Friday, November 22, 2013

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Meat Puppets, Josh Berwanger Band and Aaron Carter sure to warm the region

Posted By on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM

The weekend has finally arrived. Get out there! 


Local rock act Quarter Monkey, is releasing their new EP tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater. Making them especially cool, the band travels in a short bus. Painted white, slapped with the band’s logo, there’s no way people won’t notice when they come riding into town to play tonight. The most awesome thing? Proceeds will go to Women & Children’s Free Restaurant nonprofit in Spokane. The all-ages show is $10 and starts at 7 pm. Normal Babies will open.


Today you’re going to have to make some tough decisions. Here’s who we suggest you should see (yes, all of them, at the same time).

The mighty Meat Puppets were scheduled earlier this year to play The Center this weekend, but when the place went belly up, The Hop! thankfully took on the alt rock threesome. It’s been years since the Meat Puppets have actually played in Spokane, so it’s time to get out and hear them. The show is only $10 and starts at 7 pm. Blackwater Prophet, Colourflies and the World Taken will open for the all-ages event.

Meanwhile Mootsy’s downtown is putting Josh Berwanger Band on its stage. Formed out of the ashes of The Anniversary, the rock band is starting fresh playing house shows and DIY clubs all over the country. The Mayfields and Scott Ryan will open for the show that starts at 9 pm. $5.

Fans of loud, aggressive, even a little but scary music should check out Odyssey at The Checkerboard. The metal three-piece will be accompanied by Czar, Isthmusia, Infrablaster and Honey Badger for the event. The (awesomely) free show will start at 8:30 pm.

Aaron Carter, yes THE Aaron Carter, the kid brother of Backstreet Boy’s Nick Carter, brings his own brand of so-bad-it’s-good white boy hip-hop to the Knitting Factory. If you’re into re-living your tween years, this show is the one for you as Carter is going to play all of the old hits for his adoring fans. The show starts at 8 pm with tickets starting at $15.


The Zac Brown Band's opener is who you really should be flocking to see Sunday night. New Orleans prodigy Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) will entertain the Spokane Arena before the ZBB, and his crew will do it better. The 27-year-old trombone and trumpet player boasts a fusion of jazz, hip-hop and funk unlike anyone else, proving that young people can be amazing musicians, too. Don't miss this soon-to-be-legend in action. Tickets for the all-ages event start at $45. 

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Laura Johnson

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