Friday, August 30, 2013

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Pig out on a smorgasbord of genres

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Today – Monday


Pig Out in the Park is continuing to hawk its goods throughout the weekend. When you’re not waiting in line for the elusive cronut, we recommend you check out these awesome acts.


The almost forgotten, yet super cool San Francisco-area rapper Celly Cel is hitting up The Hop! Saturday along with local Spokane hip-hop talent.

Also The Strangers have their CD release party happening at Luxe Coffeehouse. Check out our making-of video here.



Last August, Baroness was on tour in the United Kingdom when their bus took a nosedive off of a viaduct. While the event had no fatalities, frontman John Baizley suffered serious injuries resulting in many canceled tour dates. Now one year later, with several lineup changes, the Savannah, Ga.-based act rolls into Spokane Sunday at the Knitting Factory to continue what they started — promoting their 2012 disc Yellow & Green. The album was included on many of the top best album of the year lists, including the Inlander’s. Especially refreshing is the track “March to the Sea,” which includes sinus-rattling drums and bass but also insanely beautiful yet intricate guitar riffs. Baroness has been through hell and back and Sunday they’re here to tell us about it. The show starts at 9 pm and is all-ages.

Saturday – Monday

Be sure to check back here at the Inlander’s music blog for updated coverage of Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music Festival.


So Tuesday isn’t the weekend, but technically this week Monday is part of the weekend so Tuesday is close enough.

The list of bands that incorporate a viola in its lineup of instruments is short. There’s The Velvet Underground (when John Cale was still with them), The Flobots, indie band The Rentals, occasionally Trampled By Turtles and probably a few more obscure ones. Joining that select group, after forming last year, is the four-piece Night Cadet. The Seattle band plays Mootsy’s Tuesday at 10 pm, bringing along with them that instrument that’s wider and fatter than a violin. As far as recommended watching goes, you’ll want to check out the band’s YouTube cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” After one viewing (seen above) it becomes clear why the band refers to their music genre as dream pop. The show also features Hannah Reader and S. It’s $6.

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Laura Johnson

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