary) and an open mind. There will be an outside beer and wine garden, and picnic baskets for sale for those who don’t bring their own. Tickets are $10 and the show is all-ages.

Also playing:

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake features Della Mae and many more awesome pickers


Her sultry voice, a cross between Adele and Christina Aguilera, will probably get you first. Then, the mix of soul and hip-hop will engage you even more (not that the above acoustic YouTube video exactly shows that) . For someone so young, ZZ (short for Zsuzsanna) Ward has a vocal ability and lyrics to kill. Growing up in Roseburg, Ore., occasionally performing with her father’s blues band, Ward soon got into hip-hop music. Fusing the two together she moved to L.A. to make it happen. And last year, she did. Releasing her first full album, Til the Casket Drops, which featured Kendrick Lamar and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums, she also appeared on Jay Leno and Conan along with many of the big music festivals. The world doesn’t need another Adele, but Ward has the goods to offer up something far more interesting. She brings her show to The Center Sunday at 7 pm. Tickets are $12.

Also playing:

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake features Della Mae and many more awesome pickers

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Laura Johnson

Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.