Friday, March 14, 2014

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Forget the storm — see live music tonight

Posted By on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM


The Hoot Hoots are swooping into town once more, this time at the Bartlett. These guys aren’t afraid to dress up and get silly, but rest assured they take their music seriously. Lavoy and Bandit Train open for the act. The show starts at 8 pm and is $8.

You’ll also want to check out the Baby Bar tonight, which is showing the Finns, Sea Giant, BIAS and Team Growl for FREE at 9 pm. Meanwhile Mootsy’s is showing Cursive Wires and Karrie O’Neill also around 9 pm for $5. Electronica, country and more! It’s all there.


Tonight is when the masses will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Check out some of the events from our calendar here and here. Don't drink and drive! 

This Saturday night might be the chance to get your dance on when Vancouver, B.C., band, The Ballantynes, rocks the dance floor at Mootsy’s. The seven-piece outfit makes tambourine-rattling, toe-tapping old school R&B that will make you grin like an idiot — the kind of stuff that sounds like it was teleported straight here from a 1962 dance party. The Echolarks, BIAS and the Spirit Animals open up the night. The show starts at 9 pm and is $5.

Frontman Chris Henderson sing-talks his way through Bullets or Balloons songs. And over Aaron Anderberg’s technically raging bass playing and Cory mason Phipps wild drum kit, the vocal works marvelously. The rock band, with roots in Spokane, now resides in Olympia. But Saturday they’re back at the Baby bar to make things super loud. Expect new songs peppered into the set. As the band’s Facebook page stipulates: “With their powers combined, they have created utter bullshit” — and while that may be true, it’s the best bull possible. The show starts at 10 pm and is free. Bandit Train opens.

Also check out the stoner/sludge metal outfit Big Business at the Hop! The show starts at 8:30 pm and is $20 the day of.


T-Pain. Yes, he’s still touring and performing. He’s cut his signature dreads and out to prove the haters wrong. But is Auto-Tune on its way out? The world may never know. T-Pain’s show goes on at 8 pm with tickets starting at $35.

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Jurassic Quest @ Spokane Convention Center

Fri., March 1, 12-8 p.m., Sat., March 2, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., March 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
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Laura Johnson

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