Friday, January 31, 2014

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Bask in the music of RaisedbyWolves, Folkinception, Acidic, Bear Cove and more

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:27 PM

The sun is out! Time to celebrate that feeling of warmth by basking in the goodness of local music. A disclaimer that both the following videos are NSFW by most workplace standards.


What a night, the Spokane party rockers Bonfire Knights are heading up the lineup at nYne tonight. Storm Normandy, Mayfair's Promise and Banish The Echo will open the evening starting at 8 pm. Cost is $5 at the door.

The Phat House may be filling up quickly tonight with local trumpeter/composer Kevin Woods and his Quintet taking over the stage. Saxophonist Damani Phillips will also be there. There are two sets with one at 7:30 pm and one at 9 pm. Cost is $20.


The Folkinception show, which we wrote about in this week’s issue, at the Bartlett is officially sold out but there will be a limited number of tickets available starting at 7 pm the night of the show.

Acidic plays the sort of dense, noisy rock that’s not quite metal, not quite punk. But with its pulsing rhythms, not-too-serious lyrics and towering guitar solos, it’s the kind of rock that begs to be heard. The Los Angeles-based foursome has been working hard toward notoriety since its inception in 2008. Last year was Acidic’s biggest step forward yet, touring nonstop, dropping its most promising album and releasing a music video for the single “Copper Man” (see above) so ridiculous, nearly a million people have viewed it on YouTube. Now rolling through the upper left side of the country for what they’re dubbing the Electric Cool Aid Tour, the four-piece lands at the Knitting Factory on Saturday.

Soulful Seattleites Bear Cove share their gospel-tinged music at Jones Radiator Saturday. BBBBandits are opening the free show. It starts at 8:30 pm.

Chris Reiser is reuniting his band from the ’80s tonight at Red Lion Hotel River Inn. The Reunion Show will feature Locati, Rieser and Queen with the Original Loose Endz and the Berfuela Brothers. The show starts at 9 pm.


According to Inlander contributor Leah Sottile, there aren’t a lot of local bands who’ve made music videos — it’s hard enough to get a recording out, right? Spokane’s own RaisedbyWolves raised the bar last year when they released a video for “Great White Shark" (See below). The video is absolutely over the top: chock-full of smoking, beer chugging, drug snorting, tons of boobs and screaming. It’s hilarious, but if it’s too strong for your tastes, you’ll probably want to avoid one of the band’s shows — including the one happening Monday at the Hop! at 6 pm. RaisedbyWolves makes in-your-face thrash, packed with testosterone. If you’re looking to throw back some beers and wake up with one hell of a bangover, meet your new favorite band.

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Laura Johnson

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